Some scars go further than skin deep…
1988 doesn’t end well for me. In just one week I turn thirty, get fired from my day job, and lose the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Jessica Abraham does not give up on her dreams without a fight, and I manage to score a part at a theater outside Boston.
But when I learn that my costume could be taken from Cosmo’s “Don't'' columns, I'm not so sure this career move will work, because I won’t be able to rely on my carefully managed physical charms. Only my craft will count.
One night, my confidence is at its lowest, with snow lengthening an already long commute, the soothing voice of the DJ for the alt-rock radio show is the only thing keeping me together. Making it home just in time to win his trivia contest, begins a nightly ritual, where I call just so he'll know I'm home safe. The more I learn about him, the more I want to know.
I just wish he'd agree to meet me in person.
In this heartfelt, slow-burn, sweet and sexy, Beauty and the Beast retelling, it may be the end of a decade, but it’s the beginning of a love story.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Jess and Cal’s story is an indelible ink that seeped into my subconsciousness. I felt every cheer in their triumphs and shed every tear in their disappointments.” – Currant 7 Recommends
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “…a well-crafted story, a story full of heart and soul as two people show themselves to be perfectly imperfect.” – Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I just sat and felt this one long after I finished. Not many books move me that way.” – Kerri, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book doesn’t gloss over difficult subjects, but there’s also a lot of humor, and the love story itself is great. It’s a slow burn, sure, but there’s a real and deep connection between Jess and Cal right at the beginning. Absolutely beautiful.” – Claire, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Like the first two books in the Boston Classics series, this book takes you on a journey. There’s great music (that I’m now listening to), a host of interesting characters, a world that some of us lived in and storytelling that is absolutely wonderful.” — Anna Reads Here