Lauren Prescott had dreamed of being an actress since she was cast as Wendy in her middle school production of Peter Pan. Yes, her nightgown snagged and brought the set tumbling down, but she was hooked. After years of unsuccessful auditions, performing just wasn’t in the cards. Instead, Lauren established herself as a successful stage manager at the esteemed McAllister Theater. Unfortunately, the resident director has cast celebrity Carly Daniel: headstrong, entitled, and always late. So why is their chemistry turning her the hell on?
After partying her way through her twenties and ruining a successful film career, Carly Daniel has to take whatever she can get. If schlepping it onstage will raise her star again, she’ll listen to her pesky agent. Added bonus: the uptight stage manager is a sexy distraction.
When Carly’s costar is sidelined, Lauren must decide whether renewing a long-forgotten dream will jeopardize what she has percolating with Carly. Is the limelight big enough for two?
One of her best ones yet!
I loved reading this one. Melissa has a way of detailing her characters which pulls one in, while somehow avoiding it being too boring or detail heavy. Like in some other novels I find myself glazing over pages and pages of situational details the author is clearly tying to add to set the right scene or mood or effects. Melissa knows how to put just the right amount of additional details while keeping a sharp focus on her main characters.
Lovely read. Finished it all in one sitting!
A cute read, but the characters felt a little flat. Brayden’s earlier work has way more depth. Giving this a read is not a bad way to spend a couple hours on a rainy day, though.