Author: Kahlen Aymes
Cover created by : Sarah Hansen, OkayCreations
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Release Date: March 17, 2015
Caden Carlisle is a world-renowned superstar with good looks, million dollar movie deals and women throwing themselves at him wherever he goes. He has it all… but wants nothing more than a normal life without the paparazzi and glitz.
Brooklyn Holloway is an up and coming starlet with a solid head on her shoulders and her eyes wide open. It’s all about art for her and she isn’t looking to star in blockbuster films. She’s perfectly happy keeping a low profile and doing indie projects with a message.
When fate throws the two of them together on set; both are unprepared for their undeniable connection. Cade is drawn to Brook’s down-to-earth wholesomeness and she can’t help the irresistible pull of his good looks, sense of humor and chivalrous ways... So, when he begins to think he’s in love with her, resisting is next to impossible, despite being committed to someone else.
Only when filming ends and the world's fascination with celebrity invades their bubble, can they decide if the emotions they felt on set were scripted, or forever.
I couldn’t tear my eyes away from Cade.
I’d risen, and he was trying to rush through the crowd toward me, but was having a hard time making his way around all of the people. Part of me was thankful for that. I felt trapped, like I’d die an absolute death if I didn’t make an immediate escape.
I needed to get out of there fast, or soon, I was going to be a sobbing mess. I could feel the misery welling up and threatening to overflow.
I pushed my way through the crowd toward the other end of the bar, toward the entrance and away from Cade.
"Brook!" he called. "Brook, wait, please!"
I kept going, my eyes on Nathan a few yards in front of me. My vision blurred with tears, but I stumbled through the crowd, pushing my way toward him.
"Brook! Bloody hell! Stop!" Cade was beside me, and grabbed my arm. "Stop... Just wait a second, please." His voice lowered as he looked at the tears running down my face, his scent enveloped me. Finally, I had the courage to meet his eyes but my face crumpled, and I cried hard.
"Cade, just please, let me go. It's obvious that coming here tonight was a big mistake." My voice broke, and more tears slipped from my lashes. I bowed my head when my shoulders began to shake. I couldn’t stop them from doing that, and it felt humiliating to be standing here, in the middle of a bar, in a place I’d never been, with a couple of hundred eyes boring into me… and worse, to witness what I’d just seen.
"Tell me why you're here," he commanded softly, his finger lifting my chin so I had to look him in the eyes. He looked sad and anxious. "When I saw you, I couldn't believe my eyes." His eyes searched my face, trying to read my mind. "I felt like the earth opened up to swallow me alive."
I tried to speak, but nothing came out. I opened my mouth, closed it, and then shook my head. "It just… It doesn't matter now." I tried again to pull my arm free.
"Goddamn it, Brooklyn! Tell me why you're here!" he pleaded, and grabbed my other arm, which completely prevented me from looking away from his face. We were both breathing hard; standing motionless; as if there was no one else in the room.
Finally, I looked away as I struggled for strength to control the tears in my voice.
Maybe if I tell him the truth, he'll let me go.
I turned back to him. "I came here to tell you that what you saw in those photos wasn't real, and that I was ending things with David. That you are who I want to be with." I started to shake, my face crumpled. Cade took me by the shoulders, and pulled me tightly to his chest.
"But from the looks of things, you're doing just fine. It didn't take you long, did it?" A small sob escaped, as I resumed in earnest. "I thought I was going to surprise you for your birthday, but it looks like I'm the one getting the big surprise." I was angry and hurt; my heart shattered into a million shards that ripped through my flesh and left me bleeding. I renewed my struggles to get free of him, but he was too strong. He moved me away a little to look in my eyes, his brow low over his eyes and his mouth tense.
"Brook, what was I supposed to think? You never said you were mine. How was I to know? Those pictures were like reliving the entire last year as I watched you with him when I wanted you for myself!"
"After the way it was between us... the way it felt! You saw how my heart was breaking when you left. After that, how could you doubt me? You don't trust me at all."
*ARC received in return for an honest review
If, like me, you've missed the mad, mad love between Ryan & Julia in Kahlen Aymes' The Remembrance Trilogy then you really MUST read Famous!
Famous tells the story of Caden Carlisle and Brooklyn Holloway, two actors cast in the main roles of a movie based on The Remembrance Trilogy books.
Caden is a very successful actor, British and HOT. Wherever he goes the paparazzi follows, including his screaming fans.
Brooklyn is a young up and coming actress who is more interested in small movies that mean something to her than the big movie deals, the fame and all it entails.
Caden and Brooklyn are thrown together as they star opposite each other as the main characters, Julia & Ryan, in The Remembrance Trilogy. There is an attraction from the start, at Brooklyn's audition, but the couple try to ignore it, especially as Brook is already involved with someone. As time goes on and Cade and Brook begin to spend more time with each each other on set and off, learning their lines and rehearsing, their feelings for each other develope and become much deeper. They try to deny it to themselves, each other and their fellow cast members but they aren't fooling anyone really.
By the time filming ends they both admit they love each other and decide to try and make a go of it, to see if what they are feeling is real and not just because they've spent the last year wrapped up in a tense and emotional script. But it's still at the back of Brook's mind that they have become Julia and Ryan, and once Cade has time to think, he'll realise that fact and leave. And so the story begins...
Can Cade and Brook overcome all the obstacles thrown in their way, including an actress who wants Cade for herself no matter what, to have the same mad, mad love that their characters have?
I really liked the way the story starts, with Cade and Brook already trying to hide their feelings for each other. Their chemistry is just as hot, and their feelings as deep, as the characters they are portraying. So much so, that I have to admit I did confuse them with Ryan and Julia a few times, especially when they deliberately quoted lines from the book to each other to prove how much they loved each other.
It's hard to think about Cade without thinking of Ryan, I almost felt like I was cheating on Ryan. I loved the way Cade was so caring and attentative to Brook's needs, always thinking of her and how she felt. He wasn't afraid to show his emotions. That man can do no wrong in my eyes. He sings, he plays the guitar, he's sexy and he's hot. He's the perfect boyfriend *sighs*
Kahlen Aymes is great at weaving a beautiful and heartfelt love story with a lot of angst thrown in (not to mention hot, steamy scenes) and Famous is no different, although I suspect there is a lot more angst to come in the second book, More Than Famous, and I can't wait!
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About the Author
I’m a single mother of one daughter, Olivia. She’s amazing in every way.
I was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration.
I’ve always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. I decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of my stories and my overwhelming desire to find out where my characters would take me, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than I. When readers began nominating my work for online awards, it took my breath away and only made me love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, my focus.