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I may have to back burner this one.I really wish authors would indicate in the book description that the book is part of a series and will not have the traditional beginning, middle and end I enjoy traditional series where each book can for the most part be a stand alone I want a warning if a book is going to end abruptly with no HEA or HFN.This new trend towards having multiple books to tell one story does not find favor with me It was only through reading reviews that I found out that thi I may have to back burner this one.I really wish authors would indicate in the book description that the book is part of a series and will not have the traditional beginning, middle and end I enjoy traditional series where each book can for the most part be a stand alone I want a warning if a book is going to end abruptly with no HEA or HFN.This new trend towards having multiple books to tell one story does not find favor with me It was only through reading reviews that I found out that this book falls into that category NDF at 36% I don t have the time or patience to continue a book I know I can t connect with any The personality of the female character drove me up the wall from page one beautiful girl, but extremely insecure, doesn t drink, and is not even sure if she s a virgin or not O The connection between the characters was too fast and lacked dimension in my opinion Not my type of book. 4 I ll Audition For That Stars Whew That was quite an exciting journey This is one of those books that I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to rate it I didn t want to give it 5 stars, for this is only one part of a 4 part journey,so I decided to give it 4 instead When I started this story, I didn t think I was going to be pulled in the way I was I found myself having a hard time putting it down, and I loved the mysterious Mr James Berkeley Isabella Green James BerkeleyThe story 4 I ll Audition For That Stars Whew That was quite an exciting journey This is one of those books that I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to rate it I didn t want to give it 5 stars, for this is only one part of a 4 part journey,so I decided to give it 4 instead When I started this story, I didn t think I was going to be pulled in the way I was I found myself having a hard time putting it down, and I loved the mysterious Mr James Berkeley Isabella Green James BerkeleyThe story starts with Isabella Green, a beautiful, talented, and recent drama school graduate looking to get her feet wet by acting She believes acting is the best way to becomeknowledgeable in the screenwriting world, and decides to audition for the play Romeo and Juliet Showing up late to the audition screening for the play she realizes that the famous Oscar Winning director James Berkeley is stepping in for the casting director and will be holding the audition himself insteadMr James Berkeley Sigh, I loved James James is the world famous Oscar winning director who is known for being a hard ass, but very successful His movies are always winning awards along with the actors who star in them Bad thing about Mr Berkeley is that he is also known for being a control freak who wants to be in control at all times So much so, that it s even rud he decides who his actors and actresses are allowed to date As soon as he meets the late to audition Isabella he s immediately in lust with her, but he also sees something in Issy that goes beyond lust, something that is perfect for one of his upcoming movies He knows, however, that if he casts Isabella they can never be together for he does not date his actressesbut Issy brings something out in him that s he s never experienced before, and he s finding her harder and harder to resistBeauty and the Beast tells of the redemptive power of love Of how a broken person can be brought back to life by innocence and purity James I am a complete fan girl for anything alpha Mr James Berkeley is exactly that He s fierce, protective, jealous, and everything we want in our alpha males He also has a mysterious past that I m really excited to readabout Let s just say, he was HOT James and Isabella had amazing chemistry From the moment they met, I felt it, and I was enthralled with them the entire story They were great together Not only that, but I also equally enjoyed both characters While my heart is with James, I still found Isabella to be an intriguing character She s innocent, but not a virgin, and she has that fiery Spanish temper that makes things interesting James and Isabella s relationship progresses rather quickly They are immediately attracted to one another and it doesn t take long for them to start seeing each other James knows that there is something about Isabelle that he can t resist He can t stop thinking about her, and she brings out a softness in him that he s never felt beforeBut whatever happens, I will never let any harm come to you, do you understand that He s staring fiercely into my eyes, and the intensity in them is frightening Nothing or no one will ever hurt you, Isabella, so long as it is in my power to prevent itAs quickly as things happen for them, things aren t all perfect We get glimpses of things from James past that will hopefully be discussed in the next part of this series We have revelations that are revealed, a dilemma with James celebrity marriage , tragic pasts, and we get a glimpse of Dominant JamesSomething in you, Isabella, makes me gentle Gentler than I have ever been But I think it is too late to change the man I am I don t deny that I want you But it must be on my termsClose Up and Personal was a great debut novel by J.S Taylor that incorporated steam, mystery, passion, and romance You will fall in love with James Berkeley as well as the innocent yet fiery Isabella My only complaint is that I felt that not too much happened I felt like this was a novella instead of a full length novel, but maybe that s because this