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The Callback (Love Behind the Scenes #1)

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Actors are always waiting for the callback.
 
Leona Shay isn’t looking for love. Having just gone through a divorce from her high school sweetheart, her world is in upheaval. And things are about to get even crazier after selling the movie rights to her series.
 
Rising movie star, Luke Chance, could have anyone he wants, but he wants an author who may not be ready for him or
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Published November 7th 2017 by Brandy L Rivers (first published October 21st 2017)
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Sassy Southern
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leona Shay is 35 and newly divorced. After the author found her husband cheating on her she divorced him and worked on focusing on her and the chance for her popular book Midnight Daughter to be turned into a movie.

Luke Chance is 24 and a rising star actor who loves the books by Leona Shay. When he gets the chance to meet her he jumps at the opportunity but the last thing Leona is looking for is a relationship and is Luke only after Leona for a part in the movie based on her book?

As Leona and
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Denise
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Newly divorced, author Leona Shay is in LA to sell the movie rights to one of her series, though she feels a little dubious about the prospect of giving up control over her creation. The last thing she's looking for is romance, especially not in form of a movie star eleven years her junior hoping to get a role in the upcoming movie. Popular actor Luke Chance has been a fan of Leona's books for quite some time, and while he'd love to be part of a movie based on her work, he's a lot more intereste ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Leona and Luke’s story was a romance liberally dusted with a healthy dose of star-studded glamour and pesky paparazzi. Leona was hurting from a bitter divorce and with the papers still not dry she was not looking for long-term, or short-term really. Luke had other ideas and he was determined, with a little help from her bestie, to change her mind.

“He couldn’t explain what had him so wrapped up in her, but he needed to find out.”

I really enjoyed this roller coaster ride of love where you least
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Yvonne Daniels
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Yvonne by: Brandy L Rivers
Shelves: fantastic
The Callback Love Behind the Scenes Book 1
by Brandy L Rivers
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First and foremost, I love the continuity that series offers. Every time I pick up a book by Brandy L Rivers , I’m guaranteed it's going to be one emotional ride. Of course Callback is just what I expected and I enjoyed every word! I absolutely enjoy Brandy l Rivers paranormal books and this is the first contemporary book of
her's that I have read. Wowza! Wowza! I enjoyed this so much At this point, I feel like you can you pretty m
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JoAnna G
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book one in a new series Love Behind The Scenes. When I saw the blurb of this book I wanted it. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Now, it wasn’t a bad thing. Just not what I had expected. The writing is good as well as the pace. I have read books about actors and I have read them about authors. What I haven't read was an author and an actor with May/December romance. Brandy did a great job with this book.

Leona is coming from a bad divorce, where husband cheated and he found
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Eva Millien
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Callback is the first book in Brandy L. Rivers’ Love Behind the Scenes series and is a great read that readers can easily become caught up in from the very beginning. Leona Shay is an author whose personal life is turmoil so she is certainly not looking to fall for anyone much less a rising movie star. Luke Chase can have anybody he wants but he wants the author who isn’t ready for him or anything that comes with him. The characters are strong and easily connected to with some sizzling chemi ...more
Stephenee
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
* I received an ebook, however, that in no way affects my review or opinions. *

I have read almost all of author Brandy River's books and each one is my new instant favorite! I loved this one, it had no paranormal aspects, it had all new characters, and it had an amazing plot, epic love story and some steamy scenes. Author Brandy Rivers just proved that she can write in any genre and do it well. It is one of my favorites (ok, they all are, but this is like top 5)...I loved Leona and Luke and the
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Eva Millien
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Callback is the first book in Brandy L. Rivers’ Love Behind the Scenes series and is a great read that readers can easily become caught up in from the very beginning. Leona Shay is an author whose personal life is turmoil so she is certainly not looking to fall for anyone much less a rising movie star. Luke Chase can have anybody he wants but he wants the author who isn’t ready for him or anything that comes with him. The characters are strong and easily connected to with some sizzling chemi ...more
Stephenee
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
* I received an ebook, however, that in no way affects my review or opinions. *

I have read almost all of author Brandy River's books and each one is my new instant favorite! I loved this one, it had no paranormal aspects, it had all new characters, and it had an amazing plot, epic love story and some steamy scenes. Author Brandy Rivers just proved that she can write in any genre and do it well. It is one of my favorites (ok, they all are, but this is like top 5)...I loved Leona and Luke and the
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Shelley
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have currently read most of Brandy's books, the Combustible series which then led me to readying both her paranormal books that were out and even the Branches of Emrys are fast becoming my favourite out there. Brandy has a unique style and way with words which just flows.

The Callback is the first in a new series and I absolutely cannot rave more about it, ok I can so here it is.... Leona is a writer and has just recently gone through a divorce from her high school sweetheart. Her best friend
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Rebecca Austin
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book and loved watching the characters evolve.

