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Crista Mchugh

Genre: Romantic fiction, new adult

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

Intensely introverted and socially awkward grad student Kate Mireau has loved only one man since she was a little girl.

William Shakespeare.

Unfortunately, he died over four hundred years ago.

Since no modern-day man will ever compete with the Bard’s wit and wisdom, Kate is destined for dissatisfaction in matters of the heart. Besides, any attempt she makes to step out of her comforting world of books usually ends in humiliating disaster. But when she agrees to help her new roommate’s brother prepare for an upcoming audition, she meets a man who makes her pulse race almost as fast as Shakespeare’s insults. ‘Tis said the course of true love never did run smooth, and Kate discovers that Gabe is not an aspiring classical actor—he’s one of Hollywood’s sexiest leading men.

Experience has taught Kate that she’ll just end up embarrassing them both. Will she retreat to her safe world of beloved plays and poetry, consoling herself with the notion that he is a star out of her reach? Or if all the world’s a stage, then maybe Gabe is her chance to find there’s more to life than just words, words, words.


My Review:

Sweet contemporary romance with an introverted, strong heroine that steals the heart of an extroverted actor.

Fighting through a nasty break-up, Kate decides to throw the same caution responsible for her ex’s transgressions to the wind and get a new flat. She strikes lucky as although her flatmate is a high society princess, Kate is just thankful to be able to afford the rent as she finishes her English PhD dissertation… which is stuck in a rut. Enter Gabe, her flatmate’s brother, who may be the answer to all her problems. Or maybe the creator of new ones…

Wit and cheek galore, flowing plot, and adorable yet believable characterisation, this is a romance to warm your hearts and restore faith in members of certain professions. Sweet, fun, and compulsive. Recommended.

*Thank you to the author for the free review copy.