It seems clear that Lee Winter is a particularly accomplished author, so I was happy to read her most recent title, Breaking Character.
This is a terrific romance that ticks all the boxes. I really enjoyed this tale of how two women, with much in common but also such different characters, found their way towards each other. In many ways the main trope is "opposites attract", but it's also more than that. The world behind the scenes of the entertainment industry felt realistic, which made it particularly irritating how each woman felt such pressure to remain deep in the closet, even in relation to each other. It shouldn't work like that, but I'm all too afraid that it does. On a brighter note, the wide range of secondary characters were a joy to read about.
Blurb: Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A-lister Elizabeth Thornton. America’s most-hated villain stars in a top-rated TV medical drama that she hates. Now, she’s been romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman’s clumsiness. As a closeted actress, that’s the last thing Elizabeth needs. If she could just get her dream movie role, life would be so much better. The only problem is that the eccentric French film-maker offering it insists on meeting her “girlfriend”, Summer, first.
Summer Hayes is devastated when her co-star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors they’re lovers. Now the so-called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summer to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn’t even like Summer! Oh, how she’d love to tell her no. And Summer definitely would if it wasn’t for the fact she’s maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible woman.
A lesbian celebrity romance about gaining love, losing masks, and trying to stick to the script.
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