When I'm With You

When I'm With You

by Cecilia Gray


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ISBN-13: 9781938268083
Publisher: Gray Life, LLC
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Cecilia Gray lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she reads, writes and breaks for food. She also pens her biographies in the third person. Like this. As if to trick you into thinking someone else wrote it because she is important. Alas, this is not the case.

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When I'm With You 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
jewels74 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read in the Jane Austen Academy series and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. When I’m With You is a modern-day retelling of the Jane Austen classic “Northanger Abbey”. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet read Austen’s original – though I have read several of her books and consider myself a fan. So, my perspective on this book has absolutely nothing to do with how well it reproduces the original in modern day. Kat is a star-in-the-making. She has had the lead role in the past 5 drama productions at the Jane Austen Academy and has secured the lead for the spring play. Now she believes she has her opportunity for a break into the big screen. Josh Wickham, fellow classmate and movie star, has invited Kat to come down during Christmas break to be his personal assistant on his current movie. On set, Kat has the opportunity to get to know and develop friendships with the other actors including: Henry Trenton, son of movie legend Tom Trenton, and Izzy Engel, female lead and movie starlit. As a PA, not an actor, Kat also forges relationships with the crew as she helps the caterer prepare meals, the wardrobe girls prepare costuming and assist the stylists in the hair & makeup trailer. Kat learns through her experiences on set and during post-production that not everyone in “Hollywood” is who they may present themselves to be. Kat has always struggled with her own identity, as life isn’t scripted as her roles in plays always are. Who is Kat Morley when she’s not in character? She begins to realize that more than anything, she wants to be trustworthy. I loved reading this cute, fun book. I stayed up to finish it in one sitting. I truly enjoyed the interaction between the characters as they got to know one another. Kat learned a lot from Josh, Henry, and Izzy. She managed to learn from her mistakes and figure out who was truly trustworthy – even though they all made mistakes along the way. Their personalities were all varied and distinct which added great dynamics to their relationships. I would definitely recommend this book. Source: Received a copy for my honest review
booksaresanity More than 1 year ago
My favorite in the series! This is by far my favorite book in the Jane Austen Academy series!  I was privileged to receive an early review copy of this book!  It does not disappoint!  The story swept me away by its main character Kat.  I was amazed that she was so uninhibited on the stage yet so unsure of herself in life.  I instantly loved her character because she was so genuine and kind.  I couldn't help but root and cheer for her!  I found myself engrossed in Kat's story and finished the book quickly!  The weaving of trust and friendship was a great addition.  Having never read Northanger Abbey which this is book is based on, I have to say that When I'm With You has inspired me to read it now! Cecilia Gray never ceases to amaze me with her ability to draw me into a story quickly and immerse me into another world.  A smashing success, I recommend When I'm With You to any YA, Jane Austen or contemporary fan!  Five stars! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this series. The author does an awesome job of portraying each of Austen's classics!
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
I have to say that The Jane Austen Academy Series has been such an enjoyable series to read, and When I'm With You, the third installment in the series, did not disappoint.  When I'm With You is Cecilia Gray's version of a modern day retelling of Northanger Abbey.  This story focuses on Kat Morley, one of the girls from the Academy.  It is Christmas break and most of the girls are going home to spend time with family.  Kat is on the drama team and is very good, having had the lead roll in all the school's productions for the last few years.  Josh Wickham is also one of the students at the school, who just happens to be a famous actor.  Josh has invited Kat to go with him over the Christmas break to the set where he will be shooting his next film, as his personal assistant.  Of course Kat is bouncing off the walls because she is so excited.  She also meets another famous actor Henry Trenton, whose father happens to be Tom Trenton, one of the most well known actors ever, as well as Izzy Engel, the lead teenage female actress in the movie.  Izzy seems really nice on the surface, but are her intentions really honorable?  Kat soon finds out that being on a movie set is extremely hard work and not that glamorous, but also finds a new love for working behind the scenes.  She also finds out about the paparazzi, how the different actors handle them, and just how cut throat the acting business can be.  She and Henry hit it off really well, and in fact, he asks her out, but somehow their plans keep getting sabotaged.  When the week of shooting is over and she and Josh head to LA for the remainder of the Christmas break, who they are staying with and what happens while they are there proves to test Kat's loyalty, honesty, and trustworthiness, but will it be enough to hold onto the budding romance between Kat and Henry, or will things be sabotaged once again? When I'm With You was an absolutely charming story and I really enjoyed it.  This is the first installment in the series where the majority of the story took place outside the Academy, and that was really interesting.  I really enjoyed getting to know Kat and watching her mature as the story progressed, revealing not only someone who was willing to forgive and say I'm sorry, but also someone who was willing to do the menial tasks required, while learning to enjoy them in the process, which was something that I think even surprised Kat herself.  Henry, the love interest was an absolute doll, and even though he grew up with a famous father and is now famous himself, he was one of the nicest, easy going, and down to earth people there.  Josh and Izzy, however, weren't quite as nice.  This is a relatively short read, and the entire story is fast paced and really enjoyable.  The ending was really great to.  Cecilia Gray has done another outstanding job with this third installment in the Jane Austen Series, and I am really looking forward to reading book number four.