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.
A Day in the Life of Alex Evansley.
I fancy myself a creature of habit.
This can be a really good thing sometimes and a really bad thing other times—and usually what determines how I spend my day is less about what I have to do and more about what time I go to bed the night before. I do my best writing when it’s dark out, whether that’s AM or PM, and that can throw my sleeping schedule crazy out of whack if I’m not careful (I’m really, really good at sleeping during the day). That said, I’ve tried to play to my strengths a bit to create a daily routine that caters to my night owl tendencies, but keeps me from reverting back my nocturnal alter ego that operates on her own spacetime continuum. It works…most days.
On days when I have deadlines and homework and actual work, I usually stay up until about 2 a.m. writing the night before (unless I’m really on a roll and throw caution to the wind). The next day, I make an active effort to be out of bed by 9 a.m. (this is crucial). I do most of my grad school stuff between 9:30 and 12:30, grab a quick lunch, then I either finish up school work that needs to get done or get in some writing time until about 3. After that, I start getting ready for work. Depending on the day and shift, I usually get off around 10 p.m. and come home to write some more. All super exciting.
On weekends and days off, I’m all about not having a routine. I’ll stay up as late as I want and sleep in as long as I want. I’ll write. I’ll hang out with friends. I’ll visit family. I’ll go on vacation. I’ll pretty much do anything that doesn’t involve shifts or grad school (gotta find that balance, kids). And I’m not gonna lie, I love everything about the routines I make and break, because I’m at a time in my life when my schedule does fluctuate a lot, and I know it won’t always be that way. I appreciate the variety and freedom that comes with influx.
So yeah—after typing all of that out I realized that Days in the Life of Alex Evansley are based entirely around writing and sleeping and I’m sitting here laughing about it but also thinking, yikes. I have another year of grad school left and lots of books I want to write, though, so I guess it’s justifiable, right? (Just agree with me… it’s 4 in the morning right now and I’m a little delirious.)
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.