Forgetting Jack Cooper: The Starlet Edition
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Actress Ginny Jones knows all too well that sometimes her mouth moves faster than her brain. Case in point: badmouthing a beloved cinema icon on tape, a recording which was then leaked worldwide. Her costar Jack dropped her flat, along with her agent and so-called friends, leaving her in a career free-fall. It’s taken her six months to scrape her self-respect back together and get another chance—a no-budget indie flick filming in the middle of nowhere. Then, to her shock, Jack shows up on a mission to make amends…and he’s got a sexy new Brit in his entourage. A Brit who makes Ginny feel alive for the first time since the scandal broke.
Jude knows he shouldn’t have let Ginny assume he was Jack’s new bodyguard, but how can he tell the girl whose career he helped ruin that he’s actually the tabloid reporter who first released the now-infamous Tape? He’d thought Ginny was nothing more than a shallow starlet who needed to be knocked down a few pegs, but the more he gets to know her, the guiltier he feels…. and the more he falls for her. Making movies—like spinning tabloid stories—may be all about illusion, but nothing’s felt more real to Jude than what he’s experiencing with Ginny. Still, can she ever forgive him when the lights come up on his deception?
This series is called Forgetting Jack Cooper but this book is all about Ginny and Jude. If fact, Jack’s kind of a jerk!
Ginny is languishing in Hollywood jail, staring in a very low budget indie movie after a recording came out of her saying some unkind things about a member of Hollywood royalty. Side bar...if they made this a movie, Helen Miriam would make a fabulous Dame Agatha 😉.
Jude had his hand in this unfortunate incident, but comes for the ride on the Jack Cooper redemption train. He figures out quickly that one slip of the tongue does not paint a complete picture of someone.
I loved feisty, apologetic Ginny and Jude quite a bit. Even though it was a short read, time-wise, it felt like a longer novel. Not an easy thing to do in novella form, but Lizzie Shane did it with humor and warmth. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.
I received an ARC, for which I volunteered to leave an honest review. Here it is!
Wonderful story about actions and consequences and redemption. I love the idea of Jack Cooper’s tour unifying a variety of authors ‘ stories. Terrific characters and an honest look at the consequences of our actions—intentional and unintentional.
I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.
Fun quick read
Very enjoyable cute read. Jack Cooper's apology tour continues as he faces an actress who he dumped after she has a moment of bad temper is caught on tape and leaked to the world. Her career basically implodes after the incident. Too bad she finds herself wildly attracted to the jerk that leaked the story!!
This is a fun quick read and I definitely recommend it.