Are you ready for a different kind of love story?
Meet Michael & Laine in this Hollywood themed second chance romance by CD Reiss!
ONE movie star on the cusp of greatness
ONE broken girl who touched him
TEN years to forget her
A MILLION stories in Hollywood
I am not hurt.
I don’t need a second chance with him, or a life I thought I had.
While he was out forgetting me to become a movie star, I was building a career out of nothing. A career as a paparazzi, but a career. For a foster kid who bounced around every home in Los Angeles, that wasn’t easy.
This camera is all I have.
He’s nothing to me. Every time I take his picture and sell it, I remind myself that I did it all without him or his approval, his cinnamon smell or his clear green eyes. He lights up the screen like a celestial body, but he’s nothing but a paycheck to me.
He can throw my camera off a balcony, and nothing has to change. We can stay king and queen of the same city, and different worlds.
Except this is Hollywood, and here, anything can happen.
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ShutterGirl Book Trailer
I stroked his hair, waist deep in peace, all worry gone for the moment, and floating in no more than an ocean of gratitude. I must have been more vulnerable than I realized, or he’d reopened some wound with his kindness, because though my sweet reverie stayed, as the minutes passed, a layer of need fitted itself on top of it.
I needed to tell him, if not the details, the outlines of who I was.
“I want you to know,” I whispered, starting somewhere small, then everything I didn’t want to say spilled out. “I have stuff. I’ve never been to jail, but you know, it’s stuff, and it’s ugly, and it scares me. Because, I mean, you’re so perfect, and I’m… I’m just a mess. I’m not whole. I’m a bunch of pieces of a person I cobbled together.” My eyes got wet when I thought of the comparisons between us and that picture in my silverware drawer. “So if you have to move on when you realize that, I’ll understand. You have an image, and if anyone understands protecting a career, it’s me. I mean, I’ll be mad, don’t get that wrong, but also.” I swallowed and blinked, shifting my head so he wouldn’t feel the tear on his forehead. “I won’t blame you.”
I waited for an answer. Anything. A change in position or a word on any subject. The weather. Sports. Something. But all he did was breathe.
I smiled so wide, tears fell into my mouth. He was sleeping.
ShutterGirl, a contemporary romance different from CD Reiss' previous work, is a story of love and second chances.
Laine Cartwright otherwise known as Shuttergirl, is a girl who grew up on the wrong side of town as a foster kid. Confiding in only one person, Laine experienced her first love with Michael - a guy she had never kissed and who left to become a Hollywood sensation. Spending hours behind her lens taking photos of Michael, an unexpected meeting leads to Laine and Michael reconnecting and this time neither of them want to be the one to walk away.
Michael Greydon grew up with Hollywood royalty parents. Given everything to him on a platter, the only true solace he knew was Laine - the girl who sat on the bleachers as he played tennis. Leaving her behind once was hard enough. This time he couldn't walk away if he tried. But can a Hollywood actor and a paparazzi build a relationship or will the real world get in the way of what could be a happy ever after? More importantly will the secrets of Laine's past destroy them both?
ShutterGirl tells a story from both sides of the divide. The glamour, the lifestyle of the rich and the nitty gritty life of the paparazzi make up the two sides of Hollywood as actors and paparazzi work off one another.
Laine was a such a strong female character and I admired everything she had done to get herself to the place she was now. She had to leave her past behind and start again but knew that it was the right thing for her and that she was better than what was happening to her. The side of Laine I loved and respected most was her vulnerability and how she was able to let her walls down for those who she cared about.
Michael was of course dreamy and swoon worthy and the perfect male lead for ShutterGirl. In a world out for blood, Michael was one of the only nice guys left standing. He cared about his image, but he cared about Laine so much more.
ShutterGirl was sweet, memorizing, and unique. I fell in love with the different story line along with the characters and relationship between Laine and Michael.
CD Reiss has delivered perfection in her latest book and has truly shown how wonderfully talented she is as an author by breaking out of her comfort zone and giving readers something new and fresh. ShutterGirl delivers something refreshing to readers with a unique plot that shows both sides of a world we only think about in when browsing gossip magazines or watching E! From one genre to the next, CD Reiss is truly an author to be on the watch for. Her talent and unique writing style brings her books to life and paints a picture throughout the entire story with her amazing descriptive words - no matter the genre.
Five ShutterGirl Stars!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
GIVEAWAY & NOTE FROM AUTHOR
- I am so happy with the response to Shuttergirl, and I cannot wait to send Michael and Laine out into the world, because who doesn’t swoon over a second chance at love?
- It’s a new genre for me, and I’m exploding with excitement, so I’ve dropped some fantastic reasons for readers to get the book right away.
- TREAT YOURSELF LIKE A MOVIE STAR!
- $500 Spa Gift Card
- If you could get an hour, or ten away from the daily grind of paparazzi and interviews (or the job and kids), what would you do?
- Maybe you’d bring a friend or two, or maybe you’d just get a manipedi when you wanted one. Because the life of a megastar ain’t for the weak-willed or lazy, and running from paparazzi can really wear down a girl’s nails.
- Woodhouse Spas are no joke. They’re all over the country and they’re….sigh. Fabulous. But if you don’t live near one, we can do Burke Williams, Halcyon Days or Red Door.
- HOW TO ENTER
- Take the fun SHUTTERGIRL READER QUIZ!
- The link to the quiz is in the back of the book, and yes, that’s the ONLY place to find it! There are bonus questions relating to Jonathan and Antonio for extra prizes. You have until June 3rd to enter! That gives you a solid two weeks to read the book and get your chance at a $500 movie star spa treatment!
- If you are a paperback reader, email me and we’ll work it out.