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Ust get her dream movie role life would be so much better The only problem is that the eccentric French film maker offering it insists on meeting her “girlfriend” Summer firstSummer Hayes is devastated when her co star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors they’re lovers Now the so called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summ Whelp I'm officially upset that I'm done reading this book For me give me a great ice ueen character or a fauxmance as a theme and I'm immediately interested in the book With Breaking Character readers don't just get one but we get BOTH themes in the same novel topped off with the fact that Winter is a top tier author I was shamelessly 100% invested the moment I saw the blurb and this book completely lived up to my expectationsI absolutely adored both of the MCs and completely believed them as a couple The side characters were wonderful too I really loved that MC Elizabeth the A list British Bitch actress was portrayed as an ice ueen to the world but somehow even from the beginning she let MC Summer see glimpses of the person underneath the facade I could feel myself loving Elizabeth's character and as the chapters went onAnd MC Summer the happy go lucky wide eyed always smiling former child actress how could anyone not like her? She really jumped off the page as one of those people who's a true delight of a person to be around It was refreshing to see Summer wear her feelings on her sleeve but the thing I loved the most is that Winter wrote Summer's character as intelligent witty and entirely capable of standing up for herself as an actress Summer didn't need anything from Elizabeth she just wanted her The chemistry between the two truly was sizzling once it got going and I'm very sorry to have to put their story down now that it's overAnd as I said before the side characters were delightful also Grace's character was incredibly complex nuanced and brilliantly written but all of the other side characters were just as goodPersonally I think what I love the most about the fauxmance sub genre is the way that the author is forced to truly develop the characters There's never insta love and the fauxmance forces the characters to actually take time and fall for each other over the course of the novel This one even had a wonderful change of pace as well with Summer eventually view spoilertelling Elizabeth about the attraction that she really felt for her before Elizabeth could even admit it to herself hide spoiler

SUMMARY Î THISISWHYYOUREFESTIVE.CO.UK ´ Lee Winter

Er to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn’t even like Summer Oh how she’d love to tell her no And Summer definitely would if it wasn’t for the fact she’s maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible womanA lesbian celebrity romance about gaining love losing masks and trying to stick to the script106000 wor Why did I not read this sooner? I'm such a sucker for fauxmances and Lee Winter did a great job writing this really slow burn I always know I'm in love with a book when I keep glancing at the number of pages left and dreading it the lower that number gets I absolutely loved the way the characters were written Winter can write an ice ueen like nobody's business and Elizabeth's frostiness would make ice cubes tremble in their tray I was a little worried about Summer being a bit of a pushover but was very happy to see that she had an honest to goodness backbone and could stand her ground Even the secondary characters were really fleshed out and made this book a real page turner I wasn't expecting to find anything humorous in the book but there were several moments when I had to chuckle Especially when fun was made of Summer's ability to trip on her own shadow Or when I came across lines like To avoid replying Summer shoved muffin in her mouth I totally get it though I too love a good muffin I really wished this book had a few chapters since it took so long for Elizabeth and Summer to become a couple It's the only downside to the book Well that and I wish someone had stuffed Grace into a canon and shot her crabby ass into outer space Definitely don't miss this book if you like fauxmances and celebrity themed books Full 5 rating Prison Ramen doesn’t even like Summer Oh how she’d love to tell her no And Summer Saints and Misfits definitely would if it wasn’t for the fact she’s maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible womanA lesbian celebrity romance about gaining love losing masks and trying to stick to the script106000 wor Why Macroeconomics (7th Edition) did I not read this sooner? I'm such a sucker for fauxmances and Lee Winter Godzilla Returns did a great job writing this really slow burn I always know I'm in love with a book when I keep glancing at the number of pages left and Shiki the Shikigami and the Tower of Depravity: Book One: Sticky Situation (English Edition) dreading it the lower that number gets I absolutely loved the way the characters were written Winter can write an ice ueen like nobody's business and Elizabeth's frostiness would make ice cubes tremble in their tray I was a little worried about Summer being a bit of a pushover but was very happy to see that she had an honest to goodness backbone and could stand her ground Even the secondary characters were really fleshed out and made this book a real page turner I wasn't expecting to find anything humorous in the book but there were several moments when I had to chuckle Especially when fun was made of Summer's ability to trip on her own shadow Or when I came across lines like To avoid replying Summer shoved muffin in her mouth I totally get it though I too love a good muffin I really wished this book had a few chapters since it took so long for Elizabeth and Summer to become a couple It's the only Operation Kangaroo Trap downside to the book Well that and I wish someone had stuffed Grace into a canon and shot her crabby ass into outer space Definitely To Charles Fort, With Love don't miss this book if you like fauxmances and celebrity themed books Full 5 rating

