Fan favorite author Kasie West delivers an effervescent story about chasing your dreams and following your heart, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Huntley Fitzpatrick.
Lacey Barnes has dreamed of being an actress for as long as she can remember. So when she gets the opportunity to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, she doesn’t hesitate to accept the part.
But Lacey quickly learns that life in the spotlight isn’t as picture perfect as she imagined. She’s having trouble bonding with her costars, her father has hired the definition of a choir boy, Donavan Lake, to tutor her, and somewhere along the way she’s lost her acting mojo. And just when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, it looks like someone on set is deliberately trying to sabotage her.
As Lacey’s world spins out of control, it feels like the only person she can count on—whether it’s helping her try to unravel the mystery of who is out to get her or snap her out of her acting funk—is Donavan. But what she doesn’t count on is this straight-laced boy becoming another distraction.
With her entire future riding on this movie, Lacey knows she can’t afford to get sidetracked by a crush. But for the first time in her life Lacey wonders if it’s true that the best stories really do happen when you go off script.
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About the Author
Kasie West lives with her family in central California, where the heat tries to kill her with its 115-degree stretches. She graduated from Fresno State University with a BA degree that has nothing to do with writing. Visit her online at www.kasiewest.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I will always read a Kasie book. I don’t even read the synopsis. I liked Lacey and Donovan. They’re both driven and maybe a little stubborn. Their banter was playful and fun. The on set characters were interesting and I especially enjoyed seeing Abby and Cooper again. Plot wise, it was okay. It was slow and quick moving at the same time. Because Lacey’s day is nearly the same every day, it felt a bit repetitive at parts. The sabotage thread didn’t really work for me. I did like the idea of it and was second guessing everyone’s intentions, but the reveal and reasoning fell flat. Overall, it was another cute and fluffy book. I would have liked a little more from the epilogue, but I might be greedy. **Huge thanks to Harper Teen for providing the arc free of charge**
This book. Is so cute. I love. Someone told me once that you can't go wrong with Kasie West and after reading this I get that. Adorable book that will give you all the feels.
Fame, Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West is a fast-paced, lighthearted Young Adult book that delivers everything from laughter, young love, and a bit of mischief thrown in to keep you guessing. Although this book in the second in the series they can be read as a standalone book. This is my first read by Kasie West, and now I am asking myself why I haven't read any of her books before this since I do have a bunch on my to-read shelf. This book was well written, with very engaging characters. Ms. West does a great job capturing the essence of what it's like to be a teenager in an adult world. Lacey is a seventeen-year-old actor, who has landed her dream movie role, and her leading man just happens to be Grant James, who is one of the hottest actors in Hollywood. But, things are not all that easy. Lacey has a lot to deal with, the demanding work schedule of the movie, passing her senior year, and an overprotective dad that is not thrilled with his daughters choice of professions. Her dad hires an uptight, inflexible tutor to help Lacey focus and keep up with her school work. Meet Donavan, a cute if a somewhat geeky high school senior who writes for the local high school newspaper. I liked that there was some push and pull between Lacey and Donavan, no instant-love for these two. The story had a bit of mystery to it which I liked, but don't want to say too much and give it away. Ms. West does an excellent job of keeping the language and romance within the YA boundaries. I would feel comfortable recommending this book to kids sixteen and older. Overall, I enjoyed this book very much. If you are looking for an upbeat super sweet book with a tad of angst, that will have you smiling throughout, look no further, you have found your next book. ***I kindly received a DRC of this book by way of Edelweiss/publisher/author. I was not contacted, asked or required to leave a review. I received no compensation, financial or otherwise. I have voluntarily read this book, and this review is my honest opinion .***