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Vanishing Act

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  290 Ratings  ·  171 Reviews
In this captivating standalone romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Stone Walls, Hollywood’s hottest actor meets his dream woman: a free spirit who has no idea who he is.

After personal heartbreak and professional setbacks, Landon Price is running on empty. If he doesn’t take a break from the public eye soon, he’ll risk becoming another cautionary tale in a town
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 332 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Loveswept
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Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
✮✮✮ 2.5 STARS ✮✮✮

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

He has it all: wealth, fame, an Academy award under his belt and women who throw themselves at his feet. But something's missing from Landon Price's life. He despises the lack of privacy and craves normalcy. Add to that a bone-deep exhaustion Landon decides he needs a break. Disappearing sounds heavenly. Under a pseudonym he travels to paradise, Lanai, Hawaii, to refuel his depleted energy tanks. He writes his story, about the death of his twin
Jun 21, 2017 Leonor rated it liked it
This was an ok romance between a regular nobody girl with a "Hot Hollywood Actor".
The hero saw, fell in lust, chased the heroine.
Hero has a lot experience while the heroine was inexperienced. 🙄😒

Cute dog tho.
Let me first say that this book doesn’t work out the way you may think. (Oops! Hope that’s not a huge spoiler.) But for those of you who would choose not to read it because you’ve read the story of the famous hero who lies about who he is and all the angst that results from that lie…this is not that story.

Instead, it is a beautiful love story of a man who is isolated in an industry where he is never alone. No one knows the real Landon Price. Making the decision to take a break he heads to an is
Jun 20, 2017 Irene rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

All the feels for Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden.
I loved everything about this book, especially Marshmallow/Spike.
It was the perfect romantic book for my current mood.


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Mg Herrera
Jun 08, 2017 Mg Herrera rated it really liked it

Review to come :)
Jessica Lemmon
Jun 16, 2017 Jessica Lemmon rated it it was amazing
Vanishing Act is like a Hawaiian cocktail: sweet, sparkling, and satisfying! Escapism at its finest, Madden delivers the perfect summer romance.
I absolutely adored this story! I was hooked from the first sentence, plus it was staged in Hawaii, my favorite place in the world!

Landon is at the top of his game, an A-list actor that is burnt out. He is still grieving the loss of his brother and is tired of the Hollywood life. Once he wraps his latest project, he checks out. His manager is furious, as he has projects lined up, but Landon has had enough. He makes his arrangements under the name Lance White, instead of Landon Price for obvious
Mar 17, 2017 Amy rated it liked it
Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I really liked the story-line and found it to be unique. I liked the characters and thought that their romance was sweet. However, I had a pretty big issue with the pacing of the story. This story started off really slow for me, so I had a hard time really getting into Landon and Zara's story. Sometimes, I don't mind a slower paced story, but for me, the slower pace just didn't work for this story. I kept waiting for it to grip me, and it just never d ...more
Heather C
Jun 19, 2017 Heather C rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, july-2017
I've been a fan of A.M. Madden since her Back-Up Series and I will read anything that she writes. So when Vanishing Act became available, I gobbled it up. I always have fun with the highly sought after actor going into seclusion only to come out with the love of his life, which is what this book is basically about. 

Zara has been living on her small island in Hawaii for a long time now and it's pretty clear that she isn't that emerged in current pop culture. They lead a simple life but you can te
Lynsey A
I just can't get into this story right now. I was involved in the beginning and then it slooooowed down for me so I am going to shelve this for a bit. Have other books I want to read. Will try and come back to it later.
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Time will only fuel doubts, not eliminate them"

She had me at the first sentence of this book. Nothing like an attention getter to have you engrossed immediately. And I stayed that way until the very last page. Vanishing Act was like a mini-vacation for me. It took me away from my endless To-Do-List, allowing me to relax and enjoy myself as I enacted my own vanishing act, with my 'Do Not Disturb' swag hanging on the door of my reading room.

