Monday, July 18, 2011

Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance

Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance
by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers, better known as Jenna and Jonah on their nationally syndicated sitcom, have led double lives for the past few years.  In order to get ratings up after their first season, their managers came up with a plan to have them fall in love in real life, or at least pretend to.  So now they plan dates and outings to give the paparazzi a few good pictures for the gossip magazines.  Of course, the fact that they hate each other's guts makes that really difficult for them.

But when the paparazzi find out it's all a sham, Charlie and Fielding, go into hiding together to wait out the storm.  While away, they find out that they have more in common than they thought.

Could it be that the two worst enemies in Hollywood may be the most in love?

Final thoughts:  This started out so good!  It promised to be a great cotton candy book with tons of fluff and no substance.  Unfortunately, the authors pushed their agenda too hard.  It was supposed to be a modern day Much Ado About Nothing so they had the two characters suddenly star in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's version of the play even though they were completely wrong for the characters that they were playing.  It was forced, unbelievable, and often uncomfortable.  The first part of the book was good, but then it became obvious and underwhelming.

Rating: 3/5

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