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!DOWNLOAD BOOK ♖ Shuttergirl ⚔ This is a previously published edition ASIN BXSYYBCA NEW STANDALONE FROM CD REISSONE movie star on the cusp of greatnessONE broken girl who touched himTEN years to forget herA MILLION stories in Hollywood I am not hurtI don t need a second chance with him, or a life I thought I hadWhile 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 easyThis camera is all I haveHe 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 meHe can throw my camera off a balcony, and nothing has to change We can stay king and queen of the same city, and different worldsExcept this is Hollywood, and here, anything can happen I loved this book it s one of those that will stay with me for a very long time and I will be reading it again and again Before I go into why this story touched me in the way it did..let me begin to say that the writing spoke to me poetic, expressive, inspiring, emotional, lyrical, moving..I could go on forever absolutely beautiful From the very beginning, I knew I was going to go on an amazing journey Shuttergirl had so much going for me, most of all the two main c I loved this book it s one of those that will stay with me for a very long time and I will be reading it again and again Before I go into why this story touched me in the way it did..let me begin to say that the writing spoke to me poetic, expressive, inspiring, emotional, lyrical, moving..I could go on forever absolutely beautiful From the very beginning, I knew I was going to go on an amazing journey Shuttergirl had so much going for me, most of all the two main characters a Hollywood golden boy of movies and a paparazzi the most unlikely people to find their HEA together I adored Laine Cartwright.her character pulled all my heartstrings Despite the knocks in her life, she retained a strength and grit beyond imagination I own this city And like mother and daughter locked together, the ownership is reciprocal I ve been nurtured in her arms, brought to adulthood as if pulled by the roots of my hair, sung to sleep with a lullaby of car alarms and freeway traffic without losing her humanity I got into my shoes with anticipation and laced them up with hope And who could resist Michael Greydon What an incredible and endearing man, living in the plastic and false Hollywood world My life had been written at birth, a list of opportunities read out loud to the world Beginning, middle and end I had found security in that room to make decisions, yet the safety of limits Laine had come and folded the paper, creasing my expectations in high school with her life story Now, with her breath on my shoulder, she folded my life into an airplane and shot it out the window The 3rd main character was the city of Los Angeles The vivid imagery makes it so real that I felt I was actually living in it.I loved that Laine Michael were given a second chance to finding each other and being able to help each other overcome their demons even when both thought it would be impossible to have a HEA He was stunning, and irresistible, and a one way ticket to nowheresville She was a vortex I d avoided getting swallowed up in her once, and now,than ever, I needed to avoid it again Unique story, unique characters What are you waiting for READ THIS BOOK 5 Tour De Force Stars A Review in Two PartsThis reading experience hit me in two ways The first was the solid, compelling story about two people who seemed to be so very different, yet when looked at closely and revealed had so muchin common than would believed The second sensation was the remarkable way this was told by an author who transitioned seamlessly from one style of writing to another.I would like to talk about the artistry of C D Reiss just for a moment There ar 5 Tour De Force Stars A Review in Two PartsThis reading experience hit me in two ways The first was the solid, compelling story about two people who seemed to be so very different, yet when looked at closely and revealed had so muchin common than would believed The second sensation was the remarkable way this was told by an author who transitioned seamlessly from one style of writing to another.I would like to talk about the artistry of C D Reiss just for a moment There are artists in all formswhether with the written word or with brushes and paintwith instruments, voices and bodies They can be part of the cultural art form or every day life We experience experts in all fields those who have mastered their craft whatever it may be And it is what makes our lives unique Yet all these masters out there may have their specific fortea classification they do not stray from Like the expert chefs know baking and fine pastry is not their thing Or how amazing actors have difficulty with the subtlety of delivering comic timing there are very few who are able to do it all Robin Williams was a master in both he was just as strong in the dramatic arena as he was brilliant in the comedic With this new book, ShutterGirl, Ms Reiss has walked the tightrope over to Contemporary Romance with ease She has brought all of her insight to the inner workings of the mind and shared the moment by moment connection of two characters with such depth, detail and need we are hopelessly