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ACT Like We're in Love by Carolyn Crow,Ally Robertson,Christi Barth

Author: Carolyn Crow,Ally Robertson,Christi Barth
Book title: ACT Like We're in Love
ISBN10: 1615721541
ISBN13: 978-1615721542
Publisher: Damnation Books (October 7, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 258
Size PDF: 1834 kb
Size FB2: 1494 kb
Size ePUB: 1799 kb
Rating: 4.6 ✯
Votes: 475
Subcategory: Contemporary

ACT Like We're in Love by Carolyn Crow,Ally Robertson,Christi Barth

Linnea Larson is appalled when a Hollywood hunk is hired to star opposite her at her family's theatre. Known for playing a superhero onscreen, and a super stud offscreen, doesn't convinces her he has what it takes to share her stage. Due to a pact with her best friend, she never dates actors. Despite his fame, fortune and an endless string of women, Luke is dissatisfied with his picture perfect life. He escapes to his theatrical roots to find wary cast mates, a best friend convinced the show will ruin Luke's career, and an adorable costar who refuses to date him. Far from Hollywood's spotlights, can he find happiness in the footlights of a tiny Theatre? Despite Luke dragging her into his paparazzi nightmare, Linnea can't deny his irresistible charm. Their fling has a guaranteed expiration date. Why risk the inevitable heartbreak? Their job is to act like they're in love, but will they decide it's worth the leap to fall in love for real?
Reviews (7)
Gelgen
If you like stories about putting on a show, you'll like this one. Movie star comes to the upper Midwest to get back to his theatrical roots and romance ensues. The author got the details right for a small repertory theatre; I couldn't say as to the Hollywood stuff. Great characters and a fun read.
Drelalen
Very well written story. Excellent romance about actors. It made me feel like a part of the show and made the world of summer stock come to life. Loved it!
Ytli
Luke is a big name movie star. Linnea is a theatre girl. He comes to town to do a play in her family theatre. But they meet by accident before she finds out who he is. Sparks fly, but will it last and not be a act.
Angana
A must read from this author. I volunteered to read a copy for an honest review.
Tegore
loved it. just sweet easy read.. basically an escape from mundane world, since this could never happen in the real world.
Iesha
I really liked this book keep up the good work
Altad
Linnea Larson basically grew up in the theater. Her family owns one and she loves acting. She's grateful she isn't famous though, she couldn't handle all of the paparazzi and all that goes with it. She made a pact years ago with her best friend that she wouldn't date any actors.

Out rollerblading one day, she literally bumps into a handsome man. Even after the introductions are finished, she quickly agrees to dinner with him. He has quickly caught her attention. But when he realizes she doesn't really know who he is, he rectifies the situation. Luke is very famous, known as the Aquaman, as well as been in several movies. He's wealthy, famous, and a hunk.

But Luke is ready for a break from the limelight and gets the part playing in Larson's production of Guys and Dolls. His leading lady is Linnea, and she still refuses to date him, even though the two are supposed to be acting like they are in love. The paparazzi find Luke no matter where he is, but can Linnea put aside her pact to give she and Luke a chance at real love?

Exciting and heartwarming, Act Like We're in Love is a delightful contemporary romance that will touch your heart. Beautifully enhanced with a poignant plot, compelling characters, humor, romance, striking plot twists and plenty of love, this story is brought to life right before your eyes by the attractive writing style of Christi Barth.
Linnea Larson has an appreciation for the stage and theatrical arts. What she doesn't appreciate are Hollywood hunks who storm into small towns and think they have the talent to sing and act on stage. Living above her family owned theater is Linnea's idea of heaven and she can hardly contain her excitement as preparations begin for the theater's next production of Guys and Dolls. Except Linnea discovers her new leading man is none other than Luke Powell, famous movie star and utterly gorgeous man. Linnea initially dislikes him, yet can't help but melt every time he's around. He can't seem to ignore the sparks they make either, and the first time they sing together proves their attraction is irresistible. But Linnea's life is on the small stage and Luke's is on the big screen. Once the show's run is over, will they stick around for a second run....or will the curtains close on their relationship forever?

It's the contemporary romances that have a lot of heart that thrill you the most. The ones with the quirky, loving characters that all romance readers can relate to. Act Like We're In Love by Christi Barth is one of those novels. A light hearted journey in the backstage of a theater romance, this novel is a fun, sexy and fabulous.

Act Like We're In Love has two characters who create enough steam to knock your socks off. The sparks between Linnea and Luke are undeniably sexy and powerful. The pages certainly sizzle with their steamy kisses and playful games of seduction. After the heat dies down, this is what you will get with Christi Barth's novel...it's not a dramatic novel with villains and disaster, but a simple story that explains how two individuals meet underneath the bright lights of the stage.

As for the characters, although in some parts Linnea was quick to judge, I enjoyed her characters and personality very much. She wasn't immediately falling all over him because he was a gorgeous celebrity, but only fell for him after she came to know him better. Of course, I'm sure Luke being gorgeous didn't hurt either! As for Luke, some chapters I loved him and others he annoyed me somewhat. It was enjoyable to read a character who lived life in the spotlights of Hollywood, but didn't conform to the negative image. Rejected the whole lifestyle, really. He has his imperfections, while most of them are endearing, sometimes the `womanizer' image came on just a little too strong. It didn't really mesh with the Luke the reader comes to know at the end...the endearing, caring actor who falls hard for this sensational stage actress.

Barth has fun and quirky secondary characters that light up the page. The secondary love story between Wed and Ingrid was as enjoyable as the one between Luke and Linnea. Their ending is a mystery and I can only hope their happily ever after is revealed in Barth's future work. While most of the characters were fantastic, Linnea's parents were a huge disappointment. For two people in an, for all intents and purposes, overtly happy business, they were dry and miserable and certainly not supportive of their daughter in any aspects of her life. Linnea had such a passion for her family's theater and the stage but after getting to know her parents, it became difficult to understand why.

Act Like We're In Love is certainly not an `edge of your seat' adventure, but a charming contemporary love story. Readers will find a great story filled with witty characters, funny situations, and passionate romance all placed within the unique backdrop of live theater. Act Like We're In Love is a very enjoyable read...one you will not regret trying!

Overall Rating: 4/5
Heat Level: 4/5

Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

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