Dress Up

Dress Up

by Joel Skelton


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Broadway director Wyatt Stark's smash hit, Dress Up, a free-spirited, spaghetti strap of a tale set during New York's legendary fashion week, has played at full capacity for almost two years. Wyatt is taking his wildly successful musical to Hollywood with the help of his business partner, Murphy. But Wyatt is on the edge, overworked by the industry and overwrought by a terrible breakup, and so he agrees to spend the summer before production starts recuperating at Murphy's secluded beach house in Maine.

It's there that Wyatt meets and falls for Ryan Taylor-but Ryan isn't who he portrays himself to be. Distressed and desperately in love, Ryan weaves a web of lies in an effort to secure Wyatt's heart, hoping and praying that their romance can survive the deception. When Wyatt discovers the truth, will their love be there to stay, or will it be, like a worn-out fashion trend, yesterday's news?

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ISBN-13: 9781615816620
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, LLC
Publication date: 11/24/2010
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pages into Dress Up, Joel had me laughing and continued to do so throughout the book. That is, up until the end where he had tears in my eyes. Dress Up is a phenomenal story about Wyatt Stark, a Broadway director going to the big screen with his successful musical, Dress Up. Since Wyatt is dealing with panic attacks and looking for true love after a relationship gone bad, his ex-lover, best friend and manager, Murphy Smith, sends Wyatt to Maine for a few months, away from all the anxiety, before they start the filming process in Hollywood. Murphy has sent his assistant, Ryan Taylor, to prepare Murphy's home for Wyatt's stay over the summer months and to assist Wyatt with whatever he needs. However, Ryan is to stay out of Wyatt's way so he can relax without any worries. The attraction between Wyatt and Ryan is immediate when Wyatt gets off the plane and meets Ryan. Because of Ryan's strong liking to Wyatt, he starts to lie about who he is and the lies grow as the two come closer together. Wyatt believes Ryan is the one, his true love, and starts thinking about what their future could hold. Unfortunately, the lie is revealed and Wyatt turns his focus to the making of his movie. I don't want to divulge much more about the story, but we all know in a great romance there is always a happy ending. Dress Up is witty, charming, enlightening and very well written. I look forward to reading Joel's next book. Joel has written a romance between two men beautifully. The characters have emotions that are moving and evoking. There is a line in the book that struck a chord with me, "How unfair the world is. How is my love any different from anyone else's?" With eagerness, I stepped out of my comfort zone to read Dress Up and I'm glad I did. Sure, I blushed here and there, but what well-written love scene doesn't. Reading Dress Up reminded me love is love and God made us who we are. We are all gifts and deserve to love someone and receive their love in return.