drawn in from the first page.For those familiar with her past work, it will be no surprise in this initial feeling we have become spoiled by it The adjustment for past readers is the concept of a love story which has a different way delivering all the expected sensuality and connections it is all there but expressed within the Contemporary Romance context It is swoon worthy and when it happens our hearts melt My hat off to Ms Reiss for accomplishing this, for it is one thing to be a sensual writer it is another to be able to accomplish the pulsing want and desire with a few indications of the act and remain equally powerful.Personally, since you have accomplished so much in your past works with all the artistry of word movies for the mind I had no doubt this too would be compelling and at your level of writing.Which leads me to this specific story We live in a world captivated by moments seen through lenses of others be it on the National Broadcast News, or the Film TV Industry or the ever present, in your face paparazzi and social media With the advent of the digital age, immediacy became the buzzword for getting the story or getting the shot We have memories of certain images which will always be tied to celebrities or public figures It is the way of our world Now it just happens in micro seconds instead of hours or days.Our two main characters have been set on a path which first brought them both a sweetness and sense of closeness when she was 15 and he 16 Years later it still lived It would hibernate and wait for the moment to awaken in both From the outside Michael Greydon, looks to have it all his parents are Award Winning actors and have raised him to carry the mantle He worked hard through the acting ranks, broke through and always played by the prescribed rules of never revealing too much or losing it He mastered the craft had his persona down and wasAmerica s Heart Throb with Class.He is at a juncture his father is in his sunset years a closet alcoholic who is desperate for a breakthrough movie he needs something to stop his drinking Michael has taken on a project to save his dad and is on tender hooks trying to just make it all happen He has cast a female nightmaregreat actress but an emotional train wreckand we see from the start what he is up against with her acting out This acting out is what pays the bills for our gal, Laine Cartwright She is the top paparazzi in Los Angeles causing her own type of sensationstars call her ShutterGirl as, in her heels and fine figure maneuvering to the front rows over awkward, crass men yelling and taunting, she would stand out With Michael it was evenintense for they had a history neither of them acknowledged He would look into her camera and there she would see her Michael a fleeting glimpse before the Actor Mask came up Laine made her bread and butter off those Actor pics of Michaelshe was a pro doing her job Things can change in an instant, though Here Laine is with her foster brother , who she taught the ropes of shooting and she sees the object of his affection going into the club they were scouting The Money Shots have already been done, downloaded, configured and set out for bidding Laine decides to help him out and gets them into the club so he can mingle with this singer All cameras have been put away, so Laine promises her contact who feeds her leads things will be cool Brother hooks up with singer and he is busy talkinglooking happy for once Laine, pleased, is at the bar and just hanging Michael comes and starts to talk with his buddy next to her Laine and Michael have a careful conversation to start that dance between obvious adversariesand thenit happens the breakthrough the remembrance of their brief time together in high school Feelings and shared moments resurface a throwback to when they were just these two who gave real to each other no artifice just honest emotions.The moment is broken by her brother he brought her camera into the club and shoots a picture of Laine and Michael closeand everything snaps Michael, so strung out from the pressures of trying to keep this movie on track, grabs the camera, throws and shattering it Everyone disperses and Laine is pissed Now what no camera, she will make her brother payher connection at the club probably gonebut most importantly the moment with Michael where she felt whole and real for the first time since she had been that teenager in the bleachers sitting with Michael gone Michael is not happy either and not for the reasons his buddy, agent or attorney thinks He has followed Laine s career since first seeing her from behind the ropes and wondered wondered if wondered what could have happened between themThis hibernating pull stirs in the both of themit works to gain purchase to be allowed to breathe, grow and take steps to realityThrough the minds and heart of these two characters, we experience it all We learn of the back stories of the public people they are and who they hideeven from themselves Things are shown to us we should never see from Laine s lifebut that phrase of what doesn t kill you makes you stronger it clearly explains and gives us the understanding of why Laine s had this strength and talent It is something to be cherished and admired for