Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Take Two by Laurelin Paige ~ Release Day & mini review

Source: Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.


He’s ready for his close up, but she’s the one calling the shots. 

On the night of her graduation from film school, straight-laced Maddie Bauers fell completely out of character for an oh-my-god make-out session with a perfect stranger. Complete with the big O.

Seven years later, that romantic interlude is still fresh in her mind. That stranger is now a rich and famous actor. And she’s one very distracted camera assistant working on his latest production. She might consider another tryst…if he even remembers her.

Micah Preston does indeed remember Maddie. Too bad he’s sworn off Hollywood relationships. He allows himself as much sex as he likes—and oh, he does like—but anything more is asking for trouble. For the woman, not for him. Yet knowing Maddie could want more than a movie-set fling doesn’t stop him from pursuing her like a moth drawn to hot stage lights. 

But as the shoot nears its end, it’s decision time. Is it time to call, “Cut!” on their affair, or is there enough material for a sequel?

Warning: Contains a dreamy movie star hero, a focus-pulling heroine, off-the-charts instant chemistry, steamy sex in near-public locations, and a new use for lip gloss.




Mini review

This character driven story combines hot chemistry with demanding careers and makes for an enjoyable afternoon of pleasure.

The Characters...

I love character driven stories especially when I enjoy the characters like I did with this one.  Maddie is a strong female character that I not only loved reading but I was proud of her.  You see, she knew she deserved more and she wasn't going to be a silly love-sick girl and accept less.  That made me proud.  Now Micah (so LOVE that name) was stubborn.  He grew-up believing something very strongly about relationships and acting.  That belief was reaffirmed several times.  His problem was that he was falling for Maddie and he couldn't figure out how to have it all.  And yes he's stubborn.  And sexy and caring and a gentleman and sexy.  Did I mention the sexy? Yes, he's that.

The Story...

This story is hot.   Their chemistry is immediate but is then put on hold for seven years.  The images play on rewind in both their minds and the sizzle is very much still there when they meet again.  Lots of yummy sizzle in this one.  While I loved the characters and the heat was high, I figured out the story to fast.  Not that I didn't enjoy being right, but still.

Do I Recommend...

I do.  For those that love the hot and steamy to go with the "figure it out" relationship kinda books, this one is a perfect choice.

About the author:

Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.