Book Review: Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

Fans of romance don’t need to look any further than the fauxmance brewing between teen idols Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers—known on their hit TV show as Jenna and Jonah, next-door neighbors flush with the excitement of first love. But it’s their off-screen relationship that has helped cement their fame, as passionate fans follow their every PDA. They grace the covers of magazines week after week. Their fan club has chapters all over the country. The only problem is their off-screen romance is one big publicity stunt, and Charlie and Fielding can’t stand to be in the same room. Still, it’s a great gig, so even when the cameras stop rolling, the show must go on, and on, and on. . . . Until the pesky paparazzi blow their cover, and Charlie and Fielding must disappear to weather the media storm. It’s not until they’re far off the grid of the Hollywood circuit that they realize that there’s more to each of them than shiny hair and a winning smile.

Light, cute, sappy, easy to read and total predictable but what can I say other than I enjoyed it.  Short enough to read in an evening and made me smile. 

Jenna and Jonah are teen stars of a poorly written cheesy teenage sitcom.  To help ratings they have a fake off screen romance.  I enjoy bantering, snarky comments between them as they were less than thrilled with their obligation to appear in love.  When their cover is blown they are forced to hide out and end up working together in a stage production of Much Ado About Nothing which is nothing like their four year TV run. 

The chapters alternate between Jenna/Charlie & Jonah/Fielding/Aaron narrating and occasionally I got confused as to who was actually narrating each chapter.  Overall this was an entertaining book.  Perfect for a night when you just want to read a happily-ever-after feel good book that doesn’t require any thinking or brain cells to enjoy.

Content: Some language & innuendo and a few crude comments.

Rating: 4 Stars

Source: From Publisher for Review