Dreaming of a White Christmas in the Summer Sands
Published by Archstone Ink on 2018-10-26
Length: 196 pages
Reviewing Kindle from Kindle Unlimited
A famous movie star and the drama teacher who calls him a hack! Will they get their Christmas Miracle?
Grant Kent, movie star extraordinaire, doesn't like the fact he has to have a fake 'media' relationship with his co-star to keep his movie producer's happy. And he really doesn't like the fact his brothers' give him grief about it. So when he's asked to help out at an acting camp for inner city kids, he jumps at the chance to do something real. Too bad the woman in charge tells him outright she thinks he's a hack.
The talented Jewel Olympia only wants to help inner city kids by giving them an opportunity to learn acting skills. When she's notified the week before Christmas that the P.I. she's hired to track down her birth mother has a solid lead on her whereabouts, she decides it's time to finally meet the woman that abandoned her in a hospital emergency room twenty-five years ago. Too bad an amazing looking movie star keeps bugging her to go on a date--bug off, she's unavailable.
But when her parents show up on her doorstep asking where she's going, she tries to distract them with Grant's star power to avoid hurting their feelings. When he blurts out he's her fiance, everything gets derailed and she finds herself on a jet to Jackson--this is not her life!
When a simple trip turns into a media frenzy, they're left with a choice--trust in Christmas angels or lose everything.
Grant Kent is one of a brood of brothers, half of whom seem to have their lives figured out. Grant is an action movie star with his pick of ladies – but the lady his agent picked out for him, Tracy, has cheated on him. He feels done with women for a while until he volunteers at his cousin’s theater camp where he meets Jewel Olympia. He is under strict instruction for his agent to “lie low” until after the premier of his latest action film in order to keep up the pretense of a relationship. Jewel is a sure, feisty red-head, who is critical of his acting, but immediately catches his attention. What he doesn’t know is that, despite her criticisms, Jewel has seen all of his movies, and might even watch his famous rom-com when she needs to get away from real life. (BTW, who DOESN’T have a movie like that? Pride and Prejudice (2004) anyone??)
Jewel is a few days away from a life-changing roadtrip to meet her birth mother when she meets this handsome, almost stalkerish movie star. She’s been burned by the movie-star-type before, so she’s definitely not buying his brand of charm. Fake, indeed. Besides, she has enough to worry about as it is. As Grant becomes more involved in Jewel’s life by escorting her to Park City, Utah to meet her birth mother, he realizes he’s falling for her. Jewel finds herself falling for Grant and begins to peel away his layers to talk about his life in the secret service, and the trauma he experienced. For what feels like the first time in a long time Grant Kent finally goes from fake to real in a few short weeks.
When I picked this book up, it was because I wanted to read a Christmas story and I always enjoy Taylor Hart’s books, clean romances that always end with a proverbial neatly tied bow (very satisfying). Taylor is always an author I recommend for a recovery book as well – you could pick any of hers and they’re perfect for when you’ve just finished something heavy and you need something with a lighter feel to help stave off the book hangovers. This is a cute little Holiday read and I love the chemistry these two have. 4 cute little stars from me!
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