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Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A lister Elizabeth Thornton America’s most hated villain stars in a top rated TV medical drama that she hates Now she’s been romantically linked to her perky new co star Summer due to the young woman’s clumsiness As a closeted actress that’s the last thing Elizabeth needs If she could j 45 Stars This was just the book I needed There is a reason Winter is one of my favorite authors of the last few years The uality story after story she puts out is really impressive While I do admit this was not my favorite of hers it was still damn good After my mini reading slump this story made me feel good about reading again This book hits two storylines I love Hollywood and a fauxmance Some people also claimed the storyline of an ice ueen in the character of Bess but I have to disagree Being introverted and having people think you are a bitch because of it does not make you an ice ueen it just makes you shy This was actually one of the few Winter books that didn’t star an ice ueen character I love Winter’s ice ueens but I liked that she mixed it up What I found so enjoyable was the fact that I enjoyed the whole book Every new chapter new scene I was interested in it From friends to family to a possible romance every subject the book tackled I was glued to the pages This doesn’t happen to me in romances all that often; usually something will have my mind wandering instead this book had me completely hooked There are a lot of reviews out already I fell behind this month so I’m going to keep this short I will mention just the little negatives I did think the heat level could have been turned up just a hitch The chemistry is there no worries about it I just wished there was a little fan myself time And lastly while this book is nice and long which I loved I did wish for just a tad bit couple time If you are looking for a really good romance especially if you enjoy fauxmances fake relationships or Hollywood storylines absolutely get this If you are a Winter fan get this Winter just keeps putting out books that are worth reading I can’t wait to see where she’ll take us next An ARC was given to me by YLVA for a honest review


10 thoughts on “Breaking Character

  1. says:

    45 Stars This was just the book I needed There is a reason Winter is one of my favorite authors of the last few years The uality story after story she puts out is really impressive While I do admit this was not my favorite of hers it was still damn good After my mini reading slump this story made me feel good about reading again This book hits two storylines I love Hollywood and a fauxmance Some people also claimed the storyline of an ice ueen in the character of Bess but I have to disagree Being introverted and having people think you are a bitch because of it does not make you an ice ueen it just makes you shy This was actually one of the few Winter books that didn’t star an ice ueen character I love Winter’s ice ueens but I liked that she mixed it up What I found so enjoyable was the fact that I enjoyed the whole book Every new chapter new scene I was interested in it From friends to family to a possible romance every subject the book tackled I was glued to the pages This doesn’t happen to me in romances all that often; usually something will have my mind wandering instead this book had me completely hooked There are a lot of reviews out already I fell behind this month so I’m going to keep this short I will mention just the little negatives I did think the heat level could have been turned up just a hitch The chemistry is there no worries about it I just wished there was a little fan myself time And lastly while this book is nice and long which I loved I did wish for just a tad bit couple time If you are looking for a really good romance especially if you enjoy fauxmances fake relationships or Hollywood storylines absolutely get this If you are a Winter fan get this Winter just keeps putting out books that are worth reading I can’t wait to see where she’ll take us next An ARC was given to me by YLVA for a honest review


