I absolutely loved this movie star trope! It was refreshing and had a nice spin on the characters without your typical ‘rub it in your face’ rich lifestyle. For me it’s rare genuinely liking ALL of the characters but that’s not the case here. They were all very much relatable and easy to read.
“I had been given lemons, and I was going to serve lemonade.”
Right away the story takes off, Sam’s long time boyfriend is up to no good and you know there’s going to be drama. When and how? The author leaves us on our seats for a while about this one. (Which I actually liked, the suspense, the not knowing what she did – was killing me!) Fast forward a little bit and Sam is leaving the states and headed to Scotland for a new job. There’s not much left here for her and she’s no doormat. Sam is taking her opportunities as they come.
“Scotland is like a maddening woman you can’t get enough of. You’re supposed to give in and accept everything, the good and the bad.”
Hugh is the lead actor in Sam’s new job. The whole movie set is awesome, think Outlander meets Game of Thrones. Sam being the makeup artist on set gets to work up close and personal with Hugh. Their relationship is somewhat forbidden, however. Cast is not supposed to fraternize with other cast members. Hugh being the lead role could get them, and their show, into some serious trouble. The sexual frustration is through the roof – almost literally – in Hugh’s small trailer on scene. (My favorite scenes!) Hugh is the perfect Scot, his accent will have you shakin’ ye bahookie!
With their relationship being kept private there are many obstacles they must face and overcome together to get to that point of forever. It’s not easy and sometimes you just have to listen to your heart to tell you where you belong.
“Life sometimes beats any scripted show, any movie, any choreographed
5 ‘neach-gaoil’ stars!