Apr 29 2019

Blog Tour & Review: The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Review / 1 Comment

About The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities)

Series: London Celebrities (Book 4)

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Carina Press; Original edition (April 30, 2019)

In which experienced West End actress Freddy Carlton takes on an Austen-inspired play, a scandal at a country estate, an enthusiastic search for a passion outside of acting…and the (some people might say icy*) heart of London’s most feared theater critic.

*if those people were being nice

Freddy Carlton knows she should be focusing on her lines for The Austen Playbook, a live-action TV event where viewers choose the outcome of each scene, but her concentration’s been blown. The palatial estate housing the endeavor is now run by the rude (brilliant) critic who’s consistently slammed her performances of late. James “Griff” Ford-Griffin has a penchant for sarcasm, a majestic nose and all the sensitivity of a sledgehammer.

She can’t take her eyes off him.

Griff can hardly focus with a contagious joy fairy flitting about near him, especially when Freddy looks at him like that. His only concern right now should be on shutting down his younger brother’s well-intentioned (disastrous) schemes—or at the very least on the production (not this one) that might save his family home from the banks.

Instead all he can think of is soft skin and vibrant curls.

As he’s reluctantly dragged into her quest to rediscover her passion for the stage and Freddy is drawn into his research on a legendary theater star, the adage about appearances being deceiving proves abundantly true. It’s the unlikely start of something enormous…but a single revelation about the past could derail it all.

“There’s more drama offstage than on, the writing is outstanding, and the bit of mystery blends well into the romance. Theater fans will devour this lovely contemporary romance.”-Publisher’s Weekly, starred review, on The Austen Playbook

“The London Celebrities series-some of the wittiest, smartest dialogue to come down the romance pike in years.”-Kirkus ReviewS of London Celebrities series

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About Lucy Parker

Review of The Austen Playbook

Review (4 Stars):  The Austen Playbook was a very sweet and funny story that I absolutely adored.  Freddy was just trying to find out who she was as an actress when she was offered a part in a new murder mystery show that was put on by the one person that she didn’t care for, Griff.  These two characters were great together because they were such opposites but they seemed to understand one another and they soon developed feelings for one another.  This is the fourth book in the series and I loved every minute of The Austen Playbook.  Looking forward to read the rest of the series.


One Response to “Blog Tour & Review: The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker”

  1. Sara

    This sounds like a fun read you’d zip right through over the weekend! Thanks for being on the tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours