Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Catching June (June #3) by Shannen Crane Camp {Review}

Catching June (June #3) by Shannen Crane Camp
Paperback, 286 pages
Published December 6th 2014 by Sugar Coated Press

June Laurie’s life in the spotlight of Hollywood is anything but normal. Between paparazzi watching her every move, and online fandoms voicing opinions on her relationship with her boyfriend and co-star Ryan Hex, things can get confusing. But June is more than confident that she has her life planned out perfectly, with her childhood friend Joseph Cleveland coming home from a mission soon, and a successful television show under her belt, things seem to be falling into place perfectly. But when jealousies both on set and off start to shake the foundation of perfection that June has tried to build up, she’ll be forced to, once again, assess just how important her deeply seated standards are, and who really fills the empty spaces in her life. With the overbearing threat of popular opinion constantly hanging over her, will June be able to clear the clutter in her life and come to terms with what will bring her true happiness?


My Review: 4 Stars

Why, oh, why do these love triangles break my heart so much? June is finding a lot of success in Hollywood in this story and is in love with her co-star, Ryan. June has high moral standards and amazingly, manages to hold on to them throughout her career. Ryan is very understanding and patient with "waiting for marriage" for certain things and they're so happy together. Until her best friend, Joseph, comes home from his LDS mission. 

What I loved: the characters. June is very convincing and likable. I love how committed she is to what she believes in and doesn't force it on those around her, but states what she expects and hopes for the best. Gran is a force to be reckoned with and I absolutely adore her wisdom and humor more and more with each book in the series. Ryan is such a great guy, but one situation had my opinion of him crumbling and I was stunned. Joseph is every girl's dream best friend and is finally mature and confident. I absolutely adore him!  

What I didn't love: some of the events. Okay, so a great story evokes emotion and I didn't like some of the things that happened, but they HAD to happen or this story wouldn't be this story! A Catch-22...

The setting is very intriguing. Is that what really goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood? I loved the flow, natural progression, and pacing of the story. I can't wait to read the finale of the series!

Content: some mild innuendo, kissing; moderate religious elements specific to the LDS church; mild talk of being violent (punching someone). Clean!


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About the Author:

Shannen Crane CampShannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in Utah with their miniature schnauzer Hemingway. Shannen's true love is Young Adult Fiction though she often dabbles in New Adult, Paranormal, and Mystery. She takes any opportunity to include her love of film and video games in her writing and you might just find a nerdy Easter Egg or two hidden in her works.
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