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A talented Hollywood starlet and a reclusive A-lister enter into a fake relationship . . . and discover that their feelings might be more than a PR stunt in this sexy debut for fans of Beach Read and The Unhoneymooners.
“A raw, character-driven, and heart-touching read . . . I absolutely loved it.”—Elena Armas, New York Times bestselling author of The Spanish Love Deception
Grey Brooks is on a mission to keep her career afloat now that the end of her long-running teen TV show has her (unsuccessfully) pounding the pavement again. With a life-changing role on the line, she’s finally desperate enough to agree to her publicist’s scheme: fake a love affair with a disgraced Hollywood heartthrob who needs the publicity, but for very different reasons.
Ethan Atkins just wants to be left alone. Between his high-profile divorce, struggles with drinking, and grief over the death of his longtime creative partner and best friend, Ethan has slowly let himself fade into the background. But if he ever wants to produce the last movie he and his partner wrote together, Ethan needs to clean up his reputation and step back into the spotlight. A gossip-inducing affair with a gorgeous actress might be just the ticket, even if it’s the last thing he wants to do.
Though their juicy public relationship is less than perfect behind the scenes, it doesn’t take long before Grey and Ethan’s sizzling chemistry starts to feel like more than just an act. But after decades in a ruthless industry that requires bulletproof emotional armor to survive, are they too used to faking it to open themselves up to the real thing?
With this witty, seductive romance, debut author Wilder transports readers to the flashy world of Hollywood. Rising actor Grey Brooks is best known for starring in teen soap Poison Paradise, but she's struggled to find work since the show ended nearly a year ago. Former A-list movie star Ethan Atkins has been out of the spotlight for five years, drowning his grief over the death of his best friend in alcohol and misanthropy. When their shared PR team pitches the idea of a fake relationship that would boost both their careers, the strangers grudgingly agree. Grey and Ethan's searing chemistry doesn't take long to feel like more than just an act, but the demands of Hollywood, endless invasions of their privacy, and Ethan's drinking test their budding romance. Wilder's cinematic prose brings Grey and Ethan to life, and she sets their raw, sensitive love story against an alluring portrait of Hollywood glamour. Readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. Agent: Jessica Mileo and Claire Friedman, InkWell.