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Touch Up

(Rose & Thorns #2)

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Last year, twenty-three-year-old actress Dina Gilbert snagged the lead in the summer’s biggest blockbuster. It wasn’t easy: she’s black, openly queer, and has actual curves she refuses to let people Photoshop. Now, overwhelmed by sudden fame and homesick for Georgia, she’s becoming someone she doesn’t recognize. Maybe that’s why she’s out partying her face off most nights. ...more
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published October 15th 2018
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Heidi Belleau Hello! It took us a little while to get everything organized after going the self-pub route, but the first three titles in the series now have release…moreHello! It took us a little while to get everything organized after going the self-pub route, but the first three titles in the series now have release dates! OFF LIMITS comes out Sept 24th, TOUCH UP comes out Oct 15th, and SUGAR & ICE comes out Nov 11th. Thanks for the message, we'll be sure to get the website updated with release dates, too!
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Jess
This book was provided for free by the author and Love Bytes in exchange for an honest review.

This review was first posted to Love Bytes: LGBTQ Book Reviews. It has been slightly edited here for content.

If you’ve read any of my reviews before this one, you know that I love complicated women. Messy women, flawed women, women who make mistakes. But often, in romance, those complicated women come together to create something soft and sweet and light, relinquishing everything that made them interest
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Dannica Zulestin
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: f-f, quiltbag, viva
Hm... I'm not really sure what to say about this. I'm very much looking forward to what other reviewers have to say. But I'll still give it a shot.
(I'm very likely to edit this review later after I've given it more thought. Kind of wobbly still.)

I mostly liked Dina Gilbert's character. She's sometimes out of control, with a drug habit and a partying lifestyle, but she's still relatable (lols) and actually kind of charming with the narrative voice used for her segments as well as her frank assert
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iam
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, f-f, lgbtqia
2.5 stars
This is a hard book to review. It had some parts I liked but partly also really put me off.

Content warnings: (view spoiler)

Let's start at the plot: Dina is a young actress who recently came to be successfull. She's in her early twenties, black, openly queer and "Hollywood fat". The media frames her as the relatabl
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Leah
DNF ~35%

I had multiple issues with the book in the portion that I read, which are explained in my review.
Ana
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fame isn't as glamorous as it seems for Dina Gilbert whose difficulty to cope with it brings her to a dangerous path in this charming and captivating romance.

Dina Gilbert is a rising star becoming overwhelmed by the fame that is making her act in a way she doesn't recognize anymore. Colleen Thomas is a photo editor who had the task to do Dina's magazine cover, with a well-known rule of not Photoshopping that she decided to ignore. Now she has to face the wrath of the actress, while they are forc
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DNF. I can tell no black women or mixed-race women were consulted on this book. I might have been able to push forward and see if it improved past the 40% mark but I had just finished reading Off Limits, the first in this series, and it was much more enjoyable. It's possible that affected me but for now, it's a no from me.
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