This was my first Cassie Mae book and it was so much fun that I will definitely be reading her others. Friends (um...sort of...) to lovers, a road trip, people falling down...So. Much. Catnip.
When Jace Carver snags a minor part in his buddy’s zombie flick, he suddenly starts getting noticed all over the place. Even Hollywood megastar Carletta Ocean—known for her extensive “research” with her male co-stars—wants Jace for her new rom-com. The role could be a game-changer . . . if Jace nails the audition.
As Jace’s agent, Shaylene Kwak is all business, and isn’t about to let her favorite client blow this opportunity. Since their college years, Shay has been immune to Jace’s charm and rock-hard body. But long hours in close company have a way of wearing down even the best defenses, and when their platonic teasing turns into serious flirting, Jace and Shay are no longer able to resist what’s been right in front of them the entire time.
Things I loved:
1. The screwball comedy. This book had some moments that reminded me of classic screwball films like Bringing up Baby (I laugh hysterically just looking at leopards. Totes awkward at the zoo.) The situations Jace and Shay find themselves in are just ridiculous in the best way and I laughed a lot while reading.
2. The way it played in my head. Jace is an actor who sees his life as a film and assigns himself and everyone else roles (Miss Leading Lady, Mr. Kickass Lead...) and Cassie Mae's writing style really lends itself to that. The descriptions were fabulous, especially of the physical comedy, and I could see Jace: The Real Life Movie in my head the whole time I was reading.
3. The media references. I LOVED the use of a certain Internet meme that Jace and Shay were involved in and felt like that shared history really added to the story. I also loved all the film and TV references. I am probably the only person alive who has never seen How I Met Your Mother,* which features heavily, but Cassie did such a great job explaining the characters that it didn't even matter.
*I know. I'm lame. I've accepted it.
Recommended for anyone who loves movies, road trips, and laughing. (So pretty much everyone, right?)
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I was given a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!