3.5-4 Stars! I was given a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Here is the Blurb:
Layla Andrews isn’t
really a bitch – she just plays one on television. For the last eighteen
months, she’s acted like one in real life too while she was forced to
serve probation for something she didn’t do. Now the Queen of Olympus
has done her time and she’s ready to start living again … but she’s
Russ Vukovick, the show’s fight coordinator, had
been attracted to Layla since the first time he saw her. Recently he’s
caught glimpses of a new side of her – one that makes her irresistible.
But as he gets closer to her, he also sees more of what she hides
beneath the mask she wears.
As Layla and Russ try to navigate
their new relationship, families, danger, and secrets work against them
at every turn. Can they find a true happily-ever-after when they are
surrounded by lies.
I really wish I would have read book one first, and got a glimpse of Layla then. I'm really curious how the author painted her in the first book because I felt so bad for our h in this book. Poor Layla she has been put through so much by her family and is pretty much hated by everyone. People think she's a stuck up bitch and the man she's been secretly crushing over for almost two years is attracted to her but not interested because of her bitchy reputation. She's has decided to turn over a new leaf and leave her bitchiness at the door. She finally feels free to start living again and stop hiding. And everyone notices this new Layla especially Russ, but can she convince everyone this is really her and she's not just some "pod" person.
Russ has issues with lying and the last thing he wants is to get involved with someone that's going to lie to him again. He is extremely attracted to Layla and this new personalty of hers has him wondering if they could be something more.
Accidents happen, Russ helps, and ingrains himself little by little into her life. Her rule; don't ask about the past she's been hiding from. But will he be able to keep his curiosity to himself?
This book was a cute and sweet story. I can't tell you how refreshing it is to read about mixed heritages and interracial couples. It makes it REAL. The writing was well done and it didn't have a lot of steam but definitely packed in the romance. I honestly don't know personally how many second chances I could give someone; Russ, her sisters, her parents, but this is a romance and it's fiction so I'm not holding that against my review. As I said before I really do wish I knew to read book one first, since this was a review copy I didn't pay attention that it was the second book in the series. I will be picking up the first to get to know some of the other characters mentioned in Drama Queen.
This book was told in the third person and overall a good read.
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