Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5
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!
An Actor’s Guide to Romance is an extra-long scene story. There’s not much more to it other than a quick introduction to the characters, their first time together, and their confessions of love & future planning. We get most of the information about their times together by their thoughts and conversation.
The story is well written and the MCs are well developed for such a short story. The language is formal and dramatic just like the actors and there are fun moments to bring the reader closer to Thomas andAdam.
Overall, this is a good story if you want a smart, quick British story with two older characters and a nice setting. If you aren’t into enemies-to-lovers and fast “I love yous” this might not be your story.
The cover by Erin Dameron-Hill is pretty but doesn’t say much about the story.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: January 23, 2018, by Pride Publishing
Edition Language: English