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Right on Cue

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I wanted to like this more than I did. While still enjoyable overall, I found that the story and characters missed the mark in a few areas for me. First, Emmy was a difficult character to get behind. Maybe it was the setting of being an actress/producer in the world of Hollywood, but I found her to be overly privileged and immature. Same with Grayson. I found him to be unprofessional as well. Also, it's really hard to feel bad for someone who has a booming acting career who wishes they had become a professional hockey player instead.

The Right Person Wrong Time trope was also annoying to me mostly because of the multiple miscommunications that take place throughout the book. The third act breakup was the worst offender and, again, came across as emotionally immature of both parties in making these huge sweeping assumptions based on overhearing a few words.

Overall, I still enjoyed it and like Ballard's writing. I just hope her next book is more like Lease on Love!

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This started out promising but then the miscommunication trope really kicked in and it was difficult to finish. It was unclear how Grayson came to suddenly be cast in a romcom when it was so different from his usual work and Emmy would believe whatever she heard without following up and would internalize it, leading to inevitable issues. Both their thought processes and their actions towards each other was aggravating. Readers who don't mind the miscommunication trope will probably appreciate this book more.

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Thank you NetGalley for the ARC!

I was so excited to read this one because I loved Lease on Love but this one fell a little short for me. In many ways the characters felt underdeveloped and immature. While they had physical chemistry, I didn't sense any emotional connection. I would have loved to see more of Emmy's best friend and other characters that were briefly mentioned. Also, the third act breakup fell short for me and felt so rushed. While I don't enjoy the miscommunication trope, I think there are times when it can be done well and I didn't get that impression from this book.

I enjoyed the way this book balanced a mix of small town/Hollywood romance ideas and the setting of this book. I think with the mix of the set being in a small town, this book didn't feel like just another Hollywood romance. Emmy was down to earth and Grayson felt like a MMC you could trust, though their characters could've used a bit more development.

Overall, a solid 3 stars for me! There were parts I really enjoyed and made me smile, but others that completely missed the mark.

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This book just came across a bit underdeveloped. The characters fell flat and where they were fleshed out it was not in a positive way. The chemistry wasn’t there. It just overall fell short of the bar set by this author’s previous books.

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What a cute yet steamy enemies-to-lovers romance! The evolution of Grayson and Emmy's relationship felt so honest and heartfelt even amongst the backdrop of Hollywood and them being on location in a wintery wonderland shooting a rom-com together. With moments of comedy gold and emotionally charged moments of grief and heartbreak, Falon Ballard has once again crafted a winning story perfect for a real-life Hollywood adaptation.

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Emmy and Grayson are costars in a new movie Emmy has written. This isn't the first time they have met. They have actually worked before years prior where they shared a kiss in one if the scenes. That scene wasn't just a regular kiss, it was Emmy's first kiss and she was made fun of behind her hack by Grayson that it wasn't good. That haunted her to the current day. When she literally runs into Grayson, she still harbors all those negative feelings towards him. They have to learn to work together to make this movie work. This book contains tropes of enemies to lovers, a work relationship, forced proximity, he falls first, and instant attraction. I really enjoyed their connection, I just wished there wasn't a third act breakup otherwise it'd be 5 stars for me. Thank you NetGalley for the copy in exchange for my honest review.

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I love hollywood romance so I am very biased. It's easy for me to like any book surrounding celebrity romance. I didn't think this was the BEST but it was definitely entertaining. I wish there was slightly more depth and I wasn't 100% sold on them being in love but I still thought it was a cute and entertaining rom com!

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I love a good celebrity romance, and this one is worth the read! Emmy was a little immature at times from holding on to a grudge from their past, but it made for some excellent enemies to lovers scenes and for us to see her character grow throughout the book.

It was fast paced, and I loved the setting of them being on location while filming in a small town. It was fun to watch Emmy and Grayson evolve from enemies to costars with benefits to lovers. This book definitely had some steamy scenes, but also some really sweet, swoony moments. Both characters were dealing with insecurities which lead to deeper conversations between the two.

I was a teeny tiny bit disappointed that we didn’t get an amazing secondary cast of characters. Don’t get me wrong, there were still plenty of people to help Emmy find her way (and tell her when she was being an idiot 😂), but Falon’s previous two books, Lease on Love and Just My Type, had such phenomenal secondary characters that brought so much comedy to the storyline, that I felt this one was lacking in that department.

