{Review} #1 MUSE by T. Gephart

October 18, 2018 New Adult, Reviews 0 ★★★½

{Review} #1 MUSE by T. Gephart#1 Muse by T. Gephart
Pages: 258
Published by T Gephart on October 4, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Romance, contemporary
Source: eARC from Publisher

Landing a writing gig in Hollywood was just as difficult as becoming an actor, and something Claire Becker had learned the hard way.

Sure, she didn’t have to conform to ridiculous beauty standards and give up her love for raw cookie dough, but the sting of rejection burned all the same. The only things that kept her sane were her two amazing roommates and her guilty pleasure—writing fan-fiction.

Getting lost in her own world, she’d forget that she had yet to land her dream job, and instead spent time with her dream man—Nick Larsson. Well, at least in the literary sense. Too bad he wasn’t aware or an active participant—her fictional love life, outstanding.

Tall, good-looking and sexy beyond comprehension, Nick Larsson not only had a famous last name—and four equally smoldering brothers—but was talented beyond belief. A star on the rise with a critically acclaimed series, his body and face were what fantasy scripts—and dreams—were made of. Made for some pretty steamy writing opportunities too.

And yes, it was probably “wrong” for Claire to objectify him, but it wasn’t like anyone knew about it. Just her, and her two amazing, supportive roommates.Or at least they were amazing and supportive, and bound to be missed after Claire killed them.

In a moment of unexplained insanity, one of them —or both, each as bad as the other—sent her latest installments to the man himself.

Cue panic of epic proportions.

All Claire needed to do was sneak into his apartment and retrieve the misappropriated story before Nick, or anyone else, read it and mistook her for a creepy stalker. Although, breaking and entering probably wouldn’t convince anyone to the contrary either.

Claire was going to get the best material of her life, or end up with a restraining order. Either way, the story was getting a hell of lot more interesting.

NA Review My Thoughts
#1 MUSE is the fifth book in the #1 series by T. Gephart. Each of the books in the series are romantic comedies, but they do not need to be read in order. This is the first book in the series I have checked out so far and, while it was more than a little far fetched, it was a lot of fun. In Muse, we meet Claire, who is an out of work screen writing in LA, who is looking for a show or movie to be a writer on. On the side, she also pens some fanfiction featuring one of her favorite actors, Nick. When her fanfiction accidentally ends up in Nick’s possession, Claire will do anything to get it back. What results is a whirlwind romance that was a lot of fun to read about. 
I love both Claire and Nick. In fact, I loved the whole cast of characters, because Claire’s friends were also pretty awesome. Claire is a very capable woman, and I appreciate how up front she is in pretty much all aspects of her life. She really doesn’t have a problem voicing her opinion, which is so refreshing to me. (And impressive, coming from a people pleaser through and through.) Nick is a complete sweetheart. Honestly, He seemed almost too good to be true. He was utterly unfazed by Hollywood and being a celebrity. That is part of what felt a little unrealistic to me. View Spoiler » The whole Claire and Nick scenario felt like a lot of insta love, on both ends. But it seemed a little hard to believe when you take into account one of the parties is an actual celebrity. I would have liked the plot to have been just a bit more believable, but perhaps some of the fun of this novel is in the fantasy of this scenario playing itself out. I can certainly see that, and the romance was very sweet and fun to read.

If you are a fan of celebrity/actor romances and you are not put off by a small case of insta love, I think you will enjoy how much fun Claire and Nick’s story is. The romance really is very sweet and the characters and writing are excellent. This was a fun read for me, albeit a little unrealistic.


Michelle @ Book Briefs

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