Series: Limelight #1
Published by Self-Published on December 2nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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All publicity is good publicity, right? Unless you’re recent college grad Ellie Wagner and an embarrassing video of you and your boyfriend goes viral. Every man in your life abandons you, but who knew a one-minute clip of your latest doomed relationship would brand you a slut, prevent you from getting your perfect job, and force you to keep doing the one thing you swore you’d never do again…live with your mother.
But staying with mom and her latest boy-toy (is this husband number four or five?) until your life turns around might not be all bad. Especially when you fall – literally – at the feet of a sexy, green-eyed stranger who offers you freedom and a life of luxury on a gold-rimmed platter.
There’s only one little problem – the man of your dreams is none other than Mason Nash, the latest hip-hop star busting up the music charts. Fame and fortune are his calling cards and he’s vying to steal the show on a new reality TV series that will catapult him into mainstream stardom. Hello spotlight.
The man behind the famous persona is perfect for Ellie in every way, but can she overcome the ugly pitfalls that come with Mason's celebrity status? Or will she be forced to choose between the man she loves and the independent life she longs for? After all, fame and fortune aren’t always what they seem and not all publicity is good publicity…
“I want to give you every piece of me, every piece of my soul until we’re so intertwined there’s no beginning to you or end of we, we’re just one.”
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The concept of the story alone was an attention getter for me and when I got to that monumental moment when the couple first meet I was drawn deeper into their story. Ever since that incident I couldn’t put this book down ’til reaching “The End”.
So a little background about this book… Mason is this huge hip-hop phenomenon taking a short break from Hollywood. He ends up at a beach house in Virginia where he has this awkward yet unforgettable moment with our heroine Ellie. At first he doesn’t know what to think of her. She tries to explain how she ends up in his rental but Mason isn’t all that convinced.
Ellie is a college grad working as an over qualified secretary for a real estate office. She was in the right place at the right time to meet this magnetic and gorgeous man – Mason. Not being into his type of music she has no idea who he is. For Mason this was like a breath of fresh air. Normally women would drop to their knees in adoration but with Ellie she had no clue.
At first you would think that this couple would not have a single thing in common. I have to admit that I did feel apprehensive on how the author would make this couple work but surprisingly as the story moved along they came to fit perfectly. The chemistry between the two was always instantaneous but the beautiful thing about their story was how their relationship developed with trust and honesty that lead to a great friendship and eventually love.
I thought the character building was amazing especially in Ellie’s case. I also thought the storyline was very well polished and progressed smoothly and fluently which I find commendable in first time authors. All in all, I thought it was an amazing debut and I can not wait to read more from this author.