One year ago, actor Connor Montgomery lost the love of his life to a drunk driver. But what’s worse for Connor is what he still has: a lifetime of secrets born of hiding his relationship from the glare of Hollywood. Unable to let go of the world he and Vinnie shared, Connor films a drunken YouTube confession on the anniversary of Vinnie’s death.
Thankfully, the video was silent—a familiar state for Connor—so his secret is still safe. He needs a fresh start, and a new role on the hit TV show Wolf’s Landing might be just that.
The move to Bluewater Bay may also mean a second chance in the form of his studio-assigned assistant. Noah Dakers sees through Connor’s facades more quickly than Connor could imagine. Noah’s quiet strength and sarcastic companionship offers Connor a chance at love that Hollywood’s closet has never allowed. But to accept it, Connor must let Vinnie go and learn to live again.
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Unerring eroticism and raw emotion are the hallmarks of Lane's contribution to the Bluewater Bay contemporary setting, a collaboration among several authors. This erotic romance, set in a small, fictional Washington State town, brings up all the humor and angst of a new relationship and wraps it around a broken hero and his knight in slightly tarnished armor. Connor Montgomery is a closeted Hollywood action star who's spent the past year in mourning after his lover's death in a car accident. A new acting project has pulled him from despair and dropped him straight into a picturesque town filled with people who truly care about others in other words, the complete antithesis of Hollywood. One of those people is Noah, whose confidence and charm help Connor begin to put the pieces of his life back together. The only things hampering their relationship are the closet door and the ghosts of lovers past. The novel's highs and lows resonate with a stark clarity and realism, particularly the descriptions of paparazzi ruthlessness. The sharp ache of loss underscores the journeys of both Noah and Connor, adding yet another layer to a story that's as multifaceted as it is sexy.