Genre: Contemporary Romance and Adult Fiction
Read if you liked: You Had Me at Hola and Twice in a Blue Moon
Steam: Implied, closed door
Review: Recently, unemployed actress Sloane Ford is in need of a new job after being killed off her long-term TV show. Her famous acting family convinces her to work as a producer on their new family project, a period romance that stars none other than her former co-star aka the guy that nearly made her leave acting, Joseph Donovan. When the lead actress is suddenly fired, Sloane agrees to step in and take the role opposite Joseph. He promises he is a new man but has he really changed? Sloane and Joseph seem to share electric chemistry on and off camera…Is it real? Or is it all for show?
I love a book set on a show or movie, it adds something unique to the dynamic. Love Scenes was much more of family drama than a love story. The nepotism of an old Hollywood family was really there, quirks and all. I wish there was more of connection between Sloane and Joe, it felt like forced proximity and then they were in love. I missed the part were they actually fell in love (maybe this is just me). Overall, it was a cute book to pass a few hours time while traveling!
Things I loved: I’m a fan of a family drama + this nicely represented a modern family (exes, half-siblings and sexual orientation). There was some good banter!
Things I didn’t care for: Little lackluster in the romance/chemistry department. I didn’t always appreciate how Sloane’s family treated her.
Love Scenes is released on June 22nd, 2021! Place a hold at your local library or get your pre-order now!
Thank you NetGalley and Berkley Romance for gifting this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.