Monday, July 27, 2020

REVIEW: Making Up by Lucy Parker


Making Up is another fun Lucy Parker novel. This series of interconnected novels are just a pleasure to read. I love getting the behind the scenes (in the theater) feel that her characters and plot provide. In the case of Making Up, we have Trix--an aerialist--and Leo --a special effects make up artist--go from enemies to lovers. They're biting sarcasm and snipes at each other make their falling for each other that much more fun. 

Lucy Parker has such a perfectly light touch in the way that she blends humor and romance.Her dialogue and pacing keep the novel moving and her diverse cast of characters always keep me coming back for more. Anytime I see a Lucy Parker novel available to review I snatch it up because I know I'm in for a good time.



Once upon a time, circus artist Trix Lane was the best around. Her spark vanished with her confidence, though, and reclaiming either has proved…difficult. So when the star of The Festival of Masks is nixed and Trix is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, it’s exactly the push she needs. But the joy over her sudden elevation in status is cut short by a new hire on the makeup team.

Leo Magasiva: disgraced wizard of special effects. He of the beautiful voice and impressive beard. Complete dickhead and—in an unexpected twist—an enragingly good kisser.

To Leo, something about Trix is…different. Lovely. Beautiful, even though the pint-size, pink-haired former bane of his existence still spends most of her waking hours working to annoy him. They’ve barely been able to spend two minutes together for years, and now he can’t get enough of her. On stage. At home. In his bed.

When it comes to commitment, Trix has been there, done that, never wants to do it again. Leo’s this close to the job of a lifetime, which would take him away from London—and from Trix. Their past is a constant barrier between them.

It seems hopeless.

Utterly impossible.

And yet…

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