Playing the Part by Jen Turano
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review via Netgalley
Genre: Historical Fiction
Book Description: Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan's interest turns threatening. Lucinda's widowed friend, Abigail Hart, is delighted at the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta's life and promptly whisks her away to her grandson's estate to hide out.
Bram Haverstein may appear to simply be a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means, but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there's much more to him than society knows.
Lucetta, who has no interest in Abigail's matchmaking machinations, has the best intentions of remaining cordial but coolly distant to Bram. But when she can't ignore the strange and mysterious things going on in his house, it'll take more than good intentions to keep her from trying to discover who Bram is behind the part he plays.
My thoughts: I love this series! The characters are quirky and lovable. They may me laugh and I look forward to reading the books.
This book focuses on Lucetta Plum, and actress who is down to earth and doesn't care for her fame. She is happy in old clothes with her hair undone. She has two best friends and together they hilarious.
Her fame is a problem in this book because she has an unwanted admirer, who is really more of a stalker. He thinks that he has won her in a game of cards and will do whatever it takes to take possession of her. She is not the damsel in distress type and not happy to change her routine or location to thwart Silas.
Most of the book is set at a castle with a menagerie of criminals turned domestic servants. Goodness... they antics that happen at the castle made me chuckle. There is also a bit of a mystery of whatever or whoever is haunting the castle. The owner of the castle is handsome, but it is hard to figure out if he is a hero or a villain.
The book is clean romance with a little bit of violence and kissing.