• Title: Departure from the Script
  • Author: Jae
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Departure from the Script Aspiring actress Amanda Clark and photographer Michelle Osinski are two women burned by love and not looking to test the fire again And even if they were it certainly wouldn t be with each other Aman
    Aspiring actress Amanda Clark and photographer Michelle Osinski are two women burned by love and not looking to test the fire again And even if they were, it certainly wouldn t be with each other.Amanda has never been attracted to a butch woman before, and Michelle personifies the term butch Having just landed a role on a hot new TV show, she s determined to focus on herAspiring actress Amanda Clark and photographer Michelle Osinski are two women burned by love and not looking to test the fire again And even if they were, it certainly wouldn t be with each other.Amanda has never been attracted to a butch woman before, and Michelle personifies the term butch Having just landed a role on a hot new TV show, she s determined to focus on her career and doesn t need any complications in her life.After a turbulent breakup with her starlet ex, Michelle swore she would never get involved with an actress again Another high maintenance woman is the last thing she wants, and her first encounter with Amanda certainly makes her appear the type.But after a date that is not a date and some meddling from Amanda s grandmother, they both begin to wonder if it s not time for a departure from their usual dating scripts.

    One Reply to “Departure from the Script”

    1. 3 1/2 Stars. I was reading this story and having such a sense of deja-vu. I know this story. Then I realized Jae had taken one of her shorts and turned it into a novella. So for me the whole second half of the book was new. And I enjoyed it. This is a cute, feel good romance.I'm just starting to really read Jae's books for the first time, and I've enjoyed everything I have read so far. I can feel a little obsession coming on, like I want to read all her books. It's always nice to find an author [...]

    2. I was interested in this book because I have read some good work by Jae in the past. I love her western themed books, like backwards to Oregon.Having this said, I must say i wasn't the biggest fan of this one.It's not a bad read, at alljust too plain. I know that sounds kind of general, like not really detailed. The only explanation I can give is, that the first few chapters, i caught myself laughing out loud while reading. I loved how the characters met, and how the book started. But with every [...]

    3. Simple, sweet, and angst-free.Amanda Clark is a struggling actress; unlucky in love, she heads to an Anti-Valentine's Day Party to drown her sorrows. Waking up the next morning in an unfamiliar bed and with a wicked serious hangover, she is introduced to Michelle Osinski, a sweetly attractive butch with a talent for pancakes and smooth flirtatious banter. Although the two would normally never choose the other when looking for romance, in this instance they put their fears aside and decide to tak [...]

    4. I do love how well Jae builds her characters. Even though we are in Amanda's head, Michelle is also fully realised and they are a very sweet couple. I put off reading this because I'm not a fan of fame/Hollywood, but Jae did an excellent job making the scenes on set interesting and skipping all the glitz and glamour that I find boring. I especially loved the start of the book as Amanda realised her preconceived notions about the way Michelle looks are wrong and I adore reading about "butch" wome [...]

    5. I really enjoyed it despite the rushed ending and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys a sweet love story where opposites attract.

    6. I did a roundabout way of reading this series. I started with book 2, 3, then this. That was due to my aversion with characters that are photographers (sue me but previous reading experiences of lesbian romances with that setup did not appeal to me). My trust with Jae's writing brought a pleasant surprise. This is definitely on my reread list.

    7. What's not to love about this book? Amanda is the sweetest up-and-coming Hollywood starlet and Michelle is the sweetest butch in LA Together they make such a sweet couple and sweetness oozes off the pages! Yes, I'm a sucker for a sweet and sappy romance! :-) My only gripe, it ended far too soon. I wanted more! The pages seemed to vanish in the blink of an eye. Nevertheless, Departure from the Script was a sweet, sappy and enjoyable read with some entertaining secondary characters - especially Am [...]

    8. A nice mix of tender and sappy romance, comedy and lovable characters. There's nothing like "Non-Date" dates, rude animals, and a sweet meddling grandma to liven up the story. Amanda and Michelle are both lovely people in their own way and even more when they're together. I think I'll be making banana pancakes later :D

    9. Good book to read in one sitting. The plot is fairly simple with no major complications for the leading ladies: they meet (in the most unconventional, funny and cute way, obviously), they date, they fall in love. A romance in its essence.

    10. I enjoyed Departure From The Script a lot; even if it's on the predictable side, it's the good kind of dependable, where you know you're going to get a solid romantic read. The characters (both main and secondary) are extremely likable and fully fleshed out and Jae, as always, writes well. I'd strongly recommend this for a cozy afternoon, especially if you need to escape from real life for a few hours. Cute, sweet and full of refreshing sincerity, Departure is a stand-out in its genre.

    11. 3.5 stars. This is very cute. It's definitely got the feel of an expanded short story, both because of its length and because it's lacking any serious conflict. But gosh, it's sweet.

    12. I enjoyed this well enough. I first read it as a short story and was glad to see Jae go back to flesh it out further. As it's only a novella, it still doesn't have enough time to tell the full details, but what's here is plenty. I enjoyed both characters and their interactions, and liked the different family scenes as well, Amanda's grandmother was a great addition. The end seemed a bit rushed, but given the size of the story it was to be expected. A nice quick read.

