The world has their eye on A-list actor, Grey Richards. But when Paige Reeds goes to a location shoot in Detroit, she finds his brother, Kellen, far more captivating. The chance meeting grows into an unexpected friendship and an even more unpredictable romance. But when she quits her job to join him in LA, the consequences could be deadly.
Kellen Richards is used to the masks people wear and finds the what-you-see-is-what-you-get Paige refreshing. He doesn’t know how, Kellen just knows he wants to be with her. But wealth and fame have dark consequences for his family, and keeping Paige safe from the people out to ruin the Richards won’t be as easy as he expects.
With everything stacked against them, can Paige and Kellen learn to love one another for who they really are?
Targeted Age Group:: 25-45
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’m a huge movie buff – it’s one of my favorite pasttimes to watch all kinds of movies. I also knew I wanted to do something a little different where the main character wasn’t obsessed with the movie star and the hero wanted something separate from his career but wasn’t quite sure how to voice that. The two ideas merged together and resulted in the Only You series and more specifically, the first book, The Real You.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I wanted Paige to be a little bit outside of what someone might picture with a Hollywood superstar. I wanted Kellen to be one of those actors that wanted mostly to fly under the radar. That was the basis from which I built the characters, and from there, they found their voices and the story was written.
On the way home, Paige hit the button for the radio while Lil lay back on the headrest, eyes closed. A finger tapped against the steering wheel and Paige’s lips curved softly upward. The morning had been unbelievable, fantastic. And fun. More fun than she’d had in … years. She smirked and leaned an arm against the door of the small sedan. The morning was a once in a lifetime experience well worth any hints of exhaustion.
Exits passed in a haze and Paige sighed. Worth the exhaustion, maybe, but she needed a nap.
The warm voice of a familiar male DJ filled the sound waves. “Hey, hey, hey. We have a surprise for all our listeners out there. As I’m sure most of you know, Grey Richards is in town filming his latest movie.”
Lil’s eyes popped open as she leaned to turn the dial. The DJ’s voice boomed in the confines of the car and Paige giggled. “I thought you were sleeping,” she shouted over the radio personality.
Lil waved a hand impatiently in the air, brows furrowed.
“Two of our lucky listeners can win tickets to tonight’s cast party. All you have to do is be the fourth …”
Paige’s eyes dashed back and forth between the road and her sister as Lil grabbed her phone and frantically punched the touchscreen with a single knuckle. “What are you doing?”
“Winning those tickets.”
“I thought you were tired. Isn’t that why I’m driving back?” Paige shook her head and returned her gaze back to the ebbing traffic. “You are seriously acting like a star struck teenager.”
“Oh, hush. If I win those tickets, you won’t-” She paused and Paige glanced over to find Lil’s mouth gaping open. “Seriously? I am?”
Paige’s mouth dropped, cocked in a lop-sided grin. “Shut up. You are not.”
Lil plugged an ear with one finger and bent over as she spoke into the phone. “We’ll be there soon. We’re on the other side of town, but we can easily pick them up by four.”
Paige’s eyes widened as her head bobbed back and forth from the road to Lil, then to the phone as she laid it back in the console. “You can’t be serious?”
“We won!” Lil squealed. “We have to get to WKIL by four.”
A car horn blared and Paige’s eyes darted back to the road. “Ohmigosh. I’m going to kill us with this craziness.”
“No, you’re not. He was in our lane anyway. We’ve got to pick up those tickets.”
“No. No way.”
“Seriously. So, can you step on it? Or do you want me to drive?”
“I can’t go to some party tonight. I’m exhausted now. A nap on the couch is the only thing I have in mind right now.”
Lil rolled her eyes. “Really, Paige? We may not be teenagers anymore, but you want to spend your first Saturday night as an officially single woman on a couch, sleeping your life away? We’re talking about Grey Richards, up close and personal.”
“We did up close and personal already, remember?” Paige turned a corner and shook her head as she eased into a parking space. “What we’re talking about now is going to a party where they probably bring Grey and the cast out for five or ten minutes. They’ll do a little spiel and then we’ll spend the rest of the time watching,” she shrugged and shook her head. “I don’t know. Movie clips and commercials.”
“Get real. This is a Grey Richards production. It’s probably going to be first class all the way. And who cares? Drew never let you come out. Now we get to rub elbows with celebrities and you’re ducking out on me?”
Her shoulders dropped and she bit the inside of one cheek. Glancing out the side window, she couldn’t fight the wave of excitement building in her stomach. A cast party. A night out. Lil was right. It was the least she could do for herself, and for a sister who was more like a best friend.
Paige put the car back into gear and pulled back into traffic. “Okay. Let’s do it. WKIL? That’s what, on Jefferson?”
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