Published December 14th 2012
(first published December 12th 2012)
Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she's got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’s shit list. At least, that's what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn't really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.
When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life—a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before and whose presence brings about the painful memories she's tried so hard to suppress—Willow will have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The lifestyle that helps her forget the pain and the guy she’s falling hard for.--Goodreads
There is something about such a tragic life that captivates me. I love stories with earth shattering secrets and an unbreakable bond between two lovers. This story has this and so much more.
Brittany “Willow Avery” has been an actress most of her young adult life. Living such a public life has had major catastrophic effects on her. Not being able to deal with everything that has happen to her she turns to a life of distractions and drugs. Partying hard and living it up with all the wrong people with the worst intentions she ends up in rehab not once but twice. But her problems run much deeper than just the pressures of Hollywood. This is what the public doesn’t know and her parents what to keep it that way.
Without her knowledge Willow is scheduled to film a remake of a movie called Tidal. Her first meeting with the producer takes place moments after stepping foot out of rehab. This is where she meets s the incorrigible Cooper Taylor for the first time. He’s her suffer coach for the movie. He’s hot. He’s talented. He’s the best. And he dam well knows it.
The thing with these two is that there is more than meets the eye. So much more! Their issues and sorrows are soul deep. As thing unfold you begin to understand why they behave the way they do. The question is.. with all the secrets and issues between them, will a relationship really ever work out for them?
I was glued to these pages. I couldn’t get enough, fast enough. It was a great story the whole way through. I cried at the end of this book. Whether they were happy tears or sad tears I want you to figure that out on your own. But just know that I will stock Emily Snow until I get another book about Willow. I have to see where this goes. This story is just too good to end here!
"You're not going to argue with me?" he asked and I glared at him, evoking a grin that made me want to run my lips across the dimple in his left cheek. "God, I love when you come undone, Wills."
"You're filiming the remake of the" -She coughed-"Hilary Norton movie, right?"...
"Yes, I'm her- I mean, I'm playing the character she played."
"Yes," I said. "Because it's...a good day. The best day, actually."