Book Title: Take Two
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
He’s ready for his close up, but she’s the one calling the shots.
On the night of her graduation from film school, straight-laced Maddie Bauers fell completely out of character for an oh-my-god make-out session with a perfect stranger. Complete with the big O.
Seven years later, that romantic interlude is still fresh in her mind. That stranger is now a rich and famous actor. And she’s one very distracted camera assistant working on his latest production. She might consider another tryst…if he even remembers her.
Micah Preston does indeed remember Maddie. Too bad he’s sworn off Hollywood relationships. He allows himself as much sex as he likes—and oh, he does like—but anything more is asking for trouble. For the woman, not for him. Yet knowing Maddie could want more than a movie-set fling doesn’t stop him from pursuing her like a moth drawn to hot stage lights.
But as the shoot nears its end, it’s decision time. Is it time to call, “Cut!” on their affair, or is there enough material for a sequel?
Warning: Contains a dreamy movie star hero, a focus-pulling heroine, off-the-charts instant chemistry, steamy sex in near-public locations, and a new use for lip gloss.
I read this book a while back and absolutely loved it. Not only am I a huge Laurelin Paige fan, but I love books about Hollywood and young, famous actors. The characters in Take Two are incredibly well-written and the details about the heroine’s job were fascinating.
Maddie and Micah meet at a party while he is an unknown actor and have a really hot make-out session. He takes her number but they do not meet up again until years later when he is a superstar actor, with all the dangerous trappings that come with fame. Maddie is now a “focus-puller”, a vital part of the film crew and is hired to work on Michah’s latest film.
The author really puts her own spin on this storyline and throws in lots of twists and turns and plenty of drama. Maddie works for some real jerks along the way and Micah is surrounded by people who don’t always have his best interests at heart. This story has tons of steam, lots of detail, and two very engaging lead characters.
Some books just grab you and have that “wow” factor and Take Two is one of them. I absolutely loved the inside look into Hollywood and filmmaking and read this book almost in one sitting. Laurelin Paige has written an engrossing and highly entertaining book. Enjoy!
Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.