When the Lights Go Down

When the Lights Go Down

by Amy Jo Cousins

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ISBN-13: 9781460342688
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: Contemporary Romance/The Tylers , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 714,692
File size: 329 KB

About the Author

A.J. Cousins knows one thing for sure: the people who read and write romance novels are the smartest, funniest, kindest, and most optimistic souls on the planet and finding a place in this community has been like coming home. She lives in Chicago, where she writes contemporary romance, tweets more than she ought, and sometimes runs way too far. She loves her boy and the Cubs, who taught her that being awesome doesn't necessarily have anything to do with winning. Please visit her online!

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When the Lights Go Down 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Continuing the Tyler family series (though each story can be read as a standalone), this wonderful romance is the story of Maxie and Nick. Maxie is a stage manager, dedicated to her career and her employees who work under her. When Nick is called in by his wealthy socialite mother to see whether Maxie should get the job of managing her latest pet project, there is an instant sexual attraction between them that they semi-reluctantly but quickly act upon. But will their temporary fling end when the lights go down? I loved this story! Maxie is such a wonderfully well rounded and fun character. She plays whatever part she thinks is required, no matter the situation - whether it's a steely eyed commandant director, a regal socialite, or a down to earth girl next door - all show on the outside to protect herself from her attraction to Nick and her feelings of inadequacy from her financially poor upbringing and limited romantic experience. She's made a fool of herself for love before and is determined not to do it again. Nick is every woman's dream man - handsome, well off, smart and sophisticated. He is amused by Maxie and her external facade, and is able to see the vulnerable woman underneath. Together their sexual chemistry is explosive and the steamy love scenes between them are emotional and heartfelt (and to be clear, there are a lot of them). But each love scene between them cements their relationship a little bit more, and the reader eagerly follows the development of their romance. I found the setting to be really interesting, highlighting what goes on behind the scenes of a theater production and all the difficulties therein. The secondary characters - Maxie's theater employees, her family, and Nick's mother add humour and witty dialogue to the story and make the tale a fun read. The situations Maxie gets herself into make the plot fast paced and the story hard to put down as the romance develops and the production of the play takes on an amusing and sometimes tense set of twists and turns. Overall I found the story to be a fun, entertaining and steamy read, and the romance between Nick and Maxie to have the perfect amount of conflict, tension , romance and heartwarming moments. 5 fabulous stars!