Acting the Part is a fun, lightweight romance that is perfect for a rainy day. I picked this one up, intending to read a couple of chapters over brunch, but ended up reading the whole book in one sitting. Poppy is a young woman who loves her mother and who hates the film industry. Normally, this would not be a problem, but at the moment, her mother is in trouble, Poppy needs money fast and the only person who can help her is her estranged father--who also happens to be one of the biggest names in the movie industry. George agrees to help her financially, but only on the condition that Poppy earn the money by working as a gofer on his latest film. The job is an unpleasant one and is made even less so by Max, the Australian director who, although gorgeous, has a massive chip on his shoulder and believes that Poppy has been sent to spy on him. And when the chemistry between Max and Poppy begins to build, well ... you have all the ingredients for a sizzling romance.
I enjoyed reading this one. Although there are some dark themes, the story never gets too dark and remains lighthearted and fun. Poppy and Max make for an interesting couple and Poppy's back story helps to push the story along. I am certain that many readers will find Poppy to be a likeable and relatable heroine. As always, the nature of a romance novel isn't to leave the reader guessing at the ending, but guessing to how an impossible situation will be resolved with lots of twists and chemistry along the way, and author Justine Lewis does this well.
Thank you to Destiny Romance for my ARC via Netgalley.