March 11, 2020

Book Review: Headliners

Even though I read (and enjoy!) a lot of contemporary romances, it still feels like finding a rare treasure when I discover a new title to add to my favorites list. So, I’m excited to finally be sharing my thoughts on Headliners, the fifth book in the London Celebrities series from Lucy Parker, today, as it happens to be the latest addition to my list!

Headliners centers around a couple previously introduced in the series: rival TV presenters Sabrina Carlton and Nick Davenport who have been at odds for years. Unfortunately for the pair, they’re tasked to cohost a morning show (and effectively improve the ratings) after their reputations take a blow. But it seems like someone on their new team doesn’t want them to succeed. Forced to team up to figure out who is trying to sabotage their chances, Nick and Sabrina discover that there may just be actual romantic sparks between them underneath all that antagonism…

I had such a bloody good time reading Headliners! This novel makes it evident that Parker really knows her stuff when it comes to writing her rom-com stories, as it really captures the spirit and sentiment that characterizes this genre in other media. This story is filled with all the hallmarks that I personally enjoy in this genre: funny hijinks (including plenty of witty repartee), heartwarming moments (and not just the romantic kind), a sweet romance (that also had plenty of well-done romantic tension), a strong secondary cast (filled with cameos from previous novels in the series) and two main characters that I fell in love with. To top off this already potent story element combination, this is set during the holiday season as well (which I didn’t know going into it)! Headliners was completely delightful, and I absolutely loved it. I would recommend adding this one to your TBR (and saving it for December, if you’re the kind who loves holiday reading)!

Headliners was published on January 20, 2020 by Carina Press.
I received an e-galley from the publisher via NetGalley for review, but all opinions are my own.


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