is a 4 part series and we are going to find outas the story goes on I am really interested to see where their relationship will go How things with Maddy will resolve, how that will be perceived by the press, what will happen with their sexual relationship in regards to Dom sub, and what past ghosts haunt James and how Issy will hopefully break through to uncover them Really looking forward to Part 2I have never felt the way about anyone that I feel about you, he says softly And if you decide you can t have a relationship with me, then I understand I will still cast you and do my best to bring out the best in you Although, he adds, his green eyes darkening, it will take all my physical control to see you through that camera and not take you on the studio floor once we finish filming OH MAN WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE I WANT IT NOW I really did enjoy this Isabella GreenI wanna get to the good stuff I wantMORE OF THE BATH SCENE WOULD BE NICE4 stars But I gotta good feeling about the next, Oh it gonna be good OH MAN WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE I WANT IT NOW I really did enjoy this Isabella GreenI wanna get to the good stuff I wantMORE OF THE BATH SCENE WOULD BE NICE4 stars But I gotta good feeling about the next, Oh it gonna be good So I picked this up on my kindle as a steamy read based on its similarity to some other fun books Some reviewers on goodreads recommended it Overall, I liked it I might get the second one if the wait isn t too long.I really hate cliffhanger endings that leave you feeling like its halfway through the book In my view, the story should have a beginning middle and end If its part of a series, the next book should also be self contained but flow from one book to the next This book just abruptly So I picked this up on my kindle as a steamy read based on its similarity to some other fun books Some reviewers on goodreads recommended it Overall, I liked it I might get the second one if the wait isn t too long.I really hate cliffhanger endings that leave you feeling like its halfway through the book In my view, the story should have a beginning middle and end If its part of a series, the next book should also be self contained but flow from one book to the next This book just abruptly ends I would have like to see this one have a natural ending, then maybe a teaser bonus chapter from the next book with the cliffhanger.While this was fun to read, you have to put aside your realism there are aspects of the story where I just thought yeah right It almost always worked out just right for the plot The male lead shows no vulnerability, no caution One minute they meet, the next minute he is so utterly in love he blows off a premiere, blows off work, and can t imagine life without her I would have liked to see a bitdevelopment of their relationship before he started professing his undying need for her But hey this is a steamy erotic romance, not a documentary, so its easy to put it aside.Overall I had trouble putting it down and I ll be excited to see the next one I was a little disappointed, but not enough to deter me from reading the next one The sex scenes are hot and steamy other than that, there wasn t much I enjoyed I wanted the author to get on with the story Meaning, I wanted the film to start rolling.I often complain that authors speed things up too much when it comes to establishing that emotional connection between characters This goes for the connection between Isabella and James, as well Paradoxically, the story is too slow The plot ne I was a little disappointed, but not enough to deter me from reading the next one The sex scenes are hot and steamy other than that, there wasn t much I enjoyed I wanted the author to get on with the story Meaning, I wanted the film to start rolling.I often complain that authors speed things up too much when it comes to establishing that emotional connection between characters This goes for the connection between Isabella and James, as well Paradoxically, the story is too slow The plot needed to be sped up the characters slowed down Everything was out of sync I didn t have time to truly appreciate the story I was reading.I wasn t too crazy about the character development either I loved the first interaction between Isabella and James I wish the author had kept those personalities rather than going on to paint Isabella as strictly submissive and James always dominant Their personalities are both the same in and out of the bedroom From my view, this made for a less dynamic read.I m really hoping this series gets better, because I love Hollywood story arcs A drama graduate who asprires to be a screen writer meets a famous, gorgeous movie director It s fanciful escapism, the things dreams are made of for the leading lady and I loved it Add to the mix hot and steamy scenes between Isabella Green and James Berkeley great leading names Whatcould a lover of hot romance erotica books want There is a cliffhanger but that means there will be another lovely book.hooray If you enjoyed Fifty Shades and the Crossfire series I m sure you will l A drama graduate who asprires to be a screen writer meets a famous, gorgeous movie director It s fanciful escapism, the things dreams are made of for the leading lady and I loved it Add to the mix hot and steamy scenes between Isabella Green and James Berkeley great leading names Whatcould a lover of hot romance erotica books want There is a cliffhanger but that means there will be another lovely book.hooray If you enjoyed Fifty Shades and the Crossfire series I m sure you will love thisx *READ KINDLE ✖ Close Up and Personal ☉ Actress and director The stage is set for passion Drama school graduate Isabella Green wants to be a script writer But when she meets famous director James Berkeley, she s tempted into the glamorous world of acting Behind the camera, the mysterious Berkeley commands discipline at all times But Isabella soon discovers this man s