What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw

What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw

After a series of missteps in the face of his newly found fame, actor Charlie Outlaw flees to a remote island in search of anonymity and a chance to reevaluate his recent break-up with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. But soon after his arrival on the peaceful island, his solitary hike into the jungle takes him into danger he never anticipated. As Charlie struggles with After a series of missteps in the face of his newly found fame, actor Charlie Outlaw flees to a remote island in sear...

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Title:What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw
Author:Leah Stewart
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0735214344
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:328 pages pages

What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw Reviews

  • Nieca
    Apr 18, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great one day read. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor whose girlfriend Josie broke up with him after he publicly said some very stupid and embarrassing things. He decides the best thing for him to do is retreat to Costa Rica without telling anyone where he'...

    Really strange book, and I think I mean that in a good way? The narrative voice is not a style I usually care for, distant and omniscient, in everyone's heads which also can mean it's in no one's head. I never felt super close to any character but was still curious about their fates...

    Terrific! Hilarious and full of insights about the acting profession, relationships, definition of the self, tips for kidnappers, and general philosophical stuff ... Well written. ...

    This is a fun read about celebrity (both sides of it), romance and adventure. And there?s a little bit of bad guys. It?s a fun read about celebrity peppered with advice from Stanislavski, et al. about the art of acting. There?s a terrific chapter that gives the reader an insight ...

    I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. Ever wondered what it was like to be an actor? It's not something I ever really thought much about, but still while reading this book I found myself interested in a lot of the thought process that goe...

    What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw brings us a story of two actors, Charlie and Josie at a point of their breakup, a possible harsh downfall of Charlie's career and Josie's struggle to revive her previously booming career. Charlie in an attempt to please everyone ended up hurting...

    This took some time to get immersed in the story and the writing style. That being said, I felt like (in spite of their celebrity) it was surprisingly easy to relate to the characters. ...

  • Allison
    Mar 28, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

  • Katie
    Jul 09, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

  • Amy
    May 20, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

  • MsAprilVincent
    Apr 05, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

  • Cheryl
    Apr 19, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Apr 09, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

  • Jillian Doherty
    Jun 05, 2017

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

  • Catherine McKenzie
    Apr 17, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

  • Alena
    Jul 02, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

  • Bandit
    Dec 08, 2017

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

  • Susan
    Mar 26, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great one day read. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor whose girlfriend Josie broke up with him after he publicly said some very stupid and embarrassing things. He decides the best thing for him to do is retreat to Costa Rica without telling anyone where he'...

    Really strange book, and I think I mean that in a good way? The narrative voice is not a style I usually care for, distant and omniscient, in everyone's heads which also can mean it's in no one's head. I never felt super close to any character but was still curious about their fates...

    Terrific! Hilarious and full of insights about the acting profession, relationships, definition of the self, tips for kidnappers, and general philosophical stuff ... Well written. ...

    This is a fun read about celebrity (both sides of it), romance and adventure. And there?s a little bit of bad guys. It?s a fun read about celebrity peppered with advice from Stanislavski, et al. about the art of acting. There?s a terrific chapter that gives the reader an insight ...

    I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. Ever wondered what it was like to be an actor? It's not something I ever really thought much about, but still while reading this book I found myself interested in a lot of the thought process that goe...

    What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw brings us a story of two actors, Charlie and Josie at a point of their breakup, a possible harsh downfall of Charlie's career and Josie's struggle to revive her previously booming career. Charlie in an attempt to please everyone ended up hurting...

    This took some time to get immersed in the story and the writing style. That being said, I felt like (in spite of their celebrity) it was surprisingly easy to relate to the characters. ...

    Similar to the two main characters in this book, I felt like the book wasn't sure what it wanted to be. After Charlie has a moment of honesty in an interview, his girlfriend dumps him and he runs away to a secluded island only to find himself in a difficult situation. Meanwhile, his ex...

  • Susan Johnson
    Dec 23, 2017

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

  • Bryant
    Apr 25, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

  • Shirley Noffke
    May 27, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

  • Ashley
    Apr 25, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great one day read. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor whose girlfriend Josie broke up with him after he publicly said some very stupid and embarrassing things. He decides the best thing for him to do is retreat to Costa Rica without telling anyone where he'...

