AUTHOR: Tammara Webber
RATING: 4 STARS
PUBLISHED: October 2011 - Tammara Webber
SERIES: Yes; Series Still in Progress:
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"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 hownot 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. Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)"
**Where You Are was given to me by the author for an honest review.**
Friday night 10:30 pm
My game plan for tonight:
Read a few* chapters from Where You Are by Tammara Webber and then go to sleep.
*My definition of a few chapters is a number less than five.
Saturday morning 2:30 am (I haven’t been to sleep yet.)
My revised game plan:
I am going to quickly jot down my main thoughts on Where You Are, and then I am going to hit the sack.
Hello 2:30 am! I am in serious need of sleep, but this novel was exciting and surprisingly intense. WOW! This story kept me on the edge of my seat! I was cheering for the good guys and wanting to bash the bad guys heads in. (Please excuse me, it's really late/early, depending on how you look at it. I'm wired and showing signs of violence! Scary!)
Thoughts on the Prologue: I can’t think of a better way to start the sequel. :)
Thoughts on the Story: I consumed this story. It’s romantic, suspenseful, devious, sweet, funny, and sexy.
Thoughts on the Conclusion: I am extremely satisfied!
When there are three books in a series, I always assume (yeah, yeah, I know what they say about assume) the middle book will be the weakest link. Oh, that is so not the case with this novel. WYA was better than BTL. Say what? Where You Are was better than Between The Lines. The multiple viewpoints and the overall development, both the characters and the story, put this story a step ahead of Between The Lines.
You know what's crazy? I always root for the bad boys. It's this crazy thing I do in every novel, every novel except this one! I am TEAM GRAHAM all the way! I like Graham the way he is. I want Reid to change. I don’t really understand it, but I want good things for Reid. Let me rephrase: I want good things for Reid as long as they don’t include Emma. And, I am not entirely sure why I have such high hopes for Reid. He doesn’t deserve them. He's conniving and selfish, well he's your typical Reid. But, I haven't lost all hope for him yet.
Strangely enough my fiction fantasy guy is typically a bad boy. However, my real life perfect guy would be a lot like Graham. He's attentive, caring, gorgeous, responsible, sweet, sexy and just a little shy.
Long story short: I <3 Graham. Reid, not so much. (At least not right now and not ever for Emma.) I will wait to pass my final judgment on Reid’s character after the third and final book in the series, Good For You.
In Between The Lines, I was undecided about Brooke because she showed some redeeming qualities. I thought her character could go either way. After reading Where You Are, it's safe to say that my mind is made up about Brooke! Let me put it to you this way, if Brooke was a real person and I ever happened to cross her path, I would slap her! (Wow, this is such a violent review.) And I think I can say that without spoiling anything. If you read the synopsis, then you know Brooke is after Graham… enough said!
I like Emma’s character, but I would like to see her develop a little more in the next novel. Basically, I think she needs to grow up a little bit. Sadly, she is probably more mature than I was at her age. However, she is in a completely different place in her life than I was at her age. I think she made a few bad judgment calls in this novel, but I think those choices have a lot to do with her characters innocence and naivety. I like how Emma isn’t perfect. Overall, I like Emma, but I still want more from her.
I am VERY happy that Tammara Webber didn't let miscommunications rule this novel. Yes, there are quite a few problems that arise from people holding back. However, Webber doesn’t let these issues go on for pages and pages. I hate when authors do that, and I love how Webber didn't go there. The conflicts, deceptions, and miscommunications were executed perfectly. They keep you on the edge of your seat and hanging on to Webber's every word.
I gave Where You Are by Tammara Webber 4 STARS. I really loved this novel, and I strongly recommend this series to young adults.
Saturday morning 3:08 am (I haven’t been to sleep yet.)
My revised, revised game plan:
I haven't exactly succeeded with my last two game plans. LOL. Let's hope I can get this one right. It's time for bed! Good night!