Book Review: Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke


Just released by award winning, best selling author, Stacey Rourke and only 99 pennies for a limited time!


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?

If you are looking for a light-hearted, funny read to indulge in poolside, look no further! 

Wicked Reads had this to say about Adapted for Film, “Having been a fan of Mrs. Rourke’s YA novels for awhile now, I was very nervous to hear of her newest book. A romantic comedy? No, this would not work! I was 100% wrong. This book was filled with everything I love about her other series; quick wit and characters that you can relate to … From start to finish I was enthralled in the story. I literally could not put it down and read it in a matter of hours.” 

Meet the Dream Cast! 
Eye candy not enough? Still need more convincing on why you need to pick up this book TODAY? How about a sneak peek between the covers with an excerpt? 
“I think I get it. If a
butterfly were to land on you, its touch would be so delicate that you would wonder
if it had really happened at all, or if it was merely your mind fantasizing
that such a rare beauty would honor you with the gift of their touch.”
A gorgeous man uttering
such poetry temporarily short circuited my brain. Catching myself doing the
slack-jawed fan-girl thing, I quickly snapped my mouth shut and averted my gaze
to a nonthreatening cement turtle by the edge of the gazebo.
“Yep,” I muttered to
the turtle. “I think you’ve got it.”
Unfortunately for my
last remaining shred of dignity, Greyson wasn’t done with his tutorial. He
closed the distance between us with a burning hunger blazing in his eyes. A hot
flush rose in my cheeks, creeping clear up to my earlobes as his sculpted body
skimmed against mine. Toned, rigid perfection only a few thin layers of fabric
away …
“What are you doing?”
My voice failed me, coming out in a raspy yelp.
“Making sure I’ve got
this right.” Temptation, of the most carnal variety, emanated off of him. His focused
gaze followed the curve of my lips, the lift of one brow promising toe-curling
It had been a really
long time since someone had looked at me like that. Much less one of the
sexiest men on the planet. That almost never happened.
“Aiden wouldn’t grab
Paige, wouldn’t pull her to him.” Raising one hand, he traced the length of my
arm with two fingers.
Starting at my wrist,
he worked his way up. His skin never actually made contact, but whispered over
mine in an electrifying rush that rolled and built. Bowing his head, his silky locks
tickled my cheek. Hot breath teased over my collarbone, awakening a need so powerful
my hands curled into tight fists at my sides. Agonizingly slow, he raised his
head. The blissful torment of his lips teased over mine, setting the veil of
energy between us alive with desire.
“He wouldn’t want to
crush her lips with his need,” he murmured against my mouth, “but would wait …
patiently for her to close that last … remaining … space.”

My Rating:

5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

“In an instant I became a monkey at the zoo, with an audience observing this painfully uncomfortable experience.  Why primates fling their poo suddenly became clear to me.”

“Tandy – the well-spoken woman whose mere presence had been known to intimidate men and women alike – blushed and squealed like a preteen at a One Direction concert.”

“Let’s take a time out before you yank your earrings off and forget you’re a lady.”

“If you become any more of a horn-dog we won’t be able to allow you on the furniture.”

“If he looked at me like that for even a second, I’d throw my panties at him hard enough to bruise his forehead.”

“If only verbal communication had a backspace key.”


My Review:

I adored this book beginning to end, although I thought the top of my head was going to blow off at about the 85% point.  This is my first time reading Stacey Rourke, as I tend to avoid sci-fi and anything YA – but this being her first volley into the big girls’ romance aisle, I thought I would give it a try. I am so very pleased that I did.  Her writing is quick witted, extremely clever, smart, snappy, steamy, and snarky – just the way I like it.  The characters are likable and interesting, and our heroine, Aubrey, is wonderfully flawed, and more than a bit nutty, but I adored her inside and out.  What a fun and entertaining diversion for a day of snorts and giggles.

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