Nothing like love by Abigail Strom

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This was a sweet and romantic story, by an author that was new to me. The writing is good, but I missed some action or suspense, which is probably the reason why it took me a while to enter in the story. It relates the encounter of two people with opposite views on romantic love and shows their journey towards finding a common ground.

Hot and wealthy Zach Hammond is a former movie star turned award-winning London theater director. He has agreed to direct the production of a play in a New York theater. Simone Oliver, the heroine of this story, is the company’s set and costume designer. When they meet on the set, Zach is instantly charmed by Simone, but also intrigued by her complex personality. Both are theater geeks and I loved their witty “Shakespaerean” banter.

As they get closer, and blur the lines of a professional relationship, Simone’s insecurities appear more and more. She is afraid to get attached, lives in the moment and doesn’t believe in a happy future. Zach’s struggle will be to make her accept to get out of her comfort zone and take a chance on love and happiness.

Overall, I liked this book, it was a light and easy read. However, I found it rather slow-paced, with an ending that felt rushed and no epilogue. 3 stars.
ARC courtesy of publisher Montlake Romance, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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