In this modern-day Cinderella story with a charming twist, a young widow with two rambunctious sons falls for a gorgeous movie star. But can she handle life in the limelight?
When Kelly Reynolds’s husband died two years ago, he left her to raise their two young boys. She’s barely pieced herself back together and takes refuge in her routine, running her kids around town and running the trails near their Idaho home.
A chance encounter on a trail run brings famous actor Andy Pettigrew into her life. He’s clearly interested in her, but Kelly hates risk, and a love affair with Andrew is certainly tempting fate. She doesn’t fit into his Hollywood world. She doesn’t own a pair of Louboutins, and she couldn’t walk five steps in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork.
Despite this, they click. But Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame, and Kelly’s hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous. So as much as she wants to indulge the fantasy, she doesn’t know how either of them is supposed to cope with stalkerazzi and tweet-happy fans with camera phones. Especially when she and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep…
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About the Author
Beck Anderson loves to write about love and its power to heal and grow people past their many imperfections. She is a firm believer in the phrase "mistakes are for learning" and uses it frequently to guide her in writing life and real life.
Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border.
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Kelly is your run of the mill mom with the average life, loving husband and two boys. After a fatal disease takes her husband prematurely, she's left to pick up the pieces and try to keep her small family together. She's doing the best she can to stay afloat when she, by chance, meets Andrew on a super-bad day. An easy-going relationship develops between the two strangers and the unlikely pair embark on a not-so-typical long-distance courtship.
Andrew is not your typical movie star--or is he? He seems to know that he's got issues that he needs to work out but he finds it hard to stay grounded. In Kelly, he finds that ground. It seems that he tries really hard to keep his life grounded through her and the boys. Try as he might, though, things from the past that Andrew hasn't dealt come back up to haunt him and poses a threat to his relationship with Kelly.
So this book was a bit of a slower paced book than I'm used to. It's an adult contemporary, so more focus on the development of a romance and less of the hot & steamy. Still, though, it was a sweet story. I appreciated the change in pace--Andrew and Kelly's story was an enjoyable one. I liked that the characters went through more "real life" issues and there was conflict resolution that gave the story a sense of realism.