Adapted for Film

Adapted for Film

by Stacey Rourke


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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?

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ISBN-13: 9780692393833
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Publication date: 03/08/2015
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Adapted for Film 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
EGRGRY More than 1 year ago
Full review and more available at: ***** My Thoughts: Here lately I've been in the biggest book slump I have ever encountered. Read after read has left me disappointed to the point of me not even wanting to review them. I knew I needed something different or I was going to crash and burn. My salvation came in the form of a little romantic-comedy that I never saw coming. Form the mind of an acclaimed dark-young adult author, I never imagined I'd find laughs between the pages of a contemporary romance. Stacey Rourke is truly a jack of all trades in the book world. I'll admit that when it comes to Adapted for Film, I was really surprised by how much I did enjoy it. It's full of both characters and situations of which I have no knowledge and lifestyles I couldn't tell you the very first thing about. I'm a country born and bred guy from the Missouri bootheel, Hollywood and NYC are a totally different world than the one I'm living in. Thankfully, Rourke didn't bog down the story with the glitz and glamour of the city life, she used quick wit and a fast pace to weave a tale full of laughs and reflection, with a positive message gleaming from the marquee. I will be completely honest and say that when it came to the plot, I was confused about what was happening and who was involved more than I would have liked. I can't exactly explain why that is without giving away huge spoilers, but I can say there were a lot of characters in this short story. While I can definitely approve of a huge cast, it made for some confusion in such a short read. Once I was able to wrap my mind around exactly what was happening (this is one of those books you just have to keep reading until it finally dawns on you), I was really able to immerse myself into the plot and enjoy it fully. Adapted was a quick read that packed a huge punch! When it came to the characters, Rourke really knocked it out of the park. As I mentioned before, there's a large cast involved, but it's out main character Aubrey that really takes the cake. Aubrey is a renowned romance author who doesn't even believe in the power of love. Ironic, right? When Aubrey's bestselling novel is slated to be Adapted for Film, she's whisked away from her introverted life in NYC and thrust into the Hollywood limelight and chaos ensues. As someone who works intimately within the book industry, I loved reading Aubrey's character develop. I saw so much of my author friends within her thoughts, speech, and actions. It was really a treat. Her character development was handled perfectly and by the end, I wasn't ready to say goodbye. You may be thinking, 'a romantic comedy novel about the author of a bestselling romance novel that is being adapted into a romantic comedy film' sounds a little crazy, and I'll admit, at times it definitely was. In the end it was well worth the read and had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. This was Rourke's first foray into contemporary romance, but I seriously hope it is not her last! With witty dialogue, amazing twists, and a well-developed cast of characters, Adapted for Film is a breath of fresh air to the romance-genre. With all this being said, I am so excited to be granting Adapted for Film a well-deserved 4-star review. While it may not have been the perfect romance read for me, I still had an absolute blast reading it and hated to put it down! Be sure to add this
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic contemporary comedic romance. I loved it! Aubrey Evans is a wonderful character. I liked her very much. She is a romance novelist, who lives a vicarious life through her characters. She is an introvert and mostly shy, but due to her success on the bestseller list, her books are very much in demand. Now one of her books, True Love, is being made into major motion picture and her life may never be the same again, especially when she meets Kole Camden, the director, and sparks fly. This is a fantastic romance story. The story is told narration style by Aubrey to a national reporter as an exclusive. This is certainly a unique way to tell a story. I fell in love with all of the characters, including Mateo Cruz, whose slightly sleezy, never mind cheesy dialogue had me grinning and shuddering in equal measure. Tandy Owens is a great friend and personal assistant to Aubrey. Her more flamboyant personality balanced Aubrey's shyness. I loved their scene in the limo together as they arrived at the movie studio; I could picture that scene with ease. Greyson Meyers is the swoon-worthy star of the movie, whose ego is ginormous but, he also is a very nice man underneath his persona and he takes Aubrey under his wing. The one mystery was Kole Camden. This is one character I really wanted to get to know better. I wanted a bit more of Aubrey and Kole interaction, as their chemistry is extremely palpable. The disagreements were heated and the passion between them burned hot, but they didn't act on their feelings as much as I thought they should have in private. It was like they were friends and not potentially a couple. I think, for me, Kole should have played a bigger role in the story than just someone for Aubrey to throw temper tantrums at when the movie script didn't correspond to her original story line. I wanted him to shut her up with a kiss, but that didn't happen either! However, there is one scene that had me smiling and that's the one with the golf cart, a