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The Private Rehearsal

(Caught Up In Love #4)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a scintillating forbidden romance between a director and his actress

The first rule of directing is simple: Never fall for your leading lady.

The second? Dont let it get to you when she stage kisses another man.

Looks like Ive already broken both. Now my jealous, possessive heart wants all of herthe ingénue whos
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Published February 24th 2020
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Alaina
Oh lord, how did Jill and Davis think this was going to work? Hilarious.

The Private Rehearsal starts off with a fake romance that eventually leads to something real. It was, again, hilarious that people think nothing will happen when things get sexual. Another thing that I loved about it was that there was zero drama. Oh lord, it was honestly refreshing because drama gets so annoying sometimes.

Yes, there was some mystery with someone's past but I ate it all up. Unlike the first book, this was
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book bruin
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Audiobook Review
Overall 4 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this revised and updated forbidden romance. Jill and Davis had red hot chemistry and though I'm not normally a fan of instalove/lust, this one worked. The always amazing narration by Sebastian York and Ava Erickson was a treat as well. York was perfect as Davis, the dirty talking alpha director, and Erickson was just the right amount of sweet and vulnerable to pull off Jill. There were some serious moments mixed in
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Pam Nelson
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the way they couldn't stay away from each other Jill and Davis have this connection and its hella hot. I like that she knows who and what she wants. I like the way they fall for each other. It was drama free and sweet but also with that hint of mystery.
I like that some of the other characters make an appearance in this book it makes you feel connected to their circle of friends.

Jill's past is tragic and you can tell she has some wounds that still need mending, to go through what she
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Sarah
I think it's a case of it's not you, it's me. I've been in a weird mood today. I might give this a second chance in a few months.

Ava Erickson has quickly become one of my top favorite female narrators and I really like Sebastian York as well, I always enjoy his narrations. He's a fave, too.
Theresa
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Although I read the original, I felt everything with this story just as if it was new to me. Davis Milo is an unapologetic alpha, and I fell for him almost immediately. He knows what he wants, and right or wrong, he makes no excuses for that. When he sees Jill's audition for his Broadway play, he knows that he's found his Ava.

Jill is so excited to be able to audition for a Davis Milo play, and when she gets the news she's been cast, she's so happy. Performing is Jill's dream, and this play is an
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Patty
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Each and every Lauren Blakely has a hero I fall in love with and a story that captures my heart. This one is so good, it will be a hard act to follow! Davis Milo is casting for a new production he is directing. Jill is the one that he wants to cast, but a more well known actress would bring in the crowds. Casting Jill as the understudy will get her in though, and with a few private rehearsals, he will not only get her acting as a star, but his growing need to be near her will be quenched. Burnt ...more
Terri
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy every book this author writes and to listen to them is pure aural pleasure. They are all true productions but this one has captured my heart in an entirely new way. Davis and Jill are amazing and this story will pull at your heart strings.

Jill is an actress and the roommate of Cat who is the jewelry designer from The Second Chance Plan. She still hasn't had her big break but she keeps trying. We got to know Jill from the other book but we didn't get to delve into her past hurts and
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kgagnon
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Davis Milo has always been my favorite Blakely hero, and after updating this fun, heartfelt, and sizzling romance, she has made this deliciously dirty talking alpha even more sexy and swoonworthy! Davis is casting a new broadway musical and he is sure Jill is perfect for the leading role. The producers want another established star who is a diva that Davis is not happy to work with, so he makes Jill the understudy. As they work together preparing her for the part of a lifetime, their sizzling ...more
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
The Private Rehearsal by Lauren Blakely is a revised and updated version of the original, Playing with Her Heart. I loved the original and was excited to get my hands on the new version. Davis is directing a Broadway play and Jill is staring in her first. As soon as he sees and hears her, he knows she perfect for this role. He also knows he's going to have to fight the feelings he has for her. He can not get involved with an actress. Never again. Jill is so excited for the opportunity to be in ...more
Charlene
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this story! Previously titled Playing With Her Heart, this revised version is an absolute must read. I didnt read the original version, so Im not sure how much the book has changed.

Slightly forbidden and a lot hot, the dynamics between Davis and Jillian were extremely entertaining and enjoyable! Hes a director and shes one of the actresses in his current broadway production. Their chemistry is off the charts and the steamy scenes between these two is enough to melt your
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FunUndertheCovers
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Previously titled Playing With Her Heart, this revised version is an absolute must read. I didnt read the original version, so Im not sure how much the book has changed, but I loved everything about it!

Slightly forbidden and a lot hot, the dynamics between Davis and Jillian were extremely entertaining and enjoyable! Hes a director and shes one of the actresses in his current broadway production. Their chemistry is off the charts and the steamy scenes between these two is enough to melt your
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Bill Hair
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Overall opinion: 3 Stars

Another rewrite of a previous story and, unfortunately, it was just OK. There was way too much in your head dialog for me. The H was an a$$ most of the time and the h was all over the place.

Brief Summary: No need to expand on the author's summary.

Narrator(s) dual - very good

POV: dual

Overall Pace: Dentist, cavity, no novocaine!

Instalove: yup

H Rating: 2/10

h Rating: 4/10

Sad/happy/thrill/Angst/TSTL - buried in angst

Heat Level: 3/10

Descriptive Sex: 5/10

OW/OM Drama: some

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Cyndi Marie ☆★Audiobook Addict★☆
🎧 Audio Review 🎧

Another great love story by Lauren Blakely! I listened to the original no too long ago but this felt like a whole new book. I love that she is refreshing some of the older books because that just gives me a reason to revisit some of the great couples from the past. This couple are like magnets, they can not stay away from each other and that is my favorite thing about this story.

Sebastian and Ava were perfect as always.
Lynn Mullan
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, so much! Great read.
Chelle
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I actually liked Jill and Davis together. You can feel their chemistry from the first moment they meet. I love Jills excitement in how she sees the world. I would like to spend a night with Davis. 😂 ...more
S.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it liked it
3* I did enjoy this story more than the previous one in the series and would give it 4* but didn't like the possessiveness of the male lead in the story. The female narrator Ava Erickson is amazing!
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I fell in live with these characters. I think this may be my favorite book in this series.
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