rising, overcoming and succeeding is remarkable and testimony to the person she is Michael has his revelations, too some come easier than others He has had a life where he has done everything which was expectedto break that type of mold, to give up that safety net is like leaping without a parachute and just as risky for him We are not just given these two characters to follow and learn to love there is the layered presentation of things to consider of our world in which we livequestions to ponder about what is ethically fair in the capturing of momentsare they up for grabs what is the responsibility of those taking them, etc It is not done heavy handed at all it is just part of a layer Another is the gaze of cruelty of systems systems of society of systems of teenage kids of the haves and the have nots What one little difference can make in a life And then we have C.D Reiss favorite character Los Angeles in all her glory She is used to the up mostback alleys food truck locations, landmarkseverything is fair game As one who is very familiar with this City of Angelsshe is done to perfection.And with a keen eye and memory readers of other books from Reiss will be given little treats throughout.I am going to shut up now because there is just too much to address Instead please read this book and you will get why I was so taken with it I have only touched the tip of the iceberg and really it is the reading finding all the juicy goodness for yourself is what it is all about anywaySo GoRead ShutterGirl and Enjoy Before Reading A Wendy TeaseClick Clicklook this way and thatIf you move fast enoughyou will get the shot, the paydaythe momentWe moved together fastso fasthe seems to have forgottenbut I didn tClick clickanother shot.New C.D Reiss ProjectExpected publication May 20th 2015A gifted copy was provided by author publisher for an honest review ForReviews, Free E books and Giveaways Currently on SALE 99c for 1 week only 18th 24th January 2016A STANDALONE full length contemporary ROMANCE It s LiveUSUKCA Check price before purchase Shuttergirl is primarily a story about love, loving freely, without reservation or hindrance from the past or present It s about taking a risk with your heart, a leap of faith for the ultimate prizeShuttergirl is about letting love lead the way Laine and Michael initially met at Breakfront School a number of Currently on SALE 99c for 1 week only 18th 24th January 2016A STANDALONE full length contemporary ROMANCE It s LiveUSUKCA Check price before purchase Shuttergirl is primarily a story about love, loving freely, without reservation or hindrance from the past or present It s about taking a risk with your heart, a leap of faith for the ultimate prizeShuttergirl is about letting love lead the way Laine and Michael initially met at Breakfront School a number of years prior to the start of Shuttergirl Back then he had a girlfriend and Laine had a fear of being hurt Shuttergirl transports us to a later place in their life when fate works to bring them together Michael is from a Hollywood dynasty, with a legion of fans he s a superstar in his own right and the epitome of a gorgeous man Handsome, sexy, caring, kind, charismatic He s swoon worthy and divine, the perfect romantic hero and his career is set to sky rocket because not only is he is gorgeous, he s a highly skilled and talented actor Laine is a survivor She makes her living taking pictures of celebrities and selling them to the highest bidder More than anything, she doesn t wish to upset the equilibrium of her life Nobody nurtured her into adulthood, the most consistent person in her life is her stepbrother Tom, her light and a very important part of her beingI warmed to him greatly and have my fingers crossed for Tom s story Laine learned to take care of herself which, in turn nurtured the abrasive and defensive edge to her personality, an edge that forms part of her vulnerability She doesn t consider herself worthwhile or important in the scheme of her surroundings Despite her vulnerabilities and her defensive nature, I still felt the delicate strength of her character In her simplest, most basic and broken down form, Laine is a woman who longs to be loved and have that love reciprocatedThe basic need of any beautiful human being, and Laine isthan beautiful A paparazzi and a movie star is not a match made in heaven, it s one that will be frowned upon Laine could lose everything There s layered meaning in the prose reminding us of their combined timeline, character and emotions The story arc draws out the important aspects of their history and CD Reiss weaves the telling of it into the prose with exquisite subtlety The motivation behind the character actions, thoughts and feelings begins to unfold in front of our eyes showing the raw edge of the story juxtaposed against the most glorious romance giving the story the depth I crave from my reading Laine has experienced indelible pain it s shaped her life and her emotions The way it s depicted and revealed within the context of the story, broke my heart.The growth and development of the hero and especially the heroine is wonderful Laine s self awareness, analytical response and realisation is a hugely satisfying aspect of the story TheI reflect on Shuttergirl, theI