Monday, September 18, 2017

Early Review of Acting on Impulse (Love on Cue #1) by Mia Sosa

Title: Acting on Impulse
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Love on Cue (Book 1)
Format: Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Avon Impulse (October 31, 2017)
ISBN-10: 0062690345
ISBN-13: 978-0062690340
Author's Website:
Notes:  All quotes need to be checked against final copy as they are subject to change. I received an eARC loan from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am also an Avon Addict which means I love the books that Avon publishes enough to volunteer to read as many ARCs and books as they can send my way. So you'll be seeing a lot of books reviewed by me from this publisher. Please note, however, that if I don't like a book, it will be truthfully reflected by a low rating.
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Tori was just dumped by her boyfriend--not in person, not by phone, and not by text messaging, but very publicly during an interview on a talk radio show. When asked if there was anyone special in his life he'd responded, "No", and then announced he was taking a "breather" from the dating scene.  Angry, upset, and desperate to get away, she books a last minute trip to Aruba giving herself some time to relax. recover, and reflect on the whole relationship. While there she meets Carter. She's sworn off men decreeing them off-limits, at least for the moment, but there's something about Carter that draws her to him.

Carter Stone just finished filming his first movie, and he's in the worst shape of his life. He looks like an emaciated version of Grizzly Adams. He's come to Aruba to relax and begin gaining back the weight he lost for the role he played. At present he doesn't look like the TV heart throb that he is and that suits him just fine. The weight loss and beard have taken their toll on him, but he likes the anonymity it affords him. When he meets an attractive woman who is just his type, however, it makes his pursuit of her all that more difficult as his is not the only eye she's caught at the resort. She's gonna make him work for her attention...
This was a sweet, humorous, and sexy story. I was intermittently laughing, chuckling, and grinning while reading. I liked Carter from the start. He's knows what he wants and is patient and determined enough to wait for it. Tori, on the other hand, is skittish and wary of him at the beginning, but as she gets to know him she slowly, oh, so slowly, starts to warm to his pursuit.

Tori was a strong, confident and smart young women who values her privacy. When she learns Carter's true identity she's torn. On the one hand she feels something stirring between them, on the other she doesn't want to end up being known as one of his many conquests. Carter has his work cut out for him because Tori has no wish for a casual relationship. I actually liked that about her, and Carter has to convince her he's in it for the long haul.

Carter is the type of guy almost every woman falls for. He's sweet, thoughtful, and funny all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. He's the type of guy who has plenty of acquaintances, but few friends--by design. He's learned to be slightly wary of people because many have tried to use his stardom to further their own agendas over the years. Since he doesn't look like himself, given his present appearance, he feels free to open himself up to Tori, and lets her see the real Carter--Carter Williamson--not the made up persona of actor Cater Stone. While she makes him jump through hoops and leads him on a merry chase, he believes she's worth it because he sees something special in her right from the start.

Overall, I gave this one 4 1/2 out of 5 roses. It was cute, fun, witty and a most enjoyable read. The characters were easy to relate to and well rounded. The story had a steady pace and kept my interest from start to finish. A lovely debut by author Mia Sosa. I look forward to reading more books by her in the future. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a SHOWER rating--a cold shower is necessary (need I say more?). Some books should come with a warning - make sure your significant other is handy or your shower is in working order. lol

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