I’ve been looking forward to reading Lucetta’s story. Playing the Part is the third book in a series, but it does stand alone just fine if you haven’t read the previous novels. As with the other books in this series, I laughed out loud quite a few times while reading this novel. It was refreshing and fun to watch the escapades of the men and women who worked at the castle for Bram Haverstein. I also really liked the personalities of Lucetta and Bram. I so enjoyed the scenes they were in together in the story, especially the various misunderstandings.
I was impressed with the way that the author handled the serious situation of Lucetta being stalked by a dangerous man. The topic was treated as important and concerning, yet the story line was still able to have Jen Turano’s trademark humor. I thought the castle setting was fun. I was happy to see characters from the earlier books return for small roles. I loved the way Bram stood up for and defended Lucetta when needed and enjoyed the way the author wrapped up this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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Can they accept who they are behind the parts they play in time to save the day?
Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan’s interest turns threatening. Lucetta’s widowed friend, Abigail Hart, is delighted at the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta’s life and promptly whisks her away to her grandson’s estate to hide out.
Bram Haverstein may appear to simply be a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means, but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there’s much more to him than society knows.
Lucetta, who has no interest in Abigail’s matchmaking machinations, has the best intentions of remaining cordial but coolly distant to Bram. But when she can’t ignore the strange and mysterious things going on in his house, it’ll take more than good intentions to keep her from trying to discover who Bram is behind the part he plays.