My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*Entertainment reporter Faith Wheeler knows a secret that can make her name in Hollywood. Unfortunately, that same secret could break megastar Zander Baron.
Known for her creative ways of catching and writing up an entertainment story, Faith is sent to do one on the super sexy, uber hot Zander Baron. The only monkey wrench in her job is the fact that she knows Zander Baron. In fact, they both grew up together in Booger Hollow, West Virginia- and his real name is not Zander Baron.
Zander knows who the pretty eyed, now straight haired chic is asking him so many personal questions and for him things get confusing, because he knows her and he knows that she knows his deep, dark secrets. His life was riddled with all forms of malice, sadness, and anger and the only one he could hold on to was Faith.
For me, Crystal Hubbard has done it again with her superb writing and research and believable characters who grab hold of your heart long after you’re done reading. Faith and Zander heats up the pages as he tempts her with his lips and eyes and Faith has no choice but to give in to his touches and those eyes that never change.
There was one part of the book that I felt could have been a stand alone but once I got to the end of the subplot I realized it was quite good. It was the play Zander starred in called “Garden of Evils”. It took up more than five pages of the book- full script and all, but it was a pretty good script. I ached for more pages with Zander and Faith and the author delivered on those goods.
My totally awesome, fantastic, reader worthy moment was when Zander went back to West Virginia during a crisis and those who used to tease him and taunt him, saw him as the megastar with a giant sized…heart. Faith’s constant pleading for him to return home to where he grew up had finally sank into him and boy do people change after highschool! Many of them were doing flat out bad.
Personally, I got tired of Faith wanting Zander to see West Virginia as a lovely place now when it was the place he was abused by his father. He had no friends either. Faith lived on the other side with rich parents and was a cheerleader, so she could have at least been a bit more sympathetic. Instead she told Zander, “Get over it!”
Still a pretty darn good romantic story with some VERY hot scenes to make a cool night toasty!
*Blurb taken from back of the book
Published: Indigo Love Spectrum(2009)