    Really strange book, and I think I mean that in a good way? The narrative voice is not a style I usually care for, distant and omniscient, in everyone's heads which also can mean it's in no one's head. I never felt super close to any character but was still curious about their fates...

  • Rebecca Lyman
    Apr 09, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great one day read. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor whose girlfriend Josie broke up with him after he publicly said some very stupid and embarrassing things. He decides the best thing for him to do is retreat to Costa Rica without telling anyone where he'...

    Really strange book, and I think I mean that in a good way? The narrative voice is not a style I usually care for, distant and omniscient, in everyone's heads which also can mean it's in no one's head. I never felt super close to any character but was still curious about their fates...

    Terrific! Hilarious and full of insights about the acting profession, relationships, definition of the self, tips for kidnappers, and general philosophical stuff ... Well written. ...

    This is a fun read about celebrity (both sides of it), romance and adventure. And there?s a little bit of bad guys. It?s a fun read about celebrity peppered with advice from Stanislavski, et al. about the art of acting. There?s a terrific chapter that gives the reader an insight ...

    I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. Ever wondered what it was like to be an actor? It's not something I ever really thought much about, but still while reading this book I found myself interested in a lot of the thought process that goe...

  • Amy
    Apr 25, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

  • Carol Custer
    Apr 15, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

  • Susan
    Aug 04, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great one day read. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor whose girlfriend Josie broke up with him after he publicly said some very stupid and embarrassing things. He decides the best thing for him to do is retreat to Costa Rica without telling anyone where he'...

    Really strange book, and I think I mean that in a good way? The narrative voice is not a style I usually care for, distant and omniscient, in everyone's heads which also can mean it's in no one's head. I never felt super close to any character but was still curious about their fates...

    Terrific! Hilarious and full of insights about the acting profession, relationships, definition of the self, tips for kidnappers, and general philosophical stuff ... Well written. ...

  • Alana
    May 13, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

  • Kate
    Jun 24, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

  • Corene
    Oct 08, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

  • Roger Smitter
    Nov 06, 2017

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great one day read. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor whose girlfriend Josie broke up with him after he publicly said some very stupid and embarrassing things. He decides the best thing for him to do is retreat to Costa Rica without telling anyone where he'...

    Really strange book, and I think I mean that in a good way? The narrative voice is not a style I usually care for, distant and omniscient, in everyone's heads which also can mean it's in no one's head. I never felt super close to any character but was still curious about their fates...

    Terrific! Hilarious and full of insights about the acting profession, relationships, definition of the self, tips for kidnappers, and general philosophical stuff ... Well written. ...

    This is a fun read about celebrity (both sides of it), romance and adventure. And there?s a little bit of bad guys. It?s a fun read about celebrity peppered with advice from Stanislavski, et al. about the art of acting. There?s a terrific chapter that gives the reader an insight ...

  • Ola
    Feb 07, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great one day read. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor whose girlfriend Josie broke up with him after he publicly said some very stupid and embarrassing things. He decides the best thing for him to do is retreat to Costa Rica without telling anyone where he'...

    Really strange book, and I think I mean that in a good way? The narrative voice is not a style I usually care for, distant and omniscient, in everyone's heads which also can mean it's in no one's head. I never felt super close to any character but was still curious about their fates...

    Terrific! Hilarious and full of insights about the acting profession, relationships, definition of the self, tips for kidnappers, and general philosophical stuff ... Well written. ...

    This is a fun read about celebrity (both sides of it), romance and adventure. And there?s a little bit of bad guys. It?s a fun read about celebrity peppered with advice from Stanislavski, et al. about the art of acting. There?s a terrific chapter that gives the reader an insight ...

    I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. Ever wondered what it was like to be an actor? It's not something I ever really thought much about, but still while reading this book I found myself interested in a lot of the thought process that goe...

    What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw brings us a story of two actors, Charlie and Josie at a point of their breakup, a possible harsh downfall of Charlie's career and Josie's struggle to revive her previously booming career. Charlie in an attempt to please everyone ended up hurting...

  • Wendy Bunnell
    Apr 22, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

  • Karen Parisot
    May 01, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

  • Stephanie Anze
    May 21, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

  • Leith Devine
    Mar 13, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...

    Just didn?t do it for me. Never connected with any of the characters. ...

