Where You Are (Between the Lines #2) by Tammara Webber
Publication Date: October 21, 2011
Target audience: Mature young adult
Keywords: A-list celebrities, movies, deception, scheming
Format read: Purchased for my Kindle.
Summary: After an unplanned encounter at a coffee shop, Graham and Emma decide to start dating; Reid and Brooke are incredibly unhappy and jealous about this so they team up to rip Graham and Emma apart.
I fell in love with Emma, Graham, Reid, and Brooke in Between the Lines, the first book in this trilogy. These four characters were actors in the modern day re-make of Pride and Prejudice. Emma was a newbie to the film industry and got swept up in Reid’s gorgeous looks and his ability to always say the right thing. I rooted for the boy who became Emma’s friend, Graham; he was the one she talked to, ran with, watched movies and listened to music with. Emma realized how manipulative Reid was and reunited, unexpectedly, with Graham in NYC. (Disclaimer: I didn’t realize this was a whole series, hence why I’m behind on reading it. I had made up my own little story for what happened with Graham and Emma after their chance encounter.)
Where You Are picks up right where Between the Lines left off. A pretty big secret was revealed at the end of book one, so Emma and Graham have a lot of feelings to resolve and things to work through. Emma is back in California since the filming is over for their movie and Graham is living in NYC. They decide to pursue a relationship, vowing the Skype, call, and text as much as possible. It proves more difficult than anticipated for them to have a long-distance relationship. They count down the days until they can reunite at promotional interviews and tours for the release of the movie.
As if natural complications weren’t enough, Webber throws in a great big helping of Reid and Brooke and their scheming ways. Reid decides he wants Emma back; he wants to change his ways and clean up his act for her. Brooke discovers her long-time friendship with Graham isn’t enough for her – she wants him to herself. Despite Reid and Brooke’s intense history and the fact they barely utter two words to each other, they decide to pair up to seduce and deceive Emma and Graham. Where You Are alternates between the four character’s perspectives; at times I knew what was coming for Emma and Graham and my stomach ached because I knew things were about to go from good to terrible. Brooke was the main mastermind behind all the drama, and wow, did she know a thing or two about strategizing.
I often found myself incredibly frustrated with Reid and Brooke. They needed to back off so Emma and Graham could have a fighting chance at making it. I suppose I learned a lot about myself while reading this book – it would be hard to earn redemption if you betrayed me. Perhaps I would have felt differently if either Reid or Brooke seemed to have changed or grown. Brooke wanted what wasn’t hers, and I never felt fully convinced that she or Reid would be completely committed to Graham or Emma if they were in relationships. It seemed like these two movie stars were butt hurt because they weren’t easily given what they wanted.
Reconnecting with these characters was definitely a treat. If you enjoyed Between the Lines and want more of their story, continue on with Where You Are. These books are only available for download (and for a great price – $2.99!).