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Pretty Face (London Celebrities Book 2) Kindle Edition
|Length: 291 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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[A] funny, sexy, and plain ole' terrific chick-lit read!-- "Romance Reviews on Act Like It"
Well written, with very human characters and an entertaining plot...Gratifying, hilarious.-- "Library Journal on Act Like It" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B01LZXMCYA
- Publisher : Carina Press (20 February 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 2097 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 291 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 98,738 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this hyper-real world, love and real relationships are hard to find. Who do you trust? Are they really in love with you, or just using you as a career stepping stone?
Lily, who is in her twenties, has been tied to a contract on a TV series in which she plays a sleazy, sexy, notorious character. But she is actually a talented and serious actor, and once her TV contract winds up, she tries to make her move into live theatre. But it's not so easy. People equate the air-headed TV character she is so well-known for, with her actual self. Hard to break away from.
But Lily does get an audition with Luc Savage, a 40 -year-old notoriously demanding and perfectionist stage director, who is renovating a beautiful old theatre and opening a brand new play there.
And then the magic happens. Luc and Lily connect right from the start. Luc is able to see beneath the surface to the potential Lily has to be a major star. But it's more than that. They see each other as real people, and they begin to fall in love.
It's wrong on lots of levels. Luc is so much older than Lily, and moreover he's her boss. Even before they do the deed, everyone assumes Lily is sleeping her way to the top via the infamous casting couch. They both get a whole lot of bad press, and it makes things pretty uncomfortable for them in the workplace. Both of them also find it difficult to believe this is real and to trust in the relationship.
But they do get together and finally realise they can't fight it. There are some dramatic moments along the way (no pun intended) and their friends, colleagues and family have mixed reactions to say the least. But the reality of their love and deep connection finally wins out over the obstacles.
This was actually a lovely read. I really liked both MCs, and their families. Lily's family is quite dysfunctional, but full of interesting characters who do actually do love her in their own ways. The setting with its many glimpses of backstage life and the prima donnas (both male and female) who dwell there, was fascinating.
Overall, a most enjoyable read.
Top reviews from other countries
As romance novels go, this one is actually quite good. Lucy Parker does dialogue incredibly well (if longwinded in certain bits) and there is a solid, believable plot. It was a nice read, with a good group of secondary characters that supported the main romance rather well.
I liked the two main characters and their interactions. However, the book itself isn’t steamy, swoon-worthy (maybe that’s a good thing…), or even that romantic, but it’s a very nice and well written book. I’m probably not going to remember the story or the characters that much in a few months, but I thoroughly enjoyed spending a few hours with them and Ms Parker’s writing.
Full of nice details about London and the acting world, this is immersive romance at its best. Just the right amount of angst and so much to love. I cheered all the way through. Proper chicken soup for the soul type book.
I bought the audio narration too, which was well worth it and worked seamlessly between reading and listening.
Also noticed I have an issue with this author's dialogues, always have to wonder who said the line, I might not be a native speaker but I read 2 books a week and never had this issue before.
This was once again set in London's theatre land with a brief foray into a TV soap. It was witty and sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always very good.
I loved Luc and Lily. Jack (Lily's father) who got lots of mentions but only a brief role was a fascinating character, he would have agreed with this assessment.