by Robin Bielman
Publication Date: August 23, 2021
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Amara, Contemporary, Romance
Cam Radcliffe is on a deadline to write his next blockbuster action film, but all he can think about lately is writing romance. The inspiration? His best friend, Reese.
They’ve known each other for years, but suddenly working in the same office has given him a whole new appreciation of her. Reese is driving him wild in the best possible way, and Cam only hopes it isn’t obvious. If she knew, he’s certain their friendship would reach The End.
So, of course, Reese figures it out. But the awkward, negative response he expected is nothing like the reality—like they’re living their own romcom.
A romcom that’s giving him the worst case of writer’s block at the absolute worst time in his career. Especially when the secret Reese has been forced to keep comes out…and threatens to ruin everything.
Friends-to-lovers is one of my favourite tropes, so when I read the description for Robin Bielman’s new book Written For You, I was all for it!
Reese Resnick and Cam Radcliff have known each other since they were kids. Their adoptive moms are best friends. In fact, Cam’s mom Pixie is Reese’s godmother. Needless to say, they know each other very well. Reese knows how lovely and considerate Cam is and how hard he has been working tobuild his career of a scriptwriter. His latest action movie was a huge success. Now he is on a tight deadline to produce something equally engaing, but all this pressure is blocking his creativity. Perhaps, it will be easier to write at home surrounded by his loving parents and his brothers?
Cam knows that Reeese has changed a lot of jobs over the years, unable to find the career that would be both enjoyable and stimulating at the same time. She’s been working for a talent agency for the last three months, reading script submissions. While Cam may have her doubts whether she is going to stick with this job as well, Reese is convinced she has finally discovered her real vocation. When Cam’s aggressive agent Leo approaches and bullies her into spying/sendinghim regular updates on Cam’s progress, he does it by threatening to get her fired from her dream job. Reese, who is always welcome to stay at her godmother’s house, is going to make sure Cam writes the best script of his life and she is going to help him.
There’s so much at stake and I don’t mean just their jobs, but also the life-long friendship and their easy-going family dynamics, so only very strong attraction and ‘blazing’ chemistry can force the two protagonists to risk everything and finally change the nature of their relationship. Reese is a sweet, fun-loving girl and deep down she knows what her heart wants. Cam is a writer who doesn’t immediately recognise what kind of story heis longing to write. Luckily, his adoptive brothers Nash and Gael are there to tease and nudge him in the right direction. Reese and Cam worry about their parents discovering their budding romance, but, in reality, it has always been obvious to everyone that they were made for each other.
The story is set in a small town of Rustic Creek and I loved all the adventures and fun moments Reese, Cam and his brothers get up to on their mission to help Cam produce his masterpiece. My favourite has got to be their ‘unconventional’ visit to the town library, but there were lots of others. If you are a fan of the small town setting, this is a book for you.
Recommended to anyone who enjoys the friends-to-lovers trope and is looking for a quick, summer read.
Thank you to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, the author and IndieSage PR for the ARC, provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
ABOUT ROBIN BIELMAN
Robin Bielman is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, frequent coffee shops (and by frequent she means daily but she’s trying to break the habit), and spend time with her family.
Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas. She writes with a steady stream of caffeine nearby (see above) and the best dog on the planet, Harry, by her side. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch on social!