Full Exposure

A Novel

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Pub Date 21 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 18 Apr 2023

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Happy Endings author Thien-Kim Lam is back—with a rom-com set during the divine madness of Mardi Gras as two lovers ask: Can a Big Easy fling become the real thing?

Boudoir photographer Josie Parks never ever takes a vacation. But when a client cancels a New Orleans shoot at the last minute, she decides to fly out from her Washington, D.C., studio anyway. Maybe the trip will reawaken her recently stagnant muse. After all, it’s Mardi Gras season…

Spencer Pham has come home after twelve soul-sucking years in corporate hell to pursue his passion: making a docu-film on his family’s history as the first Vietnamese Mardi Gras krewe. The last thing he expects is getting whacked in the head by a beautiful woman trying to snag some parade beads.

Over some beignets and coffee, Spencer and Josie connect over their artistic pursuits. He offers to show her the real New Orleans, if she’ll help him with the camerawork for his film. Despite Josie’s type-A personality clashing with Spencer’s laissez-faire attitude, they seem to make a great team, and soon, the good times are rolling both on and off camera. But Josie has a life in D.C., and they both have big dreams they’re chasing. When this Big Easy fling starts feeling awfully serious, can they find a way to choose between personal and professional passion?

Happy Endings author Thien-Kim Lam is back—with a rom-com set during the divine madness of Mardi Gras as two lovers ask: Can a Big Easy fling become the real thing?

Boudoir photographer Josie Parks...

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Full Exposure by Thien-Kim Lam was a really sweet romance that I enjoyed reading.
Thien-Kim Lam writes vivid, believable characters you can root for as you read.
It was such a delight to spend time with Spencer and Josie.
Achingly sweet and wonderful I enjoyed every minute.

"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."

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One heck of a Mardi Gras Festival, a boudoir photography on vacation who accidentally hits an up and coming film director while catching beads, and the beginning of a very cute romance. Josie Parks is a boudoir photographer who dreams about her working being in an art gallery. She never goes on vacation but when a client cancels last minute she finds herself in New Orleans on vacation... and decides to stay to find some inspiration for her work. Deciding to take in the festivities she wants to catch Mardi Gras beads... but ends up smacking a man with them instead. Cue, Spencer Pham, recently left his job at a soul crushing corporate place in order to pursue his passions of making films and he is going to make a docu-film about his family’s history as the first Vietnamese eMardi Gras krewe, unfortunately, or rather fortunately for him, he is then whacked in the head by the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. Now Spencer and Josie find themselves bonding over the unlikeliest meet cute and their passion for art. Soon they are spending time together, eating, flirting, taking photos, and even meeting his family. But Josie’s stay has a deadline and things back at home in D.C. are calling for her, will Josie and Spencer make the big leap or is this a vacation only thing? Will their deep connection and passion survive? This was such a cute rom com read and as a Vietnamese person, it was so refreshing to have a Vietnamese male lead, and have so many Vietnamese elements and cultural aspects ( I adored Spencer’s grandmother, and they really hit it on the nail). Seriously, this was a sweet read and I would definitely recommend it!

*Thanks Netgalley and Avon and Harper Voyager, Avon for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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