Debut author Alex Evansley delivers a sweet summer romance in this inventive novel about a young heartthrob and teen author falling in love.
Teddy Sharpe is kind of famous. He might actually be on his way to being really famous, especially if he'd nailed an audition for the lead role in the movie adaption of the newest bestselling young adult book series. There's just one problem: He totally blew the audition. And he's stuck in a tiny North Carolina airport. And his maybe-ex-girlfriend kind of just broke up with him.
The weekend isn't exactly looking good until Bennett Caldwell, author of the very book series he just auditioned for, takes pity on him and invites him to her family's lake house. Away from the glitz and glam of Hollywood for a few days, Teddy starts to relax . . . and somehow he and Bennett just click. But dating is hard enough when you aren't the subject of several dozen fanblogs, and the Internet is full of juicy gossip about Teddy and Bennett . . . gossip that Bennett might not be prepared to handle.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Alex Evansley's debut novel, written from both Bennett and Teddy's perspectives, will have teens laughing, swooning, and falling in love along with these fantastically relatable characters.
Praise for Love Scene, Take Two:
“A modern, cool, lovable story that easily makes you swoon.” —SofiaTypes, reader on SwoonReads.com
“This story had me laughing and crying.” —Basicgrill, reader on SwoonReads.com
Evansley explores young celebrity romance, texting, and social media in her lively, contemporary debut novel. TV actor Teddy Sharpe, 20, is flying from Los Angeles to Miami for a getaway weekend with his on-again, off-again girlfriend. He's flustered because he thinks he's just bombed an important audition for a movie adapted from a bestselling YA book. The attractive young woman across the aisle looks familiar but he can't place her; 18-year-old Bennett recognizes Teddy and the book he's holding (she wrote it), though she doesn't divulge anything. They strike up an easy conversation, and as the plane lands for a stop in Charlotte, N.C., Teddy's flight to Miami is canceled, so Bennett invites him to stay at her family's lake house until he can catch another one. Sweet, intelligent, charming Teddy and accomplished, smart Bennett suffer all the drama and angst of young love, complicated by celebrity status and the power of social media. Romance lovers and readers fascinated with Hollywood life (on and off set) should enjoy this flirty of-the-moment tale. Ages 13 18.