Book Review: Pretty Face – Lucy Parker

Title: Pretty Face (2017)
Series: London Celebrities – Book 2
Author: Lucy Parker
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Extent: 222 pages
Release Date: February 20, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Description

It’s not actress Lily Lamprey’s fault that she’s all curves and has the kind of voice that can fog up a camera lens. She wants to prove where her real talents lie—and that’s not on a casting couch, thank you. When she hears esteemed director Luc Savage is renovating a legendary West End theater for a lofty new production, she knows it could be her chance—if only Luc wasn’t so dictatorial, so bad-tempered and so incredibly sexy.

Luc Savage has respect, integrity and experience. He also has it bad for Lily. He’d be willing to dismiss it as a midlife crisis, but this exasperating, irresistible woman is actually a very talented actress. Unfortunately, their romance is not only raising questions about Lily’s suddenly rising career, it’s threatening Luc’s professional reputation. The course of true love never did run smooth. But if they’re not careful, it could bring down the curtain on both their careers…


I don’t usually write reviews for the romance novels that I read, but Pretty Face is a bit of a special case for one simple reason: I liked it so, so much, I pretty much started rereading it right after I finished it. It’s actually the second in a series but it’s more of a companion novel, and while I also enjoyed the first one, I like this one just that much better. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this is the level I think contemporary romance should strive to be at, and I’ll be following Lucy Parker’s work for years to come. ✨

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Top Ten All-Time Favourite Comfort Movies


Hello and happy Top Ten Tuesday, guys! This week’s theme is a movie freebie, and since I’m a sucker for comfort movies, that’s what I’m going with this time. These are basically movies I watch when I’m feeling down because they always, always manage to cheer me up. Let’s get to it. 😊

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Let’s Talk: The New Adult Genre


So… I very recently buddy-read Leisa Rayven’s Bad Romeo with the lovely Kim from Dreaming of Espresso and Michelle from Undeniably Book Nerdy. It was one of my more recent New Adult reads, and while I didn’t like it (for reasons that Ari from The Daydreaming Bookworm accurately predicted below), it got me thinking about the genre itself.

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