Friday, March 6, 2015

Convey a message

Andrea Jordan dreams of acting on Broadway, and she is at the cusp of achieving success. All her sacrifices start to pay off when she lands a role that will catapult her to stardom.

Express our thoughts

Award-winning theater critic Bentley Chambers possesses the power to make or break a career. Theatergoers consider his reviews to be gospel, and actors cringe at the thought of him in the audience. His words possess power.

A heart’s not made of stone

More than one actor has been sent packing after Bentley’s bad reviews, and Andrea could be next. She won’t stand by and let him shatter her dreams, but she never thought giving him a piece of her mind would also mean giving him a piece of her heart.

Will Andrea discover on her own the passion Bentley claims she lacks, or will he be the one to draw it out of her?

Words… choose them wisely.


The Critic is the first book of Joanna Schwehm I’ve read and it most certainly won’t be the last!  I really enjoyed this story. The idea of Broadway being the back drop of this story is a new idea for me. So when I read the blurb, I knew I needed to read this book.

Bentley Chambers is a harsh but honest critic that reviews Broadway and Off Broadway shows. When he first sees Andrea Jordan, he is immediately attracted to her. He felt a draw to her that he never had experienced before. The problem is her acting wasn’t great. He knows she could be better. Over the years he keeps reviewing her shows but never gave her a good review.

Andrea Jordan was tired of Bentley ruining her career so she confronts him and the fireworks flew. Andrea Jordan had dreamt of being a Broadway star since she was little but the critic kept slamming her.

Once these two characters spent time together, the connection was undeniable. As the reader you could feel their passion for theatre and each other. The author did a great job drawing me into their life and feeling all their emotions. And because of that sometimes, I wanted to reach in my kindle and smack Andrea. She sometimes couldn’t get out of her own way. Bentley was so patient with her and made me seriously swoon.

The supporting characters were also awesome. Bentley’s brother Brett and Andrea’s bff Gina helped make this book even better. I’m super excited that Brett is getting his own book. There was a lot of mystery behind his character and I look forward to reading all about him.

Definitely a must read!!! 

Author of Unexpected Chance, My Chance (The Chance Series), Ryker and The Critic.

Joanne was born and raised in Rochester, NY and currently resides near our Nation's Capital with her husband and two sons.

Romance is one of Joanne's favorite things and thankfully, she is surrounded by it.

Joanne firmly believes when that unexpected chance comes, take it. Don't let it pass you by - you never know what you could be missing.

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