A Company of Players (States of Love)

Title: A Company of Player (States of Love)
Author: Ken Bachtold
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, following dreams, actors, director
Page Count: 229 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Leaving romantic wreckage behind him, Nick Charles and his best friend Barb Anderson use Nick’s sizable inheritance to fly to one of the most exciting places in the world—New York City—with plans to open their own theater. In doing so, they meet Ross Taylor, the handsome real estate man and actor, and Rudy his construction-worker cousin. Ross is determined to heal Nick’s fragile heart, while shy Rudy and oblivious Barb stumble toward their own connection. Will Rosie Dupree, a rigid method actress, and talented but devious Gordon Holmes destroy their theater dreams? Was choosing the original piece, Starting Over, by an unpublished young playwright the best move for opening night? Will the invited critic show up? Amid the frantic and colorful world of the New York City theater scene, Nick and Barb must open their hearts and risk everything for their endeavors to succeed—both on the stage and behind the scenes.

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A Company of Players is a book about having a dream and doing what it takes to make dreams come true.

That is what Nick and Barb have, a dream. They have a dream of opening their own Broadway house. Nick will be the director and Barb will do what she does best and that is act. Their dreams including opening it up in New York and now that Nick and Barb have graduated college and Nick’s grandmother left him an inheritance that is exactly where hey are heading.

It was not an easy process finding what they was looking for as far as a theater goes but they eventually got the one they wanted and he real work began. In the process of looking for a theater Nick and Barb met Ross and Nick was immediately attracted to him but gun shy after being burned by his last boyfriend. It took a lot of being persistent on Ross’s part but eventually they found a steady ground for their ever budding relationship.

Along with trying to figure out where things are going between Nick and Ross, they are also working on their first play and casting it. Things are going nicely and thy have everything in place for their rehearsals to begin, even though Nick is not real thrilled with their other leading roll Gordon.

Can Nick and Ross get to the point that they are both secure in their relationship with each other or is their trouble on the horizon for the happy couple.

This was a good read about having a dream and following it and making come true. It is also about expanding on that dream and adding too it. This is a sweet read. I really enjoyed it.

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