Director's Cut

A Novel

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Pub Date Jun 11 2024 | Archive Date Jul 11 2024

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After taking a guest teaching gig, Oscar-winning Valeria Sullivan finds herself trapped in a battle of wits with her sexy co-professor, but can she keep her cool when things heat up in and out of the classroom?

At twenty-nine, Valeria Sullivan is a celebrated, award-winning actress. But when her acting options start to decline and her attempt to transition to directing is complicated by a bad interview on a late night show, Val decides she’s had enough of Hollywood. Intent on pursuing a neglected passion, she pours herself into a guest professorship at USC, hoping to transition to academia fulltime.


Standing in her way is her co-professor, Maeve Arko, whose brilliance and beauty is matched only by her contempt for Val. As Val rises to the challenges that teaching throws at her, though, Maeve starts to soften, and soon sparks are flying.


Now with a job and a girlfriend she adores, Val should be happy. But Hollywood isn’t done with Val quite yet. Her directorial debut, Oakley in Flames, starts getting attention, and soon Val has to choose between her obligations to her class—and Maeve—and the burgeoning dream Hollywood career she may not be ready to leave behind.
After taking a guest teaching gig, Oscar-winning Valeria Sullivan finds herself trapped in a battle of wits with her sexy co-professor, but can she keep her cool when things heat up in and out of the...

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PAGES 336

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I loved this!
Sapphic romance is a yes from me everytime and Director’s Cut was so well done. The story is told from a famous actress/director’s POV and follows her story as she takes on academia and her love interest, a co-professor. The spice was fun too!
I don’t like the miscommunication trope. There were times where I wanted the mc to JUST TELL HER ALREADY but other than that, I enjoyed reading this and I loved the mental health/anxiety representation in this book. Do recommend! 4.5 ⭐️

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While I struggled to get into the story at first, I absolutely fell in love with it.

As a bisexual woman pursuing an acting career, I have never felt so seen during a book. I loved reading all of the thorough film analysis. And the realities of the industry were so well-written. On top of that, the portrayal of anxiety resonates deeply. The tonal shift throughout the book, where you can see her thought patterns changing as it takes over, felt like reading my own thoughts.

It’s been a long time since I read something so relatable. I can’t wait to recommend it to others.

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—Thank you so much to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the chance to review an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is gonna be a huge hit this summer. I’m calling it.
This couple has my heart and soul. Please give this a chance.
You’ll smile from ear to ear, cry, laugh, and feel everything.

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I loved the story, the world building and meeting the different characters. I felt completely immersed in the story and couldn't stop reading it.

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