Illusions by S.A. Ozment

IllusionsLGTitle: Illusions
Series: N/A
Author: S.A. Ozment
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (210 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 13th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Ever since arriving in Hollywood, Skylar Murphy has been loving life. He’s starring in a hit television show and on the verge of grabbing the lead role in the most anticipated movie of the decade.

Poised on the edge of superstardom, he doesn’t want or need any complications to distract him from that goal. Whether he’s sleeping with a woman or a man, his noncommittal, no-strings-attached love life suits him perfectly, and despite his rep for playing gay roles, the world still thinks he’s straight.

At the launch party for his new show, Skylar meets Aiden Moore, an openly gay firefighter by day and cater waiter to the stars by night. Skylar is immediately attracted to him, but Aiden rejects him. When an arsonist appears to have targeted Skylar, their paths keep crossing. Always up for a challenge, Skylar works to win Aiden over, and he agrees to a date. Soon enough they can’t stay away from each other.

Despite hiding their relationship away from the ever-present paparazzi, they’re happy together until a jilted fan joins forces with the arsonist to sabotage their future.

ISBN: 9781632164896

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Reviewer: Tina

Review: Whew! What a book! I have to warn you, there is a bit of M/F action in this book. I was a bit turned off by it but it didn’t take away from the story. I feel a warning would have been nice.

The story was well written, the characters were well-developed, and this was a pretty action-packed, quick read. The suspense component of the book was pretty good but the love story was fantastic.

There was A LOT of crazy in this book! There were a couple of characters, with a 3rd possible one, that were just flat out mad. One of Skylar’s co-stars, Kelly, at times seemed to be a bit crazy. An argument can be made for Skylar’s manager – Nick – also, although he’s more obsessed with the money and fame Skylar can bring him.

Skylar had a messed up childhood and doesn’t really understand relationships. He truly hasn’t ever felt what it’s like to be loved so he has always just been a casual hook-up kind of guy. He’s a bit egotistical at times but deep down is a good guy that cares about the people around him (that aren’t crazy or jerks).

Aiden is an all-around great guy – hero (fireman) and a selfless friend and lover. At first, he doesn’t even want to get mixed up with the Hollywood star but when he finally caves in, he goes all in.

Ryan is absolutely fantastic! I love every part of him and wished he’d had a love interest or side story. The 2 firemen that were close to Aiden – Ben & Paul – were great additions to the story. Sophie was ok at times; she really shined in the end.

Definitely a story I would recommend and definitely and author to follow.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *