by Laura Ward
Not every love story has a happy ending. Some just change your life.
Liz Atwater’s happily ever after was torn from her the instant her husband, Jack, was murdered. She is forced to pick up the shattered pieces of her life and raise her three young sons alone.
Reynolds Carter’s picture perfect Hollywood life ended the moment the paparazzi got hold of his girlfriend’s cheating scandal. As he watches his life unfold in the tabloids, he comes to a crossroads in his career and his purpose.
When Reynolds takes on the challenge of a new project, his world collides with that of Liz. Neither of them expected their professional relationship to evolve into friendship, or love.
But life is never simple.
Faced with complications from family, friends, and colleagues, Liz and Reynolds are left to decide whether two people from such different worlds can find happiness together.
Can they get past the pain, fear, and guilt and risk their hearts to love again?
Not every love story is just a happy ending. Some completely change your life.
5 Star Review
Liz's life spiraled after the shocking death of her husband. Each day she does what she has to in order to keep going, especially for her boys, but on the inside she is broken.
Reynolds is the hottest star in Hollywood even if he is now 40 years old. Finding out his relationship with Hollywood's hottest starlet was nothing more than a lie he goes back home to visit his parents and regroup. What he learns on the trip pushes him to pursue a new venture in writing a screenplay and seeing it made into a movie. Learning about Jack Atwater he knows it is a story the world needs to know. Convincing his will to tell it though might be tougher than he thought.
Liz is a strong woman broken down by loss, who finds new life in seeing her late husbands work come to life in the telling of his story. Letting Reynolds get to know all about Jack and his work is freeing to her, but getting to know the famous star also helps her see there can be more in her life.
Reynolds is a sweetie, he hasn't let fame overtake him in such a way that he became an a**. He is down to earth allowing things to happen as they will and even if it's different from his norm he is open to new things.
Their story is raw, emotional, and real. The characters are so well told you feel as if you're really getting to know them as real live people. You feels their happiness and sadness as though it is your own. And their trials become yours. I found myself rooting for them to find their HEA, and ready to knock down the characters that stood in their way.
Great read and definitely keep a few tissues close by for a few scenes!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Laura Ward's debut novel, NOT YET, is a Top 100 Amazon Bestseller. Laura lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her goal of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.