REVIEW: “TAKE TWO” by Shira Anthony

TITLE: Take Two
AUTHOR: Shira Anthony
PUBLISHER: Dreampsinner Press
GENRE:  Contemporary
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 6,99 e-book on Dreamspinner store
LENGTH: 214 pages
RELEASE DATE: 9th September 2016


BLURB: Shiver me timbers! When Professor Wesley Coolidge accepts a summer job as a historical consultant to a pirate movie being filmed in North Carolina, the last person he expects to bump into is his soon-to-be ex, movie star Sander Carson. Just like the flamboyant pirate he’s playing, Sander, aka Sam Carr, is used to getting what he wants, and he makes it clear he wants Wesley back in his life.

Sam acknowledges it’s his fault they split up. He lost Wesley when he left their life in New York City behind for a career in Hollywood. But Wesley has finally managed to put the pieces of his heart back together, and he isn’t interested in Sam and Wesley: The Sequel. Sam soon realizes that convincing Wesley to give their relationship a second chance will take much more than apologies and reminders of good times past. If he wants Wesley back, Sam will have to show Wesley that they really can sail into the sunset together—a real-life happily-ever-after that won’t end once the final credits roll.




The storyline to this book is really simple, a second chance love story. It was very funny in places and yet frustrating in others but that’s love for you.
The two main MCs, are grown professional men. Wesley is a History Professor but also an expert on Pirates.  Sam on the other hand, is a well known actor.
They were married at one stage but due to poor communications and some misunderstandings, sadly it ended. But of course this is a love story and as such, they are both still in love with each other and Sam is going to do everything he possibly can to get back Wesley into his life, even if Wesley doesn’t want to be there!
With this in mind, Sam agrees to do a D pirate movie with the proviso that Wesley is brought in as consultant due to his knowledge of pirates, he is sure that he can win him back.
My first impression of Sam was that he had a egoistical personality, he gave his priorities to his acting career rather than to Wesley. This ruined their marriage.  But I changed my mind when he started to court Wesley again.  You can see that he really does love Wesley and will do anything and everything he can to win him back and that for me is what love us all about.
But what I didn’t understand or get was why he waited three years?
Also, Wesley was frustrating as well. On the outside, it would appear that he has moved on, he even had a boyfriend for goodness sakes!  but it didn’t work out and he runs straight back to Sam!
The story focuses almost exclusively on the 2 MCs, with only the addition of Sam assistant and his love interest, the secondary characters are very marginal.

The author built an enjoyable story and I did enjoy it and though it’s not my favourite book by this author, it’s definitely worth checking out.


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**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.****




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