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Reach for a Star
What if your dreams were so close you could reach out and touch them?
How could anyone resist Michael Tennant, with his hypnotic blue eyes and voice like molten chocolate? Jessie Simmons certainly can’t. But Jessie’s a single mum who can’t sing to save her life – there’s no way she’ll ever cross paths with the star tenor.
At least that’s what she thinks until she’s unexpectedly invited to take part in a new reality TV show. The premise? Professional singers teach hopeless amateurs how to sing. The surprise? Jessie’s partner is none other than Michael Tennant!
As she becomes better acquainted with the man behind the voice, will Jessie find out the hard way that you should never meet your idols? Or will she get more than she bargained for?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is
a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card
(yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change
proves love isn't always about hearts and flowers - and heroes come in many disguises.
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Another stunner of a story from Kathryn and this one had me under its' spell from page one! Who hasn't dreamed of meeting their favourite singer and have them fall in love with them?!! One of my favourite films is 'Win A Date with Tad Hamilton' and this book gave me all those feels! Superstar celeb meets a 'normal' person and sparks fly! And that is exactly what happens to Jessie when she gets to meet Michael on a TV show!
Jessie is a normal kind of woman! Mother to 2 boys ,who love to tease her over her crushes on celebs, her escape in life is trashy TV and fantasizing over sexy blokes! One of which is Michael Tennant who is a dreamy star Tenor! When a new TV show is announced where a singer is paired up with a 'non singer' (to put it politely!), her boys apply on her behalf and she gets chosen!! She's excited and petrified in equal measures but knows this is a chance to get more from her very beige life! Time to start living!
As often happens, it's not the greatest of first meetings between them for the show but once they're at ease with one another and there's something about her that has Michael smitten! That thing is not her voice though, but seeing them rehearse together is really sweet and as they get to spend more time with one another, the attraction on both sides is clear for all to see.
The TV show becomes a very small part of the book as their story explores the downsides of dating a celebrity who is away touring so much and the different circles that they both live in. Is she ready for the press attention? Is she just a passing attraction for him? I really enjoyed seeing these different aspects of a relationship explored.
Their chemistry is amazing and I was just willing for them to find a way to make things work. For him it seemed nice to spend time with someone dealing with normal life, not the normally shallow and fame hungry women he meets, and for her she got to see the man behind the image and the glamour.
Full of fun and romance - I loved it!!