White Noise by Sophia Soames

Connor's whole life revolves around his working as an actor and going to the gym, okay he has no life. Then he meets school teacher Matt Winston and there is some kind of crazy frantic connection and both men quickly fall for each other. But can they make it work when neither has ever been in a relationship and they lead such different lives?

From the blurb for White Noise:

Being an actor is not the glamorous life Connor Telford once expected. Now he lives in a budget hotel, spending all his time working…or working out. He’s on friendlier terms with the catering team on set than he is with his co-stars, and his mum keeps telling him to get a life.

A real life. Con kind of agrees. He plays Detective Cass Powell in the multi-award-winning show White Noise, making the audience swoon with his character’s skills and charm. Detective Powell has his life all figured out, and when you play someone whose life is picture perfect, it’s easy to see that your own life is anything but.

Con doesn’t even know how to live anymore. Date? He’s not been on one for years. At least, not one that wasn’t set up by his agent as a promotional stunt. There’s no time to think when your brain is constantly fried. Work. Gym. Sleep. Gym. Work.

Then he meets Matthew Winston.

SNik's Review:

Standalone. Slow burn. Hurt/comfort. Dual POV. 

There is no way famous actor Connor Telford would ever go for a regular guy like Matt, a senior school teacher. But after they accidentally smack into each other at the local gym, neither man can seem to let go after a few more interactions create an unexpected connection. 

Connor and Matt fall quickly. There is very little hesitation as they stumble into a full flung relationship over a short period. But neither Connor nor Matt have ever been in a relationship, and their feelings are overwhelming and chaotic at times, which makes it difficult for them to process that it is okay for them to be committed and in a relationship no matter how frantic it seems. 

Soames makes these characters so realistic when at times they blurt out things they don’t mean to say and their internal monologues are filled with swearing and ridiculousness that most of us do on a daily basis. 

I sympathized with both characters while cheering on their personal strengths in reaching for something new and wonderful. White Noise is a lovely read.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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