Call It Love by Laura Haley-McNeil
Genre Sweet Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
A kiss isn’t just a kiss…
Struggling actress Addison Duvall hustles background acting jobs at the Hollywood studios in hopes for her big break. When she’s cast as the stand in for the lead actress in a blockbuster spy film, she can’t believe her luck. The surprises rush in―her first test shot is with Hollywood heartthrob Spencer Kingsley. Her even bigger surprise is when the director yells, “Action!” and Spencer presses his lips to hers in a kiss.
Behind Spencer’s Hollywood façade hides the secret pain no one suspects. He’s the first to take a risk except when it comes to his heart. He can’t deny he and Addison have chemistry―chemistry onscreen and off―and he’s tempted to lower his guard. She seems real, not like the women he usually meets.
Once Addison’s star rises, so do Spencer’s doubts. She’s no different than the others looking for the connection to catapult their careers. He won’t let another woman damage his heart. His decision made, Spencer wishes her success.
But it’s already too late. How does he heal this Addison shaped hole in his heart? Should he risk more heartbreak for another chance at love?
Wherever Love Finds You, Book 1
When Love Whispers, Book 2
Call It Love, Book 3
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Why did you write this book?
Addison Duvall has appeared in Wherever Love Finds You and When Love Whispers and I knew the next book should be hers. I wanted this book to be a Hollywood romance, but I wasn’t sure what her career focus would be. As I toyed with some ideas for her, I remembered that many years ago I worked as an extra on some Hollywood films, so I dug inside my memory and began to develop Addison’s acting background and she became one of those background actors looking for her big break. And when she’s an extra on the same set as megastar Spencer Kingsley, sparks fly.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Anything romance. I love a conflict between two larger than life characters that appears insurmountable until one of them is faced with the decision of what’s more important―the reason the characters stepped into this story or the love they know they can’t live without.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I can only pick one? That’s difficult. Different characters resonate with me for different reasons. Lauren Gibbs in Ever After by Karen Kingsbury is a memorable one. She’s determined in her convictions until she has to make the decision of what means more to her―her goals or being with the only man who’s ever made her happy.
What are you working on at the moment?
It’s been two years since I’ve written a Crystal Creek book, and I’ve finally had a chance to revisit that Colorado town and the Whitlochs. Their cousin, Eli Merrick, was recently discharged from the marines and is returning to his first love―traveling the country to enter saddle bronc competitions at rodeos. Pregnant Lily Harkins has escaped an abusive marriage. When these characters meet, they have to decide what’s really important.
This book has been a blast to research and I’ve met some amazing people who’ve taught me a lot about rodeos. Even though I’ve attended rodeos there was a ton of information I didn’t know so it was great to learn the behind-the-scenes information that I can reveal in this book.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
The Billionaire’s Christmas Gift, Book 1 of the Christmas Billionaires Series will be released this fall, and hopefully the 2nd book in the series, as yet untitled, along with Book 8 of the Crystal Creek Series, as yet untitled.
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Laura Haley-McNeil is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and women’s fiction in novel length and in short stories. Her work has been featured in several women’s magazines. She has studied piano and ballet and has been a board member for two community orchestras. She and her husband reside in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she jogs, bicycles and crochets.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Laura-Haley-McNeil/e/B008S3WD10/