I had to know how this story ended. Finally, I could! Have you read this serial, book buddies? :o)
Very emotional finale. It was hard to go through all the complex repercussions of keeping this couple's relationship secret from the media. It took a toll on both Cameron and Sarah, and they acted so wounded that my heart was a bit torn. The poor woman felt lonely, neglected, and downright abandoned by Cameron's aloof attitude. I confess I resented him all through that time.
Thank goodness there was a plot twist when they could rekindle their beautifully romantic bond. I loved the declarations of love after so much sacrifice on both their parts.
The narrative is descriptive, with lots of space for inner musings. They show in detail how public image in Hollywood is perceived and handled. both characters grow through hard lessons. I really enjoyed the times when they find and cherish a place that will become very special to them. Despite the fact that I was disappointed in Cameron a few times, he certainly makes up for it with beautiful gestures and declarations.
This is a very thorough, comprehensive, romantic and sexy finale to an interesting serial about the price of fame.
Playing for Keeps
Publication Date: September 30, 2015
Synopsis: After months of hiding their engagement to promote a farcical PR relationship tied to Cameron's new movie, Sarah is struggling to remind herself of the benefits of the plan – if only she can make it that long. Having just about reached their breaking point, Cameron proposes a romantic weekend away to re-connect with one another but their boss has a better idea: a two-week trip away from the prying eyes of Hollywood and the PR team’s aggressive gossip machine.
Once out of the Hollywood spotlight, Cameron reverts back to the loving, attentive man Sarah first fell in love with and idyllic days spent hiking, biking, and surfing lead to sensual nights wrapped in each other’s arms. But when a gossip columnist viciously pegs Sarah as “the other woman,” they’re forced to acknowledge the reality of their situation. Vowing to beat the studio at its own game, Sarah and Cameron openly flaunt their relationship, knowing their actions may mean giving up the careers they both love. With help from some new friends along the way, Cameron and Sarah re-discover what matters most as they work to find their happily ever after.
This is the third and final part in the Her Confessional serial.
Parts 1 & 2 must be read first before reading Part 3.
Other Books in the Her Confessional series...
Synopsis: Sarah Travers has had a really bad month. First, a drunken night of sex with her best friend – and the secret love of her life – Cameron Scott resulted in him freaking out on her and going MIA. That would have been bad enough but then her boss, a high-powered Hollywood director, cast Cameron as the lead in his new movie and put Sarah in charge of his publicity. On the bright side, it turns out she’s rather good at it - much to the chagrin of the studio’s PR team. Cameron’s back in the picture and he’s made some surprising confessions of his own, taking their relationship from the friend zone to so much more. Now Sarah and Cameron are forced to deal with how their love for one another impacts their circle of friends and what it means for his career. With pressure from the studio to keep their relationship a secret, the two must figure out how to navigate not only the stresses of any new relationship, but also one under such a strong spotlight.
Our Little Secret, a 23,000-word novella, is installment two in the Her Confessional series.
Synopsis: Sarah Travers is a happy, self-confident plus-size woman living in Hollywood and working as the personal assistant to a major Hollywood director. Her best friend? His name is Cameron Scott. Her secret, something she's never told anyone before? She's in love with him. Truly, madly, deeply. Sarah knows it's a bad idea to fall in love with your best friend, but that's not her biggest problem. Nope. You see, Cameron just landed the role of a lifetime and now millions of other women are in love with him too. Her Confessional is a sexy new romance series told from the point of view of Sarah Travers, a smart, happy, plus-size heroine who explores - through a series of written confessions - what happens when the best friend she's secretly in love with becomes the world's most famous actor overnight.
THE MAKING OF A STAR, an 18,0000+ word novella, is the first installment in the series.
ABOUT THE MASTERMIND
Rebecca Caudill read her first novel when she was just four years old and has been hooked on books ever since. When she wasn't writing her own stories, she was sneaking copies of her mom's romance paperbacks to read late into the night. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Journalism, she embarked on a career in technology public relations representing some of the world’s hottest start-ups and publicly traded companies. After twelve years in the business, with the unwavering support of her husband, she quit her job to pursue writing full time. Rebecca lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and cat. When not creating fictional worlds inhabited by strong women, and dashing heroes, she is planning her next vacation, trying out new recipes, or drinking Islay scotch.
Good luck, book buddies :o)