    13. Another wonderful book from Jae. She's easily one of my favourite writers. This time, we are brought into Hollywood with an actress and a photographer who met at an anti-Valentine's Day party. The pace and dialogue is spot-on. The romance is sweet and gentle. As usual, reading this book makes me want to go out and get the next book in the series.

    14. I always look forward to books from Jae after her classics like Backwards to Oregon, Conflict of Interest. I enjoyed Departure from the Script, but found the ending a little rushed and flat.

    15. This was a very quick and enjoyable read. I'm a huge fan of Jae's historical romances and have enjoyed most of her shape-shifter books. Oh, and the detective series, too. Departure from the Script joins the others on my "yep, I liked this book" list. I won't lie, I was a little annoyed at the number of times the couple were interrupted during intimate times - not just physically intimate, but emotionally intimate, as well. It happened so often that the characters were annoyed, too. But I liked A [...]

    16. Jae always writes good books. I have never yet been disappointed, and don’t expect to beThis is an excellent, light and breezy Traditional Romance. Started as a short story, now long novella another 20 pages and it would have been a novel. One thing Jae is - prolific with her words.

The characters are charming, realistic, believable and as always have an integrity. Their worlds a recognisable even though they may be beyond our normal daily ken. Their trials and tribulations - light in thi [...]

    17. A light story with some good build up. Another actress saga struggling with coming out with a butch girlfriend this time. BUT to feature a butch character that only acts butch regarding her appearance seems like a wasted opportunity for some great character development. It seemed like 98% of the novel was needless 'almost dating' and close calls, repeated descriptions of attire, and short conversations that went nowhere or were about things which were obvious. That may be too harsh. It was a fun [...]

    18. I kinda, sorta, maybe developed a little crush on Michelle This has only happened with some of Jae's characters and it drives me nuts! Maybe that's why her stories consistently capture my undivided attention. She's such a great and reliable author, I've loved everything I've read by her and this one did not disappoint. It's a love story with a fun beginning, cute and careful development and sweet ending.

    19. imple, sweet, and angst-free.Amanda Clark is a struggling actress; unlucky in love, she heads to an Anti-Valentine's Day Party to drown her sorrows. Waking up the next morning in an unfamiliar bed and with a wicked serious hangover, she is introduced to Michelle Osinski, a sweetly attractive butch with a talent for pancakes and smooth flirtatious banter. Although the two would normally never choose the other when looking for romance, in this instance they put their fears aside and decide to take [...]

    20. Amanda doesn't date butch women, and Michelle doesn't date actresses. But Departure from the Script finds them breaking their dating rules after the two meet at an Anti-Valentine's Day party. Amanda doesn't exactly remember their meeting, since she had a bit too much to drink after escaping the date from hell, but she finds herself drawn to Michelle and willing to explore their instant connection. At the same time, Amanda's acting career is finally taking off, and she isn't sure if she should ma [...]

    21. Departure from the Script is a very simplistic, albeit cute, romance book about two women falling for each other despite the fact that they are not normally attracted to that type of girl. This book shares many of the common elements found in Jae's books (that I've read): superb writing, beautiful descriptions, complex characters, lots of happy fluff, a distinct lack of drama, a slow progression of the core romance, and a somewhat rushed ending that leaves you wanting more. I do think I preferre [...]

    22. When I read that story in september, I rated it quite poorly (2 stars because I felt that "there was no point to that story", while I admitted that it was a very enjoyable story, great characters and great writing. This was quite paradoxical to give a 3 stars review to a book that I really enjoy reading. A book that had no real flaw except for its lack of "point" as I've said. I've been thinking about that for a while now and today I'm rectifying my review because I realized the book wasn't the [...]

    23. I've read the first two chapters of this novel first when it was only a short story, published in Connected Hearts under the title of The Morning After and I was wondering, what will the future bring for those two main characters and I was pleasently surprised, when I found out, that this book is the extended story of them. The only reason I gave it only four stars is that I think the ending could have been longer, I felt that the main character's insecurities was solved in a bit of a rushed pac [...]

    24. This author drags out this story until I almost just gave up. The two characters, Amanda and Michelle have very little time for each other. And I began to wonder why they even wanted a relationship. Aspiring actress Amanda Clark does not date butch women. Michelle is butch with almost no hair to speak of. Amanda attempts to run her fingers through Michelle's hair but she doesn't have any. Not my kind of book.

    25. This was absolutely adorable - a struggling Hollywood actress who gets by on a few commercials here and there meets a photographer who on first glance is "so not her type". The circumstances of their meeting had me giggling and shouting at the book "oh no she didn't!!!!" and I thoroughly enjoyed this one right up until the end. If you're in the mood for something cute, fluffy, and low-drama, this is totally the ticket. I'm 100% definitely reading the next in this series.

    26. I first read this book upwards of 6 months ago. Initially I gave it four stars -- at the time I think I felt it was a bit short. Michelle and Amanda are such an engaging couple that I wanted more of them.Well. I am revising this rating to 5 stars. It is the most re-read book in my collection and I still get butterflies every time. It is short and sweet and I just love it. The end.

    27. Nice quick read that caused a bit of a long night as I wanted to finish it. That's what I get for starting a book when going to bed.The one thing that threw me is that it read like a mix of Jae's SVU fanfic and "And Playing the Role of"

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