Published by Jack's House Publishing on June 21, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Relationships, Romance
The show must go on, but the price of admission could be her heart.
Sick of her vagabond life in a Broadway touring company, Nicola is ready to settle down. She wants nothing more than to park her suitcase in California, put out feelers for local auditions, and leave her past firmly behind her.
Too bad her past comes knocking on her door her first day home. All six-foot-three, beautiful man of her past named Max. Stupid Max. The mistake Nicola just can’t seem to stop making.
Even before Nicola—fiery, quick-witted, beautiful Nicola—slams the door in his face, Max is in trouble. She will always be the one who got away. Three times. Which makes convincing her to play Titania to his Oberon a bit…awkward.
Though she has zero desire to re-re-rekindle an old flame, Nicola can’t turn down the chance Max is offering: a lead role with the West Coast’s premiere Shakespeare company. But when their first rehearsal kiss disintegrates into a passionate liplock, she’s questioning her sanity and tempted to jump ship—before Max can break her heart again.
Now it’s up to Max to convince her that the torch he’s been carrying is actually an eternal flame.
I grabbed this title on a whim, I was looking for some new contemporary romance to indulge in and this showed up in my inbox and I kind a love stories that involve the theater so I dove right in!
I was pleasantly surprised. The writing is solid here, and the story itself was interesting. I feel like fans of the ins and out of the theater world are definitely going to enjoy this, but even those who aren’t as much (like me) will still like it too!
Nicola and Max have a lot of history… not all of it good, and when Max shows up on her doorstep to offer her a job at the West Coasts’ premiere Shakespeare theater, she’s just desperate enough for a job to ignore all that history and say yes.
But neither of them are looking to dive back into a relationship, especially with all the hurt feelings between them, but they can’t deny their connection either.
Add to that the drama of actors and a playhouse and getting ready for opening night and this story was quite a fun read!
I enjoyed both Max and Nicola, they were fun to get to know, and I really enjoyed that Walker really made the secondary characters a big part of the story!
I’ll definitely be checking out more in this series and look forward to more of the drama happening at the RSF.
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.