  2. says:

    'ARC Generously provided by Ylva Publishing in exchange for a honest review''Don't be afraid to take risks or to put yourself on the pageWho you are is what will make both your writing and story specialDon't thinkThinking is the enemy of creativity'For any reader who loves a good story or combine with a peek at some of the incredible experiences from a behind the scenes perspective and storyline tidbits that give a look into the filmmaking process'BREAKING CHARACTER' has lots of it From the fairy tale way that both leads Elizabeth Summer got their parts to the improbable scope of some soapbox project and the gradual way that both were taken with each other It's rare that an actress embodies even one memorable character over the arc of a career both Elizabeth Summer have managed to create two in this refreshingly written story And what also made their relationship flourished was their unusual background and upbringing which was also relatively different in a lot of ways as readers will find out while the story progress One central theme in this story is the bond that was forged among all the supporting castclose friendsfamily and the main characters involved There are so many factors that had to be just right for MsWinter to make all the adaptation with the writing and plotline to go smoothly so that it can truly bring every word and sentence to life The descriptions of a few secondary characters in this book left little room for interpretation for instanceGrace who was described as 'the most famous woman in England' etc This story may delight or thwartdepending on the readers because one or might surmise from either the title or storytelling that MsWinters' approach to the subject pertaining to the film business and relationships occurring on set is as much about memoir as it is criticism From chapter to chapter she tries to present some relative coherent details on whatever film both leads were exploring at that time Loose writing created the cumulative effect that she was providing for some very tangible insightdialogue and nice interaction Lastlythis author does an excellent job of pointing readers to some of the ways that films or soaps even those with terrible outcomes can reveal striking portraits of Loversgood friendships and of hope Recommended read to everyone


  3. says:

    This was my 2nd time reading this book Just as good as the firstHighly recommendedI've never been disappointed by a Lee Winter book but this one could be my favorite one yet This was a great story and I read it in practically one sitting Age gap a fake relationship I'm in


  4. says:

    Breaking Character is a well written pleasant and satisfying romance hitting a lot of tropes in a uniue way I think romance fans will really enjoy this read with one caveatWhen it comes to lesfic a lot of fan favorites are age gaps ice ueens Hollywood fake relationships good communication and slow burn romances Winter provides all of these but with a spin For just a few examples an age gap of nine years is made greater by Summer being a former child star and looking another five years younger than her actual age Also the public persona of Elizabeth is that she's an ice ueen but she's actually not at all and merely an introvert Summer figures this out within the first few pages and Elizabeth is never actually an ice ueen to anyone I was very glad that the author didn't choose to make her pretend to be cold just to drag out the drama And usually Hollywood ff romances involve coming out to the public and the in the closet aspect is a conflict between the romantic leads used to heighten drama Not hereI found Lee Winter's story choices refreshing Just when I thought we'd hit a tired story line she took us in a new directionIn another uniue spin we even get a sex scene that's not a sex scene that is a sex scene That takes some finesseThe caveat is that as much as Summer and Elizabeth are likable and there's some great flirting going on between them they are not in the same place when it comes to mutual attraction It takes until nearly the end of the book to get there Because of that the sizzle we could've felt from the get go is doused However despite the lower heat what the reader gets is a romance built on true friendship and respect and Winter rewards us with a final intimacy scene and solid epilogueOverall well done and I enjoyed Recommend 43


  5. says:

