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All Over You (Secret Lives Of Daytime Divas #2)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  440 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Millions of women drool over soap star Mac Harrison. And scriptwriter Grace Wellington is no different—the hottie headlines all her wildest fantasies. She keeps him firmly in his place there, however, because her days have no room for such ego-driven men.

But when she and Mac are thrown together on a project, fantasy becomes blissful reality! All of her secret, naughty desi
ebook, Harlequin Blaze #320, 244 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Harlequin (first published March 30th 2007)
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Oct 08, 2009 Dina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: K. ODoharty
This is the 2nd book in the Secret Lives of Daytime Divas but, as it happens, I only found this out after I finished reading it and decided to have a look at Sarah Mayberry's backlist. My OCD took a serious hit but I'm still alive, LOL.

Anyway, this was a nice and quick read, with an adorable hero and an OK heroine. Quite an enjoyable way to spend this rainy afternoon. :)
(Audiobook - Gabra Zachman is the Reader: Reader Talent = 4*)

Just finished listening to Sarah Mayberry's "All Over You" while pulling an all nighter for work. I think this is about my 30th HQ Blaze (I seem to be on a “mission” with them! ;D), and my third by Sarah Mayberry. Overall she's one of the better regular Blaze series authors IMO. She consistently delivers a story "rich" enough to keep my attention, and emotional enough to allow me to believe the protagonists WANT to indulge in "all thin
This was another winner from Mayberry. There were times when Grace came close to being too independent, but she always managed to pull it back.

Mac was the more grounded character. His ego took a beating when he left the soap to hit it big in Hollywood, but otherwise he doesn't bring much baggage to the relationship. He acted like an idiot with Grace in the beginning but he more than made up for it later. He's kind and patient with Grace, pushing her to look for more in life than what she has now
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
A year or two ago when I was just getting into reading romances I started going through Blaze books like the proverbial shit through a goose. That's probably a fairly apt analogy as a goose ingests a large amount of material to get a limited amount of nutrition from it. If you live near a pond or lake with a large resident population of geese, you are already aware of the end product of eating so much food. In any event, I would grab a handful of Blaze books every week from the library with litt ...more
As I continue with my SM marathon, I end up reading Sadie's friend, Grace's story. I picked it up knowing that there will be some heartbreak moment that needs to be fixed. In this case, it was Grace's sister's betrayal with her ex-fiance.

Although this book wasn't amazing or anything, I did like Grace. The way she deals with her problems made a lot of sense and while she may seem really pigheaded and bitchy during the beginning of the book, its easy to figure out why she did that. Mac was a nice
After four years of celibacy, Grace Wellington is bound to have a few secrets, especially the man she has conjured up countless fantasies with soap star Mac Harrison. Mac has been dabbling with directing some shots or the soap he works for, when he finally gets the opportunity to meet his favorite screen writer to work on an upcoming project with he is slightly taken aback by the snarky but seductive woman before him. Little does he realize Grace's imagination keeps roving over his sinful body a ...more
This book is the only book in the world I can really relate to. I can easily put myself into Grace's shoes, I have four other sisters. Two of them being the same age as I am. I am a triplet. With looks being such a huge factor in dating these days. it's difficult finding that one men who really doesn't want your sisters but you.
Even if you are considered pretty...
I also had similar trust issues with people, in and out of my family. And this book has taught me that if I want to let go and actual
I had absolutely no intention of liking this book at all. The setting is a soap opera, hero a has-been yet still hunky actor and the heroine a doesn’t-realize-she’s-beautiful writer, both with huge chips on their shoulders. And the first 30 pages were a little rough. But then all of a sudden, the quickfire wit, the lack of stupidity from the heroine, the actually believable emotional baggage from the hero, added up to me READING THIS BOOK WITH A FURY!!! And loving it.
This is one of my favorites. Perhaps it's because this is one of the first blaze I've read from Sarah Mayberry. Usually I have a problem with harlequin being too - exaggerated( for lack of a better word) for me. I related with Grace putting on a tough lady facade but underneath it she's just as vulnerable as the rest of us mortals. I loved the concept of Mac being a soap star yet feeling inadequate and wanting to pull his weight in other areas. And overall, I loved the twists with Grace and Mac ...more
Yummy,yummy,yummy!!! I know right? I'm like a child whose been offered her fav treat. Above and beyond what I expected,this book. Or should I honestly say, 'twas exactly what I expected from Sarah M. She's one writer whose books I don't have to sample to buy. I don't have to dwell on how much they cost or consider the opportunity cost of the purchase. I simply go for it. Reason? She deliver 100% every single time! Lovely story about Mac and Grace. Grace has been celibate for years and Mac is thi ...more
Cute! ALL OVER YOU was adorable, just like I knew it would be.

Grace was such a great character. I'm so glad that Mac was able to break down her walls.