feel its beautiful nature and romantic quality wrapped up with the warmest emotions and picture perfect descriptions There s a twee moment at the end that to my British ear is a little too sweet but equally quite lovely as part of the bigger picture of this tale Shuttergirl is pure romance Cd Reiss captures the essence of the very special relationship between Michael and Laine and I experienced their combined SEXY HOTNESS The slow build of the story transforms into angsty loveliness The sexual tension between the characters and the explosive potential of their coupling makes this story addictive reading Their first time made me catch my breath, a result of the anticipation I felt from being witness to their love story The essence of Shuttergirl is romance, a sexy love story about a girl who loves a boy Forbidden by etiquette, class and social standing In the beginning they came together from different worlds and then lost touch accordingly Will fate work in their favour the second time around Shuttergirl is a picture perfect second chance SEXY story that I believe lovers of romance will adore Complimentary copy provided by the author for my honest review thoughts 4.5 O and W STARSI will never tire of CD s writing I must have highlightedthan two thirds of this book with its poetic and illustrative words that just brought this story to three dimensional life Her words evoke emotions in me and awaken my senses I felt like I was the voyeur, the pap capturing every detail of this original, gritty and poignant tale This was a departure from Christine s other fantastic works a contemporary romance about star crossed lovers that get a do ov 4.5 O and W STARSI will never tire of CD s writing I must have highlightedthan two thirds of this book with its poetic and illustrative words that just brought this story to three dimensional life Her words evoke emotions in me and awaken my senses I felt like I was the voyeur, the pap capturing every detail of this original, gritty and poignant tale This was a departure from Christine s other fantastic works a contemporary romance about star crossed lovers that get a do over These two Laine and Michael, could not be anydifferent than the dichotomy of a city, such as L.A., where this story takes place Los Angeles is just as much a character as any other in this tale Laine is a foster child, having been discarded and unloved most of her life She meets Michael in high school and their brief encounter has a lasting impact on both their lives Michael is a rich kid turn movie star, Hollywood s Golden Boy with two celebrity parentsThis is the story of one celebrity, and as much as the city, he is mine I m a paparazzi He s a movie star You see why this could never work LAINE CARTWRIGHT I was too much of a hustler for most men I ran too fact, broke too many rules, and stayed on the right side of the law by too thin a margin MICHAEL GREYDON Stunning Captivating.Catching the world, and me in the tractor beam of his personality His eyes were dirty thoughts, and his lips curved into a breach of etiquette And it all had started with Michael Greydon s fingers in mine He did have an effect on me That son of a bitch He let me hope He let me think I d be something I wasn tIt s not insta love with Laine and Michael but something that slowly simmered over time, most of which they spent apart But those moments together in high school were lasting and meaningful When it ended, the consequence was dire for one and numbing for the other Their reconnecting brings them back to life but also harshly shines the light on the past, on dirty, dark secrets and on just how different they are How could a person stand up under the weight of such kindness Especially knowing we couldn t last That he was the opposite side of my coin, always parallel, never meeting but by some chance bending of the universe I wanted a man who d climb fences with me Trespass Steal from the rich and give to the poor I had a fantasy of a man who got arrested with me, pleaded innocent, and kissed me on the precinct steps when we made bail CD creates two very complicated and endearing MCs Both trapped under who they think they are or who they are supposed to be and each struggles to fix things or do no further harm I want you to trust me, he said into my cheek I do, and it scares the hell out of me Laine, the next time I see you I m taking you I mean it And then that s it You re mine I m not kidding I want you I care about you You give me something I ve never had before You re a devil in high heels, but you God, I want you You Your body, yes, but everything else too I highly recommend this book If you re a fan of CD Reiss or love an original, moving contemporary romance, you should read this book Guest reviewer for SlutSistas Book Blog Forreviews and blog posts. 