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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ShutterGirl Book Trailer:
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.
Reviewer: Nikki K
Stars: 5 O’s for Oh Yeah!
Michael Greydon and Laine Cartwright may have lived in the same city their entire lives and even mixed in the same circles, but their lives are worlds apart. Since they met as teens the pair have had an undeniable attraction to one another, an attraction that never had a chance to grow into more. When their paths cross years later will they be able to pick up where they left off, or will it be too late?
From his first appearance, I found myself falling in love with Michael. He is the Sexy Good Guy that melts your heart and your panties at the same time. Laine on the other hand had me rooting for her and her city. She’s a no nonsense gal from the city streets, that pulled herself up by the bootstraps and made something of herself. Just the type of chick I’d want as a friend. As a standalone, this book takes us from the history of the couple to their present day. We are shown their deepest secrets and fears while being lead to a fantastic conclusion.
Shuttergirl is a departure from CD Reiss’s normal Alpha male/BDSM books. This book, while containing some smoking hot scenes, is a true love story. It’s more character driven than her previous books and I love that. Being invested in the lives of Laine and Michael, I found it hard to put the book down. (In-fact, my husband walked into the bathroom to find me reading on my phone as I was styling my hair before work.)
CD has proven herself very capable of switching gears and offering her readers a new perspective on the Hollywood romance. I for one look forward to reading more of CD’s work in the future no matter what the genre, but Shuttergirl will remain a 5 star romance in my heart!
** I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review, I liked it so much I bought a copy!
Reviewer: Shannon P
Stars: 4 OOOO’S
I have been a fan of CD Reiss’ writing for some time now. She has a knack for writing some dark and dirty stories. ShutterGirl, however, is unlike any of her other books. This is a standalone romance telling the story of second chance love under the bright lights of Hollywood.
Laine Cartwright is a photographer and is well known in the paparazzi world as the one who can always get the money shot. Michael Greydon is an A-list actor known as America’s Boyfriend. He gets along with everyone and does exactly what is expected of him at all times. He grew up privileged while she moved from home to home in the foster system. He left while they were in high school together to make a movie while she was dragged into the dark and seedy underbelly of Hollywood. Ten years have passed. So what happens when he recognizes the girl behind the camera as that same girl? What if there are things in her past that could ruin his future?
“I’m a paparazza. He’s a movie star. You see why this could never work.” CD Reiss makes it work though. I give ShutterGirl 4 stars.
*I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.
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!
If you are a paperback reader, email me and we’ll work it out .