    The only thing I didn't like about this book was how late it kept me up each night reading! Seriously. I've long been a fan of Stewart's work, all the way back to THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, and this is my favorite of hers hands-down. She tackles the inner-life of two actors with depth, co...

    Being a famous actor can't be easy, especially when your also famous girlfriend call it quits. Charlie Outlaw seeks refuge on a remote island off the grid, but getting away soon turns into an adventure even his acting skills can't get him out of. This thoroughly enjoyable suspens...

    I wanted to enjoy this book. In fact, there was a glimmer of hope in what I did read of this book. I got a third of the way in and put it down; intending to pick the book up again. Yet, when I got the time to do so, I felt no rush or need to want to pick it back up. What I craved t...

    This was a koooky, unusual pick, but an enjoyable summer break. For me, the draw was to the lives of actors -- a world in which I was once enjoyably entrenched -- so there was a familiar comfort to the characters. The plot was barely believable involving a kidnapping on a mystery islan...

    I tried with this book-it sounded like a great premise. I read 30 pages and was literally bored to tears. I already hated the characters because nothing was happening and with so many other books to read, I just could not continue. ...

    This is a tedious and uneven info-dump. Josie is a fading former TV star whose heyday was 20 years ago. Her younger boyfriend, Charlie, is a rising star. But Charlie says disparaging things about his star-making TV show (and his girlfriend) in an interview and his fans turn on him a...

    Good writing, boring story. ...

    3 stars, leaning towards 4 My main gripe is with the writing style, which is omniscient present tense, like the narration on Jane the Virgin, giving peeks into the future while focusing on the immediate present. It?s weird, and sometimes off-putting, and maybe a little tell-not-sh...

    Another bore for me, but others have liked. ...

    This zingy love story manages to make kidnapping and heartbreak seem fun. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor who retreats to an unnamed island for some peace and solitude after his breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. His tranquil vacation is interrupted by unforeseen danger...

    This wasn't really for me. I abandoned it one-third of the way in. The writing was strong, but the subject matter and characters weren't really up my alley. I guess I don't really care that much about the craft of acting and the secret lives of actors, both currently popular and has-be...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I especially loved the moments that explored what it means to be an artist in the world, how giving one's self over to pursuing art requires a particular and constant vulnerability. Twice I got mad at myself for leaving the book at home rather than taking i...

    A disastrous magazine interview causes rising star and Hollywood hunk Charlie Outlaw to lose the love of his life and social media to turn on him. Ouch! So, Charlie decides to get away from it all by running away to a remote tropical island. It turns out it isn?t quite the escape he ...

    Free ARC from work. I picked it up because I'd seen some decent reviews and the cover looked so much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette's that I figured it might be worth a try. I really needed a zippy page-turner after reading several heavy and sad things (plus a few frustrating false st...

    Some aspects of this book were interesting, but overall it seemed rather a mishmash of styles. Was it a mystery? Romantic comedy? What? I didn't especially care for the characters so didn't really care '"what I didn't know about Charlie"'. It was just ok for me ...

    I expected to enjoy this more than I did, so 3 1/2 stars for a somewhat more than okay novel. Charlie Outlaw is a successful actor who flies off to a remote island when his actress girlfriend, Josie, dumps him, and the Internet turns on him. Disgruntled locals hatch an ill-conceived...

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great one day read. Charlie Outlaw is a famous actor whose girlfriend Josie broke up with him after he publicly said some very stupid and embarrassing things. He decides the best thing for him to do is retreat to Costa Rica without telling anyone where he'...

  • Anneliese
    Apr 16, 2018

    After one bad interview, actor Charlie Outlaw manages to alienate the viewers of his hit tv show and to lose his girlfriend in one felt swoop. In an atempt to regain his focus, Charlie takes off to a secluded island, turns off his phone and hopes no one will recognize him. But what was...

    I love everything that Leah Stewart writes and this was no exception. I loved the inside into the actor's world--so fun! A great read. ...

    The idea of two actors who specialize in playing self sufficient characters caught in a real life crisis sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. The story is told in present tense and the thoughts that run through the actor's minds are both boring and repetitive. They need bet...

    Our culture is ever so celebrity obsessed. There are those who, deservingly and often not at all so, have become permanent fixtures in our consciousness and these individuals and the disproportionate, merit free amounts of fame bestowed upon them tell a lot about us as a society. I?m...

    The best part of this book was the cover design. ...