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Acting on Impulse

(Love on Cue #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  978 ratings  ·  177 reviews
After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach—the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can’t resist a little harmless flirting.

Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone und
ebook, 400 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Avon Impulse
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Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

With her, I embrace realness, whether good, bad, or embarrassing.

How do you like your romance? Personally, I like it just the way Mia Sosa delivers it! Light, funny and a little sexy! A nice package to uplift any kind of mood!

I’m so grateful for book friends, see, I was in this book funk, nothing grabbing my attention, not the +500 books loaded in my kindle, nor the hundreds (thousands but I must pretend I still have room to buy more) waiting to be stroked on
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, series
2.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Tori isn't having the best week after a public break-up with her boyfriend. She decides a trip to Aruba for some rest, relaxation, and no drama is needed.
After losing a bunch of weight for a movie role, Carter decides that a week of rest, relaxation, and no drama is needed.
From the moment Tori and Carter meet on the plane bound for Aruba, rest, relaxat
Anne Boleyn's Ghost
3.5 stars.

What a charming read. Acting on Impulse was sweet, amusing, and steamy (although my pervy self wouldn't have minded a bit more steam). While reading, I thought, "I would totally watch more romantic comedies if they were based off books like this." Then I remembered that books are almost always better than movies. Sigh.

Initially, I didn't know if I would like actor Carter, with his whole "I just met my future wife" schtick. Yet it soon became apparent that he wasn't arrogant but truly e

4 “Take me to Aruba” Stars

ARC provided by the author

Thank you!!

Looking for a fun, sexy, refreshing read with a sassy Latina main character and a swoony Hollywood love interest? Then you got it. Even if you weren’t looking for exactly that, you still want to read Acting on Impulse. Trust me.

I read my first Mia Sosa book last year, and I truly enjoyed how she wrote what I called “realistic romances”. For me, those are stories you can see yourself or someone you know living. Instead of that big dra
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poc-heroines
This was a really cute read! I've been meaning to read this one for a long while and I'm happy I finally took the time to give it a chance. I really loved Carter and I loved how sweet he is. He's what you would call a beta-male and honestly I am 100% here for more of those kind of heroes because they are so amazing. I really loved Tori too! She is so badass and I loved how she both knew who she was and was also capable of understanding her weaknesses and learning to grow and change to become a b ...more
Sam (AMNReader)
Goodreads is so dangerous. I finish a to review!! Then after a solid time scrolling through updates remember what I was really here for... expectations were pretty low for this. I couldn't tell ya why. They were though. So when this novel cleverly starts off with an actor (must be said in Tobias voice from arrested development, ty) on an airplane, getting away...I still wasn't expecting much. Until I was. Something about Carter's voice hit that Lauren Blakely feel for me-I like
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
My brain is too mushy to write a review so I’m just going to say this book is equally lovely and thrilling. I laughed so much, there are butterflies in my stomach.
nick (the infinite limits of love)
I feel like a terrible blogger because I read Acting on Impulse at the end of my summer break, but never reviewed it. I was writing a list of book recs for Nereyda when I realized it! Oof! Acting on Impulse was such a fabulous book! It had everything that I enjoy in a good romance – it was honestly a pure joy to read this book, and I’ll certainly be re-reading it when I’m in a book funk. I’m not usually one for celebrity romances, because I feel like a lot of the drama in the book comes from the ...more
Maria Rose
In my quest to read more new to me authors this year, with an emphasis on diverse/own voices, I found a real winner in Mia Sosa’s Acting on Impulse, the first story in her Love on Cue series. I usually stay clear of the ‘rich Hollywood movie star falls for ordinary citizen’ type of story but the synopsis for this one makes it clear that the heroine isn’t going be swayed by stardom. From the meet-cute (which doesn’t end well for the hero) to the finale it’s a delight all the way through.

