A wonderful first trip for author Mia Sosa on the blog today, the first in her Love on Cue series is here with a can’t put down story of a star on the rise and his publicity shy love interest. Please read on for my review of
Acting on Impulse
Mia Sosa’s dedication mentions her ‘favorite spot in Romancelandia, where happily-ever-afters are guaranteed, love is love, and only cakes are moist”. And every moment of this story (except it didn’t come with cake) were exactly as hoped for. Adorable and oh so sweet, the story moved from moments of angst caused by trust issues through absolutely darling moments of soul-bearing, heartfelt and completely engaging.
Carter is an actor, successful in sitcom rom-coms, but wanting to have something ‘more’, in stretching his skills and talents. Wrapping up a particularly grueling part where he lost 40 pounds and gained a scraggly ZZ Topp-like beard, he needed to ‘decompress’ and heads to Aruba for a getaway.
The girl in 12D (as Carter instantly names her) is the woman he’s going to marry. OK, so marry is stretching it, but her curls, smile and curves are instantly sending his brain into overdrive and his foot into his mouth. Tori (not short for Victoria) is a personal trainer, off to Aruba to lick her wounds after her politician boyfriend dismissed and discounted their relationship on a local radio show, without discussing it with her first. Uncomfortable with the public eye on her relationship, she’s on the island to relax and regroup.
From the flight in through adorable moments of miscommunication, flares of attraction and some truly wonderful moments with Carter’s best friend and agent, Tori’s bosses and her best friend Eva, and an ever-wonderful and truly incomparable personal assistant, the story is full of characters to enjoy and moments that bring everyone to life. It’s not all smooth sailing through: Tori’s not comfortable with the press attention that surround the star, Carter has had too many people wanting to use him, his fame or his money for their own gains. Neither is particularly able, until it is clearly pointed out to them by best friends, to see where their own issues are the only wall in what could be a life, not perfect but far happier together than alone.
A read in one sitting story that had me up far into the night as I started it late, the ability of Sosa to incorporate different approaches to work and life, culture and food, and the clearly stated (and wholly honest) “they’re speaking Spanish to talk about you, but it’s complimentary so don’t worry” statement that could be applied in so many situations! With that clear inclusion of life as it is in the real world, diverse, multilingual and rainbow colored, and the beautiful storytelling, Sosa is now an author on my must-buy list.
Title: Acting on Impulse
Author: Mia Sosa
Series: Love on Cue #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor elements, Interracial, Multi-Cultural
Published by: Avon Impulse
Published on: 19 September, 2017
Source: Publisher via Avon Addicts, Publisher Via Edelweiss
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"The first installment in the Love on Cue series is charming, witty, and consistently funny. . . Spicy sexual chemistry and a generous dash of authentic Puerto Rican flavor blend together in a sharp romance that begs to be savored." —Kirkus Reviews
After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach—the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can’t resist a little harmless flirting.
Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it’s clear his stunning seat mate doesn’t recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn’t hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.
Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter’s identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she’s still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he’s worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?
Grab the popcorn…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via Avon Addicts, Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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