Twenty-three-year-old rising theater star Jill McCormick has built a life out of pretending. Pretending she's happy, pretending her long-distance crushes add up to something real, pretending she's not haunted by the dark secret that shattered her world six years ago. Cast in her first Broadway show, she desperately needs to keep her façade intact, but that's before she comes face to face with her devastating new boss....
Hotshot director Davis Milo knows the first rule of directing: Never fall for your leading lady. Captivated by Jill's raw talent, he fights his feelings, but watching Jill on-stage with another man is more than his jealous streak can take. Keeping things professional isn't an option. He wants all of her. Soon the ingénue and her director are staying late in the empty theatre, their private rehearsals spiraling into new, forbidden territory. Caught up between fiction and reality, Jill struggles to find the truth in all their staged kisses. But how can she be sure that what she feels is real, and not a part of the play? And when two people spend their lives pretending, what happens after the final curtain falls?
©2013 Lauren Blakely (P)2014 Tantor
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"Where did they find the female narrator?"
The book maybe if they were looking for some brain candy reading... the audio book? No. The narration was too bad.
The female narrator ruined this one for me. The male was alright although his female voices were grating. It wasn't a case of "oh this narration isn't be best but I can get past it.." it was a case of "Oh my ears! My poor ears!"
"it was ok"
I enjoyed the story but it did not leave me wanting more. I picked it because in a review it said the jelousy was cute. call me less of a woman but I love a strong manly man that is sweet kind and a bit possessive. I was looking forward to read something like that and it had some but for some reason I was still not blown away.
"I loved this book!"
This is a definite 5 star book. Jill is a struggling actress who has lived her life fantasizing about her favorite actor. She finally gets the opportunity to work with him. She thinks she is living her dream until she starts to fall for Davis, her director. The only problem is that she doesn't know if his feelings are true or if he's just helping her become a better actress. This is a must read love story!
"Love the book and the audio made me love it more"
Sexy, romantic and perfect
Bad romeo, because of the theater component
Love their performances, the did great for the characters
It made me love more Davis Milo
This is my fav book by Lauren, she always give me great new books and book boyfriends but I never forget about Davis Milo
"Emily Durante is awful; Todd Haberkorn is great"
Durante killed the story. She made the love scenes sound like excerpts from a cookbook and turned the character into a whiney wimp. A better narrator for the Jill parts could have saved the audiobook.
"The Narrator for Davis Hit it Right on the Head..."
Yes. Just to listen to the that breathy voice of the narrator for Davis Milo, especially when he is doing unspeakable things to Jill in public places.
When Davis pull his jealous act after Jill went out with Patrick.
The lovemaking voice of Todd Haberkorn
When I knew what happened to Jill with her High Scoll boyfriend.
"Improving each time"
Just love that there's such a balance of naughtiness but with a good storyline, insecurities battling with trust etc - Another well done to Lauren.
❣, Cindy xx
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