Love’s Opening Night

Title: Love’s Opening Night
Author: Jeff Adams
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 28, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 48
Reviewed by: Crabbypatty
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Can an onstage love story lead to a real-life romance?

Jeremy Steele is a veteran Broadway performer. For his latest role, he’s dancing alongside a man he’s fantasized about for years, TV star Ty Beaumont. Jeremy knows better than to get involved with a castmate, but when Ty has trouble learning the complicated choreography, Jeremy offers to lend a hand. When a rehearsal kiss turns into something more, Jeremy can’t help but wonder what a celebrity like Ty could ever see in a Broadway chorus boy like him. Will a relationship with his crush make it past previews, or can it become a long-running hit?

“Love’s Opening Night” is a short little gem of a story with a Broadway theater setting, giving readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse as theater veteran Jeremy helps TV star Ty Beaumont learn choreography for a musical number in their show Love Crossings. Sparks fly between the two men and Jeremy wonders if they will have a “showmance” or a full-out romance.

This was really an enjoyable read. It’s an interesting story about two nice down-to-earth guys who are attracted to one another, without any huge misunderstanding, angst-ridden backstory or bizarre situations. Jeremy and Ty have sizzle (there are no explicit sex scenes) and I loved the sweet ending that feels like the start of something wonderful for Ty and Jeremy.

If you enjoy musicals and theater, give Love’s Opening Night a read. This was my first Jeff Adams book — I liked his writing style and look forward to reading more of his work.

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