Published by PENGUIN GROUP Putnam on February 27, 2024
Genres: Women's Fiction
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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Hollywood darling Emmy Harper is considered the queen of writing romantic comedies. That is, until tragedy struck and she swore she’d never write another happy ending again. After some time away, and lots of encouragement from family and friends, Emmy is finally ready to dive back into the genre with her latest project. But more is riding on this movie than just her return to the big screen. This time, Emmy’s also been convinced to star as the lead, dusting off acting skills she hasn’t used in over a decade.
Emmy’s nervous, yet excited, to give performing another shot, until a last-minute injury benches her trusted co-star. With filming about to start, there’s only one other actor available on such short Grayson West. A blockbuster action star known for his mega-watt smile and impossible abs, Grayson is anyone’s dream of a romantic lead. Anyone except Emmy that is, who still blames him for her disastrous first movie and the early end to her acting career.
As filming begins, the friction between Emmy and Grayson is palpable and it’s anyone’s guess if it’s unresolved awkwardness or simmering sexual tension. The two are pushed to get their acts together—and quickly—or they risk tanking the entire movie, but if working things out leads to sizzling chemistry on screen, what might happen when the cameras stop rolling?
From the beginning, this book hooked me with its wit, adorableness, and fun-filled pages. I couldn’t help but be curious about how the romance between Emmy and Grayson would bloom, and I can confidently say that my curiosity was satisfied throughout the story.
What sets this book apart is its main characters, who are wonderfully quirky and full of personality. Emmy’s interactions with the other characters in the book make her a delightful protagonist, striking a perfect balance between being entertaining and not coming across as annoying. As for Grayson, while he may initially come off as smug, it doesn’t take long for him to reveal his redeeming qualities, making it incredibly easy for readers to root for their eventual union.
It’s true that the plot itself may not be the most original, as I have come across similar stories about movie stars who initially despise each other before eventually falling in love. However, what makes “Right on Cue” stand out is Emmy, Grayson, and the supporting cast’s unique blend of personalities. They give the book a refreshing twist, making it a truly engaging read I couldn’t.
If you’re in the mood for a delightful, quick read that is sure to entertain, I highly recommend picking up “Right on Cue.” It’s a book that will captivate you with its charm, keep you eagerly turning the pages, and leave you with a smile.
Thank you to NetGalley and PENGUIN GROUP Putnam for allowing me to read and review this book.