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Romantic Guilty Pleasure | Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

Get ready for some romantic entanglements in Famous in Love.

Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

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Title & Author: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance

Release Date: October 21, 2014

Series: Famous in Love #1

Publisher: Poppy, Hachette

How I Got the Book: ARC via the publisher


“The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the next major feature film franchise based on a book and the ensuing love triangles she gets entangled in on—-and off screen.

Meet Paige Townsen, Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder…

When Paige Townsen, a young unknown, gets cast in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a crowded movie set on the shores of Maui, and is spending quality time with her co-star Rainer Devon, one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie’s famous love triangle, Paige’s crazy new life gets even crazier.

In this coming-of-age romance inspired by the kind of celeb hookups that get clever nicknames and a million page views, Paige must figure out who she is – and who she wants – while the whole world watches.”

Love Triangle Guilty Pleasure

I knew right away that Famous in Love was going to be a huge guilty pleasure.

Description: Paige Townsen is a regular girl hoping to be an actress when she gets a part in a new movie trilogy, based off a best-selling YA book series called Locked. Her movie love triangle morphs into a very real one.

Thoughts: 1. The whole book plot is upfront (thank you) about revolving around a love triangle. and 2. The fictional YA book series in Famous in Love (Locked) is actually also going to be written by Serle, givins us DOUBLE the amount of love triangles. Read more HERE.

Knowing both of those things going in, I got exactly what I wanted. A light story about Paige’s quickly changing life in the limelight and her confusing feelings for the two leading men in the movie….all set in the lush paradise of Hawaii.

YES! There was kissing. There was conflicted feelings. There was acting (oh yeah, that annoying thing setting up the book) and confusion about whether relationships were real or all for the camera.

Famous in Love is fluffy, sticky cotton candy without the terrible aftertaste. I have no regrets

My team has been chosen, and I LOVED the ending. It caught me off guard, and I’m totally hooked, you guys.

This isn’t the best piece of fiction I’ve ever read or the best executed, but for what I wanted at the time, it was perfect. The key to enjoying these books will be knowing what you’re getting into.

I mean, the part where Paige is, you know, a total unknown and is plucked from obscurity and into a leading role is sort of glossed over. She gets the part and then BAM she’s in Hawaii. There is a bit of fallout but for the most part, Paige is adapting and changing and her feeling and emotions over leaving her family and school, etc., are kicked to the curb (i.e. characterization).

Fine with me. Cotton candy. NOM.


This is the type of story to revel in. Realize it’s a love triangle fest and then wait for the fireworks. The pages flew by, and I found myself enjoying the sweet simpleness of Famous in Love.

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • teenunderground

    Thank you!! Sometimes it’s fine to read candy 🙂 It feels good, it’s enjoyable, and it keeps you engaged. It doesn’t have to be all literary masterpieces all the time, and I really appreciate it when reviewers acknowledge that!