Book Review: Acting on Love by S.J. Frost

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Acting on Love
Author: S.J. Frost
Series: Conquest #8
Heroes: Brandon Alexander/Shunichi Miyamoto
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Brandon Alexander has risen to the top of theatre in Chicago, but when you reach the top, there’s usually only one way left to go. Funding fell through on the latest play he was to star in and now he finds himself an unemployed actor. Coming fresh off a bad audition, he wonders if his time in the spotlight is over. But what worries him more, is not making the man he loves proud of him.

Shunichi Miyamoto runs a highly successful dojo. He had always let work be the focus of his life, until over a year ago, the man of his dreams walked into the dojo to rekindle his passion for karate, and it led to further passions between him and Brandon. He knows Brandon is worried about his career, but he loves him, he’s proud of him, and he’ll do anything for Brandon’s happiness.

Both Brandon and Shunichi want to spend their lives together, but when a new opportunity comes to Brandon, he must decide whether to follow his career dreams or to act on his love for Shunichi.


Review: Conquest is one of my all time favorite series and any time I see another book, no matter how short, I am all over it. Jesse, and a his brother Brandon, are two of my favorites, so I knew when Acting on Love released that I would probably get a healthy dose of both of my favorite couples.

Brandon is going through a tough time in his acting career. It’s gotta be hard to have a successful partner and a rock star brother and not feel a little inadequate sometimes. Unfortunately, it carries over into his next audition and is threatening to ruin is confidence. Shun is always the most amazing partner and would love Brandon even if he never got another acting part again…too bad Brandon won’t allow him to do that.

But then the miracle of all miracles occurs…Brandon is offered a shot at the big time…Broadway. His dream of hitting the stage in New York appears to be on the horizon and suddenly he needs to decide between love and career…both of which define him as a man. Life is never easy, and especially not when you don’t communicate with your partner.

Brandon and Shun will never break up, you know that, but you don’t know how this will be settled until the end. It was a rough road but SJ Frost pulled out all the stops and finished this story with a bang. It was beautiful and perfect and I couldn’t have a chosen a more fitting ending if I tried.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*


Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Book Review: Acting on Love by S.J. Frost

  1. Jennifer

    LOVE the Conquest series as well. Looking forward to this book.

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