4.5 It s Always Been You Stars ARC provided by authorI knew this city like a lover, and she d whisper her secrets to meLaine Cartwright aka Shuttergirl is a 25 yr old woman living in Los Angeles She grew up as a lonely foster kid constantly moving from family to family, never feeling like she belonged anywhere or mattered to anyone, except for a guy named Michael Greydon she went to high school with There was a time in her life that he made her feel special They were fr 4.5 It s Always Been You Stars ARC provided by authorI knew this city like a lover, and she d whisper her secrets to meLaine Cartwright aka Shuttergirl is a 25 yr old woman living in Los Angeles She grew up as a lonely foster kid constantly moving from family to family, never feeling like she belonged anywhere or mattered to anyone, except for a guy named Michael Greydon she went to high school with There was a time in her life that he made her feel special They were friends, and had a connection that she hasn t felt since with anyone else Laine is now known as one of the top Paparazzi s of Hollywood She is aggressive, and always gets the money shot She has been taking pictures since she was 17, and aside from her foster brother Tom, her camera is all she has She takes pride in being he best in her business One of the celebrities that always brings in the big bucks for Laine is her old high school crush Michael Greydon Born to two movie star parents, he is considered Hollywood royalty Now as a huge movie star himself, he is loved by the public, and the prince of Hollywood Laine assumes even though she shoots him all the time, that he probably doesn t even recognize the girl from the bleachers all those years ago One evening when their paths cross they come face to face, they both realize there is still this unbelievable chemistry between them Their careers put them on opposite sides Michael knows he s supposed to run from her, not want to get close to her, but he finds she gets under his skin, and makes him wantfrom her As Michael pursues Laine, she is torn They come from such different worlds, and she feels like she doesn t fit into his life, yet when they are together there is no place she d rather be Michael likes how real Laine is What you see is what you get They still share that intense connection, and can t seem to stay away from each other Laine knows being with Michael would be career suicide, but she wants him so much, she just can t resist him He couldn t have beeninaccessible, yet the photo was so intimate, as if his eyes felt places only hands could reach I want you to know, I said, I ve never been kissed like that I turned my face until my lips touched his, and he stopped being a movie star He was the boy in the bleachers, the one who worked too hard and cared too much, and I became the girl who could be anything she wanted, the one who was accepted and whose life was about to turn around I really enjoyed this story about a second chance romance I loved how different it is from C.D s other books It just shows what a talented, versatile writer she is Whether it s the kinky Jonathan, the bad ass Capo, or the gorgeous movie star Michael, her stories pull you in and captivate you I wanted to be that man who wasto her, the one who treated her like the jewel she was I wanted to be the one to protect her You re mine You give me something I ve never had before.http www Shuttergirl CD 4 STARSShe was a vortex I d avoided getting swallowed up in her once, and now,than ever, I needed to avoid it againHaving read and loving her Songs of Submission series, CD Reiss certainly doesn t come by as a foreign name to me in the erotica genre Jonathan Drazen still remains as one of my top favorite dominant alpha male and she never disappoints with her sensual reads that are intense yet emotional While ShutterGirl is a departure from her usual writings and ventures in 4 STARSShe was a vortex I d avoided getting swallowed up in her once, and now,than ever, I needed to avoid it againHaving read and loving her Songs of Submission series, CD Reiss certainly doesn t come by as a foreign name to me in the erotica genre Jonathan Drazen still remains as one of my top favorite dominant alpha male and she never disappoints with her sensual reads that are intense yet emotional While ShutterGirl is a departure from her usual writings and ventures into the contemporary territory, naturally I was a little apprehensive but slowly I found that fear dissipating as I allowed myself to be hypnotised by CD Reiss s poetic writing ShutterGirl is a contemporary romance story set in the glitz and glamorous world of Hollywood Laine Cartwright is a paparazzi who s at the top of the pack, armed with a camera as her weapon of choice Coming from a rough childhood and being passed from one foster house to another, all she s ever known is to survive Los Angeles is her battleground and along with her step brother, they lived on the thrill of chasing the juiciest stories around Michael Greydon is America s golden boy and hailing from a family of celebrities, he s a Hollywood material actor who is on track with the stardom path set out for him Always living by the set of rules and staying out of trouble, he tries to avoid being in the center of attentionuntil one fateful night A night where the red velvet ropes drop and the paparazzi behind the camera shows her face, Laine and Michael reunites with each other after being revealed that they were high school mates but circumstances had left them separated with a lasting impact Two individuals from polar opposites background and even after ten years later, they both still find themselves at the extreme ends of this glamorous industry But they can