Love in the Afternoon by Alison Packard
Feeling the Heat #1
Kayla Maxwell and Sean Barrett are soap actors on a A New Dawn, and now their characters have a storyline together. Working together for the first time, they find themselves strongly attracted to each other. But now that she’s gotten some fame, Kayla is getting threatening letters and someone is stalker her.
This book wasn’t perfect but I can see how much potential Alison Packard’s writing has. Kayla and Sean were great together and I loved that not only were they falling in love but the characters they played were falling in love too. The drama was pretty minimal in this one, even considering the stalker plot; most of the drama occurred in the last 15% of the story.
I enjoyed Kayla’s natural sweetness and her genuine enjoyment in everything. Not only is she a soap opera actress but she was also a fan of the show in high school, so she has a real appreciation for her work. Sean too is great because he loves acting but he’s not overly concerned with the fame side of things. Often male celebrity romance characters can be a bit overly cocky but Sean just wants to act.
I wish we had a better understanding of what was motivating Matt in his actions. We got a pretty big hint in the end but having to wait so long just made it hard to like his character and get excited for him as the hero of the next book.
There were a lot of typos in this one, especially considering it came through a publishing house. I understand not everything can be caught, but this one had too many.
3 out of 5 stars
Kayla Maxwell is eager to shed her slasher-flick bimbo image—and she plans to do just that in her new role on daytime’s most popular soap. With a chance to showcase her dramatic range, Kayla will be able to wash away the lingering betrayal and public humiliation left by her controlling, philandering ex-boyfriend.
Sean Barrett, the son of an influential, award-winning actor, is the hottest soap star in the country. Paired on-screen with the talented and beautiful Kayla Maxwell, Sean is determined to keep her at arm’s length, burned before by fame-seeking actresses who had no qualms about using him to get to his famous father.
But when Kayla receives threatening letters, her past as a scream queen seems to be coming back to haunt her. Succumbing to an attraction neither one of them can deny, Sean and Kayla must face down her stalker and their own personal demons before trusting what they both feel—a love that lasts long after the cameras stop rolling.
Published by Carina Press on December 17, 2012
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