Are you ready for a different kind of love story?
Meet Michael & Laine in this Hollywood themed second chance romance by CD Reiss!
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ONE movie star on the cusp of greatness
ONE broken girl who touched him
TEN years to forget her
A MILLION stories in Hollywood
I am not hurt.
I don’t need a second chance with him, or a life I thought I had.
While he was out forgetting me to become a movie star, I was building a career out of nothing. A career as a paparazzi, but a career. For a foster kid who bounced around every home in Los Angeles, that wasn’t easy.
This camera is all I have.
He’s nothing to me. Every time I take his picture and sell it, I remind myself that I did it all without him or his approval, his cinnamon smell or his clear green eyes. He lights up the screen like a celestial body, but he’s nothing but a paycheck to me.
He can throw my camera off a balcony, and nothing has to change. We can stay king and queen of the same city, and different worlds.
Except this is Hollywood, and here, anything can happen.
I stroked his hair, waist deep in peace, all worry gone for the moment, and floating in no more than an ocean of gratitude. I must have been more vulnerable than I realized, or he’d reopened some wound with his kindness, because though my sweet reverie stayed, as the minutes passed, a layer of need fitted itself on top of it.
I needed to tell him, if not the details, the outlines of who I was.
“I want you to know,” I whispered, starting somewhere small, then everything I didn’t want to say spilled out. “I have stuff. I’ve never been to jail, but you know, it’s stuff, and it’s ugly, and it scares me. Because, I mean, you’re so perfect, and I’m… I’m just a mess. I’m not whole. I’m a bunch of pieces of a person I cobbled together.” My eyes got wet when I thought of the comparisons between us and that picture in my silverware drawer. “So if you have to move on when you realize that, I’ll understand. You have an image, and if anyone understands protecting a career, it’s me. I mean, I’ll be mad, don’t get that wrong, but also.” I swallowed and blinked, shifting my head so he wouldn’t feel the tear on his forehead. “I won’t blame you.”
I waited for an answer. Anything. A change in position or a word on any subject. The weather. Sports. Something. But all he did was breathe.
I smiled so wide, tears fell into my mouth. He was sleeping.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
GIVEAWAY & NOTE FROM AUTHOR
I am so happy with the response to Shuttergirl, and I cannot wait to send Michael and Laine out into the world, because who doesn’t swoon over a second chance at love?
It’s a new genre for me, and I’m exploding with excitement, so I’ve dropped some fantastic reasons for readers to get the book right away.
TREAT YOURSELF LIKE A MOVIE STAR!
$500 Spa Gift Card
If you could get an hour, or ten away from the daily grind of paparazzi and interviews (or the job and kids), what would you do?
Get a foot rub/slash/pedicure? A massage? Maybe something called a Sleep Treatment that right now sounds better than sex?
Maybe you’d bring a friend or two, or maybe you’d just get a manipedi when you wanted one. Because the life of a megastar ain’t for the weak-willed or lazy, and running from paparazzi can really wear down a girl’s nails.
Woodhouse Spas are no joke. They’re all over the country and they’re….sigh. Fabulous. But if you don’t live near one, we can do Burke Williams, Halcyon Days or Red Door.
HOW TO ENTER
Take the fun SHUTTERGIRL READER QUIZ!
The link to the quiz is in the back of the book, and yes, that’s the ONLY place to find it! There are bonus questions relating to Jonathan and Antonio for extra prizes. You have until June 3rd to enter! That gives you a solid two weeks to read the book and get your chance at a $500 movie star spa treatment!
** ARC provided by the author via TRSOR PROMOTIONS for an honest review **
Shuttergirl was just mesmerizing and stunning.
I loved this story about two stars crossed lovers, reunited 10 years later, living in the same city but never daring to make a move on each other.
This story was all about the feels.
One night that pulled them together, again.
Laine is a young woman, paparazza in Hollywood. Her job: to capture celebrities, but in a very smart and respectful way.
She’s good at it. She succeeded to capture each time the right picture. She’s known as Shuttergirl.
She is quirky, witty and very professional.Behind her bad ass attitude, she was secretive, lonely and so broken.
She’s a tough girl with a very troubled past. She suffered a lot of it and the lack of love and tenderness, leading her to have reckless behavior. She was kinda lost in her youth, and she was relying in the wrong people.
Thanks to her “brother” Tom, she opened her eyes and moved on.
Michael is a famous actor, and knew Laine since high school. He’s kind, at ease with his celebrity, even if it was sometimes suffocating to be trapped into this life, where everyone is watching, paying attention. He was magnetic, sweet and sexy. He was equally loyal, honest, and definitely selfless, when it comes to the people he loves (his father was the perfect example)
He was born into hollywood royalty. He is the good guy. Always following the rules. Until Laine.
They had history and shared an intense an deeply connection since high school; but Laine was the strange and lonely girl, bounced in the foster care system; and Michael, ex-tennis player, at this time had a girlfriend. They couldn’t get away from each other, attracted like magnets. She was always intriguing him, she has this presence that you couldn’t unnoticed.
The story is told from dual POV, alternating the memories of their youth and the present.
Laine was putting people at distance, enjoying her job with her brother, selling her pictures, having some money. Until one night, where she gets close to Michael. Even after all these years, the connection was still here, insane, intense and passionate. they both tried to fight it, because these two couldn’t be more opposites, as much as their background, or their lives.
But these differences make them strong together.
After fighting so hard this deep attraction, they both surrendered, knowing that it was meant to be this way. But with Michael A-star status, privacy wasn’t an option, everyone wanting a piece of the cake. Their sudden relationship covered by the paparazzis, put Laine into the spotlights, and it was definitely not was she wanted. For the first time, she was on the other side of the fence; she wasn’t the chaser anymore but the chased.
We can sense that they were both overwhelmed, from the intensity of their feelings to the attention from the paparazzis. It was hard to think clearly under that situation. They both reconnected, infatuated with each other; never having those kinds of feelings for anyone. But Laine’s past could threaten their future. Damn these parts hurt me, explaining how much Laine was lost and suffering.
She learnt from her past experience, making her the woman she was today. She was so afraid, ashamed that Michael discovered about her past.
This story was powerful, with a well balanced mix of angst, unending love and sexual tension. C.D. Reiss nailed it, she perfectly captured each moment of their past, present, like a photography, where you can see all the intensity of their love, flaws, insecurities.
The end : romantic, like the scenes you’ve seen in the movies (in a very classy way, like old movies), but I wanted an epilogue for them, because I was so in love with this story that I wouldn’t it to end, really.
The author was a great storyteller; I was totally drawn by this story from the beginning to the end, it was so poetic and magnificent! A great second chance love story!