Drama King - Penny Reid

Drama King

By Penny Reid

  • Release Date: 2022-12-20
  • Genre: Holiday
Score: 4.5
From 100 Ratings


Stuck with her off-limits, taciturn, hunky movie star client during a sudden snowstorm on Christmas Eve, an extremely capable and highly professional bodyguard must keep him alive and warm without letting the tension building between them get too hot. Bathsheba (Beth) Ryan can’t thank her best friend enough for helping her land the job of her dreams. After being relegated to second-string security for politicians in DC, being hired as an undercover personal security specialist by a giant Hollywood studio is exactly the kind of action she's always wanted. Until she meets her first assignment. Cyrus Malcom can’t thank his agent enough for arranging a blind date with seemingly the woman of his dreams. After spending the past several years playing all the parts and climbing all the ladders, the lonely mega movie star finds himself actually enjoying a night on the town for the first time in ages when he meets the gorgeous, funny, and genuine Ryaine O’Rourke. Until she shows up at his studio meeting the next day with a completely different name. A world-wide press tour and too many late-night parties later, Beth simply needs to get through a short, one-day visit during the Christmas holiday, and then she’ll be free of Cyrus Malcom’s confusing hot looks and cold shoulders for good. But just as they leave the airport, it starts to snow . . . ‘Drama King’ is the second book in the Three Kings Series, is a full-length, contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a complete standalone.


  • Funny with heart

    By Renavoo
    As always, Penny Reid's books do not disappoint. My favorite aspect is that it feels like every word, scenario and thought is really considered in the context of the whole story. In this story, Beth is a security expert who is tasked as part of the team to protect Cyrus, a movie star who, unbeknownst to him, has a history with Beth. After a failed meet cute (she is a stand in for another famous actor and was vetting him as a date when she ends up mixing a glass of wine with anti-histamines, making her a little less than lucid), they end up realizing that they need to work together. As the story unfolds, the reader can see how strong and relatable and especially, likable these characters are, individually and together. I also really liked the supporting cast of characters, including the team of security experts. Generally, a fast read and overall, one that made me smile a lot.