By Ava O’Shay
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance (Steamy)
Jessica Hunter lost her heart and her husband at the same time. He died, and she discovered his infidelities, leaving her a shattered mess.
Five years later, Jessica still isn’t interested in a relationship. That is, until she meets sexy, lead actor Penn Jackson on the set of a popular tween movie—and her life gets turned upside down. Swept away by Penn’s carefree attitude, she lets him into her heart—and her bed—even though Penn warns her that being with him will change her life.
Penn’s warning doesn’t mean much to her. But when his publicist begins a campaign to get rid of her, and a trip to the emergency room turns into a tabloid explosion, she doesn’t just lose her anonymity, but also her job. Now, Jessica will have to choose between the man she loves and the life she’s always known.
“I’m sorry we haven’t actually been introduced. Penn Jackson, nice to have met you.”
The glow of his pale make-up sent a chill down my spine.
“Jessica Hunter. Your make-up is creeping me out.” I smiled
****4 ½ -Hott for Teacher- Stars
this review contains minor spoilers
Hello angst & sexiness overload-That was intense!! The addition of a British accent was just super hott icing on the cake....I really do love me an accent ;)
“I bet the kids love you. You’re hot and you’re a good teacher. I bet you have every boy in your class picturing you while they’re masturbating to Green Eggs and Ham.”
“Not a thought I want in my head come Monday morning. Thanks for that image.”
“I’m just saying. I was a guy once and I know it’s what I’d be doing.”
I laughed. “You were a guy once?”
“And now I’m all man. Let’s blow this popsicle stand, Ms. Hunter.”
Jessica Hunter lost her husband five years ago. What's worse than becoming a widow at such a young age is learning that her high school sweetheart husband spent what time he had left cheating on her with any woman that crossed his path. What he left behind was a lonely, broken woman with trust issues out the ass and no self-esteem to speak of. The only thing left in her life that she cares about are the few friends and family members that she has, and her job as a high school English Lit teacher. She has no desire to ever get involved with another man, she is not a one night stand kind of girl & shes terrified of giving her heart to anyone ever again...until her niece Emily wins a contest. At only sixteen years old, Emily needs an adult to accompany her on her trip to Vancouver where she gets the opportunity to visit the set of the latest tween movie that's being filmed, Aunt J gets the honor of being that adult. What she wasn't prepared for was the intense attraction she would feel when she quite literally runs into the star of the movie, Penn Jackson. She doesn't know how to handle the emotions running through her after all these years of not feeling anything for another man, and it doesn't help that every time she turns around there is another woman warning her off from him.
Between his high & mighty publicist Melanie....
“I’m not sure what you mean.” I knew I was out of my league, but I wasn’t sure why she felt it needed to be mentioned. He’d run into me…he’d kissed me. I hadn’t done anything but get a smack down into the asphalt.
“Just remember your place. You’re a guest for today. Nothing more. He won’t even remember you.”
And starlet co-star Ashley, who lays claim on him....
“You’re just his flavor of the day...
He loves them and leaves them. Well, love isn’t the word I’d use, but we are in public. Just want you to know what to expect. He won’t give you the time of day tomorrow,”
Despite everyone's warning, she agrees to meet up with him to talk....
“How did you see it going?”
“I don’t see it going into my bedroom if that’s what you’re asking. You already seem to have gotten the Penn is a douchebag memo. I don’t want them to be proven correct.”
She sees the man beneath all the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and finds herself wanting to spend more time with him. But with her trust issues, his man-whore past, a ruthless publicist, a slew of scorned women and the threat of paps around every corner, things are far from easy. Neither of them are sure of how to navigate this new relationship and this causes more than a few problems, there is no shortage of drama or tears. But the one thing they are both absolutely sure of is their chemistry, they can barely be in the same room and keep from attacking each other. I do have to admit that they both annoyed me a little bit, but just a little. While I understood Jessica's insecurities, she did tend to take them to the extreme from time to time and as hott as Penn was (and believe me-that man was smokin') he made some truly bonehead decisions. I got the reasons, but they still annoyed me a little. That doesn't change the fact that I would absolutely recommend this book, sexy as hell & full of angst....I loved it!!
“Jess, you’re the guiding light in my fucked-up world. You give me direction. You show me where I want to be. How I want to be. But the mistakes of my past continue to haunt me. I’m afraid now the one person I really want to spend time with is going to leave because of my baggage.”
The music I listened to while writing Main Attraction was Fall Out Boy. I am totally in love with everything they do!
~per Ava O'Shay
Ava O'Shay grew up in the north Seattle area but now resides on a hill in the heart of the city so she can be inspired by the sights and sounds of the Seattle waterfront. She loves the outdoors and gets most of her inspiration during long bike rides and kayaking adventures with family, friends, and her three dogs which she loves like children. She can be found on the balcony of her home, wrapped in warm sweater people watching in the winter and enjoying the concerts at the Seattle Center in the summer, while typing on her pink computer.
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