Breathless by Sarah Sanders

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Short, sweet and sexy – we loved this book. Lara is a movie star whose career has crashed and burnt. She is in the throes o...

Write Your Own Script by A.L. Brooks


Mature MCs, celebrity romance…this one has some of our favourite tropes so we picked it up with rather high expectations but were really disappointed.

Tamsyn Harris is a 52-year-old, award-winning, plenty famous actress who is in middle of all sorts of professional issues because of ageism. Pushed too far by a bitchy co-actress and a godawful director, Tamsyn snaps on set and throws a glass of orange juice on said director. This leads to the taking some ‘time off’ while her team does damage control and she practises self-control. Tucked away in the middle of nowhere, she has one neighbour, a writer, 49-year-old Maggie Cooper, who is trying to conquer writer’s block. Tamsyn has always remained in the closet so though Maggie (a die-hard Tamsyn fan) recognises Tamsyn (of course), she has no clue about the actress’ sexuality. There is insta-attraction between the two, they agree on a holiday fling, and over the course of nine days, the attraction blooms to spill over into emotion too.

We found Maggie to be incredibly unloving, unsupportive, hypocritical and rather humbug. She keeps pushing Tamsyn to come out because she doesn’t want to be someone’s “dirty little secret”, yet she keeps her identity as a lesfic author secret not only from everyone she knows but also within her own house – which means she is her own “dirty little secret”. In fact, she doesn’t even tell Tamsyn about her dual identities as a writer (she writes under two pseudonyms – okay what’s with that? She is ashamed of herself as a writer also?). Initially we did enjoy the sex and romance, but that didn’t last very long because we disliked Maggie too much.

Tamsyn is a much nicer character. More open, honest and going out on the limb. We actually felt bad for her throughout the book. The only nice person in her life, who cared for her, seemed to be her agent.   

There are way better celebrity, particularly actress romances out there where there are more equal relationships written.

Definitely cannot recommend this one. 


Search Review by Author or Book Name

Explore Reviews

Most Read This Week

Search Review by Author or Book Name

Most Read in the Last 30 Days

Search Review By Author Or Book Name

Most Read in the Past 365 Days

Search Review by Author or Book Name

Check Out Our Reviews Of

Matters of the Heart
The Shark
Then & Now
Just Married?
Give Me a Reason
Dare to Stay
Peppermint Kiss
Eyes Like Those
Love Like This
Blood and Roses
The Arrangement
Princess of Dorsa
Marriage of Unconvenience
The Lucky Ones
Off Screen
Reality Check
Far from Home
Stormy Seas

Best Lesfic Reviews's favorite books »