Here for the Drama by Kate Bromley – Blog Tour Book Review
About the Book
She came for a job. What she’ll get is the performance of a lifetime.
Aspiring playwright Winnie D’Angelo has spent the past seven years waiting in the wings, working as a personal assistant to celebrated, feminist playwright, Juliette Brassard. But when an experimental theatre company in London, England decides to stage Juliette’s most renowned play, accompanying her mentor across the pond could finally be Winnie’s moment in the spotlight-assuming everything goes smoothly. And with Juliette’s very charming and very off-limits British (hello, hot accent!) nephew suddenly in Winnie’s flustered orbit, what could possibly go wrong?
Smart, handsome, and sweet, Liam is everything Winnie didn’t expect from what’s turning out to be an increasingly hectic work trip, but his family ties to Winnie’s boss pose a serious problem. Still, Winnie is falling for him. Hard. How could she not when the guy’s kisses are worthy of a thousand encores? But with Juliette stubbornly butting heads with the play’s director, Winnie knows that more than anything, the show must go on, even if it comes at the expense of her own work-and her burgeoning relationship with a guy she suspects might always hold her heart, even from half a world away.
About the Author
Kate Bromley lives in New York City with her husband, son, and her somewhat excessive collection of romance novels (it’s not hoarding if it’s books, right?). She was a preschool teacher for seven years and is now focusing full-time on combining her two great passions – writing swoon-worthy love stories and making people laugh. Here for the Drama us her second novel after Talk Bookish to Me.
What I Thought
I really enjoyed Talk Bookish to Me so was looking forward to this one too. Here for the Drama has lots of the same ingredients and still exisits in the world of writing, just this time it’s scripts.
Winnie was a very relatable heroine. Somewhat passive at the start of the novel and probably struck by a bit of imposter syndrome, hence the unfinished play.
The dynamic between her and Juliette was a little Devil Wears Prada but with Juliette actually being likeable and also full of her own insecurities. Her persistence and demanding attitude is what sets the story rolling through until our heroine can start taking her life into her own hands.
Online dating experiences definitely make for fun and cringeworthy experiences so there is plenty of humour in the earlier chapters until the person Winnie is seemingly destined for is right under her nose although somewhat forbidden fruit due to the familial connection and his inherent distractibility.
The writing, and therefore reading was effortless and this does exactly what it says on the cover. Gives some drama but with predictable satisfaction as the curtain falls.
If you enjoy Emily Henry (or any of the books in my picture above) then these books should be added to your TBRs too. And they are allowed to be Neverending unlike the stories that they contain (that reminds me – must get back to my WIP).
Thanks to Tracey at Compulsive Readers and the publisher for a gifted copy for the purposes of an honest review. Do check out everyone on the tour too.