    Whelp I'm officially upset that I'm done reading this book For me give me a great ice ueen character or a fauxmance as a theme and I'm immediately interested in the book With Breaking Character readers don't just get one but we get BOTH themes in the same novel topped off with the fact that Winter is a top tier author I was shamelessly 100% invested the moment I saw the blurb and this book completely lived up to my expectationsI absolutely adored both of the MCs and completely believed them as a couple The side characters were wonderful too I really loved that MC Elizabeth the A list British Bitch actress was portrayed as an ice ueen to the world but somehow even from the beginning she let MC Summer see glimpses of the person underneath the facade I could feel myself loving Elizabeth's character and as the chapters went onAnd MC Summer the happy go lucky wide eyed always smiling former child actress how could anyone not like her? She really jumped off the page as one of those people who's a true delight of a person to be around It was refreshing to see Summer wear her feelings on her sleeve but the thing I loved the most is that Winter wrote Summer's character as intelligent witty and entirely capable of standing up for herself as an actress Summer didn't need anything from Elizabeth she just wanted her The chemistry between the two truly was sizzling once it got going and I'm very sorry to have to put their story down now that it's overAnd as I said before the side characters were delightful also Grace's character was incredibly complex nuanced and brilliantly written but all of the other side characters were just as goodPersonally I think what I love the most about the fauxmance sub genre is the way that the author is forced to truly develop the characters There's never insta love and the fauxmance forces the characters to actually take time and fall for each other over the course of the novel This one even had a wonderful change of pace as well with Summer eventually view spoilertelling Elizabeth about the attraction that she really felt for her before Elizabeth could even admit it to herself hide spoiler


  6. says:

    Perfection A fabulous 5 star read Nobody writes an ice ueen like Lee Winter She truly is the ueen of the ice ueen She builds up their walls fortifies their heart and brings in the perfect lady to thaw all that ice I live for her writing Over the past few months I have hit a major wall with reading nothing really piued my interest and the books you thought would be knockouts were just meh Happens right? Well I am so glad I picked this one up because I don’t care how big your funk is this book is stellar Elizabeth Thornton is dubbed as the “British Bitch” As the lead interest on a medical television show you would think Elizabeth relishes her stardom and career's rise to A list level In truth she hates the television show she stars in The stories are mundane and overly dramatic with plot twists that are too ridiculous to describe Her fame has made her withdraw into herself putting on a mask not even her closest friends can penetrate Summer Hayes is the newest cast member on Elizabeth’s TV drama As a childhood actress Summer has grown up in Hollywood she knows how the business works As cutthroat as the entertainment industry is Summer has the heart of gold She’s sweet kind perpetually happy and has a strong moral fiber She believes in doing the right thing and damned the conseuences She is adorable Summer has had a long time crush on Miss Thornton Seeing Elizabeth perform Shakespeare years ago in London captivated her and Summer has held Thornton in the highest regard since with a mega crush as wellThis book takes its time Winter builds fabulous characters our two mains are truly delightful The story builds and has so many layers You really get the full effect of the chemistry between the leading ladies Just enough angst to pull on those heart strings and keep you turning the page This is a book you will come back to and read again I loved it in case you couldn’t tell


  7. says:

    5 starsAbsolutely wonderful read in every sense Amazing characters lovely story great supporting cast All of that delivered through engaging and expertly written prose This book is definitely in my top 5 of near 300 books I've read this year Do yourself a service and get the book right now Lesfic romance does not get any better than this


  8. says:

    Winter’s writing really just works for me I get completely involved with the characters and totally drawn in to the story She’s taken a fairly common trope and made it complex and different The difference is not only the story line but also in the array of characters who all seem to take on a life of their own Even the characters being played by the characters are tangible The connection between her main characters is built and sustained even when it becomes almost too painful to continue I feel like I’ve been dragged through the bush backwards at the end of most of her books but at the conclusion of this one the feeling is amplifiedSummer Hayes didn’t make her first impression on Elizabeth Thornton a good one Dousing the star in fake blood and ruining the scene might not have been the best way to start her new role as a second year resident on the popular medical drama ‘Choosing Hope’ Summer is as her name suggests; she’s sunny light and irrepressibly positive Elizabeth too is as her name suggests; she prickly and untouchable with numerous unflattering monikers on set and in the gossip media A misconstrued photo generates rumours of them being romantically linked which all but destroys their tentative friendship Then an offer of a role in an arts film comes in for Elizabeth but the director wants to meet her girlfriend tooFor all that there are fairly common themes like the fake relationship the ice ueen closeted celebrities and fan fiction dictating the direction of a TV drama the story still kept me guessing Even when the direction was obvious that’s not always where it went or in the manner I expected The characters were in a league of their own Elizabeth and Summer are complex characters whose layers unfurl and shift throughout There is a large cast of secondary characters who lack nothing in their presence Grace is an awful human being but a truly fantastic character Chloe is a riot and I wish she had had on page time Summer’s parents are eccentric but entertaining From Elizabeth’s assistant to the French director’s partner the characters are memorable and it’s not often that I can say I remember all of them but with this novel they made an impactAll in all this story has great writing superb characters excellent dialogue riveting pace and a beautiful love story Also it was really nice to read a story with some tea snobbery instead of the usual coffee coffee coffee Book received from Ylva Publishing for an honest review


