Title: The Role
Author Name & Publisher: Richard Taylor Pearson (Lethe Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 4, 2016 — 296 Pages
Mason Burroughs is an actor on the verge of giving up after being turned away at audition after audition. But his life changes when he bumps into Kevin Caldwell, an old crush from acting school. Kevin helps Mason land a role that could make him the next Broadway star. However, as rehearsals begin, Mason learns that there’s a lot more drama than just what’s on stage. With a personal trainer claiming he can mold his body to resemble a Greek statue, an underhanded understudy waiting in the wings to replace him, a megalomaniacal director, and Kevin hellbent on breaking up Mason and his boyfriend, Mason must choose how much he is willing to sacrifice to make his Broadway dream a reality.
I love reading new authors but really hate it when the story comes up short. That was the case with this story. It was interesting but I could not seem to connect with either of the MC’s. That made it fairly difficult to read. In fact started to read it and then would quit and read another book and then go back to it. I did like the whole story plot that was very interesting as I love the theater. Not sure if I could read another book by this author but because of the story line I would certainly try it in hope that the characters were a little more developed.
Richard Taylor Pearson is a triple threat: author, actor, and attorney. He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he appeared in many plays and musicals. After graduating from Rhodes College, Richard went on to obtain a law degree from Rutgers School of Law. While he works as an attorney by day, his nights and weekends are spent writing novels and performing in theatrical events all over New York City. Richard lives in Jersey City with his brilliant husband, Brian, and their amazing daughter, Natalie.