Book Review: Making Up (London Celebrities #3) by Lucy Parker

Making Up

Author: Lucy Parker
Series: London Celebrities, Book 3
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: May 28, 2018
ebook, 245 pages
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Summary: Once upon a time, circus artist Trix Lane was the best around. Her spark vanished with her confidence, though, and reclaiming either has proved…difficult. So when the star of The Festival of Masks is nixed and Trix is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, it’s exactly the push she needs. But the joy over her sudden elevation in status is cut short by a new hire on the makeup team.

Leo Magasiva: disgraced wizard of special effects. He of the beautiful voice and impressive beard. Complete dickhead and—in an unexpected twist—an enragingly good kisser.

To Leo, something about Trix is…different. Lovely. Beautiful, even though the pint-size, pink-haired former bane of his existence still spends most of her waking hours working to annoy him. They’ve barely been able to spend two minutes together for years, and now he can’t get enough of her. On stage. At home. In his bed.

When it comes to commitment, Trix has been there, done that, never wants to do it again. Leo’s this close to the job of a lifetime, which would take him away from London—and from Trix. Their past is a constant barrier between them.

It seems hopeless.

Utterly impossible.

And yet…

Rating: 5 stars


“You know, when you’re not annoying the hell out of me, you might be my favourite person.”

Good lord, the chemistry between Trix and Leo is dynamite. I can’t even start to say all the things I absolutely love about this book. Trix is an amazing spitfire, pink-haired, little pixie of a woman, who has some scars and issues she’s dealing with that make her that much more real. Plus she’s an aerialist in this awesome sounding show that sounds like Shakespeare meets Cirque du Soleil, so what’s not to love? (I have a weakness for the circus arts, I will admit.)

Leo is also a gorgeous creature that I want to lick- wait, what? I mean, that is fully formed and wonderful. I love the way he cares so much about his sister (even when she’s being a brat), and the way he calls Trix “Tinkerbell,” and the way he’s self-conscious about his hot body, and… Oh man, the list goes on. This is an AMAZING enemies to lovers romance that I just could not get enough of. And they’re both such nerds, geeking out about the same show, drawing little barbed comics of each other and slipping them under each others’ doors… Ugh, be still my heart. Fan of enemies to lovers romances, definitely check this one out right now. If you loved Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game , definitely check out Making Up.

This is the third book in the London Celebrities series, but can be read as a stand alone. Trix’s best friend Lily is the leading lady in the second book in the series, Pretty Face , so there are some minor spoilers for that book in this one (but not really anything you don’t know from reading the back cover of her book…) And since this book is AMAZING, book one is called Act Like It  and is available for only $0.99 on Amazon, so you can go read it before Making Up comes out on May 28. 😉

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