*Contains adult themes (sexual content)
**Review by Susan
DRINKING, SLEEPING AROUND, DEPRESSED, ARGUMENTATIVE, A NEWSPAPER'S DREAM!
This is Seth Daniels’ life at the moment. Once a big-shot TV star with a movie under his belt, the world at his feet, and producers falling over each other to have him on their show, he is now spiralling out of control! And he blames it on one thing: relationships. Seth Daniels has a heart of gold, loves and adores women, but his focus on his career has made all the good relationships come to an end. He now believes he needs to act like the bad boy he was trying to portray when he first started out. No relationships...just one woman after another. But after an incident that not only shakes Seth up, but also his friends and family, he is dragged from New York back to England...back to reality. Still trying to act the big man and pushing people away, Seth slips up, and hearing words from a close dying relative, he realises he needs help.
With the help given, Seth sees sense and begins to get his life back on track. With his career once again taking off and feeling a lot more grown up, Seth begins to think of relationships again...but can he shake off those demons from his past?
Along comes Jessica Tunney. She has her own demons, one of which Seth works alongside of, but he can't stop thinking about her. He wants her, but at the same time, he slightly tries to push her away. Jessica is not from his world of fame and he becomes worried that she will hate to be around it all and eventually leave him, or he won’t be able to cope himself and go back to that past he wants to leave behind. But Jessica wants Seth and she is determined to keep him. Can your past let you have your future?
A relative’s passing! A stalker fan! Press intrusion! Trying to shake off your past! It's time to hear Seth's story...before Jessica, meeting Jessica, and him and Jessica now. You met him in Finding the Star, now it's time to come along on his journey of Finding the One.
I was so excited to read this (my first time reading anything from the lovely C L Bentham!) and Seth's story was one I was worried I'd maybe have read before. But it wasn't. I loved Seth. His rebellious side, his cheeky, cocky, stubborn attitude made him hilarious. He was quite the. Neely chappy.
With his friends and family worrying about the destructive path he is taking and an unfortunate piece of news for Mr Daniels I only hoped he would be out on the straight and narrow. This man knew what he wanted but hung onto his career as a focus as it wouldn't leave him...it wouldn't hurt him. It was the one thing he had control over....or at least he thought he did.
When he meets Jessica she's the final piece of the jigsaw. She too has her baggage and pain and they seem to help one another. Could he finally be getting his happily ever after?
This is a relatively short story and I enjoyed it a lot. Witty, smart, sassy characters with a good story to match....it was a brilliant read. I would rate it 4 stars.
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