t deny the attractioneven when it comes at the cost of fame There were a number of things I enjoyed about this read and the main highlight for me is being CD Reiss s writing Now I ve only read her SoS series and while her scorching intense scenes took the spotlight for me from that series, I ve never really given much emphasis on her writing With Shuttergirl instead, I started to notice her elegant writing prose and had me highlighting like crazy across the read Right down to the nitty gritty deets of the Hollywood scene itself, I found myself latching onto these rich details that made me feel like I was walking down the streets of L.A itself The plot itself was also quite a refreshing one for me being a star crossed lovers prose done with a different twist It s also a second chance romance aside having the forbidden love aspect with Laine Michael being on the opposite ends of the vicious food chain that is the Hollywood industry A paparazzi being romantically linked to renowned actor, that s just calling for a PR disaster It wasn t insta love between these two which I appreciated because the author really took the time to lay out a strong foundation for both characters as she merges their past and present quite brilliantly that eventually builds into a really solid story for me It didn t bother me that for a majority portion of the book, both MCs weren t officially a couple Also for those of you expecting a handful of steamy scenes like this author usually brings with her erotica genre, consider yourself warned You won t be getting any dominant Drazen steamy filled scenes here but rest assured, the undercurrent of sexual tension between these two was undeniable Personally that appealed to me because it got me all antsy and dying forwhile I continuously root for this couple However, it did fall short for me when I felt the story dragged at certain places Sometimes it also felt like some scenes were leading up to something great but it didn t just quite hit the mark The last 20% of the read also went into another direction that came off a little rushed for me and while I thought the ending was quite swoon worthy, I was really hoping for a proper epilogue for these two Overall Shuttergirl took me by surprise seeing how this is different from CD Reiss s usual work Her alluring writing took the spotlight and became muchprominent here, not to mention it really fleshed out the character depth which I highly enjoyed The lack of smut didn t even faze me because I was just invested with these characters and their story I m definitely looking forward to CD Reiss writingcontemporary fiction from now on because she can certainly bag this genre alongside her erotica ones ShutterGirl is a standalone contemporary romance read ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Even before we had a title or a cover I have been hearing about this secret project Being the inquisitive nosey person that I am I couldn t wait to find outSometimes with books the hype overshadows the story, that is definitely not that case here At first glance we see a paparazzi and an entitled celebrity, but we quickly learn there is so muchthan meets the eye with these two Laine Cartwright is a damaged girl, but she is also incredibly strong She has taken all the disadvanta Even before we had a title or a cover I have been hearing about this secret project Being the inquisitive nosey person that I am I couldn t wait to find outSometimes with books the hype overshadows the story, that is definitely not that case here At first glance we see a paparazzi and an entitled celebrity, but we quickly learn there is so muchthan meets the eye with these two Laine Cartwright is a damaged girl, but she is also incredibly strong She has taken all the disadvantages she has had in life and made a name for herself Shuttergirl She has risen above everything and strived for success Laine isn t perfect, but her resilience and perseverance had me admiring her Michael Greydon is Hollywood royalty and from outward appearances he has lived a charmed life He attended the best schools, had an material possession money could buy, and could land a job based on his name alone Even with that he has chosen to work hard and become an expert I say all this to say, here is a guy who doesn t have to do anything for success, but refuses to rest on his name Every choice, relationship and decision has been based on his career While these two have found success in their careers, their personal lives are lacking Here is when I fell in love These two people Michael and Laine, know each other, not just know of each other, but were friends for a moment in time Michael was the older, perfect guy she crushed on in high school and she was the forbidden, beautiful stranger he couldn t get enough of Can you see why I fell in love Years later they have a do over and from there I was hooked Reiss sold me by delivering relatable, but unique characters Then the plot, I wouldn t call it a second chance love, to quote the book it s a do over They are not the same people and the timing is so much better, but still there are obstacles in their way She is the enemy, he is her pay check, but their connection is undeniable I highly recommend Shuttergirl the writing is