Intermission by Erika Almond

INTERMISSION
Intermission by Erika Almond
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (47 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Josie’s still rocked by her risqué matinee with hot movie star Miles but her no-account ex Riley is causing her grief. Once she squares him away, Josie arranges for a special midnight show with Miles before he leaves for Hollywood. But Miles isn’t ready to cut Josie out of his picture just yet. He enlists her to help him pick out his next script and the two act out a very sexy scene of their own. Josie might just be a good time in the intermission between movie projects for Miles but she wonders if she’d like to be the star of his show.

This spitfire just might have found her match.

This is my first book by Erika Almond and I’m glad I got the chance to read it. The story is short, but don’t let that be a deterrent. It’s hot and has interesting characters that stayed with me far after the last page.

I breezed through this story in one sitting. There weren’t any heavy plot points or times when I had to think. The story was very much the type to get lost in for an hour.

There were a few things I had an issue with. One was how the two main characters and one of the side characters all said the word, ‘shitfire’. While this might not bother some readers, having all of the characters say this particular phrase really stood out. Maybe it was vernacular normal for the setting of story, but when I noticed all three had said this it ripped me from the story. Another thing that took me out of the story was the use of the word honeypot. In erotic romance, this word wasn’t terribly romantic to me. Again, it might not bother some readers, so maybe it won’t deter you.

I do have to say the plot twist in the story had me wanting to finish. I needed to know who would end up together. The story trope, girl rejects best friend for a celebrity (or in this case, up-and-coming celebrity) isn’t new, but Almond writes it in a fresh way.

Pick up a copy of Intermission if you want a quick, hot read on a lazy afternoon.

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