Catch A Falling Star by Kim Culbertson
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: A deliciously charming novel about finding true love . . . and yourself.
Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds - her future. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?
My Thoughts: I recently read another novel about a glimpse into acting and I have to say I enjoyed Catch A Falling Star a bit more than then that one.
We are introduced to Carter Moon who lives in a small little town. And she likes it that way. She likes how things are. She enjoys knowing everybody. But when a new movie gets in filming location in Carter’s town, things start to go haywire! In walks Adam Jakes, all the girls fall over him. Even her best friend has a crush on him!
I was glad Carter wasn't all Hollywood obsessed. She sees Jake as a person. She thinks of him as a person even if he is a bit conceited at first. She doesn’t really see the allure of him.
But when she gets hired to be his pretend girlfriend, things get complicated. The more time she spends with him, the more she sees who he truly is. I really liked him. He is a little full of himself but there was so much more to him than I originally thought.
I loved when Carter and Adam were together. Such funny moments!
Overall: I really enjoyed this one and thought it was cute! Its a very light and funny read! Just what I was in the mood for!
Cover: Like it! Like the colors. And how she is sitting on the roof (fits perfectly)!
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