Part of the reason I created The Writers’ Post group was to create a place where bloggers could come together and support each others’ endeavors in the creative process. The bonus, which I had not anticipated in creating such a group, was that I would have published authors joining us. I find this to be totally exciting because there is so much we can learn from each other as a group and to have that level of experience among us is inspirational and motivating.
So what better way to support the members of my group than to at least have the courtesy of reading their works? I do spend hours daily on the group wall clicking links to the members blogs and leaving them feedback—because I do honestly believe that feedback is the best way a writer can gauge if they are getting their message across. Now add to that that we have published authors in the group, I certainly don’t want to let them down either. So with that said, I am going to try to review a published piece at least once a week. I want to give back to my group by contributing and supporting their work, and this would include our published authors.
This week, I’m going to review His Leading Lady written by Paula Martin, published by Whiskey Creek Press, LLC.
Paula Martin joined The Writers’ Group and shared with us snippets of her published book, His Leading Lady on her blog. I have to say I was intrigued, because I do like to read romance novels. Paula’s snippets peaked my interest and she had me wanting to read the book before I bought my Kindle, so the anticipation built as each small snippet was put out on her posts.
Finally, I bought the Kindle and I purchased His Leading Lady. I will be quite honest and say that I was taken in by the first chapter and it was hard to put that Kindle down until I’d finished reading the entire novel!! Paula has brilliantly written a page turner that dives the reader head first into romance, intrigue and mystery, set in England’s Theatrical West End.
Jess Harper meets Kyle Drummond, a big time producer and director in theatre, for the first time in her shop. He delivers the news that her twin sister Lora, an actress in his next upcoming production, is missing. Kyle, somewhat arrogant, threatens to end Lora’s career in the West End, if she doesn’t return soon to fulfill her theatrical contract. Jess, unable to track down her twin’s whereabouts, realizes that she must make a decision to step up to the plate and try to save her sister’s career that she worked so hard to achieve. Jess doesn’t quite believe in her own abilities to fill these shoes, yet takes on the challenge until she can unravel the mystery behind her twin’s disappearance. In the process, she falls for Kyle, who has figured her out, only to later doubt the relationship was premised on the truth. Feelings of anger and mistrust between Kyle and Jess flare and yet the show must go on.
The musical theatre scene provides a perfect backdrop for this thrilling page turner. Paula does a wonderful job of introducing the reader to the ins and outs of the theatre business while keeping the story moving along at a quick pace and keeping the reader satisfied with a great romance story. This novel pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until you’ve read it through to the end—leaving the reader to want more at each page turn. If you are looking for a thrilling romance, look no further than His Leading Lady by Paula Martin, I highly recommend it.
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