Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I've just finished a fantastic series and I'd like nothing more than to SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS, but I figure blogging about it is a better, not to mention, saner way of sharing my enthusiasm!

So, have you heard about Tammara Webber yet?  Her latest book, EASY just hit stores and is a must read for every young woman! 

Before there was Jacqueline and Lucas, there was Reid, Emma, Graham, Brooke, and Dori. Between the Lines is one of those series' I'd heard a lot about on Goodreads and decided to add it to my list of "reward books".  (Reward books = books I get to read once I've made it through a certain number of review books.)  THESE ARE MUST READS!  

These books are unputdownable! I learned this the hard way and what I really mean is I've spent several nights saying to myself/husband/kids, "I'm just gonna read a couple pages." LIES! All LIES I tell you!  There is no reading "just a few" anything, it's more like, "I'll see you when I'm done with this book, m'kay?"  I laughed, I cried, I laughed UNTIL I cried, completely transfixed by these characters and their complex story lines. Young Hollywood may be the backdrop but instead of just a bunch of unrealistic drama, there are real life issues being dealt with, like addiction, alcoholism, and unplanned parenthood. 

Told from alternating POV's, these books are great examples of love, forgiveness and show no one is beyond redemption, regardless of choices they've made.  Each book is better than the one before and by the time I finished, "Good for You", I was in tears over a certain character I neither liked nor expected to see change, EVER.   

Photo credit: The Autumn Review

All of these characters impacted me in some way but if I had to play favorites, I'd totally pick Graham, who I imagine looks like this. --->

Zac Efron ❤😍
Photo Credit: Pinterest

<--- Second place goes to Reid who I imagine looks like this. 
Their stories are heartbreaking in their realness and I wonder what the world would look
like if more guys made the choice that Graham did. *hugs them both*

Between The Lines (Between The Lines #1)
Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1) When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always—film another blockbuster hit and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he’s confronted with unexpected obstacles on location like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years.

Emma Pierce just got her big break after more than a decade of filming commercials for grape juice, department stores and tampons, and more recently, bit parts in made-for-TV movies. Nailing the lead role in a wide-release film sent her agent, father and stepmother into raptures, and should have done the same for her. The Problem? Emma is experiencing a building desire to be normal, and starring in a silly, modernized adaptation of one of her favorite novels—opposite the very hot Reid Alexander—isn’t going to advance that aspiration.

Graham Douglas doesn’t fear playing the part of a nerdy dimwit; when it comes to choosing film roles, if it pays, he’ll do it. Besides, his friend Brooke Cameron snatched up the role of the bitchy hot girl and could use his help as a buffer, because her ex is the star. Graham has no problem keeping a handle on the situation, until he finds himself attracted to Reid’s costar, Emma, the girl Reid is pursuing full-throttle with his standard arsenal of charm, good looks and arrogance.

 Where You Are (Between The Lines #2)

Where You Are (Between the Lines, #2)Graham Douglas doesn’t do romantic relationships, but he was knocked for a loop when he met Emma Pierce on the set of his last film. As they grew closer, he did everything in his power to keep from falling for a girl being pursued by superstar Reid Alexander. Now home in New York, his life is once again under control, until Emma appears and shows him how not over her he is.

Emma Pierce is forsaking an up-and-coming Hollywood career to embark on a life she’s only dreamed of—the life of a regular girl. After spending months burying her feelings for the two night-and-day guys who vied for her heart while filming her last movie, a twist of fate puts her in a coffee shop in the middle of Manhattan with the one she still misses.

Brooke Cameron was a fresh-faced Texas girl when she arrived in LA. Now she’s a beach sitcom star turned conceited heiress on the big screen. Having just survived three months on location with her ex—Hollywood’s reigning golden boy—she’s older and wiser and has set her sights on her close friend Graham. The only thing standing in her way is the girl he can’t forget.

Reid Alexander can sum up his life in one word: boring. Between film projects, there’s little going on outside of interviews, photo shoots, and the premiere of the film he finished last fall. The next-to-last thing he expects is to get a second chance with Emma, the girl who rejected him. The last thing he expects is for his still-bitter-ex to be the one to offer it to him on a platter.
Good For You (Between The Lines #3)

Good For You (Between the Lines, #3)Reid Alexander's life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.

Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she's human.

Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.

Tammara Webber
Tammara Webber
I write romantic Mature Young Adult / New Adult fiction.

EASY is my newest contemporary stand-alone novel. BETWEEN THE LINES is my contemporary series.

Reading was one of my first and earliest loves, and writing soon followed. My first book was about a lost bear, but my lack of ability as an illustrator convinced me to abandon that effort and concentrate on passing 3rd grade. I wrote sad romantic poetry in high school and penned my first half-novel when I was 19, for which I did lots of research on Vikings (the marauders, not the football team). It was accidentally destroyed when I stuffed it into the shredder at work.
Addictions: coffee and Cherry Garcia frozen yogurt. Also baby carrots, but not with coffee or frozen yogurt, because that would be disgusting. I love shopping for earrings, because they always fit - even if I occasionally forget to work out. I'm a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life.

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