Acting Out by Mia Watts

Acting Out by Mia Watts
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (66 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Cholla

Who wouldn’t want Hollywood hottie Cree Radek? When Evan Walker, Cree’s assistant, gives in to temptation, he’s sure Cree only wants a one-nighter. Evan has plans of his own, and falling in love isn’t one of them.

Cree Radek is one of Hollywood’s hottest stars. He’s an unapproachable alpha wrapped in black leather and spikes with ice-blue eyes lined in black. He’s hard to read and all kinds of sex-on-a-stick.

Evan Walker works for Cree as his assistant. Long hours and living arrangements make it impossible to keep things professional. So, when things get steamy, Evan sees himself as an easy target. But for Cree, Evan is a lot more than a one-night stand.

Family business takes Evan away in the middle of filming. Cree says he wants him back, but can a celebrity be faithful to a regular guy?

Working in Hollywood as an assistant to one of the hottest movie stars alive wasn’t exactly how Evan Walker pictured his life, but it was his only option if he was to find the man who abandoned him and his mother. While playing gopher for one of the country’s biggest stars, Evan bides his time, waiting on the information he needs to turn his mother’s life around. What he doesn’t plan on is falling hard for Cree Radek.

Evan Walker is a conflicted soul. He wants to find his father so he can go back home and take care of his mother. But, the longer he’s around Cree, the more he wants to stay right where he is. I loved his desire to be there for his mother and to care for her, even if it meant giving up what really made him happy – Cree. What I didn’t quite care for was the way he overreacted to protect himself from getting hurt. I get that, no one wants to look the fool, but he went a little overboard. But, in the end, he swallows his pride and does what he should have in the first place, redeeming him in my opinion.

Cree Radek is an enigma for most people, hiding behind black glam eyeliner and leather so that no one really gets to know him. Trouble is he’s extremely reluctant to let anyone ever get to know him. I was thrilled when he and Evan made that connection and found that they could be at ease with each other. His fear of being used and exploited combined with Evan’s fear of getting hurt really create a huge wall between the two that comes tumbling down in a very epic manner. To Cree’s credit, despite his hang ups, he has a big heart and seems to forgive easily enough. Lucky for Evan.

Acting Out is a sweet and sexy story of two rather lost souls trying to find their romantic footing with one another. Despite everything thrown at them, they tough it out and find a way to make it work, even when neither thinks there’s a chance. A hot little story about honesty, forgiveness, and second chances.

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