on October 22, 2019
As an adventurous send-off to her childhood, eighteen-year-old Tate Jones travels with her grandmother from their small town in Northern California to London. But the vacation of a lifetime is wonderfully derailed by the appearance of two charming Vermont farmers: grandfather Luther and his handsome grandson Sam.
Sam and Tate fall hard and fast. For two glorious weeks, the couple share their hopes, dreams, and secrets. Sam admits he suspects his grandfather is dying and that this could be the last trip they take together, and Tate reveals that she is the hidden daughter of one of the biggest film stars in the world—a secret she’s never told anyone before.
But when Tate is exposed by a crush of cameras and reporters, she knows she's been betrayed by the one person she thought she could trust. She is forced to decide whether she will return to her quiet life or embrace being in the public eye. So when Sam reappears in her world more than a decade later, can Tate forgive the past and rekindle the passion they shared on their magical trip abroad? And does she even want to?
Hollywood mess ⭐️
This book’s synopsis is crystal clear, so you know we’re facing a second-chance type of romance.
They meet when she was eighteen, during a vacation in London with their grandparents. She’s the daughter of a big, famous Hollywood, but has been living a sheltered type of life, away from the public. Back to their time in London, they fall easily in love and she trusts him enough to reveal all her secrets and also gift him her virginity, only to realize he sold her story to the tabloids, running off and never contact her again.
Fast forward fourteen years and they meet again on the set of her biggest role of her career. Now things start to get really interesting and exciting.
My feelings about this story are mixed. First of all, it took me a little while to connect to it and get invested. Then, I got really mad when he sold her story. Then, I got sad for her messed up life, her non-relationship with her no-good father, excited for seeing how will she be able to work with Sam right there and intrigued by his motives from so long ago.
I feel like this book is more about the idea of whether love can conquer all. Is it worth it a second chance, even if there’s a huge betrayal? There’s also the complicated relationship between her and her father, particularly when their lives are open to public judgement and there’s no privacy at all.
Don’t expect too much of a Hollywood scene. This book will take you on such an emotional journey, filled with tons of drama, but also a few sparks of humor and some sassy and sarcastic remarks that make one incredible heroine.
In the end, here’s something to think about: can you forgive someone or the one and only you ever loved for doing the worst thing possible, even if it was for the best reason he ever had? 🤔