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Overnight Sensation (Harlequin Blaze #422)
by Karen Foley (Goodreads Author)
Actress Ivy James is finally getting her big break! She's been cast as the lead in a steamy blockbuster movie, a sizzling flick based on war hero Garrett Stokes's military-- and sexual--experiences behind enemy lines. In the role, Ivy will be required to shoot a lot of on-screen sex scenes with her costar, one of Hollywood's top hunks. Unfortunately for Ivy, the only guy ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Harlequin Books
(first published September 2007)
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The heroine Ivy arrives in Mexico to start filming a movie role of her dreams, although her arrive is less than pleasant after having to get on a deathtrap of a bus out to the middle of nowhere, and then her luggage goes missing. Waiting for her at the location is the hero Garrett, an ex special ops agent whose escape from a South American drug cartel is the subject of the movie. Garrett has been waiting for his chance to meet Ivy ever since he first saw her meet her injured brother in a ...more
DNF. Got half way but couldn't continue. I know Blaze's are suppose to be more about sex than story, but this read like a cheesy, tamed down Hustler story with mechanical motions, a strong focus on body parts, and sex after a few brief conversations. The base story of filming a movie was losing me too. I like reading Blaze as a guilty pleasure, but there was no pleasure in this one. (At least up to the point I quit reading.)
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Nice light read with a good balance of plot and love scenes. Finished this book in a couple of hours. The characters were well developed and were believable enough to form a connection with. Ivy was a good heroine, whom the reader is able to relate to.
This was a solid 2.5 stars. I found it a hot, sexy read but I found the plot a little too predictable and trite. The great emotional tension wasn't really all that true, and Ivy came of sounding a bit too foolish. She's supposed to be an actress for goodness sake, she couldn't be that innocent and naive.