Review – Acting on Impulse by Thea Dawson @thea_dawson

Book & Author Details:

Acting on Impulse by Thea Dawson
Publication date: 12th October 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Acting on Impulse.jpgShe’s camera shy. He’s a big star. Is love worth the limelight? 

Thirteen years ago, Chris McPherson drunkenly declared his love for Joy Albright … right in front of her husband. Though her angry rejection still stings, Chris, now a successful Hollywood actor, has never forgotten his feelings for her. When he returns to Silverweed Falls to direct a summer Shakespeare play, he is thrilled—and a little apprehensive—to learn that Joy will be managing the play.

One year ago, Joy Albright’s marriage imploded in a public scandal when her husband was caught by the press with another woman. All she wants now is to avoid the limelight, but she can’t refuse the request of a dying friend to help save the local theater group.

Reunited, sparks fly. Joy is desperate to avoid more gossip. Chris comes trailed by the tabloids. But neither of them can deny the temptation to act on their impulses.


Once again, this author has delivered.  A sweet contemporary second (or third?) chance romance.  And yet it is not just the romance which carries this story.  The secondary cast of characters add a blend of flavours to the melting pot which fleshes out this story delightfully.  From the humorous interactions with a teen daughter, to the poignant scenes with mentors, to the intimacy between Joy and Chris; this just works.

A one sitting read for me.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.



purchase links

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About the author

Thea Dawson has lived in Rome, Tokyo and London, and spent much of her twenties traveling around the world. Eventually she met the love of her life and settled down in the Pacific Northwest, where she now lives with her husband and three children.

After a checkered career which included stints as an English teacher, librarian and editor, she now writes full time, telling tales of romance and adventure.

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