From the time I was twelve, I had someone famous that I idolized. Their posters were on my walls and I would dream about someday meeting them face to face. My first crushes were the teen idols of the day but those guys quickly turned into the TV and movie stars of the 80's and music stars of the 90's. Have you ever had a crush on a celebrity?
Author Laylah Abrams' latest romance, UNEXPECTED tells the romance between a female media celebrity and a starving artist. These two opposites find that they have more in common, along with a love of art!
UNEXPECTED is a great romance and gave me the feels of a twisted Cinderella. Now available on all the platforms, you'll want to grab this wonderful story to keep you entertained throughout the holidays.
A celebrity heiress and a waiter—er, artist—discover their tabloid story might really be a fairytale.
Celebutante Claire Morgan is an expert at playing the air-headed-heiress gossip sites expect. Sure, she’s got degrees in business and computer science, but people are much more interested in the designer of her last gown or who she’s dating (for the next minute). Besides, posing for the paparazzi is safer than letting anyone get too close.
Waiter and struggling artist Nick Holden probably should have majored in engineering instead of following his dream. It’s a little late now, but with his grad school scholarship in jeopardy from a creative slump and only so many times he can deflect his doubts with dumb jokes, the last thing he needs is Claire and her friends breezing into the restaurant at closing time. Even if she is more beautiful than a Monet.
When one of Nick’s wisecracks turns Claire’s spokesmodel smile sincere, it’s clear the pair has more in common than they thought. Staying on opposite sides of the velvet rope, they begin a fling that is far from meaningless. While hiding their growing feelings, Nick spurs Claire toward the tech career she wants and she inspires new vision in his art. But they’ll need to trust each other and drop their acts if they’re going to live happily ever after.
Can the gossip girl find love with a no-name artist? Or will they let their storybook ending slip away?
UNEXPECTED is an unconventional romance about two opposites working backward toward love. For fans of The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie and The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, this modern fairytale will draw readers in and have them laughing—and sighing—until the end.
Candie smiled as Claire approached. “That’s my cue,” she said, then walked right past her, back inside, leaving her alone with Nick.
The night air and a strong breeze raised goosebumps on Claire’s arms. Behind Nick, a multitude of shining specks marked the windows of homes and offices, with the orange and green Halloween lighting of the Empire State Building looming above them and the sparkling lights of bridges in the distance.
He stepped toward her. “Sorry. It was Candie’s idea.” He held up the hat he had worn earlier. “I know I look stupid in this costume,” he said with a laugh. Why was he always so damned composed?
“No, you don’t. You look—” He was near enough that she could smell his familiar scent, of crushed leaves and oak. Her heart beat faster; her body sensed he was near her again. She shivered, and not because of the cold. He was as handsome as ever with the moon and city lights shining on his face. She took a step away. “I’m the one who looks stupid,” she said, touching her sparkling crystal tiara. “I usually don’t wear a costume …” Her voice wavered. “But Candie bought this for me and insisted I dress up with her. And, well, I owed her one.”
“I’ll admit this outfit is out of character for you.” His voice was soft and calm. “But you always look perfect.”
He stepped toward her again, more purposefully this time, as though he could just tell. She didn’t move. She didn’t even breathe, but looked up at him plaintively, fearing he would touch her. Or he wouldn’t. She sighed as he slipped one arm around her waist and guided her chin with his other hand, then brought her mouth to his.
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