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.
Shutter Girl by CD Reiss is a story about second love. Lanie is a twenty-something-paparazzi looking to shot the next Hollywood star out for a night on the town or caught in the act of a royal screw-up. She is one of the hottest, female paparazzi out there; she owns L.A. at night. One movie star she can't get enough of and admires from afar is Michael Greydon. Ironically, Lanie briefly attended high school with Michael. He was a young tennis prodigy and spent hours out on the tennis courts. As a foster child that really didn't fit in anywhere, Lanie found solace working on homework in the stands on the tennis courts. Lanie and Michael eventually struck-up a friendship and even held-hands at teenagers but at the time Michael had a girlfriend and was leaving to begin his acting career and Lanie knew they were just too different to ever had a relationship. Fast-forward 7-8 years later and Lanie meets Michael again in a club where a misunderstanding leads Michael to end-up breaking Lanie's expensive camera. Michael is still captivated by Lanie and arranges to meet her again to replace her camera. This is where their story takes off.
I personally had a hard time at the beginning of Shutter Girl getting into the book but I will add, once it finally picked up for me, I was hooked. I loved reading the story of people with nothing in-common and against advice of numerous people still find their way to each other. Reiss's writing pulls the reader in emotionally; there was more than one time that I found myself nearing tears while reading about Lanie's and Michael's story. As I said, once I was pulled in to the book, I thought it was superb.
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.
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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!
- If you are a paperback reader, email me and we’ll work it out .