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Right On Cue by Falon Ballard

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Right on Cue

From the beloved author of Just My Type and Lease on Love comes a new romantic comedy in which a former actress-turned-screenwriter finds herself back in the spotlight, only for her romantic lead to be the one man she can’t stand.

Emmy Harper is no stranger to Hollywood, having penned some of the most popular movies of the past few years. But her latest project has hit a standstill—unable to find the perfect leading lady, Emmy’s been recruited to take on the role herself, dusting off acting skills she hasn’t used in over a decade.

Things take a turn for the worse when a she’s left with the one costar she can’t trust: Grayson West. A blockbuster action hero known for his megawatt smile and impossible abs, Grayson is anyone’s dream of a romantic lead. Too bad Emmy still blames him for her disastrous first movie and the early end to her acting career.

The friction between the two risks tanking the movie, and no one knows if it’s lingering awkwardness from their youth or unresolved sexual tension. But if they want to save the production—and their own careers—they need to get their acts together quickly, both on and off camera.

The Review

This was my first novel that I’ve read by Falon Ballard, and though it didn’t always hold my attention, it was a solid romance novel that checks most of the boxes on what you expect for a contemporary romance.

Right On Cue follows Emmy Harper, an actress turned rom-com screenwriter. With her latest project, when the producers and director can’t find a leading lady, Emmy seems to be their ideal gal to play the part. However, Emmy’s co-star is replaced by her least favorite actor Grayson West. The two were childhood actors who debuted in a movie that flopped. With a second chance to patch up whatever baggage that was left in the wake of their movie, Emmy and Grayson have to work out their complicated feelings or their new movie might tank like their first.

My only concern with this one was the last part where the two love interests split apart. The reasoning behind this was the miscommunication trope, which to be honest, is my least favorite trope. And in this instance in seemed very childish on Emmy’s part, making it hard to believe this was what broke these two apart.

I’ll let you discover the finer details if you plan on reading this one, but know, as you make your way towards the end, the final act before the make up, Emmy seems a tad bit unlikable.

Forced Proximity, Enemies-to-Lovers, and movie star romance (to name a few) you’ll enjoy the latest rom-com by author Falon Ballard if these are go to romance tropes for you.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blot – Satisfyingly Inked

About the Author

Falon Ballard is the author of Lease on Love and Just My Type and co-host of the podcast, Happy to Meet Cute. When she’s not writing fictional love stories, she’s helping real-life couples celebrate, working as a wedding planner in Southern California.

publication details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
27-Feb-24978-0593712900432G.P. Putnam’s SonsAdultNetGalley, Digital ARCNovember 10, 2023

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