Take 2



[Read] ➵ Take 2 Author Linda Bolton – E17streets4all.co.uk Contemporary RomanceAlexandra Daniels is forty something and hard working in and out of her home Her life has been plodding along at a snails pace and she s longing for excitement She wins a trip to h Contemporary RomanceAlexandra Daniels is forty something and hard working in and out of her home Her life has been plodding along at a snails pace and she s longing for excitement She wins a trip to her favorite talk show in New York, the Veronica Becker Show, and it just so happens the actor of her dreams is a guest, Derek Dunbar Is Alex s life about to change Derek Dunbar is Scottish, an actor and a hunk Every woman in America drools after him He has his pick of women but stinks at relationships At forty, is he longing for a meaningful relationship Does he even know how to have one Is he willing to make the effort or will it just be too complicated.Take 2

I have published books, Take and Incantation, with a third coming out Fall Contemporary Romance is my genre of choice but I m dipping into Paranormal Suspense and Women s Fiction I love coffee, kilts and cats while staying busy with Z, my favorite little person, and a very special man Life is good.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 167 pages
  • Take 2
  • Linda Bolton
  • English
  • 10 November 2017

10 thoughts on “Take 2

  1. says:

    Alex is a housewife that s been married a long time Her daughter is grown and in college, her marriage getting stale She has made some changes in her appearance and wins a trip to a talk show where she meets Derek her favorite movie star fantasy man in the flesh He asks her on a date and she finds her attraction strong Is it mutual or is she just another one of his conquests This story held really good premise Who doesn t dream of actually becoming involved with their favorite star and swee Alex is a housewife that s been married a long time Her daughter is grown and in college, her marriage getting stale She has made some changes in her appearance and wins a trip to a talk show where she meets Derek her favorite movie star fantasy man in the flesh He asks her on a date and she finds her attraction strong Is it mutual or is she just another one of his conquests This story held really good premise Who doesn t dream of actually becoming involved with their favorite star and sweeping o him off his feet I know I do I loved Alex and Derek and how they both are dealing with the changes in their lives as they mature However the descriptions of all the scenery the sets and minute details were a bit much and slowed the story down for me I also found it flipping back and forth a lot from Alex and Derek and sometimes even a minor characters view confusing me at times There were lots of twists and turns such as the kidnapping and the Magician that really seemed to get interesting then all of a sudden fall flat or just disappear I would have liked to seeinvolvement at the end with Tristan the magician and his anger But all in all this is a good romance, with some mystery and intrigue and some sensuous loving sex scenes I would have liked to seen a bitof the sex scenes with Alex and Derek Recommendations If you like Strong female leads, oldermature characters, romance and intrigue and a lot of scenic details this one is for you

  2. says:

