Synopsis

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.

 

Review

I received an ARC of this book from TRSOR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s release promotions.

Second chance romance. Does anyone ever really get tired of that? No. Over and over, we’ve devoured hundreds or thousands of books that have this theme, and no one has ever complained about that. CD Reiss’ ShutterGirl is a beautiful second chance story about a boy and a girl who never really had a first chance anyway. Oh, sure, they had feelings for each other, but life and fate had other plans and took them in different directions.

If only their second chance was easy. Nope. Not easy at all. A handsome movie star with a clean image and a famous paparazzi definitely had their work cut out for them, if they ever wanted to be together. Add in the tumultuous world of Hollywoodd and we have more than just your ordinary love story.

I loved this book because the characters were very well-written. I mean, you can expect that from CD Reiss, after all. However, asided from the way they were writte and developed, both the hero and the heroine were also amazing people to read about. The heroine was strong, loyal, and selfless when it came to love. The hero was real who still had his head above his shoulders despite his Hollywood status.

This should have been a simple enough story, but with an author like CD Reiss, this book takes your second chance romance, magnifies the conflict, doubles the sweetness, and adds up more heat to give us readers an amazing book to savor and enjoy.

Excerpt

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.

 

 

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

 

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