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Act Like It
     

Act Like It

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by Lucy Parker
 

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A sharp-witted heroine and an infuriating-but-swoon-worthy leading man bring down the house in this utterly charming contemporary romance debut from Lucy Parker

This just in: romance takes center stage as West End theatre's Richard Troy steps out with none other than castmate Elaine Graham


Richard Troy used to be the hottest

Overview

A sharp-witted heroine and an infuriating-but-swoon-worthy leading man bring down the house in this utterly charming contemporary romance debut from Lucy Parker

This just in: romance takes center stage as West End theatre's Richard Troy steps out with none other than castmate Elaine Graham


Richard Troy used to be the hottest actor in London, but the only thing firing up lately is his temper. We all love to love a bad boy, but Richard's antics have made him Enemy Number One, breaking the hearts of fans across the city.

Have the tides turned? Has English rose Lainie Graham made him into a new man?

Sources say the mismatched pair has been spotted at multiple events, arm in arm and hip to hip. From fits of jealousy to longing looks and heated whispers, onlookers are stunned by this blooming romance.

Could the rumors be right? Could this unlikely romance be the real thing? Or are these gifted stage actors playing us all?

75,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459290587
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
11/30/2015
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
35,742
File size:
369 KB

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Meet the Author

Lucy Parker lives in the gorgeous Central Otago region of New Zealand, where she feels lucky every day to look out at mountains, lakes and vineyards. She has a degree in Art History, loves museums and galleries, and doodles unrecognisable flowers when she has writer's block.

Her interest in romantic fiction began with a pre-teen viewing of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Firth-style), which prompted her to read the book as well, and the rest was history.

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Act Like It 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this "enemies" to lovers' book...well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the main characters in this book. They seemed like they made a believable transition, how the author portrayed it, going from indifference to love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this one up based on an online review, and I'm glad I did. Lucy Parker's writing is HILARIOUS. The dialogue is non-stop witty, clever, and so funny I actually did laugh out loud several times. The characters are well done, and the setting - a London theater - is an interesting change from the usual contemporary romance venues. "Act Like It" was a very enjoyable read, and I hope for more books from Ms. Parker soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*siits waiting for someone*
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! Wow, what a great book from "new to me" author Lucy Parker. Act Like It, is a relationship of convenience romance that twists and turns in all the right places. The characters are well developed and easy to get to know. The story was so good and engrossing, I wanted it to go on forever. In fact, I can't wait to read more from this author. The two main characters, Lainie Graham and Richard Troy, are starring in the same play on London's West End. Lainie is not only talented and gorgeous, she is down to earth as well. When she is not performing or perfecting her craft, she is helping others through her charity work. Richard is an extremely accomplished actor, with a tendency to be rude and quick-tempered. Thanks to the tabloids and paparazzi, his antics are becoming legendary, and the theater going audience is beginning to show their disdain by not buying tickets. As a result, Lainie and Richard agree to be seen in public together, in order to clean up Richard's image and save the show. Who would have thought that their faux relationship would turn into so much more. The good girl and bad boy romance trope is always a winning combination. Another brilliant actor in the play, Will Farmer, adds an interesting layer of conflict to the story. Lainie is his former girlfriend and he publicly humiliated her by sleeping with another woman. In addition, they share a kiss during each and every performance. There is a ton animosity and jealously between Will and Richard, which the author executes with perfection. Overall, this is a well written and extremely impassioned novel. To begin with, the cover is hot and sexy. Secondly, Ms. Parker opens the story with a unique and attention-grabbing chapter, which sets the meaningful tone of this read. I just loved how Lainie and Richard came together, as they slowly discovered their feelings due to the unique nature of their rookie relationship. Lainie and Richard felt real to me and I could not get enough of their conversations, longing and revelations. Overtime, they became near and dear to my heart. This book is a keeper and I will definitely read it again in the future. You may want to keep a dictionary handy, because some of the British vocabulary is not easy to interpret from the context of the surrounding sentences. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Act Like It is a modern nod to theater. What I really enjoyed was getting to become familiar with the characters. Ms. Parker covered what drove them, the struggles they faced etc. Allowing the reader to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the people. Act Like It is a glimpse at the struggles of making a high profile career and relationship work. It is in done in a clever, charming and pleasurable way that I forgot I was reading. Copyright of Night Owl Reviews