From Goodreads: Reid Alexander’s life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.
Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she’s human.
Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.
Although this novel doesn’t follow all the beloved characters from Between the Lines and Where You Are, it does follow Reid Alexander, the self assured, conceited, yet dreamy actor we all love to hate, and let me tell you, he is hot in this novel!
I wasn’t sure how much I was going to enjoy this story as it left out my favorite characters, Graham and Emma, but Webber is a master storyteller, creating more amazing characters, such as Dori, while also giving the reader an even closer look into Reid’s soul. I loved it. I absolutely did, and I am in awe of Webber’s sheer writing abilities. I was drawn into the story from the very first page, and while Reid was his normal cocky self in the beginning of the novel, the reader is able to see him begin to transition and tap into his softer side, a side he hides from everyone, as he works alongside Dori completing his community service. It’s a beautiful tale that wrapped me up until the final page, where I sat breathless and wishing for more.
This novel is extremely well written, but reader beware, it does have a darker side to it as well. Not everything works out for the best for those involved within the pages, and I was shocked by one of the developments. Although completely plausible, I wasn’t ready for it, even though I was aware, before reading, that there were some extremely sad elements within it. But, it makes this novel that much stronger and believable, and I’m anxious for the next book in this series, which I hope continues Reid and Dori’s journey. Five stars.
I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.