• $3.99

Publisher Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a scintillating forbidden romance between a director and his actress…

The first rule of directing is simple: Never fall for your leading lady. 

The second? Don’t let it get to you when she stage kisses another man.

Looks like I’ve already broken both. Now my jealous, possessive heart wants all of her – the ingenue who’s the star of my next show. I’m captivated by her raw talent, her addictive charm, and her desperate need for me.

Soon we’re staying late in the empty theater, our private rehearsals spiraling into forbidden territory. 

Exactly where I can’t go. Because then I’d break the most dangerous rule of all.

Don’t give her your heart.

Because how can I be sure that what she feels is real and not a part of the play?

Author’s Note: The Private Rehearsal was previously titled Playing With Her Heart. It has been significantly revised and updated. I hope you enjoy this new edition of one of my first novels!

Caught Up in Love: The Swoony New Reboot of the Contemporary Romance Series

1: The Pretending Plot (previously called Pretending He’s Mine)

2: The Dating Proposal

3: The Second Chance Plan (previously called Caught Up In Us)

4: The Private Rehearsal (previously called Playing With Her Heart)

August 18
Lauren Blakely Books
Lauren Blakely Books

Customer Reviews

ZivaChavive ,

Playing with Her Heart

Sex, sex and more sex. I like sex. The out of the coupling story is gripping and one in particular hang-up secret revealed by Jill is a real face slapped. A must read, I spilled some tears too.

straighttalker198 ,

No 👎👎😴😴🤦🏻‍♀️🥱🥱😤🙅🏻‍♀️

I thought the end result would be better but it was a huge letdown!

janice1231 ,

The Director and the Actress - 5++++ stars

A Review of Playing With Her Heart by Lauren Blakely

The Director and the Actress - 5++++ stars

If you've been reading Ms. Blakely's books as they come out, you will recognize several of the characters in this book. Jill happens to be the sister of Chris from Chris and McKenna's storyline. She is an actress with a past that she has done everything she can to keep hidden, even from family. We get hints of her pain and what she may have dealt with throughout the story.

Davis is a Director who saw Jill in one production and just knew that she would be the perfect actress for the new play that he has coming up. However, the Powers-that-be had other plans, so Davis insisted that Jill be the understudy for the main female character, knowing that she would get to play the role at least a couple of times from the history of the temperamental lead.

The chemistry between them and how much they fight to ignore it just blasts you in the face. There are some really heart wrenching parts that make you hurt for the characters, but there are some really happy ones as well. I loved seeing Kat and Bryan again, especially since Kat and Jill are still roommates until Kat and Bryan eventually get married. I really enjoy the way the characters intermingle from one story to another as it makes them seem more real. Great storyline and writing as usual!

**Honest review voluntarily provided for purchased product.**

More Books by Lauren Blakely

Other Books in This Series