Series: The Hollywood Project #1
Author: CD Reiss
Publisher: Self Published
Synopsis from Goodreads
ONE movie star on the cusp of greatness
ONE broken girl who touched him
TEN years to forget her
A MILLION stories in Hollywood
I am not hurt.
I don’t need a second chance with him, or a life I thought I had.
While he was out forgetting me to become a movie star, I was building a career out of nothing. A career as a paparazzi, but a career. For a foster kid who bounced around every home in Los Angeles, that wasn’t easy.
This camera is all I have.
He’s nothing to me. Every time I take his picture and sell it, I remind myself that I did it all without him or his approval, his cinnamon smell or his clear green eyes. He lights up the screen like a celestial body, but he’s nothing but a paycheck to me.
He can throw my camera off a balcony, and nothing has to change. We can stay king and queen of the same city, and different worlds.
Except this is Hollywood, and here, anything can happen.
Shuttergirl is a gritty and realistic portrayal of how easily it is to fall into the role of self-fulfilling prophecy. Being lucky and aware enough to realise the mistakes made while living with the regret of having gone through certain events. Yet, ultimately all of our life experiences shapes us into the person we become. A very ‘what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger‘ scenario with amazing characters you can’t help but fall for.
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.