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 sexy, sassy masterpiece!
Tori has had enough of the public eye. After dating a media-hungry politician who announced his new single status on a radio show prior to informing Tori of the change in their relationship, Tori needed a vacation. What better place than to end up in Aruba, the, as luck would have it, chosen vacation destination for a very famous Carter, who’s taking a much needed break. Under the direction of his agent, Carter is to avoid all attention, so his new look, thanks to his last role, comes in handy. He’s tired of people wanting to connect to him for potential game from his celebrity status, so his thrilled when Tori has no idea who he is. That can only last so long, right?
I initially thought the entire story would take place in Aruba. Such a pleasant surprise that we got to see both Tori and Carter on their own turf. Their relationship has its moments, and trust had to be earned and securities overcome, but through it all, their chemistry and connection was on point. This isn’t a standard, cliche version of hot-movie-star-falling-for-the-unfamous. Sosa’s crafty, original delivery gives credence to her impressive writing skills. I’ve read other books by Sosa, and this was a welcome addition to my collection, as was the others.
There’re some nice subplots that are great setups to sequels. The secondary characters are just as charming as the Mcs. I laughed so much from the beginning. Their meet-cute is chart-topping (I have a chart), and Carter has definitely become a part of my book-boyfriend harem. He genuinely loves being an actor – the craft itself, not the prestige that comes along with him. He makes mistakes, but he’s good about admitting and owning up to them. What’s not to love? I’d love a girl’s-night-out-with-Tori and her roommate, Eva. And Carter’s mom is a hoot. None of that June Cleaver crap for her.
I was enthralled in this welcoming world. I wanted more. Lucky for me, for all of us, this is the 1st in a series.
Put the dog out and feed the cat (or vice versa). Just prepare yourself for an uninterrupted one-sitting read.
Rating system: Cups of Coffee (the less the better)
0: You won’t need any coffee to stay up for this one. It’s intriguing enough all on its own.
1: You’ll stay up late, but not all night. Brew one cup.
2: You’ll read as long as you’re not tired. If you are, two cups should do the trick.
3: I hope you got plenty of rest; you’ll need it, or at least 3 cups.
4: If the cable goes out, read the book. It’s better than nothing, I guess. Oh, don’t forget your brew!
5: Find anything else to do- it doesn’t matter what it is. Don’t waste your coffee. Too much caffeine is bad for you.
My rating: 0 cups of coffee
About the Book
Acting On Impulse
by Mia Sosa
Love On Cue
September 19, 2017
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About Mia Sosa
Mia Sosa is an award-winning contemporary romance writer and 2015 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist. Her books have received praise and recognition from Library Journal, The Washington Post, Book Riot, Bustle, The Book List Reader, and more.
A former First Amendment and media lawyer, Mia practiced for more than a decade before trading her suits for loungewear (okay, okay, they’re sweatpants). Now she strives to write fun and flirty stories about imperfect characters finding their perfect match.
Mia lives in Maryland with her husband, their two daughters, and an adorable puppy who finally sleeps through the night. For more information about Mia and her books, visit www.miasosa.com