Carter St
Mia Sosa's Acting on Impulse is a down-to-earth contemporary romance that focuses on the less glamorous aspects of being a celebrity. Overall, I think the book started off great, but as the plot progressed, the story felt more and more patched together, and the pacing was never quite right. I enjoyed this book, but I wouldn't consider it a favorite.


I was hooked on this book within the first page, when Carter steps onto a plane and knows that his seatmate, Tori, is goin
Bex |
Apparently, if you want me to read a new-to-me author all you have to say is, “It’s a slow burn, ” and I am on it! That’s what happened to me with Acting on Impulse after seeing it mentioned in a friend's Facebook post. My interest was piqued by the prospect of a slow-burning romance as well as the blurb, but the first paragraph is what pulled me in: “I’m standing in the middle of an airplane aisle…Someday I’m going to marry the woman sitting in 12D.” Of course, I had to read the rest after that ...more
Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)

“I didn’t know her name, nationality, age, or occupation, but I know this: Someday I’m going to marry the woman sitting in 12D.”

So that’s how Acting on Impulse begins, and it’s a pretty memorable opening line. I loved a lot of things about this romance novel, but I think one of the most important things was the way it was written. The dialogue is funny and fresh, and I like that sometimes the main narrators would address the readers directly. It made the whole thing play out like a hilarious rom
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it

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Acting on Impulse is a romance novel told both by Tori and Carter’s POV.
Let’s talk characters:

-Tori is a Puerto Rican fitness trainer, and she has just broken up -sort of- with her douche boyfriend. All she wants is some alone time in Aruba’s paradise, where she meets no other but incognito Carter. I liked Tori mostly due to her “I take shit from no one” attitude. She is such a badass and has such a dynamic personalit
Codi Gary
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Acting on Impulse is a hilarious RomCom with enough emotional feels to leave you breathless with wanting...MORE! Mia Sosa's fabulous mix of flirty and funny is what every reader dreams about! This author is a must for any romance lover. ...more
4.5 stars

E-ARC is received thanks to the publisher via Edelweiss.

Also on Romances Ever After.

I had so much fun reading this book!

The story is fast paced, and yet the romance build-up is slow and steady. Tori and Carter both had my heart from the start. I love them as individual characters and together as a couple. They were so right for each other! There was so much chemistry between them that ending up together was inevitable. I love how easy their friendship, and then relationship, was. I als
Talia Hibbert
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story was super-sweet, but not sickly. I liked the characters, adored the way that they met, and their internal arcs felt very organic. I also loved the sub-plot surrounding the heroine's family; I found it very relatable and genuine and it made me feel seen. I would have preferred dirtier sex scenes, but that's just a personal preference. I will be re-reading! ...more
sil ♡ the book voyagers
Acting on Impulse was the perfect mix of romance and lovable characters with a side of fabulous dialogue. Mia Sosa is such an amazing writer that she made me fall in love with Tori and Carter from the very first paragraph.

What I love most about Tori and Carter's relationship and about this book is that they have such a gooood relationship, like such a good dynamic between them. They get along so well and are sassy together and they have the same humor that Tori even think it's perfect. My heart
Luna Joya
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a good start to this trilogy with a couple. From the first paragraph and "Someday I’m going to marry the woman sitting in 12D," the hero reeled me in because we all know we are tumbling toward a HEA, but how many turns and twists will our couple encounter along the way?
The scenes with Mi Casita made me hungry. Know that you will need some plantain chips nearby for a read.
Good supporting characters and a satisfying ending that gives agency to both our heroine and hero.
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
full review to come.
This book took me a bit to get into, but I'm glad I stuck with it, because it was unexpectedly funny and really cute!

I'm not into insta-love/lust and this book opens with the hero, Carter, musing that he's found his 'future wife' standing in the aisle of an airplane. Once I got more into the book, I realized how tongue-in-cheek this was because Carter is rather irreverent (even though he is genuinely smitten with her). Tori comes off as a bit standoffish when Carter first tries to get to know he
Smut Report
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Review also available at The Smut Report.

