Publication Date: February 20, 2017
Publisher: Carina Press
Goodreads Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I like the consistency with the overall look of the novels between this and the first book in the series Act Like It. It’s perfect for anyone looking for a chick-flick book. It’s eye catching for that sole reason.
Highly acclaimed, award-winning author of Act Like It Lucy Parker returns readers to the London stage with laugh-out-loud wit and plenty of drama
The play’s the fling
It’s not actress Lily Lamprey’s fault that she’s all curves and has the kind of voice that can fog up a camera lens. She wants to prove where her real talents lie—and that’s not on a casting couch, thank you. When she hears esteemed director Luc Savage is renovating a legendary West End theater for a lofty new production, she knows it could be her chance—if only Luc wasn’t so dictatorial, so bad-tempered and so incredibly sexy.
Luc Savage has respect, integrity and experience. He also has it bad for Lily. He’d be willing to dismiss it as a midlife crisis, but this exasperating, irresistible woman is actually a very talented actress. Unfortunately, their romance is not only raising questions about Lily’s suddenly rising career, it’s threatening Luc’s professional reputation. The course of true love never did run smooth. But if they’re not careful, it could bring down the curtain on both their careers…
I really enjoyed Lucy Parker’s first book Act Like It and this had similarities. A hate-to-love type romance which is totally my thing. I LOVE the Pride and Prejudice type books and when they are constantly thrown together for whatever reason they starts to see each other for what they really are and their hate for one another grows softer and love takes it’s place. Seriously the best. Which is why I enjoyed Act Like It and this one!
This book is about a TV actress named Lily who wants out of her current show. She’s tired of playing the hoe-bag stealing all the guys and playing those uncomfortable sex scenes. So when she gets the opportunity of a life time to get out and play a different role on the stage, she jumps at the chance! Even if it means dealing with the formidable director Luc Savage.
Luc Savage has years of experiance and knows exactly what he wants and how to get it even if he has to be mean. I loved his character because he was completely honest. When someone asked him a question he answered, honestly. Usually in books to cause more issues for the characters and the reader there is a lack of communications which is the problem in all chick flick movies and books… you just want to scream, “JUST TELL THEM THE TRUTH!” or “JUST TALK TO THEM!” you know what I mean? But I had a huge respect for the author making everything “realistic” in that sense and that this guy was so brutally honest. I loved it.
I really enjoyed the humor in this book and it helps you connect and enjoy the book. I love it when a book can make me outwardly smile, laugh or cry. And this book definitely made me smile. It was just overall fun.
I wish there was a bit MORE. It was such a short book I just wanted a bit more. As much as this was enjoyable I didn’t like it as much as the first and I honestly can’t pinpoint what it is that makes it so for me. Overall I think it’s a fun chick-flick book and totally plan to read anything this author puts out but for some reason it was “too quick” there was something there that just didn’t quite reach the top for me. Even though I’m not sure what that is.
Sexual Content: heavy