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Joanna Chambers

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Tekijän teokset

Provoked (2013) 131 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Beguiled (2013) 92 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Enlightened (2014) 79 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Unnatural (2015) 71 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Introducing Mr. Winterbourne (2014) 65 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Unforgivable (2013) 48 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Total Creative Control (2021) 48 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Mr Winterbourne's Christmas (2018) 44 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Gentleman Wolf (2019) 40 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Gathering Storm (2017) 39 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Enemies with Benefits (prologue) (2017) 39 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Enemies Like You (2017) 38 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Lady's Secret (2011) 36 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Seasons Pass (2014) 29 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Restored (2020) 28 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Tribute Act (2018) 26 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Wish Come True (2015) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Labours of Lord Perry Cavendish (2021) 22 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Master Wolf (2020) 21 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Home Grown Talent (2022) 19 kappaletta
Comfort and Joy (4-in-1) (2014) 18 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Humbug (2015) 16 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The First Snow of Winter (2021) 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Dream Alchemist (2017) 14 kappaletta
Rest and Be Thankful (2014) 8 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Merry & Bright (2018) 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Maybe This Time (2013) 7 kappaletta
The Bequest (2020) 6 kappaletta
Lord Atwood's Lovers (2012) 6 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Best Supporting Actor (2023) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Abortion Politics (1981) 2 kappaletta
Children of the Night (2017) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Bite — Avustaja — 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Interludio & Il lascito (2022) 1 kappale
Lamb to the Slaughter (2017) 1 kappale
Mr. Perfect's Christmas (2012) 1 kappale
The Responsible One (2018) 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

Another Place in Time: A Collection of Historical Short Stories (2014) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Gifts for the Season: Winter & Christmas MM Charity Anthology (2020) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Kind Hearts at Christmas: MM Romance Charity Anthology (2022) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Yleistieto

Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
UK
Ammatit
writer

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The Publisher Says: Lights, camera…attraction!

When Tag O’Rourke, struggling actor-slash-barista, meets Jay Warren, son of acting royalty, it’s loathing at first sight. Loathing…and lust. Tag’s dream is to act, but it’s a dream that’s crumbling beneath the weight of student debt and his family’s financial problems. If his career doesn’t take off soon, he’s going to have to get a real job. After all, feeding his family is more important than feeding his soul. Luckily, Tag’s about to get his big break…

Jay never had to dream about acting; he was always destined to follow in his famous mother’s footsteps. But fame has its price and a traumatic experience early in Jay’s career has left him with paralysing stage fright, which is why he sticks to the safety of TV work—and avoids relationships with co-stars at all costs. Unfortunately, Jay’s safe world is about to be rocked…

After an ill-judged yet mind-blowing night together, Jay and Tag part acrimoniously. So it’s a nasty shock when they discover that they’ve been cast in a two-man play that could launch Tag’s career and finally get Jay back onto the stage where he belongs. Sure, it’s not ideal, but how bad can working with your arch-nemesis be? All they have to do is survive six weeks rehearsing together and navigate a cast of smarmy festival directors, terrible landladies, and vengeful journalists. Oh, and try not to fall in love before the curtain rises… Break a leg!

I RECEIVED A DRC FROM THE AUTHORS. THANK YOU.

My Review
: Well, whatever one expects from a romace novel, this book hands it over...enemies-to-lovers, second chance at love, soulmates discovering each other, all here. And all as much fun to read as fun gets.

Authors Sally and Jo don't exactly waste one's time with silly obfuscations. The story's pacing is neither rushed nor dilatory. The main duo are not in any danger of being relegated to juicy side characters...though Jay's mother could be a fun broad to follow around for a few hundred pages, hint hint...and the Others on the page still manage to make their presences felt. The playwright-cum-pal is another really good character I felt I knew enough about to get the story in gear, yet could also fill up her own book.

So there's absolutely every reason to go buy one. Go on! Go get a copy.

But you're only giving it four stars! I need a fifth one to autobuy!

Having heard this kind of statement on multiple occasions, I'll say this: The series is wonderful and fun, and funny, and endearingly honest about its characters' icky bits. All of those are good things. Tag irks me. He's a whiny little pisher whose chip is so big it needs both his shoulders to carry it so blocks his view straight ahead of him. Jay is quieter in his overplayed self-doubt but still manages not to hook me. Them together? I wanted to reach into the book and crack their heads tpgether, tell 'em to STFU and get back to having the kind of sex most of us don't dare believe exists because we ain't gettin' it.

So yeah. Four's where the star train stops.

It gets all those stars for the way I'm dragged into the story, the way my emotional investment is picked out of my readerly pocket. They mugged me in my own back alley, that pair of author/attackers! I encourage anyone with a taste for contemporary romances, for second-chance, artist-centered, and enemies-to-lovers romances, to get this entire three-book series.
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richardderus | Jun 22, 2024 |
2.5-ish? This has all of the elements I love: cheating, hurt feelings, misunderstandings, etc. But I think the writing became a bit repetitive and I kept thinking of other books that do this better. I did read this in a few hours so if nothing else it was a propulsive read for me.
 
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s_carr | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 25, 2024 |
I was really in the mood for a contemporary romance, and this book hit the spot. I generally love the grumpy/sunshine dynamic, but this was more of a "grumpy and the only person who gets him" thing - I wouldn't say Aaron was exactly the sunshine type. That said, both of the characters are layered and well written, and I enjoyed their voices. The plot is centered around Lewis and Aaron finally realizing they've been in love with each other for years, and dealing with their respective hangups.
I feel like Lewis' issues were not addressed properly, and that made the ending less enjoyable for me though, so 4 stars.
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NannyOgg13 | 1 muu arvostelu | Aug 9, 2023 |
4,5 stars

Best MM Anthology I have ever read.
Good plots very well written, emotion without slush, interesting characters and warm sexiness.

A Very English Christmas by Keira Andrews - 4 stars

Mr. Perfect’s Christmas by Joanna Chambers - 4.5 stars

The Christmas Ship by Amy Jo Cousins - 4 stars

That Thing by Megan Ericson - 4, 5 stars

Just Like Heaven by Suki Fleet - 5 stars

Not Your Grandfather’s Magic by Kaje Harper - 4 stars

Bottle Boys by Anyta Sunday - 3,5
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Marlobo | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 24, 2022 |

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