Review: Director’s Cut

Director’s Cut by Valerie Douglas

Molly is a sweet as sugar schoolteacher who acts in the community theater in her spare time. Jack is a chick magnet with a bad boy edge who just moved to town and has taken over direction of the community theater. And, of course, they’re both smokin’ hot. There’s immediate sexual tension – don’t worry; they ease that tension by acting on their desires several times throughout the middle and end of the book. The plot revolves around the theater and the non-musical production of Phantom of the Opera that they’re putting on where Molly and Jack are the leads.

I really like the premise of the book, being a recovering theater geek myself, and it’s obvious that the author knows how a production runs. The plot device is a pleasant change from the typical romance novel plots out there (though I love those…). The main characters are likable and suitably developed for a light read.

The Three R’s

Rating: X For some wicked hot sex scenes. They’re not overly elaborate, and not full-on erotica, but the descriptions are vivid and will definitely raise your blood pressure.

Recommendation: This is a pretty straight-forward romance novel and tends to follow the archetypal route. If you want a light romance with some steamy sex scenes (you can tell that this author also writes erotica) without feeling totally awkward for reading something dirty, give it a read. If you’re a theater geek, recovering or otherwise, you’ll really appreciate the author’s knowledgeable descriptions of acting in a Community Theater production.

Re-read: Unless theater really really turns you on, you can probably pass this one on to a friend when you’re done. Just not your mom or grandma or anyone that you don’t want to picture getting all hot and bothered, because those sex scenes will send you right out of the kitchen and into the bedroom. As in get out of the kitchen if you can’t stand the heat – and then go to the bedroom where you can do something about it!

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