Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Acting on Love

Author: S.J. Frost
Publisher: MLR Press
Publishers URL: http://www.mlrbooks.com
ISBN/BIN: MLR-1-02015-0389
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Series        
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Until recently Brandon has been living his dream and loving it.  But when the play he was supposed to star in closes before getting off the ground and he bombs his latest audition, Brandon wonders what he is going to do.  And how everything will affect his relationship with Shunichi.

This novella is the eighth book in the Conquest series.  Readers of this series have met both main characters before, as Brandon is Jesse’s older brother.  As an actor in the theatre in Chicago, he has gone as far as he can.  Shunichi is a martial arts instructor and one of the best in his field.  These two men have a strong loving relationship and neither man can imagine living a life without the other in it.  Although both men have faced issues in the past, the author gives them one more to overcome. 

Brandon has the chance to reprise a role on Broadway that he is well known for.  The problem is the separation that would bring between the two men.  The author does a good job showcasing the problem and how it would affect both men, as well as the various ways in which they can be solved.  I think the readers will like the way in which the author wraps everything up, allowing both men to continue to have what they need and still stay together.

Of course Jesse and Evan show up and, in fact, they play an important part in allowing Brandon to follow his dream.  These two bring some over the top moments to the story as well.  Several other former characters show up to give Brandon and Shunichi all the encouragement they need. 

Fans of this series are sure to like Acting on Love and, while it is not necessary to read all the books in this series first, I would recommend reading the first two books.  

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