Rating: ★★★+.5 | 297 pages | Contemporary Romance | Self-Pub | Release Date: 4/3/2018
After a sex scandal throws a wrench in her career, actress Rocki Malone returns to her hometown with her childhood neighbor/bodyguard Seth Gardiner in tow. To keep her matchmaking mother off her back, Rocki tells her she and Seth are dating but it doesn’t take long for their fake relationship to turn into the real thing.
Something about this steamy romance that Russ builds between the down on her luck actress and her bodyguard is so wholesome and sweet. This book focuses mostly on Rocki’s journey and Seth is adoring and supportive of her as she finds herself again.
A chunk of the story is Rocki reconnecting with her crew from high school and as I was reading I felt like I was missing something going on between her friends and their significant others. I was confused why their significant others showed up so prominently at the end of the book but aren’t in the beginning. I looked into it and this book is a part of a collaborative three-book series where everything is happening concurrently, so jumping in just left me confused.
Acting on Love is a satisfying warm hug of a romance but you may want to sit down and binge the entire Lessons in Love together to get the whole story.