After publicly self-destructing over a heartbreak a year ago, bestselling romance writer Piper James is now making nice with her publisher by agreeing to teach Hollywood's favorite action star how to act like he's in love. Only playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like. When a seductive heat ignites between Piper and Mick, she jumps at the chance for a bit of fun between the sheets, but with two stipulations: she's kept out of the public eye and things end when she returns to New York. Only Mick keeps changing the rules on her. Tempted by America's favorite bad boy, Piper is wondering how far she's willing to bend...
This book is captivating from the beginning. I tend to read books rather quickly, not wanting to walk away from a good read, and Robin Covington does not disappoint.
Piper James is a New York Times best-selling author trying to reassemble her life. Her ex-fiance broke her heart and nearly destroyed her career, but that is what happens when you date an actor, when you have a public relationship, when everything ends and crumbles down around you, when you are a writer and yet you can’t write.
Now she has her latest book being made into a movie. The problem is that the male lead, Mick Blackwell, who also happens to be the sexist playboy in Hollywood, is having difficulty getting into character, so she has to coach him. Not only is her career resting on the success of this movie, but so is his. She’s a writer though. She doesn’t know much of anything about acting. So how does she teach someone else to portray the character she wrote, especially when he is a wealthy, hot and talented actor, who flirts incessantly with her. Piper tries to hold her on, keeping things strictly business because she does not want to go down that road again.
She suggests Mick read her book to better learn the character, and he surprisingly finds that he actually enjoys it, that she is a really talented writer. He shows up at a restaurant where she is having dinner with her agent, and that changes everything.
I want to try to not give away any type of spoiler for people who have not had the pleasure of reading yet. This story is hot and steamy, it is heartbreaking at times as you witness Piper trying to pick up the pieces of her past, Mick trying to actively participate in an actual relationship, something he has never had nor wanted.
This book will grab you at the beginning, strap you in securely and take you on a whirlwind ride. I definitely recommend it. Great job, Robin Covington!