dominant tendencies also extend into the dressing room Suddenly Isabella is discovering a side of herself she never knew existed But she is also learning about the alluring James Berkeley Is his desperate past something she can help heal Or will the flames of passion consume them both when the cameras start rolling Lights, camera, action Psychology: Themes and Variations she s tempted into the glamorous world of acting Behind the camera Complete Hungarian the mysterious Berkeley commands discipline at all times But Isabella soon discovers this man s dominant tendencies also extend into the dressing room Suddenly Isabella is discovering a side of herself she never knew existed But she is also learning about the alluring James Berkeley Is his desperate past something she can help heal Or will the flames of passion consume them both when the cameras start rolling Lights Goldie and Her Bears (Mischievous Fairy Tales, camera Blood Dance (The Lost Lansdale action I know I ve been really lazy with my reviews lately I ve been breezing through so many books without leaving a single review I m currently on vacation, and I get so lazy with reviews when it comes to books This book makes me think of FSOG so much It excites me because it s like reading the book that converted you to your favorite book genre but it hascharacter depth,of a storyline, and it s better written My deepest apologies to E.L James but reading FSOG for the first time wa I know I ve been really lazy with my reviews lately I ve been breezing through so many books without leaving a single review I m currently on vacation, and I get so lazy with reviews when it comes to books This book makes me think of FSOG so much It excites me because it s like reading the book that converted you to your favorite book genre but it hascharacter depth,of a storyline, and it s better written My deepest apologies to E.L James but reading FSOG for the first time was mind blowing for sure but then after reading amazingly written books by different authors, and you go back to FSOG So this book is definitely a blast from the past for me, because it s like reading Mr Grey s story all over again I love that Isabella Green has majored in script writing and plans to be a scriptwriter but that s the end of her goals When her roommate Lorna lands her an audition for the play Romeo Juliet , Isabella doesn t believe her talents lie with being an actress but when she shows up at the audition face to face with the famous director, James Berkley, he is convinced that she has a talent and refuses to let it lie James is convinced to get Isabella up on the big screen, and maybe even in his bed Yet he states, I do not become involved with my actresses So why do the heated looks he sends her, give her a different impression I ve had this book on my TBR list FOREVER and I ve never been able to bring myself to read it mostly because of the plot It just didn t sound interesting, a young actress and a famous director It just screamed B O R I N G CLICHbut I ve been craving a down to earth series lately, just something that isn t too dramatic or too dark Just something that I can read on and off for a few days, basically I m just trying to avoid books that ll evoke deep emotions inside of me I m so excited to read the rest of this series, I feel like I m reliving the Mr Grey fanatics all over again4 SEXUAL GRATIFICATION STARS Close Up and Personal pleasantly surprised me Set in London, an alpha bazillionaire with baggage and has a disturbing past, James Berkeley becomes quite smitten with Issy Isabella Green is an almost virgin, a bit sassy at times, smart, and beautiful OK so what is different about this book This story has substance and sex There is a unique back story which I love, several strong supporting characters, and steamy sex Itsof the same but then its not I can not wait to see where each par Close Up and Personal pleasantly surprised me Set in London, an alpha bazillionaire with baggage and has a disturbing past, James Berkeley becomes quite smitten with Issy Isabella Green is an almost virgin, a bit sassy at times, smart, and beautiful OK so what is different about this book This story has substance and sex There is a unique back story which I love, several strong supporting characters, and steamy sex Itsof the same but then its not I can not wait to see where each part of the story goes The only negative, the story seems to have ended in the middle of the first book It is a quick short read and another part is coming out the beginning of March There isn t a big cliffy , it just stops Not sure why authors do this, I would rather have one long story , two tops I couldn t quite gel with James at the beginning, some of his sentences and or comments threw me for a loop but its part of the story line and he starts to relax as the story moved forward Issy truly caught him off guard and the reader can feel this happening I like Issy a lot but her insecurity, which I get because who can hang around a bunch of models and not feel insecure, starts to become annoying This is part of her character for now but there are hints that Issy will not be insecure for much longer especially if James has it his way which is a good thing Absolutely love her inner dialogue James is an alpha male but he is different than James Cavendish, Jesse Ward,or Gideon Cross He is mysterious but trust worthy He knows why he requires discipline and is OK with it though open to change He also acknowledges his demons early on.I am already sucked in by James and Issy and can not wait for the next installment.A couple of quotes look familiar but I want to see if anyone else picks up on them.Overall a strong debut and 4 rating Should you read this book Yes you won t regret it however I am not sure how many parts the writer will break the story into or how long we will wait for each part Close Up and Personal will be spotlighted in the Fifty Shades Support Group for March with a QA with the author