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.
In this age where celebrities and love triangles rage, Truly, Madly, Famously manages to capture the behind the scenes of a star's rise to fame and the struggles that follow. Much as the first book, the author seems to have a direct look into what it feels like to be a celebrity. From paparazzi ambushes to high-end parties, she describes both the world and what it must feel like for Paige to be thrust into that crazy, glittery world.
Picking up where the last book left off, Paige is still trying to manage the crazy life she's found herself leading after becoming a major movie star due to the widespread success of the book-to-movie adaption Locked. However things begin to slip out of her control as she's challenged with things like being pushed towards movie deals that she's not interested in and Rainer's ex-girlfriend showing up. I looked back at my old review and saw that I commented that I thought Paige should have seen the road that her movie-mirroring "love triangle" was heading towards- both the drama and impending choice she'd have to make. I don't know if I really agree with that in this book.
While yes, this is about a love triangle of sorts, I think the most important part of this book was Paige finding herself. The book presents a wonderful, twisting tale that ends with Paige making a choice...but not before she's made peace with herself and understood what she really wants. I honestly think that I liked this book even more than the first book, as it's engaging and addicting. As someone who enjoys leafing through the magazines and raising an eyebrow at the celebrity drama occurring, it's something akin to that, but in book format.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I was glad to dive back into Paige's world. Not only does it offer a peak into a world full of celebrities and movies, but it shows the journey that Paige goes through to grow and learn from things both in the first book and in this book. I loved how she grew and felt that this book focussed more on her than the boys. While they were there being dreamy and tempting, Paige was still the central focus which I really liked. If you like some drama, a sweet story that ends with a satisfactory decision, and-as I've no doubt said five times already-a peek into a celeb's life, I would highly recommend picking up this book! I'm giving Truly, Madly, Famously 4 out of 5 flowers.
Sara Bennett, someone more likely to be found in bed, curled up with a good book, than out at a sports game or a gig (although she's pretty addicted to music too). Hoping for a better world, believing in her Savior, daydreaming of One Direction, hanging out with friends, or wherever she may be or might be doing....there's always a little voice inside wondering if it's almost time to return to the books sitting on her shelf. In short, an average young woman with a book in hand and a dream to write one day.