Blurb: Damon Atwood was Hollywood’s golden boy. Having won an Oscar at the tender age of thirteen, he had the life many could only dream about. But his success came at a price, and after a short but fruitful film career, he chose to live a life of obscurity on a remote Scottish island. Almost a decade later he’s finally ready to make his return, starting with a lead role in a musical on London’s West End.
As a choreographer’s assistant, Rose Taylor has always faded into the background. She watches shows come to life from the side lines, but has never craved the attention of stardom. When rumors begin circulating of Damon’s involvement in her latest gig, she doesn’t predict how she will be thrust into the limelight, nor how the mysterious and strangely introverted man will need her to teach him how to be a star again.
Rose knows that show crushes don’t last. Actors fall for each other during the intensity of a production, often losing themselves in their roles. These kinds of affairs burn bright and then they fade. The question is, should Rose let herself shine with Damon, or guard her heart from being broken after the final curtain call?
Length: 376 Pages
Published: 2016 by Createspace
Showmance is far better than the first book I read from her. The plot was quite similar to the usual falling-in-love-with-superstar story line. However what made this book standout from many other novel was the superstar himself.
Damon had behavior that far from celebrity. He was like a handsome version of Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory with no OCD and less anti-social (but I had to admit sometimes he was hot and could be a caveman). Therefore, my feeling toward him was loved and annoyed. I couldn’t say that he was my favorite character (but he was close). For Rose, I thought she was born for Damon. This book had created the best soul mate. They completed each other in many way.
I also had to praise the writer for building the story around Julian and made me fall in love with him (I definitely saw that coming though) and root for his own happy ending (best booby-trap to sell the sequel and I will definitely buy it).
Oh! I almost forgot. The conflict and drama in this story wasn’t that good; however, it could still show how strong their relationship became. On the other hand, if the writer wrote it other way around, I might not like it. Twinkle