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Title: Reel Love
Author: Julie A Richman
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26th, 2019
Is this Reel Love or Real Love?
The moment I laid eyes on Finn Parker’s headshot, I knew that if this guy could act, I wanted him for the hero role in the film being made from my book, Fleeing an August Moon.
The tall, blond, and ruggedly handsome actor looked exactly like the picture I’d seen in my head the entire time I was writing the book.
The studio, however, had different thoughts on a leading man.
Box Office crusher, Maverick Dailey, made it clear that he wanted the role. The producers, studio, and everyone involved were thrilled to score such a celebrity. Well, everyone except me.
And it’s my vote that counts since, according to my contract I get final say on casting. Maverick is amazing, yet I’m just not sure…
It certainly didn’t help that Finn Parker and I seemed destined to cross paths. We ran into each other all over Hollywood. And the more time we spent together, the more the sparks between us flew. We had an intense chemistry, something I’d only ever read about in books like mine.
Which made me wonder, was I really falling for Finn or just living out a fantasy with a red-blooded, live version of my hot hero character?
It’s easy to confuse fiction for reality in Hollywood. Everything is not as it seems in this town.
Not to mention, Finn’s life would forever change if he landed the role. Which made me question how good of an actor he really was? Was he interested in me, or the role I had the power to give him?
Is this Real Love or just Reel Love?
I didn’t know how much I would truly love this story! There’s so much to unpack. There’s the story of Frankie and Finn and then there’s also Griffin and Gabriela’s story. And their stories while connected are different.
I know nothing about the movie industry and very little about the literary industry so this was a nice peek into what I think they could be like. Frankie isn’t a Hollywood type at all and that’s what attracts people to her. She knew what she wanted to bring Griffin to life and it wasn’t the person everyone was pushing her towards.
And Finn is adorable! He’s like a few different people because he was Hollywood star Finn, Patrick and also PJ. And each of those facets of his personality were what Frankie fell for. And each of those facets fell just as hard for Frankie. Although it’s really hard since Frankie is the author and Finn is trying to become Griffin.
A great story that held me from start to finish!!
About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an avid nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust. Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.
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