It’s Not You… It’s Me: Act Like It by Lucy Parker

It’s Not You… It’s Me: Act Like It by Lucy ParkerAct Like It (London Celebrities, #1)
by Lucy Parker
Series: London Celebrities #1
Release Date: November 30th 2015
Published by Carina Press
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Pages: 199
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three-stars
Source: Audiobook Received for Review

This just in: romance takes center stage as West End theatre's Richard Troy steps out with none other than castmate Elaine Graham

Richard Troy used to be the hottest actor in London, but the only thing firing up lately is his temper. We all love to love a bad boy, but Richard's antics have made him Enemy Number One, breaking the hearts of fans across the city.

Have the tides turned? Has English rose Lainie Graham made him into a new man?

Sources say the mismatched pair has been spotted at multiple events, arm in arm and hip to hip. From fits of jealousy to longing looks and heated whispers, onlookers are stunned by this blooming romance.

Could the rumors be right? Could this unlikely romance be the real thing? Or are these gifted stage actors playing us all?

Audiobook Received for Review in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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Looking back on this book, I probably shouldn’t have read it. There are quite a few things about it that just aren’t my favorite: I don’t really care for books about famous people, I’ve read soooo many books with this trope, and unless it’s Ed Westwick, I’m just not a fan for English accents in audiobooks. I don’t know what it is but I feel like they always end up picking people that sound really old and therefore not sexy. Which is always awkward when listening to them narrate a romance book. But, this series had so many great reviews from blogger friends that I ignored all of that and read the book anyway. Sadly, although I didn’t think the book was bad at all, it just wasn’t one of my favorites.

I think my main issue with the book was that nothing particularly stood out for me. I’ve read lots and lots of books where a fake romance turns into a real romance so it was kind of hard to find anything…special from this particular story. I liked the characters and I even liked the romance, but that’s all it was. I just liked it. I didn’t love it. I wasn’t itching to get back to the book to see when they would finally kiss or when they would finally realize they have real feelings for each other. When I did get to those parts, it was good and nice, but I guess I want something more than good and nice when it comes to romance.

Richard and Lainey started off hating each other, which is one of my favorite tropes. Although I liked how it was done for the most part, I kind of felt like ‘oh I guess they like each other now?’ instead of me feeling the underlying tension. It kind of just felt like it was brought on abruptly. I can see why other readers are loving this book, but I just don’t think it was the right book for me for personal preference reasons.

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