Published by Samhain Publishing on February 4, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, New Adult
Source: ecopy from Publisher
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.
Take Two is the story of Micah and Maddie. They randomly meet at a party when Maddie is graduating from film school and what a chance meeting it was! Let’s just say they get friendlier than I have ever gotten with someone I have just met. But then Maddie needs to take care of her drunk friend, Bree and they each go their separate ways. Fast forward 7 years and Micah is a big time movie hearttrob and Maddie is still trying to make it big as a director. I like the premise of the book, I loved Maddie and Micah (most of the time for Micah) and I can’t even tell you how much I loved the chemistry and passion between the two of them. The cover is not my favorite but I do really like the bar with the lettering of the title. It goes well with the acting theme of the book.
Take Two is very character driven, which is what I prefer. Maddie is a great mix of fresh faced innocence (in the Hollywood world), and sassy minx. It is clear that she is a good girl with a great work ethic. She is very smart and creative. But she also has a little wild streak laced into her personality. And Micah seems to be the one that draws it out of her. Watching the two of them interact was by far the best part of the book. The two of them are beyond hot together. Their relationship did seem to center around the same issue throughout the whole book, but who the heck cares when their chemistry jumps off the page? Laurelin Paige knows how to write sexy romance. And she writes it so well.
The romance in Take Two gets 5 stars for sure. Maybe even more than 5 stars. I could not get enough of the two of them together. They could not seem to resist each other, and I could not resist this book. The only thing it lost points for is the fact that Micah’s hang up on the “no relationship” rule got a little old. He clearly had some strong feelings for Maddie, so it annoyed me (and Maddie) that it took him so long to admit it to himself. I just thought it was a bit dragged out. But other than that, I completely LOVED the book. The writing is great and Maddie is a fantastic character. I loved how authentic the show biz and movie aspects of the book felt as well. Take Two is the perfect book to lay out by the pool with and get lost in for an afternoon or two. It is a little predictable, but a whole lot of fun.
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