Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Giveaway & Review: Take Two by Laurelin Paige

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

Book Title: Take Two
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

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. 

Buy Links

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Take-Two-Laurelin-Paige-ebook/dp/B00FG2LWWM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388620373&sr=8-1&keywords=take+two+laurelin

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17993595-take-two?ac=1

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/take-two/id716678272?mt=11

Barnes and Noble Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/take-two-laurelin-paige/1117029419?ean=9781619219670

What I thought about Take Two

When Maddie and Micah hook up at the wrap party, there's some definite heat between these them. Their night together is cut short by a friend and although Micah is interested in picking up where they left off, he decides he doesn't want the hassle of a relationship, especially since his career is about to take off. So he deletes her number and moves on.

Seven years later and many career milestones for both of them, Micah and Maddie meet again, and there's no denying the attraction between them, even though it's been some time. But the problem is that Micah has sworn off any sort of relationship, believing they can't exist with the rigors of a Hollywood lifestyle... and Maddie won't settle for a one-night-stand. She wants him, not just his considerable bedroom assets -- she wants to get to know the real Micah. She wants a relationship. For a good part of the first 1/3 of the book, they are at a stalemate.

They manage to wear each other down, and things start looking up for both of them when they decide to give their relation a chance, at least for the remaining weeks of the film shoot. But Maddie is still distrustful, and Micah still can't believe their relationship can work, even as they get closer to each other sexually and emotionally.

I loved the transformation that happens with Micah in this story. He really has to take quite a few leaps of faith. Maddie was a little more frustrating, although I was totally on her side when she becomes the one to walk away.

This was a quick, easy read. There's not a lot of depth or details here, but it made for a fun summer-time read on the lawn chair or beach. I wish Beaumont would have gotten his just desserts, but eh, his minor subplot didn't really matter in the grand scheme of the Micha/Maddie love story.

Overall, an enjoyable head-versus-heart story.

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About Laurelin: 

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.

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