She’s fallen for his greatest role. But can she fall for him?
Former soap star Tom Calvert dreams of making movies that matter. To get the part of a lifetime he becomes a method actor, living as Beau Tennant, a war hero with a disabling injury. While in character he meets Maree Reynard, a costume designer, and takes her on a date. But when this practice date becomes all too real he realizes that he’s made the mistake of a lifetime. Will he be able to get Maree to fall in love with Tom Calvert?
Maree Reynard’s father is an actor and she has grown up on a studio lot. She has no illusions about the artifice of the movie-making business and has vowed she would never date an actor. When she meets and falls in love with Beau Tennant she knows that she’s found her dream man who is genuine and real. But when Beau disappears from her life she is heartbroken. She meets Tom Calvert on the rebound and sees their flirtation as a way of recovering her shattered confidence. Will Tom Calvert be able to convince her he is the real deal?
Tom ran and caught up to her. ‘Hi,’ he said, catching her eye as he fell into step beside her.
‘No.’ Maree sped up.
‘You don’t even know the question.’ Tom laughed despite himself.
‘I don’t need to,’ Maree said. ‘It’s always going to be no.’
Tom was thrown. This was not how he’d imagined the conversation to go.
She was walking away and he only had a second to come up with a way of stopping her.
‘Even if I told you I’ve got tickets to the Oliver Stone premiere.’ He blurted out the first thing that came to mind, and flashed his best movie-star smile. ‘Everyone who’s anybody will be there.’
‘Not everyone,’ she said, matter-of-factly.
Her voice had an edge and Tom realized that she wasn’t playing a flirtation game with him. She really didn’t want to go out with him.
Mae Archer knew she wanted to be a writer since she was a child. She loved listening to her grandmother’s war stories about English maidens falling in love with handsome Yankees while England burnt under the Luftwaffe’s blitz. When she discovered romance novels as a teenager she soon realized that her dream job was to be a romance writer. After many career twists and turns she’s making her dreams come true. Mae’s real life is like one of her grandmother’s stories. She met a foreigner who travelled through Australia and it was love at first sight. She married him six months after they met and every day since has been an adventure. She lives in Australia with her husband and daughter. Mae has been an avid reader of romance novels since she was a teenager and her own novels combine some of her favorite romance tropes including time travel, second chances, and star-crossed lovers. Mae Archer is the pen name for author Amra Pajalic. Amra writes young adult contemporary fiction under her own name and dark fiction as A.P. Pajalic.