Sunny Shelly’s Review: Love Scene, Take Two

Love Scene, Take Two
Alex Evansley
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

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.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3.5 Stars

Love Scene, Take Two is a decent debut novel from Alex Evansley. As far as YA novels go, this book pretty much is every fangirl’s dream come true. The meet-cute between Teddy and Bennett is pretty darn cute, and they really get to know one another over the course of the weekend he spends more or less hiding out at her family’s lake house.

Teddy and Bennett are adorable together. The drama stems from them rather than outside forces, and it’s fitting for the age of the characters. The plot is nicely-paced, but there’s a random POV switch halfway through. We went from third person seeing everything from Teddy’s viewpoint to suddenly seeing Bennett’s side of things. I like getting both POVs in a book, but the switch was a bit jarring. Maybe alternating chapters would have been a smoother transition.

Love Scene is a clean romance; there’s some underage drinking and cursing. Overall, Love Scene, Take Two is a cute romance that any one of us would have loved to have experienced first-hand with our teenage crush! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Author Bio:

Alex Evansley is a twenty-something-year-old writer from North Carolina. Her specialized talents include putting on workout clothes and not working out, sleeping during the day, losing socks, and procrastinating stories she’d like to write. Love Scene, Take Two is her debut novel.

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