“Showmance” Book Review

June 9, 2016 / 0 comments

“Showmance” Book ReviewShowmance by L.H. Cosway
Series: Showmance #1
Published by Self-Published on May 16th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Borrowed
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Damon Atwood was Hollywood’s golden boy. Having won an Oscar at the tender age of thirteen, he had the life many could only dream about. But his success came at a price, and after a short but fruitful film career, he chose to live a life of obscurity on a remote Scottish island. Almost a decade later he’s finally ready to make his return, starting with a lead role in a musical on London’s West End.

As a choreographer’s assistant, Rose Taylor has always faded into the background. She watches shows come to life from the side lines, but has never craved the attention of stardom. When rumours begin circulating of Damon’s involvement in her latest gig, she doesn’t predict how she will be thrust into the limelight, nor how the mysterious and strangely introverted man will need her to teach him how to be a star again.

Rose knows that show crushes don’t last. Actors fall for each other during the intensity of a production, often losing themselves in their roles. These kinds of affairs burn bright and then they fade. The question is, should Rose let herself shine with Damon, or guard her heart from being broken after the final curtain call?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

“Showmance” is about a retired actor- Damon, who finally decides that it is high time for a comeback. Rather than returning to film however, he accepts a role in a theater production where he meets the choreographer’s assistant Rose.

From the very beginning, sparks flew between these two characters but nothing immediately came of it for a variety of reasons. There were so many variables standing in their way and normally I would appreciate this type of angst but personally I thought it was too long and drawn out to the point where it could barely hold my attention.

It  picked up just past the midway point which for some may be too far along in the book to consider it but don’t let my opinion deter you. Showmance definitely had some interesting components but perhaps I just wasn’t in the best mood for it.

If you love stories that involve the ins and outs of theater especially that of the Moulin Rouge then give Showmance a try. I would love to hear your thoughts about it.

The Verdict:





About L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

My Review At A Glance
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Overall: 3 / 5

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