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Review: Where You Are

Where You Are by Tammara Webber was released in the U.S. on October 23, 2011 in eBook format only.

It is currently available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Where You Are is the second book in the Between the Lines series by the author. The third book in the series, Good for You, is due out in December.

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Goodreads description:

Graham Douglas doesn’t do romantic relationships, but he was knocked for a loop when he met Emma Pierce on the set of his last film. As they grew closer, he did everything in his power to keep from falling for a girl being pursued by superstar Reid Alexander. Now home in New York, his life is once again under control, until Emma appears and shows him hownot over her he is.

Emma Pierce is forsaking an up-and-coming Hollywood career to embark on a life she’s only dreamed of—the life of a regular girl. After spending months burying her feelings for the two night-and-day guys who vied for her heart while filming her last movie, a twist of fate puts her in a coffee shop in the middle of Manhattan with the one she still misses.

Brooke Cameron was a fresh-faced Texas girl when she arrived in LA. Now she’s a beach sitcom star turned conceited heiress on the big screen. Having just survived three months on location with her ex—Hollywood’s reigning golden boy—she’s older and wiser and has set her sights on her close friend Graham. The only thing standing in her way is the girl he can’t forget.

Reid Alexander can sum up his life in one word: boring. Between film projects, there’s little going on outside of interviews, photo shoots, and the premiere of the film he finished last fall. The next-to-last thing he expects is to get a second chance with Emma, the girl who rejected him. The last thing he expects is for his still-bitter-ex to be the one to offer it to him on a platter.

Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)

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Brooke Cameron will stop at nothing to get who, or what, she wants. And right now that someone is Graham Douglas, the only real friend she has. Even if it means she has to team up with her ex, Reid Alexander, to get her way and to get Emma Pierce out of it.

When snagging Graham isn’t as easy as she hoped it would be, she’s forced to take drastic measures in order to show him just how right they are together and to put her trust in Reid to play his part in her plan. A plan that if it were to fail could cost her everything, including her only friend.

But once things are set in motion there is no going back, because the price for failure is too high for her to turn back, no matter whose heart might get broken. Even if it’s Graham’s heart. Even if it’s her own.

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Where You Are is the fast-paced, riveting and drama-packed sequel to Between the Lines. Just because filming has wrapped, doesn’t mean the excitement has ended for the characters. And this nail-biting follow-up, filled with devious schemes and heartbreaking moments, will keep those pages turning.

In this second book in the series, author Tammara Webber gives readers a peek inside the minds of four characters – Graham, Reid, Brooke and Emma.

Adding two additional characters’ points of view to the mix reveals new motivations and parts of the characters’ past heretofore unknown. And it gives readers insight into just how far certain characters are willing to go to get what they want, no matter who they may hurt in the process, including themselves.

The story, which continues shortly after the first one ends, focuses on Brooke and Reid’s attempts to get Graham and Emma for themselves, even if it means having to work together to do so. And even if it means resorting to lies and deception and taking huge risks for their plan to succeed.

Although the story is told from four points of view, it’s less focused on Emma and Reid, who readers got to know quite well in the first book. In Where You Are, the attention is on Graham and Brooke, answering many questions about Graham and his feelings and thoughts about Emma and showing just how calculating Brooke really is and how low she will go to win.

Once again, Ms. Webber has written a bittersweet story that invites readers to take a look below the surface drama to the emotions and motivations of her characters who are very real, if not always very likable. She reveals their strengths and weaknesses, their vulnerabilities and their cruelty, and their pasts which may or may not have been a part of shaping who they are.

Where You Are is a deliciously torturous sequel that takes a fresh approach with a new and different plot and more characters to get to know, but which keeps the story moving forward and keeps the characters true to who they had been in the first book. This story is even more nerve-wracking than its predecessor, with underhanded plotting and scheming and a girl who will stop at nothing to achieve her goal, with four characters to alternately love and hate as the story progresses and one who may just be a surprise.

Reviewer gives this book…

On a personal note:

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this sequel. When I finished reading the first book I had no idea another book was planned. And when I found out that not only would there be another book but that it would be told from the perspectives of not only Reid and Emma, but Graham and Brooke as well, I was ecstatic.

After reading Between the Lines it just felt as if there was so much more to Graham and Emma’s story and I was totally dying to know what Graham was thinking. But I also wanted to know more about Reid, who I thought was much more than just the arrogant and shallow celebrity he pretended to be.

And like with the first book, it was just so easy to get caught up in this story, to fall in love with Graham and Emma, to feel sorry for Reid and to despise Brooke.

Seeing things through Graham’s eyes made every moment of pain and sadness Emma went through that much more heartbreaking and made it so easy to hate Brooke for making her feel that way.

While Brooke’s past made her behavior somewhat understandable, it didn’t make it excusable. But she made a terrific villain in this story and kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire book as she hatched plan after plan to make Graham hers.

I am totally in love with Graham. He is smart and nice and gorgeous and nearly perfect. If it weren’t for a few flaws – like his cluelessness about Brooke and his over-analyzing things with Emma at times – he would be too perfect, too unbelievable. But author Tammara Webber made him the just the right amounts of awesome.

I will not go into detail about what he did or thought that made him so amazing, because it would completely spoil this story, but he is a totally crush-worthy boy.

And I’m still in love with Reid. I didn’t think I would be after everything that happened, but I am. And having read that sneak peek into the third book, I’m still holding out hope for him to be the amazing boy he has the potential to be. I love his charm and humor and the way he makes Emma smile, even if his motives aren’t always pure. So, I’m keeping all my fingers crossed for him.

Where You Are is different enough from the first book to feel like a completely new story, but with characters I already know and love. Having four POVs instead of two made the pace quicker and made it so much more tormenting, in all the best ways, as Brooke and Reid tried to drive a wedge between Emma and Graham.

I am now dying to read the next book in the series, and I can’t wait until it’s released in December.

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To stalk the author on her blog, CLICK HERE. You can also find her on Twitter @TammaraWebber.

If you’d like to check out my review of Between the Lines, the first book in the series, CLICK HERE.

HD book trailer for Between the Lines, the first book in this amazing series:

This review is based on an eBook I received from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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