Title: A Show for Two
Author: Tashie Bhuiyan
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication date: May 10th, 2022
Mina Rahman has a plan for her future:
• Finally win the Golden Ivy student film competition
• Get into her dream school across the country
• Leave New York City behind once and for all
Mina’s ticket to winning the competition falls into her lap when indie film star—and known heartbreaker—Emmitt Ramos enrolls in her high school under a secret identity to research his next role. When Mina sets out to persuade Emmitt to join her cause, he offers her a deal instead: he’ll be in her short film…if she acts as a tour guide to help him with a photography contest.
As Mina ventures across the five boroughs with Emmitt by her side, the city she grew up in starts to look different and more like home than it ever has before. With the competition deadline looming, Mina’s dreams—which once seemed impenetrable—begin to crumble, and she’s forced to ask herself: Is winning worth losing everything?
Mina wants nothing other than to get the he** out of NYC ASAP. Her ticket to doing that is winning a student film festival and getting into college – and having a celebrity guest star in the film would do wonders toward that dream. Enter Emmitt, a celebrity who enrolls in Mina’s school undercover. The problem? They had a chance encounter that went horribly wrong, leaving them both feeling negatively about the other. But Emmitt also needs help from Mina, so they make a deal only to accomplish their goals, with some unexpected outcomes.
Mina & Emmitt have a compelling rapport through this whole book, even when they both thought the worst of the other. Mina didn’t care about who Emmitt was and Emmitt couldn’t believe it – hazard of being famous I suppose. They’re initial run in with each other in the bowels of New York had me cackling with the banter and misunderstanding. I just wish it was a dual POV because I think Emmitt’s POV would have been beautiful.
I loved this adorable YA contemporary romance. I look forward to reading Tashie’s future work, and I’ll have to go back and read her debut after loving this one. Highly recommend.
Thank you to Inkyard Press and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading, folks!