Guest Reviewed by Lauralou
Title: An Actor’s Guide to Romance
Author: Catherine Curzon and Eleanor Harkstead
Heroes: Adam Fisher & Thomas Fox
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 51 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When long-time theatrical enemies are cast as lovers, their late-night rehearsal brings a whole new meaning to method acting.
For twenty years, Adam Fisher and Thomas Fox have been the best of enemies. From their first meeting at drama school to shared stages, shared bills and a competition to amass the most illustrious awards, they have been the names on every theatregoers’ lips. Separately they can sell out an entire run in an hour, so when they’re cast as lovers in London’s hottest new play, the tickets are gone in minutes.
But for rakish Adam and gentlemanly Thomas, the small matter of their first on-stage kiss is causing a headache for everyone. Over a bottle of wine on one rainy night in the city, these two acting legends will do whatever it takes to banish their first-night nerves. After all, as everyone knows, the show must go on!
A pleasant short story by new-to-me authors. Adam Fisher and Thomas Fox, both 40ish, have been rivals in the London theater scene for two decades.
As the story opens, they are rehearsing a kissing scene for a play in which they have been cast as lovers. The kiss is stiff and unconvincing, largely because Adam keeps interrupting to tell Thomas his breath smells of onions.
Thomas realizes the play could fall apart if they can’t get past their animosity, so he follows Adam to his flat to practice the kiss in private.
I’m sure you can guess what happens next! The story was amusing but lacked depth (yes, it’s only 30 pages, but a large portion of them were a protracted sex scene).
Still, it was a nice introduction to these authors, and I will check out more of their work.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*