Shuttergirl Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
I never forgot her. Not for one minute. Not from the last time I saw her, at 17, to today. I measured all women against her, and all women came up short. But being with her was unfeasible in high school, and it's taboo now. I see her sometimes, but I've never spoken to her. She runs, or I run. We're in the same town, on the same block, in the same building, and the gulf between us has been just too wide to cross. Until tonight.
He was my high school crush, back when I lived in a world that didn't want me. He was the perfect boy, and I was the outcast kid from the other side of town. And when he held my hand, I thought I could fit in just a little. I thought I could be his, and he could be mine. Then he left, and my life fell apart. Now we are the king and queen of opposite sides of Hollywood. And we haven't spoken a word to each other. Until tonight.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 41 minutes|
|Narrator||Jo Raylan, Christian Fox|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||19 January 2016|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 112,930 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
3,984 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
8,944 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
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I found the Epilogue on C D Reiss' website, and love how it all ends up.
A good story has to have more then steamy love/sex scenes, and I really love Shuttergirl for focusing more on the characters, plot, and emotion, than the sex.
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So why not 5 stars? I never quite felt like I connected with Michael . He always seemed so in control, even when things were spiralling. I wanted more emotion from him. Also, I wanted more of them together, it felt a bit brief somehow. Laine was colour and passion and layers of character but Michael felt a bit bland at times.For me, he was at his best when he was in a fight with someone and the scene near the end where he says he loves her. Wow , more of that please. Also, it absolutely needed an epilogue. I really feel that it would work well with a story like theirs to finish it off with a look into their future. I saw that Ms Reid's may put one into a newsletter which would be great, but in the book would have been better.
So, a really good book with an intriguing and moving storyline. Just really want that epilogue to compliment that gorgeous last scene which my inner romantic swooned at!!
Laine Cartwright aka Shuttergirl is one of the best paparazzi in Hollywood, she is ruthless, has a great intuition for getting into a right place at the right time, and her word is gold. Michael Greydon is a Hollywood sweetheart. He's got a fantastic reputation, good manners, a gorgeous face and plenty of talent. But once upon a time Laine and Michael were friends, and she had a crush on him. Now she stalks him and makes money on his pictures.
What would happen if these two get romantically involved when their respectful worlds are set against each other? Michael would question his desire to please everyone instead of doing what he wants and Laine will put her career on the line, because who would trust a paparazza who crossed the line into the enemy camp?
It's tender, bittersweet, hot and somehow very real. As usual Miss Reiss describes the atmosphere of L.A. so vividly, the reader has no problem imagining himself right in the thick of it. Laine is complex and self-assured, and doesn't shy away from the truth, even if it's really painful. Michael is full of suppressed feelings and ready to explode. The dynamics between these two is fascinating!
I loved the ending especially: it's somehow made this book even more solid with its happy-for-now, full of possibilities attitude An easy, quick and entirely satisfying summer read, recommended!
While the romance does play a large part within the plot it is the characters and their development that will keep the pages turning at a fast pace. Some of the situations depicted are uncomfortable to witness, however, provide much-needed insight into how vulnerable young people become targets for lowlifes.