Landon decided to escape the pressure of his franti
I just gone done beta reading Vanishing Act. I'm in love. Landon Price was everything one would want in a book boyfriend and the leading lady, Zara was a breath of fresh air.
I've been a fan of AM Maddens from the very beginning and there's a reason why..she can write a fabulous story. I'm not a huge Contemporary Romance fan but this was so well done.
She makes you reconsider that decision you made to be a star stalker....LOL. She showcases the plight of never having your life to yourself if you'r
Diane Yoskowitz
Oct 28, 2016 Diane Yoskowitz rated it it was amazing
A Great Love story all true romantics need to read.

An Endearing Love Story!! One of those special kind of stories that keeps you smiling throughout all the pages of the book. Vanishing Act had me hugging my kindle when I was done, sighing happily and yearning for a romance as passionate as (Landon) Lance's & Zara. I read this entire book in one sitting. Everything captivated me from the romance to the back stories even the beautiful location that was so easy to picture thanks to the detaile
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡
Jul 07, 2017 ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ rated it really liked it
Shelves: 09-read-asap

The first pages of Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden had me guessing if I choose the right book to read because the beginning of the story just feels a little to “Made up”. Everything about the male lead felt kind of fake. YES I KNOW it is a book and that means everything is “Made up”. But I believe the trick is to let the reader imagine that it could actually happen and that feeling was missing for me.

Maybe it was because the story seemed to only scratch the surface of the characters at that point
Avid Reader
Jun 18, 2017 Avid Reader rated it liked it
Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden
3 stars
M/F Romance
Trigger: Sibling death
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This was a very romantic, Pretty Woman type story. Famous actor needs break, hides away on an island and meets a local girl. Local girl is SO local that she doesn't recognize the heart throb.

Zara is such a sheltered woman that I actually found her to be hard to believe. Yes, while I understood that her family had tragedy in their life, what teenager / early 20 year old
Connie N.
Thanks to NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Very nice. I had no particular expectations going in to this story, but it sounded intriguing. And I quickly got hooked. I'll admit that at first I thought Landon was an arrogant jerk, while Zara, the naïve and sheltered girl, seemed like a poor fit for a romantic partner. But Madden developed the characters so strongly and subtly that it was soon obvious that they were both warm and loving and perfect for each
Jul 11, 2017 Doris rated it really liked it
What does a movie star do when things are getting to be too much for him? He leaves everything behind (including his phone…now who does that. lol) and rents a remote place in Hawaii. Zara who is a local girl has no idea who Landon actually is which surprises Landon because who doesn’t know of him. Landon has to work hard to get Zara because even though she doesn’t realize who he is, she does think that he is too cocky for his own good. Even if Zara would fall for Landon her father would not appr ...more
Franci Neill
Mar 13, 2017 Franci Neill rated it it was amazing
I'm relatively new to A.M. Madden's books but I can tell you with all certainty that she has become one of my go-to authors and I'm an automatic 1-click on new releases!

This is one of those stories just grabbed me from the first page. Landon is this big time, sexy and handsome movie star that just wants to get away from it all and "re-find" himself away from all the paparazzi that comes with being in Hollywood.

Zara on the other hand lives on this tiny island that Landon has come to so he can "va
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
I liked Vanishing act. I was hoping to love the hell out of this novel, but it was just okay for me.

Landon is a famous Hollywood movie star that simply needs a break from the limelight. He decides to vanish to a rural area in Hawaii. While there, fate steps in and he meets the woman that he will soon find is his other half and the love of his life...ZARA. Landon is not the only one hiding secrets though....Zara and her family are also hiding out for reasons you will soon find out.

The start of t
May 10, 2017 Jan rated it liked it
Shelves: actors
I liked it

Vanishing Act is a sweet romance leading to an even sweeter hea.

A slow start with the getting to know you stages with both characters going over 50%

Landon escapes his busy lifestyle as an actor and goes to stay on a small island in Hawaii where he meets first a little dog that he gets attached to and talks to then even more attached to the owner Zara when she finally finds her dog.

Zara doesen't know who Landon is, the small town doesen't even have Internet.

So what do you do with no
JG ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends

From a steady start to an explosive ending, this book gave me all of the feels.

