Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Book Review: Take Two

Take Two by Laurelin Page blog tour

Take Two, by Laurelin Page.

He'd spent the last seven years on top of his game, focused on his career. He'd been tempted into love by the hottest women, offered the best drugs and the sweetest of sins and he'd always resisted. No hesitation or doubt.

But now he faced six weeks on set with a woman who once upon a time didn't care about wnat or who he was.

Maddie Bauers just might be his undoing.

I've begun to really like the New Adult genre, so I am participating in this book tour, for Laurelin Page's Take Two. I also liked that this novel was movie-themed, as I run a film blog as well as this one, as some of you may know, and the plot sounded intriguing.

Official synopsis:
Take Two book review, Laurelin Paige
I actually don't really like this cover -
I saw it for the first time after reading
the book. Not how I pictured
the characters.
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.

The characters in this book were interesting, and although you can probably predict the ending, the novel takes a while to get there. Maddie meets Micah Preston, then a "regular guy," seven years ago when at a wrap party for a movie. Now he's one of the most popular movie stars in the country, and she's a behind-the-scenes camera woman; she meets him on the set of his film, although she didn't know he was starring in it until that moment.

The chemistry between the two main characters was great. The book is overall well-written and it's a fun "beach-type" read. At times I wanted to yell at the characters for taking soooooooo long to get to the book's ending (no spoilers here) but that was my only real complaint with it.

I'd recommend this novel for YA or New Adult fans, or for anyone looking for a quick and easy read.

3.5 stars out of 5.

*Disclosure: I received an e-copy of this book for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.


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