Monday, 16 June 2014

Catch a Falling Star - Kim Culbertson

Catch a Falling Star
By Kim Culbertson
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: April 29th 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0545627044



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? (Goodreads)
 I just need to say one thing first... awwwwwwwwwwwww CUTE

I chose to read this book because I was in the mood for a contemporary and I wanted to read something that I hadn't heard much about. I found this book in the new release section on audible and figured, why not, I'll give this a try! I must say I was very pleasantly surprised!

I will start off by saying that this book isn't overly original and can be at times a bit cheesy, but it made me smile and really happy. After my last contemporary being such a downer I really needed a book like this. It was really adorable and the characters were familiar and relatable and the main character Carter was wonderful. I love when I can connect with the voice behind the words on the pages and I loved that about this book. The main love interest/star of this book was Adam and he grew so much throughout the book. He starts off as this arrogant movie star who only cares about himself and his phone and then he gradually progresses into someone you can really relate to and really enjoy. I felt like the romance wasn't forced, at times it was a bit awkward and you couldn't really tell if it was real, but it was still sweet and I liked that it wasn't insta love!! These two genuinely got to know each other and had real conversations before any kind of feelings developed. It was nice.

The other characters in this book were great as well and all added a little something different to the story. The only thing that bothered me was that one of the characters was referred to as Alien Drake, rather than just Drake and a times it just got kind of annoying that they wouldn't just call him by his regular name! The family aspects of this book were a good touch as well and gave Carter reasoning behind accepting the job to be Adam's fak small town girlfriend. I liked that she had a real reason rather than just that she wasted to be in the spotlight. 

This book would make such an adorable movie as well. If you are in the mood for a happy and cute story, an easy read and a summertime setting, I would recommend this book to you! Especially the audiobook, I just thought it was wonderful! Exactly what I needed :)

I found myself saying this about Adam a few times during the book...

But at the end of the book I was like....
4/5 Albi Cats


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