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Scott was a child star, and had all the pitfalls of his profession, including drugs and a controlling, partying mom. Now he's clean, putting his life back together, and acting in a nationally known soap opera. Things are going great until his mother shows up, demanding money, threatening to out him to the entertainment world unless he coughs it up.
While Scott hates the bla...more
ebook, 51 pages
Published August 2008 by Torquere Books
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I haven't known Sara Bell's work long; only know her for the last couple of days after reading her story in an Anthology: Eternal Darkness (her character there reminds me of Harry Dresden) and I like her writing style. So I try to find her other stories and love what I read so far.

For a novella, this one sure jams pack a lot of punches on its slevees. It's an all around classic love story, that sort of epic by itself. Hollywood epic, I mean. Like one you see in a TV drama. It covers family matt...more
This is my favourite short story by Sara Bell.

The emotion in this short story rivals longer novel reads.

This short brought tears to my eyes while I fell totally in love with Zane and Scott. There was also a healthy amount of anger towards Scott’s mum.

Have your tissues ready not just for Zane and Scott’s anguish, but for the totally HEA epilogue.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Totally sweet story! Maybe a bit too idealistic, but sometimes that's ok! :)
Except for the evil mother, everyone was great and supportive and all jellybeans and sunshine and flowers ...
Great read for a light feel good happy read! :)
Elisa Ramblings
This story is more Hollywood style than the Hollywood's world in which it's setting!

Scott is a 29 years old former child star now stuck in a soap opera role after his mother dissipated all his money in drugs and parties. Scott has the same reputation as his fiction role, a womanizer, but instead he is gay and in the closet, and his lover is even more in the closet than him. Zane is a macho man superstar with five children from a previous marriage and a very strictly catholic upbringing. Togethe...more
A really nice novella about what's the most important thing in life.
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This was wonderful, and I even shed a few tears. What a beautiful love story - Sara Bell really is the perfect author if you're looking for short, sweet and incredibly moving romance stories. I loved the epilogue too, was just the perfect ending :)
Jun 12, 2012 Cindi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, m-m
I'm normally not big on books where any of the characters are celebrities (actors, rocks stars, etc.) but this one was really quite good.

Scott is a former child actor who is trying to make his way back in the industry by working at a popular cable station soap opera. He is also gay and not out of the closet. Zane, a bigger actor than Scott, is Scott's lover and is also in the closet. Scott's mother, who was the direct cause of his career downfall, threatens to expose his homosexuality to a tabl...more
I am such a sucker for gay romance novels that feature famous actors or musicians as lead characters. I'm not sure what it is that appeals so much to me: the whole coming-out-of-the-closet routine, the drama involved in such a public arena, or perhaps the typical dysfunctional and/or lonely past suffered by said closeted stars? While this novella makes a great start at telling this type of complicated story I love, I just wish it were longer so that it could deal with all the issues more fully....more
Mar 23, 2013 Phaney rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Huh. Strangely enough, I really enjoyed this one. Yeah, yeah, the usual staples. Fame, riches, betrayal, marriage, progeny. But it was still a really sweet story. Simple, but sweet. The fact that the protagonists had already been lovers for a while at the beginning of it, something that usually puts me off, really worked in the story’s favour here, as did the dual perspective.

So yeah. Despite the odd (fourteen years later, seriously?) epilogue, this story gave me a fuzzy feeling.

Plus I really re...more
Another shortie by Sara Bell, reads a bit like a writing exercise inspired by the tarot card it was named for but not bad. Predictable like most of her stuff but what can you do in so few pages when you wants you a happy ending?
This story can be called an oldie, but them, we can even state it's definitely a beautiful gem of a story, too. The main storyline is serious even hard, but really well written. I liked both MC's.
Overall, Sara Bell did a wonderful work here.
Another good m/m romance from Sara Bell about a soap opera star whose drug addict mother threatens to out him unless he pays her off (again).
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Sara Bell lives in North Alabama with the world's sexiest, most supportive husband, the two most beautiful, gifted daughters on the planet, and two of the most neurotic but loveable dogs ever created. She's a full-time author who writes stories about never-ending love for all kinds of characters--gay, straight, and somewhere in-between. Sara still can't believe she gets paid to do something she lo...more
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