Sunday, June 2, 2013

Act Like You Love Me by Cindi Madsen: Review

Act Like You Love Me
By Cindi Madsen
Published June 10th 2013 by Entangled Bliss
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

All’s fair in acting and amore…

Brynn McAdams isn’t the awkward drama geek she was in high school—she’s grown up and confident, or at least she likes to think so. But when her old crush, the impossibly handsome and impossibly unattainable Sawyer Raines, comes back to town to direct her community play, Brynn finds herself determined to be someone other than the girl he doesn’t even recognize. Good thing she’s an excellent actress.

  After his bad breakup in NYC, the last thing Sawyer wants is to get involved with another actress. But the glamorous and beautiful Brynn draws him in, even though as her director, he knows she’s off-limits. There’s just something about the woman that feels…familiar. Like home.

As Brynn’s lies start to snowball, she struggles to stop acting and come clean. But what if Sawyer is already falling for the fake Brynn, not the Brynn she truly is?

Darkfallen's thoughts:
An adult romance without any sex? Ummmmmmmmm just not sure that works for me.

Brynn was a dork in high school. One of the kids that all the jocks made fum of. But she's all grown up now and while she still rather quote plays and literature she isn't the dorky little girl anymore. In fact she's hot! That's why Sawyer can't seem to keep his eyes off of her. He was only coming in town to sell his parents beach house, then it's back to New York for him. He doesn't have time for a relationship. But he just can't shake Brynn. To bad she is pretending to be someone she isn't. So far Sawyer doesn't seem to remember her from high school. The longer she can keep up this charade the better. Only little do they know that love has a mind of its own and has plans for the both of them. I want to start off by saying that this book wasn't bad necessarily. It was just lacking in some key areas. The thing that bothered me the most is that this is supposed to be a adult romance yet there isn't any sex in the ENTIRE book. I kept waiting for it...hoping for it...begging for it...yet it never came. Aside from a little bit of cussing here and there this book could be read by any age rage in my opinion.

Still I really liked Brynn and Sawyer. They were great as a couple once we got to that part. There was a lot of cat and mouse before they got it together which eventually drove me nuts. Brynn is so busy being something she's not. There are times that I just wanted to hit her upside the head and tell her to show herself. And how Sawyer can't remember her from high school until someone spills the beans is beyond me. I graduated from a high school class of over 300 students and I remember everyone I went to school with. And that was a LONG time ago. lol

Overall this book just didn't float my boat and that makes me a sad panda:-(

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