feather duster and a bottle of milk. Once you read that scene, you'll know what I mean. I seriously thought "O.M.G.!" and burst out laughing. I could picture that scene quite clearly, along with a few others in the book. The story is peppered with the sarcastic humour and wit that I have come to love from this author, and has several twists that kept things interesting. I reached the end of the story and smiled in satisfaction; it almost had a "riding off into the sunset" feel to it with an optimistic happily ever after, which a good romance story should always have. I would love for this book to be actually made into a movie, either for TV or for the big screen. Now, how ironic would that be if it was? Stacey Rourke has written a fantastically comedic contemporary romance. I love her characters, who are extremely lifelike and feel like friends. I love her writing style, which is fast paced, and the story flows wonderfully. I am a huge fan of this author. The wit and charm she brings to her books makes them a joy to read. I am looking forward to reading more of her books, whether they be YA like her Gryphon Series, Dark Fantasy like her Legend Series or Contemporary Romance such as this one, or any other genre she attempts in the future. Although this is not really a YA story as such, I highly recommend this book to teens aged 15+ and adults who love light hearted contemporary romances. - Lynn Worton
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
Ever since I read this author's first book I have loved her writing. With Adapted For Film I was worried how the story would turn out as this is not the author's normal writing genre. I can say that I LOVED it. I see the author's sense of humor coming out more in this book as she has a great one. Through out the whole book I was in a fit of either laughter or giggles.  I really enjoyed how we are told the story through Aubrey's point of view but it was told to an RB (reporter barbie). Aubrey is an amazing author who one day gets to have one of her books put onto the big screen! How awesome is that for an author to have their work put out on the big screen it is an accomplishment. But when Aubrey comes onto the set that is when tension beings even though her bff is there to try and help her out. Some of the actors who are playing the parts of Aubrey's book characters are not what she expects, the way she envisions the scenes are not coming together and this makes her butt heads with Kole the director.  Right from the start I could tell that Kole and Aubrey were going to play hard to get with each other. As they can joke with each other but then just annoy the crap out of each other.  When it comes to point that Art the main dude in charge is tired of dealing with the way they are acting he gives them the ultimatum either play together or the film is cut.  With Aubrey seeing her dream being taken away she plays nice with Kole but in the process the higher beings the film industrial decides to spice up the hype of the film by having the author and the main character Greyson "pretend" to be together. Now this is becoming more than Aubrey is bargaining for as she is seeming to lose herself, and we watch as Kole tries to get her to speak her mind and show the world who she truly is.  As the story progresses we go back and forth with Kole and Aubrey and Aubrey and Greyson, throw in Mateo and Tandy and their comical ways and you are bound with laughter, a bit of heartache and finally happiness.  There is no sex scenes just the mention of a leg or two being overthrown that shall not be mentioned. And the two characters that get together at the end we don't get much of their "couple" status just how they became together and finally engaged. Overall this was a really good book, I was very impressed with the author getting into a new genre and doing a wonderful job. Some of my favorite quotes through out the book. "Can stress cause someone's eyeball to shoot right out of their socket? I'm legitimately worried about that right now." "If he looked at me like that for even a second, I'd throw my panties at him hard enough to bruise his forehead." "I gotta ask, woman to woman, how did you not hit that daily, and nightly, and ever so rightly?" "If you become any more of a horn-dog we won't be able to allow you on the furniture."
Chrissynyc73 More than 1 year ago
Aubrey is an introvert author from New York. Her bestselling romance novel deemed mommy porn is being made into big time Hollywood film with a star studded cast.Aubrey is butting heads with the Handsome Director Kole over the details of scenes that will be important to her loyal readers. Kole just loves making her life hard by making elaborate changes! When the gossip rags find out about the huge rivalry between them that could make this film a flop before it is even finished, they have to come up with a huge PR stunt to make everyone forget about the rivalry.One day on set Aubrey shares a steamy interlude with the films super sexy leading man Greyson. The chemistry is so hot that the studio decides that Aubrey and Greyson should stage a Cinderella like romance that the paparazzi and Aubrey’s fans will eat up like cheese cake! Aubrey and Kole decide to call a truce and work together, but they get close and become good friends. Things soon get complicated because Aubrey has two sexy charming men that she is getting close to. I loved this book I laughed from the very first moment to the very end. Aubrey is a fun and relatable. She is hilarious, clumsy, and sees life like a real person. All the Characters are so much fun and very charming. Tandy is Aubrey's best friend she is a true girly girl she reals Aubrey's crazy in sets her straight when needed. Mateo is another character that you must find out about,  he is crazy, funny sexy and a tiny Latino heartthrob! This is a must read!! Stacey never disappoints!!!