quarta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2017

Heartthrob by Katie McCoy - Book Review (Opinião)


Resultado de imagem para Heartthrob katie mccoyOriginal Title: Heartthrob
Author: Katie McCoy
(Kindle Edition)
Pages: 261 pages
Synopsis: «Move over, Colin Firth - there’s a new Darcy in town!
Jax Hawthorne is Hollywood’s sexiest bad boy. I’m a glorified secretary who thinks color-coding my library is a wild Friday night. So when he shows up after all this time wanting to make good on our childhood deal to tie the knot, it’s not because he can’t resist my perfect credit score.
He needs a fake girlfriend to rehab his reckless image, and I’m the (safe, sensible) girl for the job. I would be insulted… if the proposal didn’t come with an all-expenses-paid trip to England while he shoots a new movie version of ’Pride & Prejudice.’
Goodbye, my dumpster fire of a dating life. Hello, steamy nights with a chiseled hunk who knows all the right moves.
Soon, I’m knee-deep in the English mud - and on-set drama. But all our fake-smoldering is getting my very real panties in a twist. It turns out, Jax is so much more than just a reckless playboy. He makes me want to forget our ‘arrangement’.. and break all the rules.
Can our pretend romance turn to something real? Or will scheming actresses, control-freak PR crews, and a pesky little thing called love ruin the best (fake) relationship of my life?
Find out in the hot, hilarious new romance from Katie McCoy!»

Someone told me about a book that has references to Pride and Prejudice and I was already sold, so that’s what we’re going to talk about today.
In Heartthrob, we follow the life of Jax Hawthorne, a famous actor with a bad public image. He is currently filming a remake of Jane Austen’s famous book at the same time he’s trying to get his dream role, the main part in a superhero film. To get the part, Jax needs to clean his public image and, to do that, he convinces a childhood friend, secure and sensitive Penny, to go with him to England and escort him to the shootings of his new film as his new girlfriend.
First of all, I have to say that the cover of this book did not convince me, but the story made up for that.
The premise itself has nothing of new or unexpected, but the author knew how to explore the story and ended up differentiating it from the others that have the same structure.
Characters: Jax is super funny and overall, I thought he acted well throughout the book, just like Penny.
Secondary characters: I really liked the friendship that Penny ended up developing with the people from the set, but I didn’t enjoy those made up characters so that there was some drama and conflict.
Going over that phase, the book really gets better and I started to really fall for the characters even more.
Just like every book that involves the rich and famous, we have a lot of secrets, scandals, and rumours all over the place, but this part seemed to me nicely tackled.
About 30% towards the ending of the book, the story is so well built and it’s so good and it conquered me.
With all of this said, and without any more problem to point out, it’s a book that recommend.
Good readings.
(4.5 out of 5 stars)

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