Review + Giveaway! Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley



Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Love Scene, Take Two!
I am so excited to help share this gem of a story! Teddy and Bennett are such down to earth, likable characters and it's impossible not to fall in love with them. It's even more impossible not to cheer them on and totally pull for them to get past the roadblocks and misunderstandings and uncertainty that stands in their way. Filled with lots of laughs, lots of swoony moments, and a whole lot of heart, Love Scene, Take Two is one that I wholeheartedly recommend! 

Love Scene, Take Two
Alex Evansley
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.

Get ready to swoon! Love Scene, Take Two is so adorably sweet and swoony, funny and romantic, that you’ll want to read it in one sitting.

After a meet cute on a flight from L.A. to North Carolina, poised-for-acting-stardom Teddy and teen-author-turn-screenwriter Bennett spend a weekend together and make a real connection. Unfortunately bad timing, bad circumstances, and a misunderstanding end things before they can really begin. Months later, they’re thrown together on a movie set and the sparks are still there. But Teddy can’t get Bennett to take another chance on him, and Bennett’s not sure what’s real and what’s just for publicity.

Told from both Teddy’s and Bennett’s perspectives, Love Scene, Take Two follows these two utterly likable characters as they deal with ex-girlfriends, family issues, friendships, paparazzi, and social media, all while navigating a new relationship. Teddy is positively dreamy and Bennett, while sometimes frustrating with the way she runs hot and cold with Teddy, has insecurities that make her relatable to every girl.

Love Scene, Take Two is published by Swoon Reads, a YA publisher, and is marketed as a young adult romance, but I will say that the character’s ages threw me at first. Bennett turns 18 during the course of the story and Teddy is 20 - older than typical YA leads. This makes Love Scene, Take Two perfect for a slightly more mature YA audience. With flirty banter, great humor, and some first-love angst, this is the epitome of swoony rom-com done right.

Final thoughts: Love Scene, Take Two is an absolute delight!

Full blog tour schedule and participants can be found here:


Author Bio:
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.


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32 comments

  1. This one sounds like a treat, Tanya. I really like dual POV and Teddy and Bennett both seem very relatable. And this is a debut author? That's a good sign. :) Thanks for mentioning the ages of the characters. That is interesting to note...I'll be picking up this one.

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    1. It really was a treat, Brandee. :) I love dual POV, too, and I thought it was done so well here. Yep, this is a debut author. I *think* this is one that she started out posting chapters on Wattpad before it got picked up by Swoon Reads. I'll definitely be looking for more from her.

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  2. I like that the characters are older than your typical YA; we need more of that! Thanks for sharing - glad you enjoyed this one.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I agree, Lauren! It was fun to read about slightly older YA characters.

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  3. Oh I am glad that you liked this. I wanted to read this one! It still sounds so fab!

    Zoé
    www.zooloobookblog.co.uk

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  4. Great review, Tanya! This sounds like an adorably fun and cute read! Perfect for the beach! :) Glad you liked it!

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    1. Thanks Giselle! This one was a lot of fun. :)

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  5. I'm hoping to get to this one this week. Sounds perfect for summer.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it just as much, Karen!

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  6. Teddy and Bennett do sound pretty great!

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    1. Teddy and Bennett were so precious! ♥

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  7. I am so glad you enjoyed this book. It was one of my anticipated reads, and I am looking forward to reading it. You know I like a good, swoony read.

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think, Sam. This was just such a feel-good story that I read at exactly the right time. I read so much of the book with a big smile on my face. :)

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  8. Ah this sounds so good!! It's went onto the wishlist but at over £11 for the kindle edition it'll be a while before I buy it. :(

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    1. Ouch, didn't realize the kindle edition was priced so high. Hopefully it'll drop in price after a bit.

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  9. I've gotta say, 18-year-old me is eager to read some YA that won't make me feel old. xD And I'm IN for all the swoons. I can't wait to meet Teddy and Bennett! ♥

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. LOL This one definitely won't make you fell old, Aimee. :) And Teddy is one sweet and swoony guy!

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  10. This sounds cute!! Definitely adding to my TBR. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Grace! This one is so worth reading when you want light and cute.

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  11. Maybe more NA? Hm... this sounds cute. I may have to see if the library gets this one.

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    1. That's what I thought when I realized the ages... but the content is YA and the publisher is a YA publisher, so... I guess it really is YA. :)

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  12. How have I not heard of this book? I love this premise! It sounds like so much fun.

    Great review. :)

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  13. This sounds super cute and I love that it gives you dual POVs.

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    1. Definitely cute... and I'm a sucker for dual POV. :)

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  14. I hadn't heard of this one until I did my new release post. Looks really cute!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

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    1. Definitely cute, Jen. Perfect for when you want something on the lighter side.

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  15. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. It sounds super cute!

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. This one was a real treat. :)

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  16. I must be blind because I can't find your rating?! It's probably here somewhere lol. My allergies are kicking my butt today so I'm probably staring right at it lol!! Great review <3 Seems like you really enjoyed it!

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    1. Oops, guess I left that off accidentally. Definitely a 4 star read... if not a smidge more. :) A light read that was totally fun.

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