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This was such a cute and sweet Rom-Com! I enjoyed it so much. I would definitely recommend this book. I read it in one sitting!

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Thanks to Putnam and Netgalley for this advanced copy!

I ate this book up! I loved Greyson and Emmy and really loved the writing for this. The pacing felt a little slow at times, but I appreciated how it played into the small town tropes while still being a celebrity type romance. Really, I appreciated that Emmy was portrayed as a full woman, with wants and needs and she wasn't afraid to just go for it when she needed to. Greyson was also kinda adorable for a supposed grump.

I think where I felt like the book felt short was in an exploration of the original relationship between Emmy and Greyson. Maybe we could have used more flashbacks? There are times where Greyson is honest and tells Emmy is was basically in love with her the entire time and Emmy glosses over those admissions and never really reflects on them as revelations and I think that could have added depth to the book without messing with the timeline too much.

All in all though, I inhaled this and can't wait to read more!

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5! I am obsessed!! Falon Ballard has not missed a single one of her books. I loved how this was set in the film world. These characters were some of my favorites from her books. Highly recommend!

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Thank you so much @prhaudio for the free audiobook! #PRHAudioPartner

Also thank you @putnambooks for the e-arc and allowing me to read and give my honest review.

Celebrity romances are kind of hit or miss for me but I loved this one so much. The complete definition of a rom-com with a rom-com writer who plays in her own rom-com. Also enemies to lovers is another huge hit for me. The tension between Emmy and Grayson was hot! Their back and forth, all of it. Then Grayson was so vulnerable and real I just adored him.

I also loved seeing the in and outs of shooting a movie. The process and the interviews that the cast go through. The narrators of this audiobook did such a good job making those feel real. It was a great addition that added a fun element to this book.

If you want some good laughs and smiles this one is such a great read.

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4.25 Stars
What a cute and quick read!

Emmy is an Oscar winning screenwriter working on casting her new rom-com when the crew decides she would be the perfect leading lady. When the leading man for the film gets an injury and his fill in for an old rival, Emmy finds herself in a predicament: having to fake an on-screen love story with Grayson West.

This book was such a nice surprise! The banter was top tier and I loved their cute little love story! There is a bit of a "third act breakup" but the ending was definitely worth it. Grayson is *chefs kiss* and I loved their sweet relationship and his clear communication. Both were super loveable characters! I would recommend to anyone looking for a quick, witty rom-com. The perfect pallet cleanser!

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I am very excited to be reading this book! My full review to follow.
Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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I’m obsessed with this book. Falon Ballard will be an auto-purchase for me from here on out! I loved the rivals-to-lovers trope in this story, and though I found the miscommunication at the end of the book frustrating, it wasn’t as intolerable as most novels that utilize that method of conflict. Overall, I really loved this book!!

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i loved this, I was not expecting to feel so much emotion from the book, but I did. This story was just fantastic!

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Wonderful story for everyone to enjoy. I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely. Happy reading!

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Loved!!! this is now my favorite Fallon Ballard book!!! I was not expecting to have tears fill my eyes, twice. It had enemies to coworkers with benefits to a full on relationship I loved it. Emmy and Grayson were both great characters with flaws and growth.

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This was a cute book! Definitely a good lighter romance. The drama and tension between Emmy and Grayson was a lot, but when they were getting along it was really sweet. It just sometimes seemed a little unrealistic, and I was pulled out of the story. I also didn't care too much for either character, and I'm not sure why. They were both well written, albeit a little flat. I just don't think they had much substance to them. It was a good book, especially if you like Hollywood romances. It just wasn't the best Hollywood romance that I've read recently. Thank you to G.P. Putnam's Sons and NetGalley for this ARC.

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I've read each of Falon's books as Netgalley ARCS and loved each one more than the one before. Right on Cue hit all the right notes and I absolutely loved.
Emmy and Grayson's tension is *chef's kiss*. I love an enemies to lovers and this was no exception. I don't love a miscommunication trope and I feel like this was the main crux of the issues between Emmy and Grayson. BUT, despite that, I really adored this story. Emmy was incredibly relatable. I felt a comradery with her insecurities and second guessing and trying to keep a wall up. You could tell that Grayson felt so much more than he was showing. I had moments where I wished it was a dual-POV because I would have loved to be able to see inside his head.

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