Truly, Madly, Famously – Rebecca Serle

Synopsis

In this romantic sequel to Famous in Love, new Hollywood “It Girl” Paige must navigate love with her co-stars, both on and off screen and all in the public eye.

Lights, camera, love!

After being plucked from obscurity, Hollywood’s newest starlet, Paige Townsen, has a hit film to her name and Rainer Devon on her arm. But being half of the world’s most famous couple comes with a price, and soon Paige finds herself dodging photographers; hiding her feelings for her other costar, Jordan Wilder; and navigating tabloid scandals that threaten to tear her and Rainer apart-and end her career as quickly as it began.

Rebecca Serle’s sequel to Famous in Love is filled with the kind of celebrity drama and swoon-worthy romance fit for the silver screen.

Review

This book was okay. Nothing spectacular. I enjoyed the first book a lot, but this one felt like more of the same. So much angst, such a big choice to make. And I’m still not quite sold on her rationale for making the choice she did. Why is there going to be a third book? This felt like a conclusive enough ending. Yes, they’re shooting a trilogy. But I think more needs to be left unresolved to warrant a third book to this series. I think they’ve left themselves in a pretty good spot at this point.

I could smell the Alexis situation from a mile away. It was predictable and largely unnecessary in driving the plot. It felt like Rebecca Serle was just forcing a “PC,” feel-good moment in there. That situation could be a book in itself. It really made Paige’s angst feel a lot more petty.

So where do we go from here? I suppose it would be nice to see how Paige would cope with the end of the Locked-frenzy. How would she transition to other projects? Would she forever be seen as August, much like Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter? Would her new projects flop in the box office? I guess those would be interesting struggles. But I kinda want the best for Paige. I don’t want to have to see her deal with all these curveballs. I honestly don’t know how she’d handle it. She still has a lot of growing up to do. But isn’t that the same of most child/teen stars?

Related Reading

  • Famous in Love – Rebecca Serle
  • Secrets of My Hollywood Life – Jen Calonita
  • You Look Different in Real Life – Jennifer Castle

Rating: 3/5

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