Join us as we celebrate the release of a new J.R. Gray book, a celebrity romance!
Get ready for UNSCRIPTED..
Unscripted by J.R. Gray
Release Date (Print & Ebook): November 6th, 2019
Length (Print & Ebook): 83,000 words
Subgenre: M/M Contemporary Romance
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Movie star 101: A smile hides all pain.
Quellcrist King has been playing a part his entire life. The more famous he becomes, the more he hides. The only person he ever let see the real him rose with him from nothing to the very top.
They were the king and queen of Hollywood— and then she wanted a divorce. The only way to survive his depression is to bury himself in work. If he can be a character, maybe he won’t have to remember himself. A gay role can’t be any different than playing a straight one, can it?
But instead of finding solace in the character, he finds it in his costar. Hale becomes his best friend, his lifeline, the light in his darkness. Quell is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about himself while filming intimate scenes with Hale that feel more real than anything ever has before.
He’s lived his entire life following the script. What would life be like unscripted?
He kissed me. It was abrupt and clumsy and desperate.
I fisted my hand in his hair, pulling his face away from mine with a sneer. “An untrained whore as well. What do they teach you in that palace?” But I didn’t give him time to answer. Entirely engulfed in my character I kissed him. Slowly at first, and then aggressively. Biting and sucking on his tongue before cutting it off in the middle and tossing him aside. I was so wrapped up in Sehver I didn’t even think of the damage I might have done to his hair or head by doing such a thing.
I started to come out of the performance and my cheeks burned. I looked right at Mel and he had his hand over his mouth.
Shit. I’d fucked this up. I pressed my eyes closed and swallowed my sorrow. I was a professional.
I opened my eyes and put a smile on my face. I could act my way out of this. “Thank you so much for letting me read. It was a dream to play Sehver for a moment.”
“No. Thank you.” Quell gave me what felt like a genuine smile and took my hand again. “I know you hear this all the time, but we will be in touch.”
I laughed, glad to have worked with him for the moment. He was something to aspire to. He was the real thing and I wasn’t sure I’d ever get over it.
I had a lot of fun reading this book. The blurb hooked me because co-stars falling for each other? Perfection.
Quell and Hale were perfect together. This is a huge slowburn with dual POV. Unlike many books with the best friends to lovers theme, we get know them from their first meeting itself. I really loved the growth in their relationship. There were a lot of times I felt sad for Hale, ’cause he thought he was pining for a straight married man. This book is full of feels.
I loved the secondary characters, especially Mel and Ella. They are amazing friends. I also fell in love the book they were adapting into a series, so much that I really want to read it. I want Sehver and Flint, damn it!!
Really great book and I loved the ending! Unscripted is my first book by J R Gray and even though I love books with a lot of sex, this slow burn was just perfect.
*ARC provided by the author via A Novel Take PR in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
About J.R. Gray:
Gray is a cynical Chicago native, who drinks coffee all day, barely sleeps, and is a little too fashion obsessed. He writes realistic and damaged characters because everyone deserves a happily ever after.