(a contemporary romance novel)
A British actor whose greatest ambition is to achieve “Hollywood A-List” status lives the playboy life, in part to get publicity that will help him achieve it. He also prefers it to risking being used for his money and profession, then dumped by women he loved and trusted, again. His mother, also an actor, wants him to marry a wealthy family friend with Royal connections. His agent wants him to be single forever, to tantalize his growing female fan base. And those fans have their own ideas.
But at 42, despite some success, and popularity with ladies, there’s an emptiness in his personal life. Jamie is tired of shallow relationships, and falls for an unconventional, older American who’s had so many dead-end relationships, she won’t trust any man with her heart. Neither of them wants to spend their whole life alone, but both are bitter about having been used, and afraid to trust again.
It takes him a year to convince Kathi to take one last chance on love. Shortly after, his agent and Mum convince him she’s not the kind of woman the industry wants to see with leading men, and marrying her could cost him his shot at stardom.
Now he must decide whether to do what he’s always done—whatever the industry wants—or stand up to Hollywood’s (and his mother’s) expectations. The former would cost him the private life he wants with a woman he loves, and the latter could cost him the professional status he’s worked 20 years to achieve.