After The Curtain Call

After The Curtain Call

by Nancy Elaine Polin

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Single mother Amy Ross guards heart and privacy with fierce determination. When the curtain rises at the old theater, she sets aside past heartache and anger to revel in the new, exciting character she plays each night. When the theater owner brings in a handsome business partner to help with renovations, she quickly slams the stage door on any ideas of romance with the dashing actor.

Handsome film star Thomas Buchanan is intrigued by the mysterious leading lady. Her beauty and talent capture his attention, but the sadness he glimpses behind her cool demeanor draws him with a fire he hasn't felt in years. He yearns to know Amy better and forges a rocky friendship through her son's adoration of his movies. When danger returns from Amy's past, Thomas discovers breaking through her emotional armor could be a deadly challenge.

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BN ID: 2940158160905
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 06/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 218 KB

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After The Curtain Call 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LittleMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
I've never read anything by either of these authors so when I was approached by Ms. Nancy Polin to read this, I really didn't know what to expect. I don't know if I was expecting to love the book as much as I ultimately did. What a pleasant surprise! I got a laid back feeling from this book as I was reading. While there didn't feel like there was a rush to the plot, it really scooted along nicely. There were a couple of times in the story where I felt like things could use a little bump to keep things flowing but other than that, it was great. I can usually pick out what is going to happen next with these romantic suspense novels but I must admit, this one caught me off guard a couple of times. That doesn't happen often but it's always welcome when it does! I enjoyed the main characters, Amy and Thomas. I liked the romance between these two and it was always interesting to see if Amy was going to brush him off or finally relent. I do wish that I had gotten to know all of the characters a little more ... I'm a greedy reader and I always want more than the author is willing to give. I just wanted to know more about them. At no point in the story did I feel like I didn't understand any of the character's motivations but at the same time, they did feel a little ... empty at times. I wanted to know them like I know my best friend - every single secret! All in all, it was a really great book. I was always interested and completely invested in the story and I found myself regretting reading it so quickly because I didn't want it to end. I'm interested to see what these authors have in store for them in the future because this one was great! * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
After the Curtain Call Settle in, and enjoy a truly warm romance about overcoming past traumas and learning that taking a second chance on love does not take away from one single mother’s goal to be these she can be for her young son. What Amy learns is the joy that sharing lives can bring. After the Curtain Call by Nancy Polin is a wonderfully romantic read about a troubled woman who finds release on the stage in becoming a new character every night until a new owner/ dashingly handsome looks takes more than a passing glance at her. Thomas is drawn to Amy and as a master of nuance, sees below her beautiful face to the underlying tension within. Determined to break down her resistance to his attentions, Thomas finds his movies are a way into her son’s good graces. But could Amy’s shattered past rear its ugly head and become a deadly threat to their lives and love? Beautifully written, far from a rapidfire read, this one is truly a smooth flowing romance with characters that have dark pasts, broken dreams and shortcomings that are very human. Nancy Polin is an author to watch for, she writes from the heart with great passion. I received this copy from Nancy Polin in exchange for my honest review.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
After The Curtain Call,  Nancy E. Polin,  Elaine Radley Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance. Nancy has teamed up with another author,Elaine Radley ,  for this book. I’d read a couple of Elaine’s stories so decided I’d like to review this one too. Amy is a lovely lady, but with a troubled past she’s escaped from. She adores her son and is determined to keep him safe. She’s a stage actress, found her niche in a little rundown theatre, and made some great friends. She’s settled – for now- but is always guarded, doesn’t date and doesn’t seem to actually put roots down where she lives, its as if its a holding place til she needs to run again. For now though she’s happy, ish.... Then the theatre owner brings in an investor, the place needs some serious money and he can provide it. Turns out the man investing is a film star, though Amy doesn’t do TV, films etc ( she sounds like me!) so when she meets him she’s no idea who he is. She’s scared though, she can feel the pull between them, and he has the potential to make her want to let her guard down and she won’t do that, determined to keep her son safe and her heart free.  Thomas isn’t put off easily though and wears her down in a nice way. Just when things are going well for them a danger from her past appears, and she’s torn, its why she hasn’t ever let herself get attached to people or places, before Thomas she’d just have moved, run again, start afresh, but life can’t be lived to the full that way. She’s agonising over what’s best to do, her usual run and lose everything here she’s got, or stay and face up to the danger. Its a great read seeing what she ought to do – her head v what she wants to do – her heart. Its not a decision she can just sit on, either way she needs to be proactive.  Things get more intense, both her romance with Thomas and the dangers, and I enjoyed wondering whether she’d be scared away, and what Thomas would do if that happened, or whether she’d stay and how she would deal with the danger and her attraction to/relationship with Thomas. It was an enjoyable read, easy to follow and quite light on the drama front, not a cant-stop-reading book, but one that's a perfect escape for a fun holiday or relaxing read. I love drama, felt this was a bit lacking in it for me, but sometimes a more relaxing read is what you’re in the mood for and this is perfect for those times. Stars: Four, a fun escapist read. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher