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His Secret Past
by Ellen Hartman (Goodreads Author)
Money, women and fame aren't everything they're cracked up to be. Former rock star Mason Star should know. He had it all and lost it. Now, years later, he's about to lose even more: his son and Mulligan's, the community center he's poured his heart into.Returning to the public eye is the last thing Mason wants to do--but Anna Walsh's documentary is the only chance he has t ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Harlequin Special Releases
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A rock concert 17 years ago changed both their lives forever. Anna Walsh had goaded her best friend Terri into getting on the stage while the hottest band, Five Star, rocked on. Mason Star, the lead singer, had been drunk, in fact those days he’d always been drunk, and when the concert was over he was eager to keep Terri with him and coaxed her on the tour bus. And tragedy struck, a weird accident and Terri, the bus driver and two of the crew were dead. Anna had to face her family and friends an ...more
Heroine has been haunted by an event in her past, and when her documentary business takes a sudden turn, she decides it's time to find out What Really Happened. Hero is an ex-rock star whose past was haunted by that same event--but he's not talking. Not ever, never. He's turned his life around by focusing on raising the son an old groupie dumped on him, and by helping others who need just a little hand up to live a successful life. Then this cheeky chick shows up wanting to dig up the old sore s ...more
This started slow, as the author had several threads to bring together. But ultimately I just loved so many things about the book that I decided to give it 5 stars. There is some very funny dialogue between h/h about music (it helps if you're old enough to remember the 80s), golf, and beds. I liked the way the heroine is written. She is strong and comfortable with who she is, and not shy about going after what she wants. The author uses details about filmmaking, music, New Jersey, etc. to enhanc ...more
Ellen wrote much of her first novel in the back of a preschool classroom while she was trying to ease her younger son's separation anxiety. She had agreed to stick around for a day, maybe two. Somehow—the exact chain of events is hazy—one day turned into a full year of scribbling in a notebook on the bench in the corner. Her son is now a completely independent middle school student (phew!), and th ...moreMore about Ellen Hartman...