Love Scene, Take Two
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Debut author Alex Evansley delivers a sweet summer romance in this inventive novel about a young heartthrob and teen author falling in love.
Teddy Sharpe is kind of famous. He might actually be on his way to being really famous, especially if he’d nailed an audition for the lead role in the movie adaption of the newest bestselling young adult book series. There’s just one problem: He totally blew the audition. And he’s stuck in a tiny North Carolina airport. And his maybe-ex-girlfriend kind of just broke up with him.
The weekend isn’t exactly looking good until Bennett Caldwell, author of the very book series he just auditioned for, takes pity on him and invites him to her family’s lake house. Away from the glitz and glam of Hollywood for a few days, Teddy starts to relax . . . and somehow he and Bennett just click. But dating is hard enough when you aren’t the subject of several dozen fanblogs, and the Internet is full of juicy gossip about Teddy and Bennett . . . gossip that Bennett might not be prepared to handle.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Alex Evansley’s debut novel, written from both Bennett and Teddy’s perspectives, will have teens laughing, swooning, and falling in love along with these fantastically relatable characters.
Interview with Alex Evansley
- If you had to recommend one book to everyone, what would it be?
Hands down, 100% Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell. I could probably write a novel-length essay on all the things I love about this book.
- Do you remember who recommended your first book to you?
My third-grade teacher read the first Harry Potter book to our class every afternoon for about a month that year, and I had no idea it was a series until my dad bought the books for my older sister. Naturally, I stole them, and thus the genesis of my still-alive-and-well obsession. So I’ll give indirect credit where it’s due—Mrs. Cannon, you created a monster.
- You go for a blind date and you see your date carrying a book you absolutely dislike, what would you do?
I would actually love everything about this, because I’m all about some healthy debates/arguments.
- Is it important to you that your significant other reads/should read?
It’s important to me that my SO wants to share with me something he’s passionate about. I love good stories—books, movies, tv shows…any way I can get them—and I hope that my SO is down with the ridiculous amount of fangirling that comes with that, even if it’s not his thing. And if my SO’s not necessarily into books but loves something else just as much, I want in on that excitement, because there’s intimacy in sharing something close to your heart with someone else, even that person doesn’t love it as much as you do but still gets excited about it because they know it makes you happy.
- Tell us about a book that made you weep – downright crying with buckets of tears.
Literally any book in the Harry Potter series (specifically 5, 6, & 7). Just the idea of Harry Potter makes me tear up sometimes, because that was my childhood and the nostalgia that comes with rereading them gets me every single time. I’ve never loved something the way I love those books.
Alex Evansley is a twenty-something-year-old writer from North Carolina. Her specialized talents include putting on workout clothes and not working out, sleeping during the day, losing socks, and procrastinating stories she’d like to write. Love Scene, Take Two is her debut novel.