  9. says:

    Why did I not read this sooner? I'm such a sucker for fauxmances and Lee Winter did a great job writing this really slow burn I always know I'm in love with a book when I keep glancing at the number of pages left and dreading it the lower that number gets I absolutely loved the way the characters were written Winter can write an ice ueen like nobody's business and Elizabeth's frostiness would make ice cubes tremble in their tray I was a little worried about Summer being a bit of a pushover but was very happy to see that she had an honest to goodness backbone and could stand her ground Even the secondary characters were really fleshed out and made this book a real page turner I wasn't expecting to find anything humorous in the book but there were several moments when I had to chuckle Especially when fun was made of Summer's ability to trip on her own shadow Or when I came across lines like To avoid replying Summer shoved muffin in her mouth I totally get it though I too love a good muffin I really wished this book had a few chapters since it took so long for Elizabeth and Summer to become a couple It's the only downside to the book Well that and I wish someone had stuffed Grace into a canon and shot her crabby ass into outer space Definitely don't miss this book if you like fauxmances and celebrity themed books Full 5 rating


  10. says:

    45What is it about Lee Winter’s books that makes it so difficult for me to write intelligible reviews?Summer Hayes is a former child star making her debut in a not so good medical TV series In addition to providing her with her first potentially big part as an adult Choosing Hope gives her a chance to act beside her idol British actress Elizabeth Thornton – Bess to her friends who plays the part of the show’s villainSummer is absolutely adorable but not annoyingly so and that makes her irresistible not only to Bess but to anyone who gets to meet her Bess is complicated to like but I can’t blame her She’s a complete introvert who feels the need to protect herself from others The few times when she’s allowed anyone in she’s been hurt be it by her mentor Grace or the audience who loves to hate the character she plays and is not interested in the real person She has come to hate her job and can’t wait for the time when she’s released from her contract As a result for the longest time she’s oblivious to Summer’s sweetnessWhile that might sound like a story you’ve read before it is not The characters are so well written it all feels brand newThe first tears filled my eyes right when I reached the end of the first uarter of the story Way too early Not fair Lee Winter At some point I understood Elizabeth’s ache so well that I knew in advance what she was going to say Not because the author lacks imagination but because she made the situation so realLee Winter is great at writing ice ueens but what I loved best about this book is that Bess is not really an ice ueen That’s what others make her out to be because it’s easier and fun to believe what everyone is saying than to look for the truth What she really is is an unassuming woman who is not convinced she’s talented enough she is to justify her success such as it is That’s also what makes Summer the perfect partner for her because she never for one second forgets how impressive and gifted Bess is nor how human she also is If she treats her in a different way than anyone else it’s not because she’s famous or wealthy it’s because she loves her And that’s something you can feel in every interaction between them in their banter as well as their serious talksThe problem with books like these which make me feel so much is what am I supposed to read next? It feels a bit unfair to the book that follows and its author because how could they bear comparison? And if they did how would my heart survive? I received a copy from the publisher and I am voluntarily leaving a review


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