    The synopsis of this story was the reason I downloaded this freebie fromAn older woman that a gorgeous and sexy and famous movie star falls in love with Who wouldn t love to live out such a fantasy I don t have the authority to comment as a writer as I have never had anything published However, I am athan avid reader and after many years of devouring all kinds of books, I know with certainty that I am able to comment on what makes the difference between a good and not so The synopsis of this story was the reason I downloaded this freebie fromAn older woman that a gorgeous and sexy and famous movie star falls in love with Who wouldn t love to live out such a fantasy I don t have the authority to comment as a writer as I have never had anything published However, I am athan avid reader and after many years of devouring all kinds of books, I know with certainty that I am able to comment on what makes the difference between a good and not so good book So my comments are totally from a reader s POV and are based on what I liked and did not like about Take 2 by Linda Bolton, a first time author for me.These are my thoughts JUST IN CASE THERE MAY BE SOME SPOILERSPLOTThe premise of the story was interesting, having two people from totally different worlds and the obstacles faced by both before getting their HEA However, I felt that there was far too much information i.eso many scenes of movie sets, too many locations it kept moving so fast that at times I had to remind myself where I was LA or Kuwait Too many sub plots The kidnapping, the Haiti scene and the part with the magician in Las Vegas just made no sense to me perhaps because it kind of dragged on and on to the point that in the end became a bit too unrealistic and unbelievable.CHARACTERSI liked Alex and not only for the fact that she was a 40 something woman but for her naturalness, openness and how she viewed and experienced a new world that she had never imagine being in She knows that her marriage is missing that spark and feels unsure, and after spending over 20 years placing the needs of her husband and grown up daughter first, suddenly, due to unexpected circumstances, discovers a whole new world out there.Gorgeous, sexy and famous movie star is tired of the whole fickle world that he s part of, never finding a woman he wants to spend his life with He s one hell of a lovable character Are there any movie stars out there so nice and normal like him Liked seeing that despite his fame and fortune, he still has to deal with his insecurities like us mortals He s nothing like what I see on E Far too nice to live in LA LA land.What I missed about these two no real sexual tension, not enough written with the two together.they seemedapart than with each other I would have likedon them than all the flying around in and out of movie sets, interviews, etc Yes I am aware that this is an actor s life, but still When do they actually get to know each other I wondered I wantedEMOTION WRITING STYLESmooth which makes reading easy and enjoyable There wasin telling than showing though, which is one of the reasons I am not giving it a higher rating Despite being labeled contemporary romance, I would have loved a bit of spice in the sex scenes They were written in such a short space that before I blinked, their hot and sweaty bodies were falling asleep I didn t expect smut butof sexy, sensual, sizzling moments between Alex Derek.In conclusion, I really liked this book and I am definitely going to readof this author s work in the future I recommend anyone who loves a story about the exciting movie world and where the heroine is not the usual young virgin and the hero who wantsthan just being the first man to dominate and deflower an innocent and down and out maiden in distress, that you will definitely enjoy Take 2.PS Yes, Linda..I had Gerard Butler in my head

  3. says:

    Reviewed for The Boyfriend BookmarkClick here for reviewWhen I began reading this book, I wasn t sure if it was really my kind of book But theI read theI was taken in by it.Alex, a beautiful mother and wife, takes a dream trip to New York to meet her favorite TV host, but quickly learns that one of the guests, Derek, was muchto her liking They share one amazing evening in New York, then Alex returns to her life back in Plano, Texas Derek and Alex keep in touch with quick l Reviewed for The Boyfriend BookmarkClick here for reviewWhen I began reading this book, I wasn t sure if it was really my kind of book But theI read theI was taken in by it.Alex, a beautiful mother and wife, takes a dream trip to New York to meet her favorite TV host, but quickly learns that one of the guests, Derek, was muchto her liking They share one amazing evening in New York, then Alex returns to her life back in Plano, Texas Derek and Alex keep in touch with quick little texts Then the unthinkable happens, Alex loses her husband in a tragic accident and she is left alone.She finds solace, peace and even happiness with Derek But Derek s life is complicated.Derek Dunbar is an actor and a very sought after The press, the fans and other actresses all want a piece of him as he struggles to figure out what he wants.After some crazy adventures, some not so pleasant, he realizes what exactly it is that he wants.The build up in this book was crazy, but so worth it Alex and Derek are from two different worlds it seems, but can they find their way to eachother I enjoyed this book and the characters and wondered quite honestly if put in the same situation as Alex, if I could leave my life behind and go after what I wanted So much uncertainty in the situation.Then there s Tristan, I think this man leaves the story so open to a follow up book His appearance in the book was brief but long enough to cause some serious drama.Though I did love the character of Alex, I was entralled with Derek Maybe it was his famed status, his smokin hot looks or maybe it was just his heart He had such a big heart and so much to give Was he willing to take the chance and make the relationship with Alex work Linda Bolton does a great job building the characters and their personalities, I felt like I was watching from afar In the end I adored the characters and the story Well written and worth the read

  4. says:

