Last month, I was delighted to bring you the cover reveal for Cindi Madsen’s new release, Act Like You Love Me. This month, I’m even more thrilled to be able to offer my thoughts on this book! Make sure you check it out and add it to your list.
What would you do for a second chance with your first crush?
This was a charming love story to get lost in. Madsen breathes new life in the “hometown sweeties meet up years later” in this tale; her heroine HATES the guy, and he doesn’t remember her at all. Despite her awkward, humiliating high school years, Brynn has grown into a rather quiet, happy adult…until Sawyer comes back to town and starts hitting on her. She’s drawn to him, but she can’t forget the way he broke her heart in high school, so Brynn does something utterly out of character; she lies. A lot. But despite the lies, the feelings she and Sawyer are experiencing might just be the real thing.
I also really loved the role of theater in this story; I grew up in community theater, and Madsen captures the heightened drama, emotion, and crushability of the scene perfectly. All in all, this is a sweet, satisfying read; not too spicy, but perfect for a lazy day at the beach.