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.
Take Two, a new series by the talented Laurelin Paige. She brought us the ever sexy and very alpha Hudson Pierce. Now Laurelin is showing us a very different side. She’s created a story that is so very different from the Fixed Series. And I freaking FLOVE It!!!!
This story is freaking HOT. I so enjoy reading fiction about Hollywood, and singers and movie stars and paparazzi. Makes for such an interesting story. And Take Two is all about that.
And chapter 1 starts off with a bang, or an OH MY GOD!! Maddie just graduated from Film School and decides to attend a party amongst her peers. Quiet and wanting to keep to herself, she lays low and decides to chill in the back yard to be alone, only to come across Micah. Sitting alone also wanting some privacy these two strike up an interesting conversation, which leads to a really fucking HOT make out session, lots of touching. I mean they just met, and this is sooooo out of character for her. But shit you only live once, and this dude is smoking and he’s doing some amazing things to her lady parts. And wow…she totally has a freaking SICK orgasm! HOLLA!! And then its over. Insert Drunk friend that shows up and fucks it all up for Maddie. Damn!!! I was enjoying that part too…
Maddie gives Micah her number. And…….he never calls…Jerk!!!…….fast forward 7 seven years.
At this point I am totally hooked on this story because now we get to the good stuff; as if a great freak “O” in chapter 1 wasn’t enough. Now Maddie is a successful camera assistant working with the best. She gets called to assistant on a movie for one of the biggest and hottest actors in the business; also working for one of the worst directors and Maddie is not happy about it. She arrived at the airport and the driver informs her he also needs to pick up another person. Micah Preston. Shit shit!! He’s HOT!! and So famous now seven years later. And she’s mortified. And……….he doesn’t fucking remember her!! Again…JERK! They share a limo ride to the hotel. Nothing…GRR!!!
Or does he remember her…?? Men are so confusing with their games. Bottom line here is, Maddie is stuck on this movie set with Micah, this hot as balls actors and he is NOT making it easy for her. There is so much damn sexual tension between them its ridiculous. And quite entertaining. He really knows how to push her buttons.
LOVE Micah’s character. He’s a bit cocky but I love that about him. Maddie is just the opposite. Very much to herself, and very good at what she does; takes her job very seriously. Micah tries playing with her and toying with her emotions on set only to cause issues for Maddie and this asshole director.
Doesn’t take long before these two get hot and heavy. And Micha…Jesus Mary and Joseph give me the strength. I love him. I fell hard for him in this story. He might be this bad ass Hollywood actor, but there is so much more the him. The way he treats Maddie. He gave me the chills. But their relationship isn’t easy. He isn’t easy. Micah harbors a lot of hurt inside and will not get into a relationship in this industry. He knows it won’t work. Shit, give Maddie a chance. I really hurt for him, he actually broke my heart. He will only give himself to Maddie during this production, nothing more. He’s can’t handle anything else. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t want more; Maddie definitely wants more…But he won’t offer any more than what he can give her during this shoot, sex, fun…whatever…
His eyes turned distant. “I can’t offer anything but that.”
“I know.” She did know, but it hurt to be reminded. Which was exactly the reason she has to be finished with the never-ending Micah flirtation. Here and now. “That’s why it can’t happen. ” She swallowed. “And if you keep pushing me, Micah, you’ll win. She heard him inhale. “But you’ll break me.”
Okay these two kill me. I had this hole in my chest reading a lot of these scenes. You want them together so bad, but he’s hurting and has serious relationship issues and Maddie…well she’s just straight up stubborn.
When these two finally get hot and heavy. HOLY CRAP! A lot of indecent things happen. Lots of orgasms HOLLA!!
And my favorite was their hot sex in his trailer…yeah…lots of orgasms then…or was it when Micah gets all dirty with Maddie and makes her touch herself…HMM…yeah…Winning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He lifted his head and gazed at her considering. “Touch yourself.”
He circled her nose with his own. “I want you to touch yourself.” He licked at her upper lip. “As if you were thinking about me.” He kissed her once. “Do you make yourself come while thinking about me?”
Really dude??? Are you trying to kill me???? Okay this is what I am talking about. Micah makes you lose your mind.
But like every Hollywood relationship there must be some level of trust when it comes to the press, and how they spin gossip, and paparazzi. This is the NOT so fun part of their relationship. These two need to trust. But their trust is tested, and then some. So many different accepts of this business that are tough and just are not on their side.
When all is said and done, the movie raps. But what is to become of Micah and Maddie. I’ll tell ya, I was losing my bird reading at times. I wanted to jump inside my kindle and ring somebody’s neck. So much shit goes down, and my heart was beating so fast while I read; I felt that tightness in my chest. So freaking good!! I just loved this book to pieces.
Take Two was so fucking fun to read, I loved all this angst, and hot sex, and Micah being Micah; all sexy and talking dirty, but then his tender loving side just makes you fall for him. Micah and Maddie have some serious chemistry in the bedroom and outside the bedroom. Their back and forth conversation were so entertaining to read.
Laurelin, thank you again for another 5 star experience. HOLLA!!!
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About Laurelin Paige
USA Today Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is 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. She is represented by the wonderful Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.