Once upon a time in New York City, there was a down-on-his-luck actor named Reeve, who was talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But show biz is a rough biz – he lost out on a part in a big film, and now his day job hours have been cut too. What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner, who must appear temporarily attached if she’s to land a coveted gig casting a red-hot film. So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her fiancé until she closes the deal. The trouble is – she’s sexy-as-hell and damn near irresistible to him. And he’s not only a great guy, but also the best dirty talker she’s ever met. It doesn’t take long for their pretend love affair to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library.
A red-hot love affair. An intense connection. But as the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart blur, can two people working in the world of acting fake it til they make it?
I really liked the middle of this book. The start of it made me nuts and the ending was just kinda odd in terms of everything but the couple.
The hero is great. The heroine… hmmm… I go hot and cold with her. She is pretty assessing. Meaning she thinks of people as objects or puzzles in some ways but not in a neutral or kind way.
Then, she really likes the hero. This could be seen as simply going after what she wants and assertive but it sometimes just feels souless.
But there are good moments and snappy banter.