Takes Two ( Lights, Camera #1)
by Laurelin Paige
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.
"That's why it can't happen." She swallowed. "And if you keep pushing me, Micah, you'll win." She heard him inhale, " But you'll break me."
He threw her around like a fifty-two card pick-up. Even when he returned to gather her together again, she still felt shuffled and rearranged and anything but sure.
He closed his eyes, as if he could squeeze out the L word like he could the light.
And if he was being honest, he wanted
to be part of every aspect of everything she
did. He wanted to be her partner and her
friend and her lover. Her everything.
You just choose to work on each other as much as you choose to work on your own stuff.
Take Two by Laurelin Paige had me from the synopsis, so I was surprised that it was written with the two characters POV and a narrative point of view. I am not to crazy about narrative point of views that is only because I somehow get this deep voice in my head while I am reading. That does not take anything away from how much I enjoyed this story.
Micah Preston starts off as a stranger possibly looking for a one night stand at a party, he is attractive as HELL and can surely knock a woman to her knees. Micah comes on to one woman at a party and gives her more than a few minutes to remember... that she does for seven years.
Micah Preston does not do relationships his acting career needs to be his top priority and the only thing he can think about, until he runs into Maddie the woman from the party. Will Micah be able to keep his head on straight knowing Maddie will be on the set he is shooting his next film.
Maddie Bauers, is a strong, career oriented woman and not one for one night stands so what happened seven years ago with Micah Preston at a party was so out of character. Maddie never thought she would see him again until being asked to work as camera assistant on a new movie and the star actor is Micah. Maddie's emotions will be all over the place, her judgement at times will be replaced with pure want and need for the sexy actor who does not accept rejection.
Micah and Maddie's time together made for some really hot, steamy and sexy as hell read. I loved how each character knew what they wanted form each other but are so afraid to say, so that the time they did have together wasn't ruined. Holding back emotions made for some heartbreak for the characters and for myself. The characters are extremely likable,once you get passed Micah's cockiness. If they could only say what they are feeling and if Micah can stop believing that Hollywood relationships were all doomed to fail, maybe there would be a chance for Micah and Maddie's love.
*** For Mature Readers***
About The Author:
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling author Laurelin Paige is 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 Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman and Friedman Literary.