Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Recommended Read: Selfie by Amy Lane

Title: Selfie
Series: Bluewater Bay, 13
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
One year ago, actor Connor Montgomery lost the love of his life to a drunk driver. But what’s worse for Connor is what he still has: a lifetime of secrets born of hiding his relationship from the glare of Hollywood. Unable to let go of the world he and Vinnie shared, Connor films a drunken YouTube confession on the anniversary of Vinnie’s death.

Thankfully, the video was silent—a familiar state for Connor—so his secret is still safe. He needs a fresh start, and a new role on the hit TV show Wolf’s Landing might be just that.

The move to Bluewater Bay may also mean a second chance in the form of his studio-assigned assistant. Noah Dakers sees through Connor’s facades more quickly than Connor could imagine. Noah’s quiet strength and sarcastic companionship offers Connor a chance at love that Hollywood’s closet has never allowed. But to accept it, Connor must let Vinnie go and learn to live again


Selfie by Amy Lane is the 13 book in the Bluewater Bay series. This can be read without reading any of the other books in the series. I have not, and I was not lost at all. This is a very emotional read. How do you come back from losing the person you love and were spending your life with? The one person you would do anything for, how do you come back from that?
Connor when we meet him is not doing a very good job of letting go of Vinnie his lover of 10 years who died a year ago. He did everything for Vinnie, saved him, forgave him, loved him. In the end he still lost him. Connor is a good person he always goes to his jobs does his work, does not make waves. He is a great actor. But right now he is in so much pain he is like a gaping walking wound. His agent gets him a gig far away from where he and Vinnie lived, he takes it. He needs to try to move on.
Noah is the driver hired to bring Connor places when he is at Bluewater Bay. He is energetic, kind, but strong too. Someone Connor could lean on. I liked that. Connor needed someone not only he could take care of, but someone to take care of him. Most of this book is just Connor letting go of his love for Vinnie and finding his love for Noah. It is heart wrentching to read but so beautifully done. Truly this is one of those stories that will stay with me for a long time. I loved this one, and I think any fan of true joy and love would too. 

                       Five Shooting Stars and a Star Dust award


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