on May 16, 2015
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A NEW STANDALONE FROM CD REISS
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 absolutely LOVED this book. I have been going through another book slump and ShutterGirl cured me of my funk 🙂
It was a breath of fresh air that had me smiling and swooning and falling in love. I love Hollywood love stories – the paparazzi, the glitz and the glamour, the secrets, relationships and above all else the love story. Ms. Reiss has given us something a little different than what I have read from her in the past – a star crossed lover type book and she really delivered!
Laine is our heroine – a no nonsense go getter and great at what she does. She is a female paparazzi, she is honest so people trust her and she knows L.A. like no other.
Michael Graydon is our beloved movie star. He is not your typical actor – he is a genuinely good guy with a heart of gold and there is something about Laine that makes him give a second look, puts the light in his eye and he wants her. Michael is pure romance, honest and protective and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. I liked him A LOT! 🙂
You see, Laine and Michael have a past…one you will find out about while you read ShutterGirl and I couldn’t help but root for them from the get go…I wanted this storybook fairytale to come true <3
So of course, I can’t give anything away as I want you to be swept away in the romance and love of this story…there are hardships and obstacles but it wouldn’t be a good story if everything was easy, right?
I will say this….C.D. Reiss knows how to paint a picture with words. There is beauty with every turn of the page. ShutterGirl is a pure romantic and indulgent love story and I was totally swept away….
Beautifully descriptive and poetic…I love second chance love stories and that combined with Hollywood glamour and a sweet romance makes ShutterGirl a MUST READ for 2015!!
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.
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?
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 .