No Interest in Love
(All About Love #2)
by Cassie Mae
Hollywood’s hottest young actor hits the road to chase his big break—and discovers a leading lady where he least expected.
When Jace Carver snags a minor part in his buddy’s zombie flick, he suddenly starts getting noticed all over the place. Even Hollywood megastar Carletta Ocean—known for her extensive “research” with her male co-stars—wants Jace for her new rom-com. The role could be a game-changer . . . if Jace nails the audition.
As Jace’s agent, Shaylene Kwak is all business, and isn’t about to let her favorite client blow this opportunity. Since their college years, Shay has been immune to Jace’s charm and rock-hard body. But long hours in close company have a way of wearing down even the best defenses, and when their platonic teasing turns into serious flirting, Jace and Shay are no longer able to resist what’s been right in front of them the entire time.
Shay knows Jace’s love-’em-and-leave-’em history with women. She’s not about to be just another notch in his belt. And it’s true, Jace has never wanted more than a one-night stand—until now. But at the end of the line, he’s got a choice: sleep with Carletta and seal the deal, or risk his career for a shot at true love with Shay.
I gotta admit, I didn’t like this book at first. I thought Jace was an a-hole actor wannabe who would do every girl he met. He thought Hollywood was a better place now that he was in it. And he would do his best to get the roles he wanted, not because he wanted an Oscar, but because he wanted to bed every star he was paired with. All he ever wanted was to get laid.
I thought, ugh, this guy’s disgusting. He even had the audacity to narrate his sexcapades and mishaps, as if they were his trophies. I wasn’t really feeling him. Except when he constantly expressed how he idolized “Barney Stinson” – who wouldn’t? I thought he was an airhead and a slut.
Until he blurted out this four words when he thought he was about to die – ” I love you Grandma!”
I love grandmas. I love elderlies. I grew up with my “abuela” grandmother until her last breath when I was in 3rd grade. She used to comb my hair and taught me Spanish words. When main character Jace Carver screamed his love for his grandma, I was moved. Suddenly I decided to read the story all over again, starting from the very first page.
And soon I saw Jace differently. (Kinda). I realized he was crazy kid, sarcastic, recalcitrant, dyslexic, attention seeker. He was just like any normal aspiring actors wanting to get big in Hollywood. And yes, still, all he wanted was to get laid.
Until he found out he could no longer deny his feelings for his agent. Until he realized he wanted to right his wrongs and be better in the eyes of Shay. Shaylene Kwak, a Texan-based Korean who usually muttered unintelligible Korean curses and had seen his ups and downs since their high school days. Shay whom she found so adorable and attractive despite her constant sarcasm. Shay who re-introduced Elmo to the world through her memes.
I thought the story was entertaining and hilarious because I found myself laughing at Jace’s & Shay’s expense. They ruled the world in their own ways. They threw lines effectively and their constant bickering and bantering was fun to read. I loved that theirs wasn’t a case of insta-love. In the end, I thought the whole book was adorably cute.. (But still, first impressions last, isn’t it? So I still think Jace was an a-hole.
I liked Cassie Mae’s writing. She had this ability to make me look at her characters in a different light. Jace and Shay became real persons, their series of unfortunate events proved that life is full of surprises, uncertainties and promises. Cassie Mae is an effective and competent author, she writes beautiful and realistic romantic stories that appeal to the masses and book enthusiasts. Can’t wait to get my hands on her other books!