Release Day Review: Adapted For Film by Stacey Rourke (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted March 9th, 2015 in Blog Tour, book review / 20 comments

Release Day Review: Adapted For Film by Stacey Rourke (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Release Day Review: Adapted For Film by Stacey Rourke (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Adapted For Film by Stacey Rourke
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing on March 9, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: Novel Length
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

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?

At A Glance

Adorable, funny, but the romance was lacking.

The Good

I had so much fun reading Adapted For Film. It was cute, the characters made me laugh, and the story was told beautifully. We start with Aubrey talking to a reporter about how she came to be engaged! But we don’t know who she is engaged to. It could be Greyson, the sexy star of her book-adapted film or Kole, the grumpy but hilarious director. Really, I didn’t know who to root for because both guys were awesome for different reasons.

Aubrey is a introvert writer who has trouble with crowds or people in general. So her introduction to fame is not so fun. Especially when it seems like Kole is trying to ruin the film version of her beloved book. As readers, we know how important it is for films to be very closely related to the book, so I easily felt Aubrey’s pain when the important details were going down the drain. But she kept up her snark and weird sense of humor and challenged Kole every step of the way.

Kole and Aubrey were very similar. They both had passion for their craft, and they loved to crack jokes no one else understood. But they got each other, even if they started out as rivals. Greyson was nothing like Aubrey, which was fun. He’s that sexy movie star you want to bang and assume is a superficial jerk. But Greyson was actually very sweet and caring. He took care of Aubrey like no one else did, despite wanting to get into her pants. I loved both guys and I could see Aubrey with either of them, though one had more long-term potential.

This book was well written and I loved all the characters. The story was fun, flirty, and drama-filled.

The Bad

As I turned the last page, I realized that there was very little of the “couple” actually being a couple. They only get together at the end of the book, so really, the romance is limited to watching their friendship grow. I didn’t really notice during the story, but afterwards, I found myself wishing that more of the story was based after they finally got together.

The Snuggly

The sex is skipped over!!!! I know, I was so disappointed. The lead up was hot, then bam, next chapter. I wanted sex, especially with all that sexual tension throughout the whole book. But it didn’t ruin the story or anything, I’m just a horn-dog.

Final Thoughts

As long as you are not looking for a passion filled romance, I think a lot of people will love Adapted For Film. It’s light but interesting. As a reader and writer, Aubrey and her story really called to me. Very recommended.

About Stacey Rourke

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She 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. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.


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20 Responses to “Release Day Review: Adapted For Film by Stacey Rourke (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. kindlemom1

    Too bad about there not being enough couple time in this because otherwise it sounds like it was a really fun read! Great review and thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Giselle

    Great review, Jennifer! This sounds like an entertaining read. And these stories are always inspiring to read I find. And interesting, too, we never really think of the “making of” you know. Glad you liked it! 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I would love to read about a real “making of.” Can you imagine all the drama?

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    Having an author as the main character sounds like a lot of fun. You’re right, we would definitely be on her side with wanting to keep the film as close to the source material as possible. So glad you enjoyed it 😀

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I would love to see how a fan of a book would direct a movie. Things would be different then.

  4. Christy

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww … it does sound good. I bet she drops both and ends up with the boom guy. lol. Did you have to read something extra smutty after this?

  5. Alreem

    lovely review!! this is the first time hearing about this author, sound like a great book, glad you enjoyed it 😀

  6. Melliane

    It sounds like a nice and sweet book! I didn’t know about this one but I always love a good book like that from time to time. thanks for the discovery!

  7. Chanpreet

    This book looks really interesting. I have a weak spot for books featuring celebrities. :p

  8. Olivia

    I think I would like this one. I wouldn’t mind those steaming scenes being skipped over… but it would bother me to no end that there is not that much romance in it. I don’t mind seeing the romance develop. And I like this idea for a story!

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