Saturday, December 8, 2018
Making Up by Lucy Parker
London Celebrities - Book Three
Another fun romance from Lucy Parker that's filled with great dialogue and banter. Lucy has become one of my favourite romance authors with her London Celebrities series. I love the settings of the theatre world in London as well as the actors, directors, and performers who populate her world.
This time around the setting vehicle is a show that is very Cirque de Soleil-esque and our main characters are the circus artist, Trix, who is suddenly thrust into a starring role in the show and Leo, the uber-talented make-up artist. We know Trix from the previous book, as she is that book's heroine's best friend.
Trix and Leo felt to me a bit edgier than previous couples in the series, their dialogue more sharp and defensive much of the time. But it worked because Trix has a past relationship that has left her unsure of herself and very defensive in her dealings with other people. And trusting other people. Been there and done that, so I recognised it right off and felt it was well done. This, of course, made this book a little less light-hearted than the two previous.
The romance worked for me as well - important in a romance novel, yes? *LOL* But it worked and I enjoyed going along for the trip. :) *two thumbs up*