Avangeline Price, a strong willed, tough as nails, zero tolerance for games woman who believes love only exists in books and movies.
James is accustomed to women falling at his feet. Avangeline has an intense dislike of celebrities and an even bigger dislike of James Black.
She’s unimpressed. He’s intrigued. Both have preconceived notions.
But… sometimes the unscripted territory is what matters most.
When Hollywood meets Louisiana, can real life rival the movies?
Bright lights, big city… the perfect place to lose yourself.
That’s the impression I first got of Los Angeles and it’s the impression I still have today. The city of Lost Angels. I fit right in here, though I’d call myself more of a devil on any given day.
This is where I started over. This is where the boy with nothing took on the world and became the man who has people at his beck and call for every little whim.
As I look around at my hillside mansion overlooking the city, I laugh cockily at the way life has panned out.
Do I have love? No, but I have money. I have adoring fans and people follow me wherever I go. It works.
Is it a perfect life? Of course not. Being in the public eye, never having any privacy… But, it is what it is and it’s the life I’ve chosen. It’s the life for me.
The large clock chimes in the foyer and I glance at my bags near the door. The limo driver should be pulling up at any second.
Next stop… Louisiana. Not at all where I want to spend the next year and a half of my life, but it’s where filming is and filming keeps my bank account happy. All of them. This three movie deal should easily drop another chunk of change into them.
Not that I money is something I really need more of.
Smiling at the thought and the irony of that logic, I open the door just as the bell rings.
“Mr. Black. Good morning, Sir. I’ll get your bags into the car and in just a few minutes, we’ll be off. Is there anything else you need before we head to the airport?”
I think about that…
“No, I think I’m good.”
He nods, “Very good, Sir. Let me take these.”
LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! It was a great mix of love and steamy sex. James Black is an actor at the height of his career, but he isn’t so lucky in his personal life…at least not in love. He is filming on location in Louisiana when he meets AJ, who has been hired to be his personal driver. WOW…what a first meeting! She already has a preconceived notion about him, and it’s not positive. The first time he opens his mouth to talk to her, it’s not good! It just causes her to dislike him even more. WHOO…what fireworks between the two! However, as time passes, he’s able to form a friendship and get over some of the steel walls she has erected around her heart. As they spend more time together, their hidden attraction and feelings toward each other begin to become evident. As with any good romance, will they give into their feelings for each other? What fun it was to watch these two!
There was so much I liked about this book, even from the very beginning. Of course, I loved the sarcastic banter between them, and it added to the sexual tension and chemistry they had. But, I really enjoyed the friendship between them too! It just added to their romance and made it more real. When a writer can connect me to his or her characters, it connects me to the story. And, Skye did that for me. Even though James was a successful actor, I got to see his insecurities and the downside of being famous, such as lack of privacy and being judged as a person because of what people read in magazines. AJ was awesome…such a spitfire. Life has knocked her down, but she has kept her head up and continued to live her life. That is my favorite kind of heroine!
I also thought Skye’s humor really came through her characters as well. There were times when James and AJ were talking or arguing, and I would laugh out loud. It was also very evident how much she loves her state of Louisiana. I loved the little snippets she gave me about Louisiana, like The Myrtles Plantation, one of the most haunted places in America (which by the way…I have the book that tells the story of that plantation). And did I mention the food? YUM!!!! Not only did she have me waiting anxiously for the next book in the series, but she has me wanting to plan a trip to Louisiana! Great job, Skye!
**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**
She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately, life intervened and she never finished her studies.
She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, two children, and six fur babies.
When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing ‘Supermom’, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, cooking, baking, crafting, or catching up on her family oriented blog.
She loves to incorporate pieces of Louisiana into her writing.
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