Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Love on Cue #1
Publication Date: September 19. 2017
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟.8
After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach—the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can’t resist a little harmless flirting.
Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it’s clear his stunning seat mate doesn’t recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn’t hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.
Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter’s identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she’s still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he’s worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?
Acting on Impulse is a romance novel told both by Tori and Carter’s POV. Let’s talk characters:
- Tori ia a Puerto Rican fitness trainer, and she has just broken up -sort of- with her douche boyfriend. All she wants is some alone time in Aruba’s paradise, where she meets no other but incognito Carter. I liked Tori mostly due to her “I take shit from no one” attitude. She is such a badass and has such a dynamic personality, you can’t help getting drawn in.
- Carter is a famous TV star – he has millions of women sweating over him. But being famous comes with a price; privacy. After having his privacy violated he seeks some peace and quiet -where else? Of cource at Aruba. Carter now, is the softie in the equasion. He is so gentle and caring and SENSE OF HUMOUR, you know this is my weakness.
Now, as far as the romance is concerned, I loved their relationship and dynamic. First of all, be prepared for slow burn. Mother of all slow burn it had me screaming: HAVE SEX ALREADY!!!!!!
I liked how they were both mature adults who uplifted and supported one another. There was no unecessary drama, as they solved their issues with that magic thing called dialogue *gasp* i know right?!?!?!?!
Lastly, I really enjoyed how the story wasn’t just the two of them. This is what sometimes annoys me in romance novels: all the characters care about is their relationship like there’s no world outside the two of them. Which, let’s be honest, is not realistic. So, I liked how Tori struggled with some family stuff, and how she wanted to better her career. And I liked how Carter never forgot his roots, despite being famous, and how he struggled with issues of trust and self- esteem.
The only thing I did not like was the ending. Not the ending so much in itself, as in a whole. I found it to be a liiiittle over the top, and things wrapped up a little too nicely and quickly for my taste. It somehow didn’t feel like part of the story; it’s as if it was added last minute.
General Thoughts: Acting on Impulse is a romance novel between a Puerto Rican trainer, Tori, and a famous TV actor, Carter. It follows their journey as they get to know each other and fall in love, overcoming difficulties and differences in the way! Perfect for romance lovers who are looking for a little spice in their lives!