Blog Tour Stop: Review & Giveaway: Take Two by Laurelin Paige

Take Two by Laurelin Paige
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Source: Gifted for Blog Tour
Reviewed by: Nahomi
Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads / iTunes

*I received copy of this book for a blog tour but it did not influence this review in any way.*

My Rating: 3 stars out of 5 stars

He’s ready for his close up, but she’s the one calling the shots. 

On the night of her graduation from film school, straight-laced Maddie Bauers fell completely out of character for an oh-my-god make-out session with a perfect stranger. Complete with the big O.

Seven years later, that romantic interlude is still fresh in her mind. That stranger is now a rich and famous actor. And she’s one very distracted camera assistant working on his latest production. She might consider another tryst…if he even remembers her.

Micah Preston does indeed remember Maddie. Too bad he’s sworn off Hollywood relationships. He allows himself as much sex as he likes—and oh, he does like—but anything more is asking for trouble. For the woman, not for him. Yet knowing Maddie could want more than a movie-set fling doesn’t stop him from pursuing her like a moth drawn to hot stage lights. 

But as the shoot nears its end, it’s decision time. Is it time to call, “Cut!” on their affair, or is there enough material for a sequel?

Warning: Contains a dreamy movie star hero, a focus-pulling heroine, off-the-charts instant chemistry, steamy sex in near-public locations, and a new use for lip gloss.

The premise of this book caught my attention and even though I was on a "no new books" ban I decided to request this because it sounded really interesting. The beginning was really rough for me, I almost gave up more than a couple of time because of certain phrases and dialogue issues I had. But I was determined to stick through it, and though in the end it was kinda cheesy, sometimes a girl just needs a little cheese in her life. (I've been dying to say that jejeje) I ended up really enjoying the characters and the story.
I fell in love with Maddie and Micah and for the first time in a long time I actually remember the main female character's name (that's a big thing for me). But for the first time in quite a few books, I didn't find myself cringing at the main characters internal dialogue. Maddie is strong talented and dedicated to her job. I love that she doesn't just let Micah get away with whatever he wants just because he's good looking and famous. I really liked Maddie's character overall. 
Micah was sweet and hot but cocky but just plain old stupid at times. Although there were definitely swoony moments, and he was thoughtful at times, he could really get on my nerves. I will say this, there were times I just wanted to shake some sense into him. 
The plot was a little predictable but it didn't drag and it wasn't boring. As I mentioned in the beginning some of the phrases and or words used had me thinking who uses these phrases anymore. Some of the words and phrases used to describe the sex scenes tended to throw me out of the scene. What kept me interested and moving forward were the characters, and the story. I was genuinely interested and invested in their lives and wanted to find out how everything would end. Besides some of the issues I mentioned above, I enjoyed reading about Maddie and Micah and I really loved how their story ended. 

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About the author:
Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.

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