Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Nothing Like Love by Abigail Strom

Book Description

Simone Oliver prides herself on being a realist and a cynic. A brilliant set designer for a Manhattan theater company, she thrives in the background and is perfectly comfortable in jeans, Chuck Taylors, and a paint-smeared T-shirt. That is, until Zach Hammond, the award-winning (and sexy-as-hell) British director, turns the spotlight on her. He’s clearly captivated by her and won’t take no for an answer—but Simone is determined to maintain her position that love’s not worth the risk.
A hopeless romantic who can quote Shakespeare on a whim, Zach has spent his life center stage, surrounded by world-famous actors and royalty. But nothing he’s seen can compare to what Simone can create. Before long, he finds himself as mesmerized by her brash beauty as he is by her work, and he’s determined to seduce her stubborn heart.
But while the two may have been successful at relegating romance to the wings in New York, when their production moves to a centuries-old Irish castle in County Clare, there may be just enough magic to give true love the curtain call it deserves.

AVAILABLE: February 16, 2016

Set designer Simone Oliver doesn't believe in Happily-ever-afters, White-knights, Prince Charmings, or love conquering all.  Nope.  It's not for her and she is okay with that.  She is okay having a lifetime of friendships and (hopefully) hot sex well into the retirement home.  She's never even been tempted for more...

...until she meets her theater's temporary director (and her Hollywood crush) Zach Hammond.

Zach Hammond is the exact opposite of Simone in that he DOES believe in romance and all that it involves.  He just never thought in-your-face Simone Oliver would be it for him.  But what can he do when the one woman he wants to ROMANCE wants nothing to do with it??  

One a side note, I didn't partially like the ending of this book.  I thought it made Simone look bad.  Which wasn't something that I appreciated about the Heroine of a book.   

Nothing Like Love is a quick, short (kinda slow), sweet read about two people with opposing views on love and relationships coming together.  I found it lacking in the "hotness" factor between Zach and Simone.  But if you are looking for a sweet read, then you might be interested in Zach and Simone's story.

Rating: 3 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**