Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Adapted for Film ~ Review

Adapted for Film
by Stacey Rourke
Publication Date: March 9, 2015
Aubrey Evans is living every author’s dream; her sizzling romance novel is being turned into a blockbuster film. She would be celebrating this momentous event, if she wasn’t busy fighting over every tiny production detail with the maddeningly cavalier director, Kole Camden. 

When news of their heated rivalry hits the gossip columns, drastic measures must be taken to save their sinking project. In an elaborate PR hoax, she is publicly linked to Greyson Meyers, the swoon-worthy star of her movie. A whirl-wind love affair is staged for the couple to mirror the steamy chapters of her own books. 

Can the introverted author resist the charms of Hollywood’s sexiest leading man? Or will love find her in the City of Angels? 

If you are looking for a light-hearted, funny read to indulge in poolside, look no further!

What a great comical romance! OK...I know many were worried about Rourke crossing over into the NA Romance genre, but I never doubted that I would enjoy this book. I have found that anything this woman writes I will read! I've been a huge fan of Stacey Rourke's ever since I fell in love with her YA paranormal series, the Gryphon Series. I read The Conduit (book #1 of the Gryphon Series) way back in 2012 & devoured the rest as soon as they were released. I totally loved everything about that entire series, but my very favorite parts would be the way her comical quirkiness always shines through & her characters are never lacking depth. Every creation since has carried that through, even in her newer Legends Saga that is much darker than the Gryphon Series, while blending the perfect amount of action, suspense, & wonder into the mix. Basically, she repeatedly sucks me in & cracks me up, & I love every minute of it!! 
Obviously Adapted for Film was different than any of her other works considering the genre, but the characters were just as lovable (ok ... some of them you just love to hate, but that's just a different kind of love, right?) & the story inside a story kept me engaged the whole time. The addition of Mr. Hotness *ahem* Greyson was a great twist & the BFF/assistant was killing me...especially while in the presence of Mateo! Pssst...I may have woken the hubby laughing out loud so many times while Kole was aggravating Aubrey & vice versa. The friendships amongst the characters really made me feel their bonds.  And..for the life of me I could not determine who Aubrey would end up with! Now if you are still wondering if you will like this story...I say YES! :D If you enjoy a funny read that is not out to break your heart or force you to throw a character off a bridge in a jealous rage then this is a terrific pick for you. Also, be prepared to get a few odd looks when/if you're reading in public as you may have a giggle or a snort escape you without advance notice. 

Meet the Dream Cast! 

Eye candy not enough? Still need more convincing on why you need to pick up this book TODAY? How about a sneak peek between the covers with an excerpt? 

“I think I get it. If a butterfly were to land on you, its touch would be so delicate that you would wonder if it had really happened at all, or if it was merely your mind fantasizing that such a rare beauty would honor you with the gift of their touch.”
A gorgeous man uttering such poetry temporarily short circuited my brain. Catching myself doing the slack-jawed fan-girl thing, I quickly snapped my mouth shut and averted my gaze to a nonthreatening cement turtle by the edge of the gazebo.
“Yep,” I muttered to the turtle. “I think you’ve got it.”
Unfortunately for my last remaining shred of dignity, Greyson wasn’t done with his tutorial. He closed the distance between us with a burning hunger blazing in his eyes. A hot flush rose in my cheeks, creeping clear up to my earlobes as his sculpted body skimmed against mine. Toned, rigid perfection only a few thin layers of fabric away …
“What are you doing?” My voice failed me, coming out in a raspy yelp.
“Making sure I’ve got this right.” Temptation, of the most carnal variety, emanated off of him. His focused gaze followed the curve of my lips, the lift of one brow promising toe-curling fun.
It had been a really long time since someone had looked at me like that. Much less one of the sexiest men on the planet. That almost never happened.
“Aiden wouldn’t grab Paige, wouldn’t pull her to him.” Raising one hand, he traced the length of my arm with two fingers.
Starting at my wrist, he worked his way up. His skin never actually made contact, but whispered over mine in an electrifying rush that rolled and built. Bowing his head, his silky locks tickled my cheek. Hot breath teased over my collarbone, awakening a need so powerful my hands curled into tight fists at my sides. Agonizingly slow, he raised his head. The blissful torment of his lips teased over mine, setting the veil of energy between us alive with desire.
“He wouldn’t want to crush her lips with his need,” he murmured against my mouth, “but would wait … patiently for her to close that last … remaining … space.”

Mmmmm .... Yes Please! Ready for more? Pick up your copy today for only $.99! 

Stacey Rourke
The Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold.

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