I am really interested in going back and reading about the girls' stories that make up this series. ALL OVER YOU is actually is the second book in the Secret Lives of Daytime Divas series. So, I'll get to reading books 1 and 3 at some point.
Rachna R
Again, Mayberry is really delightfully great at pulling out people who need to resolve some shit and not making that ununderstandable or distancing or too melodramatic - it's the opposite I feel for Susan Elizabeth Philips, who takes people with sadder backgrounds and fucks them up and doesn't give them them the proper resolution or the right time to figure themselves out. Like, Grace is clearly hurting and has clearly been through some shit, but it doesn't get into extremes - trauma, abuse - an ...more
Soap opera script writer/editor falls for hottie actor. She holds it against him that he's a hottie, which is unfair to him because he's actually much nicer than she is. But luckily he falls for her too, and eventually calls her on her crap, so that's good. I like Mayberry and she waltzes us through this familiar dance with a nice dip at the end. This is the 2nd Mayberry I've read set in the US (as she is an Australian writer) and as in the other one, the dialect was a bit off. What does "sooky" ...more
Sarah Mayberry always brings it. Her characters feel very real to me.
I got this thinking it would be a fun read but it was average at best. The heroine was grating and the hero a little bit too good for me to really like. I enjoy the snappy types of romance where the couples spar, but these scenes were forced and almost painful to read. The sex scenes were boring and unemotional, too. There was just no real pay off in this book. I paid for this one and that is the only reason I didn't abandon it. It's a Harlequin and normally a 150 ish page book would have been f ...more
Just typical and I didn't love the heroine I could take or leave this book. The hero - hottie hottie and sexy! The sex scenes were just okay. They went into more detail than some Harlequins (probably due to the Blaze) but the details were lackluster. They seemed more about describing the actions than about really connecting with the characters' emotions. That's the first time I have felt that from Sarah Mayberry in a Blaze novel, so I won't let it stop me from reading more for n ...more
All Over You was ok. I was often frustrated with Grace. She had a lot of issues and I thought it was too bad that she wasn't able to work on them fully throughout the story. I also felt that Grace reacted immaturely to several situations and that her friends weren't as supportive as possible in helping with her issues. I did think Mac had a better handle on his own issues, was more mature, and incredibly patient with Grace. So, the two of them were a good match.
Melissa Maxwell
I loved the book though I wished I had known it was book two of a series. Mac and Grace were wonderful counter points for one another. Grace was burned four years ago by her sister and boyfriend and left men behind because of it. Mac is at a stand still career and relationship wise and just wants more out of life. They are put together to help create the penultimate episode for the soap they work on. Sparks fly but are both to jaded to know a good thing when it comes around.
Ok, now that I've read 1 and 2, there'd better be a third with Claudia's story!

Loved the story, the characters, Grace's issues, all of it. I would have like a little more angst with Mac's decisions on his path in life, maybe a little more focus on him would have given his character a little more depth.

But again, great story, quick, easy, and fabulous. Now searching for number 3 (homework is completely overrated!)...
Ivy Deluca
The second in the Oceans Boulevard series, which was decent but as far as liking the heroine, she’s ok, but her walls make her hard to love and the hero is good but oddly undefined. Still not a bad read.
3.5 stars

I really liked this, but I would have liked it even more if it had been just a little bit longer. The standard Harlequin 200 pages format sort of held back some of what I think the emotional resolution could have been.

Also, they missed a few things when americanizing the language, which sort of jarred me out of what I was reading.
Book 2 Secret Lives of Daytime Divas Good
Few authors can pull off well drawn characters and inner conflict in a shorter works, but Mayberry does it very well. The inner conflict Grace has and the way she keeps it bottled up is very believable, and you really feel Mac does in fact love HER.
Dawn ♥ romance
This steamy story has a good ending but characters emotions fluctuated too much in the beginning so my rating is 3.5* Scriptwriter Grace has fantasies about soap star Mac.
I was so embarrassed Grace's actions in the first 50 pages that I wanted to stick my head into a hole in the ground. It did end up turning out pretty okay, but nothing special
Reading every new Sarah Mayberry book is like chasing the first high. They're never as good as that first one (Anything for You).
Diah Didi
Curiously reading this one cause I loved the first book. But it turned it's not as good as Take On Me.
Kara Parks
I liked this book but I really wish she would added a Epilogue to tie up lose ends
better then average blaze. want the heroine's wardrobe. totally recommend.
My rating: 4.5

Read twice: 2010 & 2011 & loved it both times :)
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Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. From the time that she first “stole” paper from kindergarten and stapled it together to make “books,” Sarah has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, on graduation from high school she completed a bachelor of arts degree majoring in professional writing, then sat down to write a book. When ins ...more
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“I have sex," Grace shrugged.
I meant with a man," Claudia said dryly.
Now why would I ruin something so good by inviting a man along?" Grace asked.”
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