5/5, Contemporary Romance, ebook, review copy


About the book:

Kayla Maxwell is eager to shed her slasher-flick bimbo image—and she plans to do just that in her new role on daytime’s most popular soap. With a chance to showcase her dramatic range, Kayla will be able to wash away the lingering betrayal and public humiliation left by her controlling, philandering ex-boyfriend.

Sean Barrett, the son of an influential, award-winning actor, is the hottest soap star in the country. Paired on-screen with the talented and beautiful Kayla Maxwell, Sean is determined to keep her at arm’s length, burned before by fame-seeking actresses who had no qualms about using him to get to his famous father.

But when Kayla receives threatening letters, her past as a scream queen seems to be coming back to haunt her. Succumbing to an attraction neither one of them can deny, Sean and Kayla must face down her stalker and their own personal demons before trusting what they both feel—a love that lasts long after the cameras stop rolling.

94,000 words

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON is a fantastic contemporary romance. I loved the chemistry between Kayla and Sean. I’m not a soap opera watcher (although I used to watch them when my children were babies and I had to sit down to nurse a lot), but I loved the soap aspect of the story. Kayla and Sean’s soap character’s romance which sort-of mirrors theirs is fun and adds something unique to the story. The threatening letters and stalker plot line isn’t the main focus of the story and mainly serves to keep Kayla and Sean together at times when they probably wouldn’t have been together. The main focus of the story is on the relationship between Kayla and Sean. There is a nice set up for the author’s next book featuring Kayla’s sister and Sean’s best friend. LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON is humor, romance, sexiness, and emotion all wrapped up in one very well written package.

the book girl gives LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON a 5/5

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