beautiful, the story is addictive and the connection is real I devoured this book, reading it in one day, loving every twist and turn Reiss outdid herself here, she has proven she can deliver beautifully written stories that are new and fresh ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review LIVELINKShuttergirl stand alone A paparazzi girl s camera love affair with a Hollywood heartthrob, until he spots the girl behind the lensThis is the story of one celebrity and as much as the city, he is mineShuttergirl stand alone is the against all odds love story of a Hollywood superstar and a paparazzi girl of the city Together they are the Ying and Yang in what makes scandalous headlines, but also polar opposites in bac LIVELINKShuttergirl stand alone A paparazzi girl s camera love affair with a Hollywood heartthrob, until he spots the girl behind the lensThis is the story of one celebrity and as much as the city, he is mineShuttergirl stand alone is the against all odds love story of a Hollywood superstar and a paparazzi girl of the city Together they are the Ying and Yang in what makes scandalous headlines, but also polar opposites in background and upbringing A list actor and Hollywood heartthrob Michael Greydon was born into Hollywood royalty The love child of two legendary Hollywood actors, groomed to be a success in all his endeavors from acting, to sports, business and charity Laine Cartwright aka Shuttergirl on the other hand was orphaned and bounced in the foster care system, losing her footing along the way before and finally finding her niche as Shuttergirl At one point in the past their paths did cross,to unfold with story, but for most part it s in present time with them fighting an intense, insane attraction, all the odds stacked against them and everyone wanting a piece of the action It s a life story not meant for a stage or a set, yet it s played out in front of the world In a city with a penchant for extremes and an industry where everything comes at a prize Shuttergirl follows Michael and Laine gearing up for the biggest parts of their lives.ClickClickClickHe was stunning, and irresistible, and a one way ticket to nowheresvilleEight words to describe Michael Greydon Noble, focused, trusting, loyal, caring, easy going, level headed and responsible Nine words to describe Laine Cartwright aka Shuttergirl Broken, reflective, secretive, lonely, insecure, smart, feisty, determined and motivated.Shuttergirl, told from dual POVs is about wanting something so fiercely you become reckless It reads at a pleasant pace offering a bit of everything intrigue, drama, angst, sexual tension galore and ultimately an unending love I am happy where story took them, but I would welcome an epilogue further into the future.Effortless story telling Intriguing plot Interesting settings Bad ass, broken heroine Hero breaking out of the moldI own this city I walk with its rhythms, run with its breath, speak its language Los Angeles is my lover It knows I m a survivorHero rating 4 stars Heroine rating 4.5 starsSexual tension rating 4.5 starsSex scenes rating 4.5 starsSex scenes frequency 4 starsPlot rating 4.5 starsDialogue rating 5 starsStorytelling rating 5 starsStory ending rating 4.5 starsBook editing rating 5 no edits spotted N A, ARC Overall rating 4.5 starsWould I recommend this book Yes.Would I re read this book Maybe later.Would I read future books by this author YesARC provided to me by author C.D Reiss in exchange for an honest reviewLIVELINK 4 Flashing Stars Laine and Michael knew each other from the past, but life threw them apart for ten years.Now he s one of Hollywood s most acclaimed actors, she s one of the best paparazzi in the business that always get the best photos When life gets them on the same way again, can they have a second chance or this time their lives are too different This book started out a little slow and I have to confess that in the beginning I was having some trouble connecting with the story But I li 4 Flashing Stars Laine and Michael knew each other from the past, but life threw them apart for ten years.Now he s one of Hollywood s most acclaimed actors, she s one of the best paparazzi in the business that always get the best photos When life gets them on the same way again, can they have a second chance or this time their lives are too different This book started out a little slow and I have to confess that in the beginning I was having some trouble connecting with the story But I liked both characters, despite minor annoyances, so I kept going wanting to hear their story Then, when it picked up it was freaking amazing I loved their story and how it developed The grand gesture moment put me a little off, because I really don t like those very much, but I could overlook past that and really appreciated how this book turned out Clearly, CD Reiss can write pretty much whatever she wants and she will do it always brilliantly If you re a fan of hers, this great stand alone is a great choice Rating 4 Stars Steam Hot Sensible Subjects view spoiler No hide spoiler Love Triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler Cheating view spoiler No hide spoiler HEA view spoiler Yes But since it was a standalone, an epilogue had been welcoming hide spoiler