Reel Love by Julie A. Richman
Title: Reel Love
Author: Julie A. Richman
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2019
Is it Reel Love or Real Love?
The moment I laid eyes on Finn Parker’s headshot, I knew that if this guy could act, I wanted him for the hero role in the film being made from my book, Fleeing an August Moon .
The tall, blond, and ruggedly handsome actor looked exactly like the picture I’d seen in my head the entire time I was writing the book.
The studio, however, had different thoughts on a leading man.
Box Office crusher, Maverick Dailey, made it clear that he wanted the role. The producers, studio, and everyone involved were thrilled to score such a celebrity. Well, everyone except me.
And it’s my vote that counts since, according to my contract, I get final say on casting. Maverick is amazing, yet I’m just not sure…
It certainly didn’t help that Finn Parker and I seemed destined to cross paths. We ran into each other all over Hollywood. And the more time we spent together, the more the sparks between us flew. We had an intense chemistry, something I’d only ever read about in books like mine.
Which made me wonder, was I really falling for Finn or just living out a fantasy with a red-blooded, live version of my hot hero character?
It’s easy to confuse fiction for reality in Hollywood. Everything is not as it seems in this town.
Not to mention, Finn’s life would forever change if he landed the role. Which made me question how good of an actor he really was? Was he interested in me, or the role I had the power to give him?
Is this Real Love or just Reel Love?
5 iScream Cones
"Does he have a conscience or is he a handsome, soulless vessel?"
I was so very intrigued by the synopsis of this story. Being an avid reader of romance novels the current trend of turning steamy romance novels into movies is very exciting for me. I loved getting a behind the scenes look at what that might look like, with the steamy parts being both on and off the screen.
I've been a fan of the author for years, she never disappoints. As I've come to expect, she writes the most amazing support characters as well and I always fall for them too. And I usually walk away with something new stuck in my head that makes me smile. Previously it was BBC, and this time it's boychick.
Reel Love gave me all the feels. Not only did the author take me behind the scenes, but she also took me behind the pain and showed me where the insecurities and suspicions were buried just beneath the surface. Hollywood is not for wimps, that's for damn sure. It's not easy to hide anything with paparazzi sneaking around and fans with cell phones and social media ready to blast your every movement down to the expression on your face.
How will she make the decision of who to cast as the lead in her movie, and will that same person also be winning a place in her heart as well? Will pressure from the studio influence her final decision or will she stay true to her vision for the character? Can she trust her feelings or is he just a good actor? Well, for me, I have 'real love' for this story and I can't wait for the rest of you to read it so we can all oooh and aaaah over it together. If there really was a movie premier of Fleeing an August Moon, I'd be camping in the parking lot for tickets like I was at a rock concert. The line forms here...
USA Today Bestselling author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an avid nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust. Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.