Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Groups: New Adult
Honoring her mother’s last wish, Lane Channing vows to follow her dreams. She takes the ‘big risk’ and leaves her small Kansas town behind and heads to LA, the city of dreams. She’s got a stellar job lined up, an old jeep, and 20 bucks to last her to her first paycheck. Her hopes shatter when she arrives to find her job’s been given to someone else. Now she’s broke and will soon be living on the streets if she doesn’t do something fast. Welcome to cutthroat – Lane is most certainly not in Kansas anymore.
On the cusp of success…
Dillon MacAvoy has one goal–to become a star–whatever it takes. Even if it means honing his bad-boy can’t-be-tamed-and-forever-single image. Besides the image isn’t far from the truth. Dillon cares only about his younger brother and his career. He’s on the brink of superstardom if he can just decide on the next right script. But for that, he needs a script reader he can trust.
In a strange twist of fate…
Lane Channing is Dillon’s last chance. If Lane lasts the summer without becoming MacAvoy’s latest conquest, she’s guaranteed a job in entertainment. No problem, as long as she can ignore the heat that pulses through her every time Dillon is in the room. After all, love and commitment with a sweet, hometown girl would only ruin the Dillon MacAvoy brand.
My Thoughts:After the death of her mother Lane is finally going after her dreams and is heading out of Kansas to LA. When she finds out her internship was given to someone else she was pretty much out of luck. Now homeless, with just a car and little bit of money things can't get any worse. When the company who gave away her internship gives her a call and give her a job as a reader for a upcoming movie star. From the moment they met he has been nothing but rude to her. If she can manage to put up with this guy for the summer she'll have her dream job set for the next time she comes back.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and thought that this book was nicely written. I loved that there was two point of views, so I got to see why Dillion acted the way he did. If I didn't know of his side I probably would've hated his character. We'll I did hate his character at first only because he was pretty much a jerk and didn't need to treat Lane the way he did at first. I thought that Lane was a bit irresponsible in the beginning, for getting herself into a situation with no money and such. I think she could've asked more questions before jumping head first into things. But then again if she didn't just jump into things like she did, she would've been stuck home with out her dream job within sights. I loved that she just went for what she wanted even if she did't do it in the best way. Overall I did enjoy this book 4 of 5 stars!
Maggie Marr grew up in the Midwest and made the move to Los Angeles to work in the movie business. She was a motion picture literary agent for ICM before becoming a full time writer. She’s written for film and TV and ghostwritten for celebrities. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.