Initially fearful that Marshmallow/Spike the dog would be the driving force behind this story, it soon became apparent that this would be a gentle and more serene love story than perhaps I have been used to. Reminiscent of Samantha Young’s easy going writing style, AM Madden tells a story that is happy, sad, funny and sweet, all in equal quantities. Yes, two characters who fall in love thanks to an errant dog does so
Elizabeth Clinton
Feb 20, 2017 Elizabeth Clinton rated it it was amazing
AnnMarie Madden has once again given us not only another book you won't be able to put down but she has given us another man to fall head over heals for.
Landon Price, Hollywood Superstar but a man with all he has needs to Vanish to find out who he once was.
Zara Jobert a young South African woman living on the small island of Lanai with her family but trying to find her own independence from her very over protective father.
By chance and a very determined pup Zara meet Landon. The attraction seem
Books and Boys Book Blog
Feb 18, 2017 Books and Boys Book Blog rated it it was amazing
*** ARC provided by author an exchange for honest review ***

When a Hollywood actor vanishes to an island to escape fame, can he find normalcy? Or will his fame follow him?

‘Vanishing Act’ by A.M. Madden follows Landon Price, the hottest movie actor in Hollywood, to the islands of Hawaii. He seeks escape from the fame and fortune of his everyday life. A single bag, a burner phone and his computer is all he takes with him. Under the alias of Lance White, he starts to unwind on the island and begins
Feb 17, 2017 Karen rated it it was amazing
As a movie star fed up with all the fuss where would you go to get away from it all? Apparently, Lanai in the islands of Hawaii is pretty remote. Small dogs get away from their owners sometime and actors are just getting lonely in self isolation that little dog seems a distraction. Along with the dog comes the owner.
This story is well thought out. You get a small taste of what Landon is getting away from and then you get a treat of rural Hawaii. We get culture and simple ways from a refreshing
Michelle Bishop
Feb 26, 2017 Michelle Bishop rated it it was amazing
Lance aka Landon and Zara love story will make you believe that love is worth fighting for. Sometimes the best things are unplanned and unexpected. For Lance... that is what happened when unexpected guest ends up on his door. For Zara.... can she get past her fears? Can 2 people from 2 totally different worlds find the happiness..they didn't even see coming? I really enjoyed seeing the journey Zara and Lance take together. It makes you feel all kinds of emotion . You will fall in love with this ...more
Mar 27, 2017 Genna rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars

This is the first book I've read by A.M. Madden that was outside of the Back-Up Series, unfortunately it fell a little flat for me.

Landon is A Hollywood heartthrob looking to get away from his busy public life. Zara is the small town girl who is so closed off from the rest of the world, she doesn't even know who Landon is when she first meets him.

Landon and Zara's love story was sweet, and maybe a little too 'easy' for me. There was't any angst and sometimes I need that just a little
Sarah Wayne
A unique story about a Hollywood Star who takes a much needed break from the lime light and falls in love. And all the hoopla that comes after. Will they survive the media and stories, living in two different places? Being a romance, I imagine that they will get their happily ever after, but I wouldn't know because I lost interest around 60%. I really enjoye Marshmallow though. He was my favorite character lol Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for a honest review.
Dora Ruiz Davalos Books and Tequila Blog
Landon Price, 31, is one of the most sought after Hollywood actors. He made his debut, after graduating college, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He won the coveted statue for his fourth film, along with several other awards and can be as selective as he wants with his movie roles. Having just wrapped his last movie he feels exhausted by the life he’s been leading. He has money, fame, nice toys and homes, but what he really wants is to be normal, to have privacy. Not be pursued by the pap ...more
Sandy S
Jun 21, 2017 Sandy S rated it liked it
3.5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 20, 2017

After personal heartbreak and professional setbacks, Landon Price is running on empty. If he doesn’t take a break from the public eye soon, he’ll risk becoming another cautionary tale in a town that’s full of them. So in between film projects, Landon asks his agent to clear his schedule and then he simply . . . vanishes. Renting a discreet home on a remote Hawaiian beach for the summer, Landon begins to recharge. And in the process of finding hi
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A.M. Madden's romance debut is The Back-Up Series, consisting of Back-Up, Front & Center, and Encore.

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally.

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