Series: Image Series
Author: Lily Alexander
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 8, 2020
Nothing in Hollywood stays a secret for long.
Nora Chase is the good girl of the small screen.
Her carefully cultivated image is under lock and key – the price to keep it that way has been steep. One misstep in a relationship early in her Hollywood career cost her dearly - and she’s still paying the price.
When she meets Maxwell Caine through mutual friends, her emotions pay no attention to the moratorium she's put on relationships. She never meant to fall in love again, let alone so quickly. His steadfast presence gives a comfort she didn't know she was seeking and isn't sure she deserves.
Will he stand by her when her past is exposed?
This was my first Lily Alexander book and I found this to be interesting. I liked the chemistry between Nora and Maxwell, and could certainly understand Nora's decision to avoid any sort of romantic relationships. I was curious about Nora's financial status given her seemingly popular television show, but as the story began to unfold it all started to make sense. I couldn't help the gasps of shock that I made as I read what happened with Nora and the subsequent reason why she's not exactly financially stable. A vindictive ex, another ex who just might be certifiable, a poor, horrible excuse for a mother is enough to push anyone over the edge; luckily Nora managed to keep her head up as much as possible. I liked how the story wrapped up and will go back and read the first book in the series, and while I'm curious about the next book in the series, I can't wait to read Phae's story later this year.
Lily is a Colorado native enjoying the fantastic climate of Southern California with her family and cranky cat after surviving more than a decade in hot, humid places where hurricanes get their own season and Winter is a myth.
The written word is her favorite thing - reading or writing, she doesn’t discriminate. Left to her own devices she can read about a book a day; that HEA is a powerful drug!
As an only child she grew up inventing elaborate stories for her dolls to act out. She started word processing on a computer around age 10 and never looked back. After suffering the heartbreak of catastrophic drive failure a regrettable number of times, she has finally learned to back things up appropriately and often.
Follow her antics on social media! (If she disappears for a bit around late August, don’t worry, that’s just her wanderlust kicking in. She’ll be back soon.)