Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Review: Act Like We're In love
Publication Date: October 7, 2010
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback/E-book (256 pages as E-book)
Book Summary: Linnea Larson is appalled when a Hollywood hunk is hired to star opposite her at her family's theatre. Known for playing a superhero onscreen, and a super stud off screen, doesn't convinces her he has what it takes to share her stage. Due to a pact with her best friend, she never dates actors. Despite his fame, fortune and an endless string of women, Luke is dissatisfied with his picture perfect life. He escapes to his theatrical roots to find wary cast mates, a best friend convinced the show will ruin Luke's career, and an adorable costar who refuses to date him. Far from Hollywood's spotlights, can he find happiness in the footlights of a tiny Theatre? Despite Luke dragging her into his paparazzi nightmare, Linnea can't deny his irresistible charm. Their fling has a guaranteed expiration date. Why risk the inevitable heartbreak? Their job is to act like they're in love, but will they decide it's worth the leap to fall in love for real?
My Thoughts: This was a new author for me, and yes I am addicted. This book had been sitting in my review pile for almost 2 months and upon getting my e-reader it was number 2 on my list to get read. Well, it should have been number 1, this book was great. I love contemporary romance and this fits it perfectly. I also love when there are two stories in one book. Not only did the reader want to see Linnea and Luke get together, but each of their best friends Ingria and Wes who were complete opposites were drawn to one another. Since we didn't get as much with the two of them, I am hoping that means the author is working on a book for just those two characters. As always, one thing I look for when reading romance is the chemistry between the characters. I have to feel the want between the two, and I definitely did in this book. Linnea was so drawn to Luke and he the same. It was one of those books where the two main characters struggled with being together, but not to where you want to throw the book across the room and tell them to just get over it. The author really balanced it well. The characters were all well liked. This is a book your going to want to read if now a days romance for you. Especially when just watching a movie and wishing you could land a big movie star, reading this you can be with Linnea as she gets her chance to bag the hottest name is Hollywood.
Check out http://www.christibarth.com/books.html to learn more about the author and the two books that she has published.
** This book was provided to me by the author in return for my honest review. **