Casting Lacey by Elle Spencer

This book was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad I listened to her.

Lacey Matthews has moved to LA to continue the career she started in New York as a day time soap actress after loosing her job for coming out as a lesbian. She’s not exactly making waves in LA but when she’s approached by the very famous prime time tv star, Quinn Kincaid, to act as her real life girlfriend so Quinn can navigate how she will come out to her fans, the offer is more than a little attractive, as is Quinn. At first things are tumultuous between them but as they spend more time together both woman realise how good they could be together but Lacey’s past keeps seeming to catch up with her… could it ruin everything?

What a fantastic book. I’m so glad I read it but I’m annoyed I didn’t read it before doing my 12 best for 2016 because this would have definitely made the list.

I loved the Lacey and Quinn dynamic from the beginning, they had this sarcastic humour that was borderline serious goading but then in the same moments they were sweet and calling each other pet names. They certainly belong together and it’s evident from the first moment they meet.

I don’t want to ruin the plot twists but you will certain need your tissues with this one and I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a couple to make it as much as I did with Lacey and Quinn.

The book was written from both protagonists point of view, which was really valuable because the communication between Lacey and Quinn was sometimes sketchy so you need the internal moments to clarify feelings that they were hiding from one another.

All in all, a fantastic novel and I’ll be watching closely to see what comes next from Elle Spencer. In the meantime I’m off to read her debut novella, Forget Her Not.

5 stars

If you would like to purchase Casting Lacey please follow the links below:

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