Author: Mia Watts
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Who wouldn’t want Hollywood hottie Cree Radek? When Evan Walker, Cree’s assistant, gives in to temptation, he’s sure Cree only wants a one-nighter. Evan has plans of his own, and falling in love isn’t one of them.
Cree Radek is one of Hollywood’s hottest stars. He’s an unapproachable alpha wrapped in black leather and spikes with ice-blue eyes lined in black. He’s hard to read and all kinds of sex-on-a-stick.
Evan Walker works for Cree as his assistant. Long hours and living arrangements make it impossible to keep things professional. So, when things get steamy, Evan sees himself as an easy target. But for Cree, Evan is a lot more than a one-night stand.
Family business takes Evan away in the middle of filming. Cree says he wants him back, but can a celebrity be faithful to a regular guy?
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound.
Acting Out is book 2 in the Hollywood Hotties series by Mia Watts. There is some mention of the characters from book one, but they do not really play a role in this story, so Acting Out can be read as a stand alone.
Acting Out mostly followed the same trend as book 1. The love story was instant and a bit unrealistic. Once again I am unconvinced of why it is love. It was so fast and the author did not give the reader any reason why Cree should feel so strongly about Evan. Yes, there was obvious lust and they worked well together, but Evan was hurtful and treated Cree like shit. Yet after only 3 weeks Cree was in love with a man he hardly knows and who used him as a means to an end.
Also, Evan was not a likable character. Cree at first appears to be an arrogant ass, but as the story goes on, he shows that he was actually a good man. I connected with Cree and wanted to know more about him. I wanted his history and more about his thoughts and his personality. But Evan on the other hand, was a childish ass who treated Cree like crap and threw temper tantrums when he got emotional. I really didn’t like him and therefore I didn’t like the HEA because I wanted more for Cree.
Maybe if the author had given more information about how the men interacted and how they came to care about each other, I would feel differently. But other than strong lust and working well together, the reader was never given a glimpse of the men’s lives off page and how they came to get to know one another. Hell, the reader doesn’t even get to know much about the men. We know about Evan and his daddy issues, but nothing other than that.
Unfortunately, I think I am done with this series. There is just a fundamental lack of development that needs to be addressed before I will give this another try.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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