When she gets the lead role in a teen blockbuster, Paige discovers that stardom and romance go hand in hand…in hand.
Seventeen-year-old Paige is smart and well-read, and she’s always wanted to be an actress. So it’s a dream come true when she gets the starring role in a movie adaptation of the popular book series Locked. It’s everything she hoped for: She’s filming in Hawaii, and she’s got handlers, money and a dreamy co-star, Rainer. He proves to be sweet and funny as he helps her gain some acting chops. Then broodingly handsome Jordan, Rainer’s nemesis, shows up on the set to complete the film’s scripted love triangle. Before you can say take two, Paige finds herself in a real-life drama that mirrors the movie’s plot. Desired by two gorgeous young men, Paige must choose. With her life and loves splashed all over the covers of fan magazines, Paige struggles to remain grounded and authentic. It’s not until the movie premier, in the dazzle of the paparazzi’s flashing lights, that Paige chooses with a kiss. The hinted-at sequels will reveal how the love triangle changes shape. The first-person, present-tense narration highlights Paige’s internal conflict, with step-by-step descriptions of swoony kisses for romance-loving readers.
This frothy but not frivolous drama is wish fulfillment for any teen who wants to feel the thrill of celebrity and love. (Romance. 13-18)