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Money. Fame. Success. I had it all. And now I have nothing. No band. No contract. I’m roughing it with the commoners and I have no idea what the hell I’m doing.
Reece Ashton is used to living the dizzying heights of being a celebrity, that is until the other half of his band leaves just as they’re about to embark on a world tour. Sold out shows, groupies and the high life are long forgotten as he has to learn to fend for himself while living in suburbia. Hiding out in the tiny town of Portmouthe, England is as about as far away from the spotlight as possible. He doesn’t want to be there, and he’s got nothing but time on his hands. No job, limited money and no life skills – he’s completely out of his element. No one in town knows he’s there except one girl who keeps his secret. Falling in love was never part of his comeback plan.
Madelyn Arnett knows all too well what it’s like to be on the wrong end of the paparazzi. She’s quietly rebuilding her life in the sleepy town of Portmouthe away from the prying eyes of trash media when the most famous musician on earth ends up in her workplace. Worried that when the media comes hunting for him, they’ll find her, and she’s worked too hard to let some spoiled little rock star take her life away from her. But this helpless rock star is in need of a friend. Turns out, she’s the only person on the planet to truly know the real Reece Ashton. Fighting to not fall in love, she knows their time is fleeting as the glare of the spotlight comes hunting for Reece.
Reece Ashton was part of a successful band with his good friend, Sean. As they’re about to embark on their world tour, Sean is nowhere to be found. With Sean missing, there’s no way the tour can behind and Reece is left with nothing. Having never survived on his own; Reece is now faced with the tortures of washing dishes, doing laundry, and learning to cook!
Madelyn is an independent woman. She knows that life can turn you upside down and change your course in an instant. One decision put her in that position, and she vowed to never allowed herself to be put at anyone’s mercy again. When she meets Reece wandering through the grocery store, she takes advantage of the opportunity to guide him through the everyday challenges of life.
I loved Madelyn’s attitude. She is determined not to be at a disadvantage to anyone again, and is careful to only keep people in her life she feels safe with. She has generous and helpful heart which she uses to be sure those close to her are cared for. Even with her worries, she allows herself to experience new aspects of life.
There were many enjoyable aspects of this story. Watching Reece learn how to complete everyday tasks was hilarious! I never realized how much I take for granted knowing these menial chores. Also, anytime love grows from an environment where there was previously doubt is beautiful to me.