Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Review: Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance - Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

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

Teen TV celebrities Jenna and Jonah (real names, Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers) make more money in a month than most people do in a lifetime. They can't stand to be in the same room as each other, but to boost the TV ratings their agents make them a 'real life' couple. Then the deception is uncovered by the paparazzi, and Charlie and Fielding have to disappear to weather the media storm. It's not until they're far off the grid of the Hollywood circuit that they realise there's more to each of them than shiny hair and a winning smile.

Before I even started this book I figured I was going to like it and I was not wrong. It was super cute and easy to read. The situation the main characters found themselves in was totally crazy and completely unbelievable but once you start reading you find that it really doesn't matter. Our lead characters are funny enough and interesting enough that you just get swept along with their fast paced story. The alternating narrative chapters are excellent, the book would not work as well if you didn't get both sides of the story. However I have to admit I did lean towards Aaron more, he was far more likable than Charlie but together they had really great chemistry. It was good to know that they were perfect for each other and all you had to do was just wait for them to figure it out themselves. While the authors could have kept this story light and fluffy the whole way through it did have definite serious undertones about figuring out who you are after everything comes crashing down around you. And in the end that is exactly what Charlie and Aaron did.

Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin have written another novel together, The Half-Life of Planets, which I have a copy of so I will definitely be finding time to read that soon.

That's all for now.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, when the subject of the book is already so over-the-top, then it doesn't matter whether it's unbelievable or realistic :)

    Alternating POVs with duo writers seem to be getting really popular ;)