Contemporary Romance

 

MadelineMcBride_CaughtOnCamera_800pxCaught on Camera, Book 1

Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance

To achieve her dream of working on Hollywood film sets, star struck chambermaid Rachel Lehmann needs $35,000 for film school tuition by the end of the summer. When she’s asked to fill in for a missing bridesmaid at a movie star’s wedding and pretend to be the bride's cousin, it’s her big chance to secretly take photos of celebrities and sell them to the entertainment media! Then Mickey, one of the groomsmen, sweeps her off her feet.

Mickey McNichol, talent agent to the stars, believes everyone in show business is out for what they can get. When he falls for the bride’s "cousin", he thinks he’s finally met a beautiful woman he can trust. But if Rachel betrays the wedding party, Mickey will ensure she never works in Hollywood.     View the Playlist.

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 Seduced by the Screenwriter, Book 2

Hot contemporary romance in Kindle Unlimited.

Ex-cop Catrina Turner is lonely. After a traumatic recovery dive she quit the force and ran away to remote Muskoka with Titan, her retired police dog. They provide winter security for luxury lake houses owned by rich celebrities. Her PTSD, a closely-held secret, makes a relationship impossible…until a handsome visitor makes a tempting proposal.

Screenwriter Chett de Groot needs a hit to save his career. He accepts a movie star’s offer to use her secluded lake house as a writing retreat, and discovers a closet full of her old movie costumes.

Bored, freezing in Muskoka, and desperate for inspiration, Chett entices the beautiful security guard to wear costumes and role-play in seduction scenes. They discover how satisfying  acting can be. Soon Catrina is ad-libbing passionate lines in scorching “performances” that knock his thermal socks off.

A film producer makes Chett an offer that will put him back in the game. But if Catrina finds out what he did to close the deal, will he lose her forever?

Catrina’s path to love and healing is Book 2 in the Hollywood in Muskoka series. This curl-your-toes romance can be read as a stand-alone short novel. Love music? Enjoy the optional “soundtrack”—a playlist.


 

 

Hollywood Hero, Book 3

Personal assistant Wendy Davila is in love with her boss, Halden Armstrong, megastar of the Apollo superhero film franchise. But she can’t compete with the succession of stick-thin blond beauties he’s caught and released. Or can she?

Halden asks Wendy to accompany him to buy a wilderness fishing retreat in Muskoka. Alone time! It’s her chance to remake her dark-haired, curvy self into his ideal woman and set her hook for Halden.

Halden has been burned by love, and the last thing he wants is a woman like his ex who faked it until she hooked him. Wendy is special, and the trip is an opportunity to explore his feelings for her. However, the Greek god has an Achilles’ heel. Can he trust Wendy with a secret that could ruin his career? And will she still care when she learns the truth?

Hot contemporary romance. Watch for it in 2018.

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The Next Big Thing

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Caught on Camera

5 stars + Crowned Heart! Caught on Camera is a super fun read! Full of funny drama and lighthearted banter, it lifts the spirits.InD'tale Magazine 

4 stars. I closed the book thinking how brilliant of a movie this would be, with butterflies in my stomach and a craving for chocolate. So. Fantastically. Sweet! —S. AndersonAmazon.com

5 stars! If you're looking for a funny, sweet (and slightly steamy) story that reads like a blockbuster Rom-Com, look no further! Caught on Camera is the book for you. You will love this story.—flagyafa2218, LibraryThing.com

4 stars. A fun, well-written beach read - just make sure you can get online because there's also a playlist, which I thought was a nice touch.—Jenn, Booklikes.com

5 stars! "I enjoyed the way movie trivia was worked into the Chapter titles, and the playlist idea is cool. Oh, and the lovably irritating Mopette will tug at your heart."— Sagacity, Goodreads.com

4 stars. "This is a cute light romance. It has the rich-meets-poor aka upstairs-meets-downstairs motif—the Muskoka setting, a beautiful northern lake region, is a perfect backdrop for this. The characters are fun, and the romance teases and gets hot. The main character Rachel is a hoot—she grows on you and you appreciate her wit, drive and sensitivity." —S.Diana2, iBooks

The Next Big Thing

 "I thought it was funny and found myself laughing OUT LOUD several times. Seriously, OUT LOUD.” — Kathie @First Page to the Last Book Reviews, on Amazon.com

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