Monday, October 5, 2015

Third Take is the Charm by Marie Lark

Not everyone gets a second chance at their own happily ever after—except maybe in the movies.

All her life, filmmaker Melody Gellar has wanted to tell the perfect love story. Recently widowed and with her thirtieth birthday looming, she decides that now more than ever she needs to remind herself what true love looks like. With a passion for erotic cinema and an eye for chemistry, she finds two male dancers with a long history together to play the lovers in her film.

Francis and Denny are electric on screen, but Melody quickly discovers she’s stumbled into an actual romance—one that neither of her stars have acknowledged and that threatens to push them apart. Worse, Melody begins to fall for them both from behind her camera. With their troubled, violent past dogging their every step, Francis and Denny need Melody to come out in front of the lens, to tell her own story with them—to make their happily ever after.

Sometimes the third take is the charm.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I was happily surprised by this one. It had originally grabbed my attention by the subject alone, but as I read, it was more than I'd expected it to be.

This almost felt like two storylines running parallel to one another and blending at the end. I really enjoyed that and felt like it brought more depth and made the book more well-rounded as a whole.

The characters were easy to love and full of personality. I liked seeing different sides of them as the story progressed.

Overall, this was a great read for me. I definitely judged before reading and I'm happy to say this one beat my expectations. I thought I'd think it was okay, but I think it's good. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice erotic read with more going on than just sex. I'll be looking into more by this author and her smooth writing style.

This is a much deeper story than one would expect from the blurb. The characters and their issues got under my skin, and really made me think about issues which were not immediately evident on reading the story. Although the story is told by Melody, we get the other two on camera, so it unfolds in a rather jolted, double layer way, which ... just works. And, I have to say the heat level intensifies very, very nicely.

Rough & ready, yet somehow charming, this book worked for me. Thank you Ms. Lark!

Marie Lark is a part-time teacher and rest-of-the-time writer. She lives in New York with her very respectable husband and tiny dog. She writes contemporary New Adult and LGBTQ romance, but loves love stories of all kinds. Romance is like kung fu—it’s in everything. Jackie Chan said that, right?

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Third Take is the Charm by Marie Lark to read and review.

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