- “Act Like It” by Lucy Parker
- Contemporary Romance
- Read as an ebook.
- 4/5 stars
- Finished August 17, 2017
This just in: romance takes center stage as West End theatre’s Richard Troy steps out with none other than castmate Elaine Graham
Richard Troy used to be the hottest actor in London, but the only thing firing up lately is his temper. We all love to love a bad boy, but Richard’s antics have made him Enemy Number One, breaking the hearts of fans across the city.
Have the tides turned? Has English rose Lainie Graham made him into a new man?
Sources say the mismatched pair has been spotted at multiple events, arm in arm and hip to hip. From fits of jealousy to longing looks and heated whispers, onlookers are stunned by this blooming romance.
Could the rumors be right? Could this unlikely romance be the real thing? Or are these gifted stage actors playing us all?
So one of my most guilty pleasures is a good chick-lit romance novel. On occasion I will read erotica, but I tend to like things that are less about bodice ripping erotic moments, and more about relationships and the cute buildup and all of that. “Act Like It” was absolutely perfect for me for this.
I tend to read these books when I’m in a very specific mood, and they usually work as palate cleansers for me, if characters went through bad things growing up they work them out, there’s usually a big fight where they break up and realize they’re meant to be, etc etc. I love it. Once I found the “Anna and the French Kiss” books though, it’s hard not to compare, and “Act Like It” absolutely holds its own.
Richard is your typical pompous guy, but what I like is that he isn’t some terribly misogynistic womanizer who Lainie tames. He’s just a guy who prides his career over his relationships and has a bad reputation in the press because he just…loves what he does and doesn’t give a crap about the rest of it. Lainie on the other hand is known as a sweetheart, and was just burned by a total f-boy.
I loved the way this played out. There wasn’t a whole lot of erotica, there was a few sex scenes, but it wasn’t the main focus of the book. I really liked this, and would almost call it a New Adult version of the “Anna and the French Kiss” series. I’ll absolutely be reading the second!
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