Love Scenes

Bridget Morrissey
Love Scenes
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Release Date
June 2021
Contemporary Romance

Acting like she's in love with her handsome nightmare of a co-star—in a movie directed and produced by her complicated Hollywood royalty family—is Sloane's job. But what happens when the lines between script and reality get blurred?

Out-of-work actress Sloane Ford is in desperate need of something to do after losing her steady TV gig. When her famous family ropes her into working as a producer on their World War II-era romance, they neglect to mention that the film will be headlined by Joseph Donovan, her least favorite former co-star of all time. The roguish actor made her life a living hell the last time they worked together, using his movie star good looks and Irish charm to cover for his erratic professional behavior. On their new film set, he promises he's different now, but Sloane is far from convinced.

As filming gets underway, it becomes clear that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. When the lead actress is abruptly fired, Sloane agrees to step in and take over the role, and she starts to remember why she fell in love with acting in the first place. On camera, she and Joseph share an electric chemistry. Off camera, they've been honing their characters and, much to Sloane's surprise, growing closer. But playing the role of a woman in love with Joseph Donovan is a dangerous business, and the more time they spend together, the less Sloane can tell what's real between them, and what's just for show.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Jun 21, 2021   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
5 people found the following review helpful
LOVE SCENES is a compelling page-turner. Wanting to know what happens next kept me turning the pages, and I couldn't believe when I reached the final page. This is a story that needs an epilogue! I wanted to know more about what happens to Sloane and Joe after!

I didn't like Sloane at first, but she grew on me over the course of the book, especially once I knew her story and what she suffered at Joe's hands. Her family dynamics is very complicated, but one thing said it all--when Sloane needed help, everyone pitched in. That said, I like her big, blended family--each person, down to Sarai, was unique and stood out with their own personalities.

I love the worldbuilding--the sets, the movie-making, etc. Not knowing anything about that, I lapped it all up.

Character motivations and behavior are believable, down to that final scene they shot for the movie. I enjoyed Sloane's enemies-to-lovers romance with Joe. I love their banter and evolving phases of their relationship. It's heartwarming that Joe believed in her from the start, i.e. in her acting abilities, more than she did. Joe is really a to-die-for hero, especially toward the end.

Overall, LOVE SCENES is a wonderful story you shouldn't miss.
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