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A Midsummer Night's Fling (Much Ado about Love) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 21, 2016
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A Midsummer Night's Fling is the first book in the Much Ado About Love Series. I will say that I am not a big Shakespeare fan. Of course in High School, we read the plays and I have seen a few movies but that is it. I actually watched A Midsummer Night's Dream the night before I started the book. It's not necessary but it did help me understand the characters that the book characters will be portraying in the play.
Nicola has been on tour singing in a few musicals for the last five years and now she was home. She is happy to not be living out of a suitcase and eating out of boxes for the unseeable future. She has missed L.A. The beach. The smell. Her bed. But now that she is home, she needs to hit the ground running and find some acting jobs. What she didn't expect on her first day back, before she was even done unpacking on her new apartment was to see her ex-boyfriend Max. And he had a job offer. That was it. No, how are you? It was "I have a proposition for you." Wow. You would think that after five years and three break-ups, there would be a hello. Stupid Max and his handsome face. Damn him. She wouldn't and couldn't do this again. But, he made her an offer she couldn't refuse...
Max thought that after five years that he would be over Nicola but now that he is in front of her, he knows he was dead wrong. Even after getting the door slammed in his face multiple times he still wanted her. But he couldn't go there. Again. They needed to keep things professional while she was playing the Fairy Queen to his Fairy King in the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream for the summer season. If she could deal then he could too, right? That was until she kisses him. Now, he is royally f-.
Over the next few weeks of rehearsal Nicola and Max need to find their balance. Stay professional. Stay in the friend zone. Keep feelings at bay. This is all easier said than done when it comes to them. They may have broken up three times because of his antics and her clinginess but they have both changed. Max wants to prove to her that he truly has changed even if that means they can't be together. And Nicola wants to believe that but for now, all she can give him is a fling. He will take what he can get but what is going to happen when those pesky feelings get in the way? Can the fourth time be the last or will they part ways before it even begins?
I thought this couple was witty, fun, sweet, and sexy! I fell for Max right after the first door slam. He made me laugh and with Nicola's description of him, I was done. Nicola is pretty awesome too. She goes for what she wants. She also doesn't make it easy on Max. I mean after being with someone three times, it's hard to decide if you want to go through that kind of heartbreak again. For Max as well. She broke his heart too.
I liked that this was about actors in a play and the authors actually showed how they all worked together. Lines and all. How the directors were in the background. It made it feel like it wasn't just about their love but their careers, friends, backgrounds, and support system.
Overall...it was a wonderful start to the series! It made me want to go to a play. A Shakespeare one of course. I laughed, teared up, and wanted to smack someone. Great combo!! I am excited about what is next up in the series.
“We’ll be fine. It’s not like we’ve never done this.”
“No.” Her heart thudded in her chest, punching against her ribs. “No. After all, we spent most of 2005 making out.”
“2006 was a good year.”
“Whenever you start being a jacka-, I tune out and admire the scenery.”
“You’re very shallow.”
“Hm. Must be the company I keep.”
“Garlic, Pete?” Max asked. “Is this an evil plot to keep us apart?”
“Yes, the tale of the star-crossed pizza.”
The feels...oh.my.word, THE FEELS. I love a second chance romance, but, even more, I love a solid, well written storyline that makes me feel things, both good and bad. This book made me feel ALL the things. I sometimes struggle with finding a deep connection with characters when a book is written in the third person. But this story just pulled me right in, carried me through this unpredictable, emotional journey of second chances and forgiveness right along with these characters. I fell in LOVE with Max and Nicola, I was consumed with their tumultuous past, with all the things I hoped they'd find after being catapulted back into each other's lives. I felt every word, every page, every moment. I was IN this book.
Most impressive was the author's ability to weave the drama and theatrics of a stage production with the authenticity and realism of Max and Nicola's 'real life' romantic saga. Their relationship woes, the past heartbreak, the antics on and off the stage are all woven together so seamlessly. This story is the perfect mix of romance, sex, angst, drama, conflict, humor and heartbreak, and it's crafted together exquisitely against the backdrop of the theatre. Meticulously layered, A Midsummer Night's Fling is unlike anything else I've read. I'm in love with this book, with these characters, with this author's writing. I'm secretly hoping there's more to come for these characters because I miss them already and I'm convinced that there's still so much to learn about all of the side characters in this story as well.
This book came as a total surprise for me in so many ways. I admit I don't take many chances on authors I haven't read before. I tend to play it safe and stick to those I already know and love. Eliza Walker is a new author for me, but after reading and LOVING A Midsummer Night's Fling, I can say with certainty that she's an author I'll be keeping my eyes out for. I loved her writing style so much in this book. Everything from the dialogue to the rich prose to the multifaceted plot completely owned me. I was swept away by this story, by the romanticism within these pages, by the solid execution of this plot that delved deep into the production of this Shakespearean romance while simultaneously allowing a heartwarming love story to unfold.