A whirlwind romance develops between real estate agent Elsa and movie star Anton in the second book of this series. While I didn’t find it as exciting to read as the first book, it was still a good story overall. There was some repetitiveness of the book’s title that got a bit obnoxious for me, and it seemed to contain a lot more intimate scenes than its predecessor, which I found to be a bit excessive at times, but I’m not sure it’s right to complain about such things in a romance novel.
The storyline was unexpected and interesting, though. Every time I thought it was going to head in one direction, I got thrown for a bit of a loop. Grueling work schedules, and physical distance while Anton films the latest blockbuster in the making, threaten to divide the couple; they also face some issues with communication and their past that they must overcome if they intend to stay married after a super rocky first year of marriage. Complications in their relationship only multiply when Anton takes the leading role in romantic comedy at a dark time for Elsa, and the pair faces problems that are both serious and not atypical for real-life couples.
While the themes felt realistic overall, especially the darker parts of the story, it’s still a romance novel with lots of flourishing steaminess.