Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden
Publisher: Random House / Loveswept
In this captivating standalone romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Stone Walls, Hollywood’s hottest actor meets his dream woman: a free spirit who has no idea who he is.After personal heartbreak and professional setbacks, Landon Price is running on empty. If he doesn’t take a break from the public eye soon, he’ll risk becoming another cautionary tale in a town that’s full of them. So in between film projects, Landon asks his agent to clear his schedule and then he simply . . . vanishes. Renting a discreet home on a remote Hawaiian beach for the summer, Landon begins to recharge. And in the process of finding himself, he meets a beautiful, feisty local who challenges everything he thinks he knows.Zara Jobert has no interest in being a conquest for a cocky playboy from the mainland—even one with undeniable charisma and movie-star good looks. So she’s pleasantly surprised when the handsome newcomer’s persistent advances mellow into cozy banter and a sneakily seductive intimacy. When Landon reveals his true identity, Zara’s hurt that he lied, but she doesn’t care that he’s famous. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. And falling for Landon might come with a heartbreaking choice—between Zara’s old life, and a new love.
5 of 5 iScream Cones
Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Time will only fuel doubts, not eliminate them"
She had me at the first sentence of this book. Nothing like an attention getter to have you engrossed immediately. And I stayed that way until the very last page. Vanishing Act was like a mini-vacation for me. It took me away from my endless To-Do-List, allowing me to relax and enjoy myself as I enacted my own vanishing act, with my 'Do Not Disturb' swag hanging on the door of my reading room.
Landon decided to escape the pressure of his frantic and overwhelming public life by hiding out for a while, keeping his destination and his identity a secret. Determined to take the time to wind down and to pursue something that he'd been wanting to do for a long time, in privacy. He was enjoying his anonymity, and the freedom of an existence without technology. He wasn't tempted to see what the media was saying about him, he didn't care. He didn't have to listen to his phone ringing, he left it back home. He didn't have to smile, or answer questions, or pretend he cared. He didn't have to do anytning he didn't want to. It was wonderful, for a while. Surprisingly he eventually became bored with his own company. And like a wish come true, a visitor showed up unexpectedly. That was a day that he would never forget...
You're assuming it was the woman that would eventually be his, right? Well, you would be wrong. Nope, it was much more interesting than that. But that's all your getting from me. You need to enjoy the process. Have your own mini-stay-cation. Forget the laundry and the dishes. Grab a snack, maybe some
marshmallows. Sit back and get lost with Landon. Trust me, it won't be hard. Well, that might be hard, but I was talking about getting lost. Get your mind out of the gutter!
Vanishing Act was sexy and sweet, fun and flirty, and sometimes sad and suspenseful. It was exciting to wait for certain revelations to occur, making every page turn a possibility, but not a guarantee. I fell in love with some of the support characters, especially that vistor that set things in motion. It was a very satisfying read that left me with a smile on my face.
A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling author, as well as 2016 eLit Gold Medalist for Best Romance Ebook, and 2016 Ippy Award Silver Medalist for Best Romance Ebook.A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author."It's all about the HEA."A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House and Ever After Romance.A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going. She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.A.M. Madden, Independent Romance Author.Copyright © A.M. Madden, Author, All rights reserved.Sign up for A.M. Madden's newsletter to get up to date information on new releases, cover reveals, and exclusive excerpts.