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- Print Length: 378 pages
- Publisher: ePublishing Works! (October 27, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 27, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OYR03PW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Beauty and the Brain (The Dream Maker Series, Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I thoroughly enjoyed Beauty and the Brain. Having lived with my husband of 40 years who could have been the role model for Colin, I could really appreciate his character. And yes, there really are intellectuals like Colin! There were many "laugh aloud" moments in the book and the interaction between the characters was lively and amusing.
I enjoyed the descriptions given regarding the early days of the "flickers", both in "Cowboy for Hire" and "Beauty and the Brain". It brought out just how far we have come in the movie industry. Interesting facts were the stark white face make-up used, and that the characters could carry on a normal conversation, totally at odds with the scene they were acting out, simply because it was a silent movie and no one would be the wiser. It also showed that very little experience was required in the early days to get into the motion picture industry. All it took was some gumption and a willingness to try.
The love story between Brenda and Colin was of the "opposites attract" variety, both of them doubting themselves as to whether they were suitable for one another, right up to the very end. I was quite sure they would shake hands and part ways, agreeing to be friends. Fortunately they got their HEA! I particularly enjoy Martin's character. He endears himself to almost everyone, and has the ability to sooth over any situation. He really is a sweetheart!
Grammar and flow of language were generally good, but there were a few typos, mainly "male" instead of "make" which crept in a few times.
The hero is an intellectual who's spent his life pursuing knowledge. He's taken a summer job as a research assistant to a Silent Film Director; before taking up his preferred occupation as a Professor at Los Angeles University. He's an expert in Western American Indians.
The heroine is a gorgeous, actress who is charming, easygoing & smart. She's been supporting her family by her looks, for half her life, since her father died.
The Hero feels the need to inform people on the "correct" facts about almost everything. He has a hard time holding his peace; & he ends up slowing down the filming schedule.
I like that this romance is clean. The author gave good descriptions of the setting & chapters in the story. But the pace of the story was focused too much on the hero's thoughts.
I made it through Chapter 8 & had had enough of the hero's arrogance & whining. I know that the heroine was attracted to the hero, but I sure wasn't. But, that's just my opinion.
I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.
Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content.
“I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review.”
The title of the story tells it all. Brenda has had to support her family working hard since she was 12, and is now a famous and successful actress in silent movies. Colin had a comfortable childhood, but has always been a scholar, and lives in his literal and fact-filled mind.
Colin is hired as a consultant for a movie that Brenda is the star in. And thus begins a most unusual love story filled with misunderstandings and hurt feelings on Brenda's part. Shooting Indian Love Story out west has both Colin and Brenda out of their comfort zones. How can an intelligent, but beautiful, woman gain a brainy man's respect and love in a time in history when women are considered brainless.
Now the sparks fly and the fun begins.
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