Jan 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Acting Brave by Helena Newbury

Author: Helena Newbury
Publisher: Foster & Black New Adult
Number of Pages: 580

"She’s spent her whole life acting. But is she good enough to make him believe she doesn’t love him?Three years ago, a terrified girl named Emma fled a world of crime and abuse in Chicago and bought a one-way ticket to New York. She reinvented herself as an actress, enrolled at the prestigious Fenbrook Academy and buried her pain beneath a vivacious new persona. Her new name was Jasmine.Now she has to pull off the performance of her career.Landing her dream part in a police show, she finds herself falling for her co-star, Ryan, a real-life cop. If she lets him get too close, he’ll awaken memories she doesn’t want to face and uncover secrets that could endanger them both. But how can she keep a guy at arm’s length when she has to kiss him on camera?The last place Ryan imagined himself was on a TV show. Blaming himself for the death of his partner, he’s on a downward spiral of rage and guilt. The show is his last chance…but how can he keep it professional when his co-star is a woman he’s crazy about?As their on-screen and off-screen relationships merge, things go from hot to blistering. But when Jasmine’s old life catches up with her, will a cop be the one person she can’t be around…or the only person who can save her?"

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This book was absolutely MIND-BLOWING! Helena Newbury really hit a brand new level in her writing. 

Her characters and their background was phenomenal and the overall story was put together very well. It was a lot longer than the other stories and Helena took a lot longer to write this story but the amount of time and effort she put into it is easily visible. I've already this book three times and I just got the paperback copy in the mail and I'm reading it a fourth time :D. This book really contains a lot of power and grit. 

Ryan is just an amazing character with his beginning as a cop and the horrific incident he goes through and now is trying to learn to deal with. Jasmine is just so...AHHH! She was so frustrated at times because she held herself back so much because of everything she had been through. 

The romance in this book is extremely steamy and I love it. I can't stress how much of an amazing job Helena did writing this book. Her characters are amazing, her story line is so much better than she ever had before and I really enjoyed those books as well. I'm just really sad this series is over!

I definitely recommend this series! If you don't want to read the whole series I would definitely read this book, each book is about a different couple so I HIGHLY recommend it!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

I’m a New Adult Romance author who loves writing about what happens when love and dreams collide with the real world. I wrote my first novel, Dance for Me, in daily chunks in a very busy, very noisy coffee shop, which meant I had to order a black Americano every hour, on the hour, to keep my seat and wound up wired on caffeine most days. I hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists in summer 2013. Unlike my characters, I can’t dance.

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