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Broken Glamour by Maggie Marr

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Losing it all…is a new beginning

Amanda Legend grew up rich and privileged. Anything was hers for the asking, thanks to her superstar father. That is until Amanda’s honesty about bad behavior from her soon-to-be-new Step Mom, a former school chum, lands Amanda on the outs with her beloved father. No Trust fund. No rarified world. Even if Amanda never wanted the LA lifestyle, she now must survive on her own.

A come-back takes heart....

Ryan Sinclair was nearing the pinnacle of his movie career when he drove his Porsche off Malibu Canyon Road. Lucky to be alive, post rehab he's ready to start the long climb back to the top. But to prove to Hollywood that he won't relapse, he's required to get a sober companion.

A job she never wanted with the man who helped destroy her life...

Amanda Legend may loathe the entertainment world, but she understands the rules. She also knows Ryan Sinclair, understands alcoholics (she grew up around a few) and now, after being banished from her posh lifestyle, needs a paycheck to get to New York. Amanda accepts the job as sober companion to Ryan Sinclair for his first film post rehab. But Amanda must learn to ignore her attraction to Ryan, because falling for a guy like him would pull her back into a world she desperately wants to escape.

(From Goodreads)

My Thoughts:

Truthfully, I didn't think this book was going to affect me quite the way it did. I had thought, being about Hollywood, it would be one of those light, frivolous books, but it wasn't. And I'm so happy it wasn't. This book slayed me. It sucked me right in with its vivid characters and intriguing plot line and it never released me until the very end. I was hooked and I read it all through in one marathon sit-down - I lost sleep over this book! The things Amanda and Ryan had to endure to get to where they needed to be were tough and heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful. They had to endure them to become the people they were meant to be and those people turned out far more pleasing than they started out - which was a hard feat considering they were so good, in their own ways, at the beginning. I loved watching their emotional growth and how they handled everything life threw at them. Sometimes, I just wanted to grab them by the shoulders to shake them and scream, "What are you DOING?" but other times, I was just a puddle of goo because they were breaking my heart with the things they had to do to ensure their separate personal growths. But the end justified the means, so I am one happy reader. I absolutely loved this book!

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