After years of braving the Arctic’s frigid temperatures or endless hours tracking the Spirit Bear to capture the perfect shot for National Geographic, Meg Jeffries decides to move back to the city—San Francisco. She wants a life with more stability. The kind that lets her see her family more than once a year and comes with owning a toaster or a full-sized tube of toothpaste. But creating her new “ normal” is not without its obstacles. Meg is confident and successful behind a camera. A little extra publicity can’t change that… until it does.
Westin Drake is famous for fast cars and box office sales. Yet he’s a terrible driver and secretly hopes his fifteen minutes is almost up. West moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco, looking for some substance and time near his family. But now that the buzz of his next film, Full Throttle – Floor It, is hitting maximum fervor, West keeps everyone at arm’s length so he can protect the people he loves… until he can’t.
When the public mistakes a simple kiss on the cheek for a budding romance, Meg and West are caught in a media frenzy. Somewhere amid the backseat getaways and plastered smiles, Meg discovers the man behind the glossy photographs, and West wonders how he’ll ever let her go once the cameras stop rolling. Love is never simple, especially when the world’s watching. How much are two people willing to expose for a chance at a true happily ever after?
Sometimes all you need to cheer you up is a good romance, and this did the the trick. As with a lot of stories of this type, you have a pretty good idea how it is going to end, but it’s great fun getting there! I really liked both West and Meg, and felt so bad for all the crap that West had to deal with on a daily basis. Meg’s wit and sarcasm mad me smile constantly, and I could genuinely believe in the characters acting how they did. Also I loved West’s family – they were really good fun, I just wish there had been more of them !!
The course of true love never runs smooth and this story shows that well. It could also be seen as a commentary on the absolute insanity of celebrity culture.
The romance felt believable (I may have a small crush on West myself), the characters were well written, and the side characters were fun too – I think everyone needs a Towner in their life!
A great light fun read, enough to make me want to read more by this author. Recommended!
Received a copy via NetGalley for review
Finished on March 26th 2017
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