Heat Factor: Sex is hot, respectful, and realistic

Character Chemistry: Excellent

Plot: He’s an actor. She wants to avoid the spotlight. Can these two make it work?

Overall: Such a fun read!

So here’s the premise. Carter is an actor. He’s like, mid-level famous. Say Jared Padalecki level famous. But he just lost a ton of weight for a role, so is less immediately recognizable when he decides to go on vacation. And on the plane, he sees her and is like: “Someda
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Acting on Impulse was a really fun light romance with compelling characters.

What I liked:

Both Tori and Carter are no nonsense - good people that I would love to have as friends. Of course, they have their hangups but don't we all?

I loved how Tori is totally in charge of her own life and safety while on her trip alone to Aruba but still leaves her heart open to helping others. Carter is an actor & self described drama king, afraid of being used but isn't your typical bad boy/damaged acto
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my heart. What a wonderful book. It definitely gave me all the feels. This book centers around Tori (badass and witty heroine who is #girlpower) and Carter (sweet, lovely, and a HUGE smartass). They are amazingly written and their story definitely made me a bit teary. What I loved most about this story that it wasn't your usual "will they, won't they, stop being stupid and just get it on", both characters had depth and feelings and real life issues. Their chemistry is completely undeniable an ...more
Mar 08, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1.5/5 stars

I hated the male lead in this book with every fiber of my being.
Rachel Lacey
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so much fun! I laughed, and I swooned, and I loved every moment! <3
N.G. Peltier
*I received an ARC from Edelweiss for an honest review*

This is my first Mia Sosa book and wow!! It won't be my last that's for damn sure (i'm already eagerly awaiting book 2 in this series) The character's voices drew me in immediatelyyyy. With the alternating first person POVs we got a great sense of who these Tori and Carter are, their personalities, their thinking processes. It made for some hilarious moments with their inner thoughts.

The characters were great, the family and friend dynamics
🌻Tori is Puerto Rican and a personal trainer, traveling to Aruba to forget her last relationship
🌻Carter is a famous actor traveling to Aruba to forget his latest scandal
🌻One thing leads to the other and Tori ends up being her personal trainer. But oh no, Carter has a crush !! And Tori is not planning to date a celebrity.
🌻I loved Tori so much. She is funny, loyal and loves her job so much. Her love but complicated feelings about her family felt so close to home.
🌻I didn't like Carter at first (o
Mia Sosa’s dedication mentions her ‘favorite spot in Romancelandia, where happily-ever-afters are guaranteed, love is love, and only cakes are moist”. And every moment of this story (except it didn’t come with cake) were exactly as hoped for. Adorable and oh so sweet, the story moved from moments of angst caused by trust issues through absolutely darling moments of soul-bearing, heartfelt and completely engaging.

Carter is an actor, successful in sitcom rom-coms, but wanting to have something ‘m
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Claimed? ¡Mira este hijo de la Gran Puta! Sorry. I'm caught up in the moment. He's a son of a bitch, is the gist of the point here. The man should come with a warning label: "Manufactured in a facility that processes nuts. May contain traces of asshole.""

"I see now that I approached our relationship like a mediocre book I'd borrowed at the library: I enjoyed it as much as I could before its due date and was willing to return it unfinished without harboring any regrets."

"I really don't know wha
Elley Murray
Rating: 3.5 stars

This is a sloooooow burn, but so worth it. It's told in a dual first-person present tense POV. I don't normally love the first person present tense, but Mia Sosa makes it work here. I do like that we get both Carter and Tori's POV as well, so we get to know both of them intimately.

I loved Carter. He's so cute and funny, and the way he falls into insta-love with (and declares to the reader he is going to marry) the woman in 12D made me giggle, and I thought it was funny the way
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Mia Sosa is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have received praise from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and more.

Book Riot included her debut, Unbuttoning the CEO, in its list of 100 Must-Read Romantic Comedies, and Booklist recently called her “the new go-to author for fans of sassy and sexy c

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