    In this fun romance novel, the heroine is given the opportunity to see what it s like to date her Hollywood crush I enjoyed reading the introduction to the book where the author confessed that Derek s character was based on the real life actor Gerard Butler I ve also been a fan of the Scottish hunk for the past few years, so it was easy to picture him acting out the scenes in the book.Overall, I enjoyed reading Take 2 However, there is some room for improvement For example, the book would In this fun romance novel, the heroine is given the opportunity to see what it s like to date her Hollywood crush I enjoyed reading the introduction to the book where the author confessed that Derek s character was based on the real life actor Gerard Butler I ve also been a fan of the Scottish hunk for the past few years, so it was easy to picture him acting out the scenes in the book.Overall, I enjoyed reading Take 2 However, there is some room for improvement For example, the book would have benefited fromshowing and less telling Instead of simply telling us that the couple is in love, the author could have shown us through flirty banter, private jokes, shared interests, etc It felt a little bit like we fast forwarded from strangers meeting the first time to lovers I would ve enjoyed readingabout how their relationship developed and the things that brought them together Spoiler Alert My second criticism of the book was that there were several places where I had to suspend my belief There were times when the characters did things that didn t really make sense to me I couldn t see their motivation For instance, there s a scene where Alex and Derek went to see a Las Vegas show Afterwards the host invited them backstage He made a bet with Derek involving a deck of cards If Derek lost, his girlfriend would have to go on a date with the other guy The guy was a showman and a magician not to mention the fact that it was his deck of cards , yet Derek agreed to the bet Why would he do that Plus, Alex went along with it In reality, most 21st century women would look between the two men, roll her eyes, and say something along the lines of you re both idiots before turning on her heal and walking away Why would she go along with their chauvinistic bet Critiques aside, I enjoyed reading Take 2 and I look forward to reading Linda Bolton s next book

  5. says:

    I think this just might be the first one star rating I ve ever given.Part of the reason I read this one was because of the high rating on goodreads, but I was disappointed in this one.I thought this story was a big display of unhealthy relationships, and was disgusted by Alex s lack of loyalty to anyone I kept expecting some kind of twist that would change something, but it never came.The writing felt very choppy to me and was hard to follow I think there was a lot of detail given about things I think this just might be the first one star rating I ve ever given.Part of the reason I read this one was because of the high rating on goodreads, but I was disappointed in this one.I thought this story was a big display of unhealthy relationships, and was disgusted by Alex s lack of loyalty to anyone I kept expecting some kind of twist that would change something, but it never came.The writing felt very choppy to me and was hard to follow I think there was a lot of detail given about things that I felt was unnecessary, but yet there were things that I felt I d likedetail about supporting characters and such that was missing I sometimes had a hard time following when it switched from Derek to Alex s point of view and vice versa

  6. says:

    Wasted readingI am giving this one star or no star Story line could have been better No angst, emotional attachment to the characters, and no characters development The story is thismarried woman cheat on husband without emotional repercussions Husband dies so the woman goes back to him Back and forth they hook up then separate Then the story end with another man interested on her Then he has self monologue that he wants to marry her Then the book ends Don t waste your time This is Wasted readingI am giving this one star or no star Story line could have been better No angst, emotional attachment to the characters, and no characters development The story is thismarried woman cheat on husband without emotional repercussions Husband dies so the woman goes back to him Back and forth they hook up then separate Then the story end with another man interested on her Then he has self monologue that he wants to marry her Then the book ends Don t waste your time This is so cheesy and a wasted reading.just flipped through the pages

  7. says:

    A quick, fun read If you re a lover or romance novels, you ll enjoy this one You can indulge in your wildest dreams and follow a regular gal s crush Take 2 is a page turner with some steamy but tasty sex scenes thrown in The travel descriptions make you want to book a trip there too Maybe YOUR crush is hanging out there and waiting for you

  8. says:

    Every Woman s DreamTake 2 was definitely an enjoyable story What woman wouldn t want a huge Hollywood star falling for her I know I d love it I definitely look forward to readingfrom Linda Bolton.

  9. says:

    I have tried several times to read this just can t get past the horrific writing and self absorbed heroine Shelved

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