This book was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad I listened to her.
Lacey Matthews has moved to LA to continue the career she started in New York as a day time soap actress after loosing her job for coming out as a lesbian. She's not exactly making waves in LA but when she’s approached by the very famous prime time tv star, Quinn Kincaid, to act as her real life girlfriend so Quinn can navigate how she will come out to her fans, the offer is more than a little attractive, as is Quinn. At first things are tumultuous between them but as they spend more time together both woman realise how good they could be together but Lacey’s past keeps seeming to catch up with her... could it ruin everything?
What a fantastic book. I’m so glad I read it but I’m annoyed I didn’t read it before doing my 12 best for 2016 because this would have definitely made the list.
I loved the Lacey and Quinn dynamic from the beginning, they had this sarcastic humour that was borderline serious goading but then in the same moments they were sweet and calling each other pet names. They certainly belong together and it’s evident from the first moment they meet.
I don’t want to ruin the plot twists but you will certain need your tissues with this one and I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a couple to make it as much as I did with Lacey and Quinn.
The book was written from both protagonists point of view, which was really valuable because the communication between Lacey and Quinn was sometimes sketchy so you need the internal moments to clarify feelings that they were hiding from one another.
All in all, a fantastic novel and I’ll be watching closely to see what comes next from Elle Spencer. In the meantime I’m off to read her debut novella, Forget Her Not.
This featherlight souffle of lesbian romance is a fun read, with lots of great banter between the characters. The inevitable misunderstandings that keep them apart go on perhaps a little too long, with the denouement a little rushed in comparison, but these are relatively minor niggles. I'll keep an eye out for more from Elle Spencer.
I couldn't stop reading this. I'd tell myself just a little and end up reading a lot. When Ihad to put it down I couldn't wait to get back to it. Strong, believable characters, great drama. Scenes that made me cry. If you're looking for your fix of lesbian romance you won't be disappointed.
What a great story to start 2018 off with a bang. Spencer has a wonderfully fresh way of telling a story of a "hired fake girlfriend" that turns to love but not before a lot of twists and drama between Lacey and Quinn. I loved the character development and how the tv show they are making parallels their lives. This is a humorous drama packed story that had me laughing one minute and then throwing my hands in the air with frustration the next. Yelling at Lacey and Quinn to get it together. Its a sexy slow burn.
It reminded me a little of those old black and white romantic comedies films i watched as a teenager but with a queer storyline. I was really excited when I saw Spencer had a new book out and I was not disappointed. I'm really loving her style of writing and can't wait for the next book. With only two books out she has already slipped in to my Top 10 Lesfic authors and is fast becoming a favourite.
I loved this story, the book made me both laugh and cry in places and was an emotional roller coaster. It was well written and edited. Main characters are well developed and relatable despite being huge stars in their own right. Supporting characters are essential to the plot and the author shows depth of character with most of the important supporting characters. The story flows well and there is enough action and angst to keep the reader invested. I will definitely be re-reading this story and am keen to read more from this Author.
It’s telling that as soon as I finished this book I re-read it! I love the character of Lacey, fiesty, quick witted and funny! The dialogue between her and Quinn had me laughing out loud, the tension and the build up between them is great and overall a great read!