BOOK REVIEW: Headliners by Lucy Parker

Posted May 13, 2020 by wildandw in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Headliners by Lucy ParkerHeadliners by Lucy Parker
Series: London Celebrities #5
Published by Carina Press on January 20, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: Publicist, Netgalley

Sparks fly when two feuding TV presenters are thrown together to host a live morning show in Lucy Parker’s latest enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance.

He might be the sexiest man in London, according to his fan site (which he definitely writes himself), but he’s also the most arrogant man she’s ever met.

She might have the longest legs he’s ever seen, but she also has the sharpest tongue.
For years, rival TV presenters Sabrina Carlton and Nick Davenport have traded barbs on their respective shows. The public can’t get enough of their feud, but after Nick airs Sabrina’s family scandals to all of Britain, the gloves are off. They can barely be in the same room together—but these longtime enemies are about to become the unlikeliest of cohosts.

With their reputations on the rocks, Sabrina and Nick have one last chance to save their careers. If they can resurrect a sinking morning show, they’ll still have a future in television. But with ratings at an all-time low and a Christmas Eve deadline to win back the nation’s favor, the clock is ticking—and someone on their staff doesn’t want them to succeed.

Small mishaps on set start adding up, and Sabrina and Nick find themselves—quelle horreur—working together to hunt down the saboteur…and discovering they might have more in common than they thought. When a fiery encounter is caught on camera, the public is convinced that the reluctant cohosts are secretly lusting after one another.

The public might not be wrong.

Their chemistry has always been explosive, but with hate turning to love, the stakes are rising and everything is on the line. Neither is sure if they can trust these new feelings…or if they’ll still have a job in the New Year.

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My Rating: 4.5 stars

Headliners is ridiculously charming!

This is book five in the interconnected London Celebrities series from Lucy Parker.  Each book can be read as a standalone.  However, spoilery reasons would have me suggest that you start with book four, The Austen Playbook, if not from the beginning of the series because it lays out more of the history and the big conflict of the main characters in Headliners.

Lucy Parker has the ability to make me smile from cover to cover.  This enemies/rivals to lovers, office romance is everything I love about contemporary romance!  The story is sweet and funny with a lot of great banter, and the characters are simply amazing and have an undeniable, natural chemistry.

Nick and Sabrina are an A+ couple!  They made me feel E V E R Y T H I N G!  I felt the dislike.  I felt the tension.  I felt the uncertainty.  I felt their relationship slowly changing.  I felt their connection.  I felt it all right alongside them!

Overall, I absolutely recommend Headliners.  Contemporary romance fans will love this book, and Lucy Parker is a solid author if you’re a newbie to the genre.

*Thanks to Harlequin Publicity Team, Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.


Lucy Parker lives in the gorgeous Central Otago region of New Zealand, where she feels lucky every day to look out at mountains, lakes, and vineyards. She has a degree in Art History, loves museums and art galleries, and doodles unrecognizable flowers when she has writer’s block.

When she’s not writing, working or sleeping, she happily tackles the towering pile of to-be-read books that never gets any smaller. Thankfully, there’s always another story waiting.

Her interest in romantic fiction began with a pre-teen viewing of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Firth-style), which prompted her to read the book as well. A family friend introduced her to Georgette Heyer, and the rest was history.

Source: Author Website



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