Prince of the Playhouse (Love in Laguna #3) by Tara Lain #mm #review @dreamspinners @taralain 1

Prince of the Playhouse

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Driven by his desire to become a successful fashion designer and concerned with hiding his questionable past, Ru Maitland lets his obsession with action movie star Gray Anson on the big screen replace his social life. Then obsession and reality collide when Ru is asked to design fashion costumes for a special performance of Hamlet at the Playhouse in Laguna starring none other than Gray Anson. Gray turns out to be a compelling mix of shy and brash and, despite a high profile engagement to a female socialite, the signals Gray sends Ru have his libido doing the salsa.

Gray Anson has what most people only dream of—great wealth, huge fame, a job he loves. For that, he’s given up any semblance of privacy and the right to say no to the thousands of people who depend on him and the millions who love him. He sees everything he’s ever wanted just outside the bubble of his life, but how can he make the compromises needed to embrace it? When Ru’s shady past crashes into Gray’s paparazzi-haunted present, both men have to learn that sometimes the only acceptable compromise is the truth.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Kim Talks TomesTAG

Ru is a character that we met in the first book of the Love in Laguna Series and he really stood out to me. I was hoping he would get his own book and was so happy to see that he did! The author did a fantastic job with his backstory and creating a character so likable that I wanted to reach through the pages and hug him! He is vulnerable, yet strong. Great at his clothing design job, yet humble. He is out and proud! He, also, happens to have a major crush on action super star Gray Anson and was so excited to be asked to be the costume designer for the Playhouse’s production of Hamlet, starring Mr. Anson.

Gray has a background that made me feel for him. He comes from a very religious family where he never felt that he could be who he truly was….gay. Then, he is thrust into the spotlight as an action star and we all know action stars can’t be gay! {insert the biggest eye roll}. However, when the two men meet, there is so much sexual tension and an attraction like no other. Each has to play it cool and no one can find out about their relationship for Gray’s career’s sake.

A few other things that I loved about this book – Gray’s mother. She loved him unconditionally and was heartbroken to learn that he thought she would choose her church and religion over him! The character of Shaz, from the first book the series, is featured in this story as a mentor and friend of Ru’s. Just as he was in the first book. I love seeing sneak peaks of previous characters in later books in a series, especially ones as likable as Shaz!
Overall, this series continues to get better and better with each story! I really enjoyed this book and this author’s writing


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