Title: Prince of the Playhouse (Love in Laguna #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Tara Lain (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 4th, 2016 – 240 Pages
Driven by his desire to become a successful fashion designer and concerned with hiding his questionable past, Ru Maitland lets his obsession with action movie star Gray Anson on the big screen replace his social life. Then obsession and reality collide when Ru is asked to design fashion costumes for a special performance of Hamlet at the Playhouse in Laguna starring none other than Gray Anson. Gray turns out to be a compelling mix of shy and brash and, despite a high profile engagement to a female socialite, the signals Gray sends Ru have his libido doing the salsa.
Gray Anson has what most people only dream of—great wealth, huge fame, a job he loves. For that, he’s given up any semblance of privacy and the right to say no to the thousands of people who depend on him and the millions who love him. He sees everything he’s ever wanted just outside the bubble of his life, but how can he make the compromises needed to embrace it? When Ru’s shady past crashes into Gray’s paparazzi-haunted present, both men have to learn that sometimes the only acceptable compromise is the truth.
I have read each book in this series, they are all so good. My biggest complaint with this one was the over use of the word ‘darling’, it was too much for me. Ru had a rough start to life but he has made something of himself and his star is still rising. Gray is a huge movie star and is learning that sometimes being a star just isn’t enough. Ru and Gray together are amazing, the chemistry is off the charts! It was a good story and it’s times like these that I wish there were pictures so I could see what the costumes Ru designed looked like. I did enjoy seeing characters from previous books as well.
Tara Lain never met a beautiful boy she didn’t love – at least on paper. A writer of erotic romance, mostly ménage and male/male, Tara loves all her characters, but especially her handsome heroes. A lifelong writer of serious non-fiction, Tara had the first novel she ever wrote accepted for publication in 2011. She’s now on book 27 and counting. After an exotic life of travel all over the world and work in television, education and advertising, Tara settled in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and opened her own small marketing business. She paints, collages, and started practicing yoga “way before it was fashionable”. Passionate about diversity, justice, inclusion and new ideas she says on her tombstone it will read, “Yes”.