I really liked Leona and loved that she was a writer. In a sense she was starting her life over after catching her ex-husband in an affair. She had no trust in men and when Luke began to hit on her she really didn't think that there was a chance that he would be interested in her. He was handsome and young and Leona had no concept of her own beauty due to what her ex-husband Russell did to her.

I absolutely loved Luke and would
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Jara Beaubien
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Leona Shay stopped looking or believing in love. Fresh from a divorce from her High School Sweetheart, her world is totally turned upside down. Things might just get even crazier for her as she has sold the rights of her book to a movie.
Luke Chance, is a rising star in Hollywood and he can have anyone he wants, but his heart decided on an author who might just not be ready for him or anything to do with him.
Luke more then anything also wants a role in the movie based on her book, but Leona does
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Theresa
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Blinded by the...

Flashbulbs!! Loved the start of this new series. Though I can't imagine ever being followed by the paparazzi, this gives us the feeling we are being followed. Trust issues, infidelity, fame hogs, love, and a psychopath... what more could we ask for in a story that starts in L.A.!! And now a bit about the story...

Luke is tired of the playboy lifestyle. Leona has happily divorced her ex husband. When Luke sees Leona he is blindsided and runs into a door, but she doesn't even notic
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Red Cheeks Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brandy Rivers’ books are always exciting and intriguing to me. I have read and loved both her contemporary and her paranormal and she never lets me down. She brings the heat and heart in her stories on top of amazing storylines! The Callback was no different and I devoured it in a day!

Luke is a movie star and Leona is an author whose book is about to be made into a movie. YES PLEASE. The build was a nice slow (but not painstakingly slow) burn with them getting to know each other as well as her n
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ObsessiveReader
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book falls somewhere between a 3 and 4 stars for me. The characters are likable. Luke is down to earth and really very sweet with Leona. Being a celebrity doesn’t go to his head. Leona is very matter of fact. She is famous in her own right for the books she writes and isn't starstruck by him. If fact him being a celebrity is a deterrent for her. They have a good relationship even though she is leery of being hurt after getting a divorce. I thought there might be more trouble from her ex giv ...more
Patricia
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Callback is the first book in a new contemporary romance series by Brandy L Rivers titled, Love Behind the Scenes. Leona Shay is an author who is looking at selling her movie rights to Hollywood. Luke Chance is a movie star who wants to score a role in her film. An encounter leaves both of them feeling curious about the other. With the help of some friends read on as they navigate the paparazzi while trying to maintain some privacy.

Brandy L Rivers is mostly known for her paranormal romance
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Rose
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every single time I read a contemporary romance by Brandy L. Rivers I fall more in love with the style from her.

Leona Shay writes romance but she definitely isn't looking for it. Really, she may not even believe in Happily Ever After anymore. And she REALLY isn't looking for it with an actor whom she believes is only interested in her for a part in the movie she just sold the rights for.

Luke Chance wants to meet Leona from the moment he sees her. Yes, he loves her books but his attraction to he
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Kay Richards
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Leona Shay is an author that's just sold the rights for one of her books to become a movie. Fresh from a divorce, a trip to L.A results in a chance encounter.
Luke Chance is a famous Hollywood actor who desperately wants to play a part in the movie and has read every single book that Leona has written.

Sparks fly between them but can Luke convince Leona to trust again? Or will it all prove to be too much for Leona?

Brandy has always been able to write amazingly, it shows in every book she's ever wr
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Yomari Suarez
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm completely in love with this story!! Leona and Luke are so easy to fall in love with and I was rooting for the from the very beginning. I also loved the secondary characters if the story, the were an added value to the story and I can't wait for Ryan's story, he definitely picked my interest and Falling Star is on my TBR. One of the things that I loved the most is that they are unconventional characters: Luke is younger, well known and a heartrob, whereas Leona likes her privacy, has been ma ...more
Doris
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leona isn’t looking for love at all, and Luke wasn’t really sure what he was looking for, but when they found each other it was a love story that was undeniable!
If you are looking for a romance to make you cry and then turn right around to laughing, this is it!
Like is so sincere in trying to win Leona’s heart, and she just can’t hnderstnad why someone would be interested in her as she is. They learn and grow together, dealing with issues of fame I can only imagine.
As you read, you will wonder
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Natasha
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a new to me author and I will be reading more of her work.

This was a slow burn for me. Yes Leona and Luke have a pull towards each other, but Leona is slow to fall for this man. She is newly divorced and he is a famous actor, that is slightly younger. Luke is famous, but he also wants normal. He knows who Leona is, he is a super fan, has read all her books and now wants to star in one of them. But he also feels this connection of someone that he knows he supposed to be with. This couple
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Keoki Ki`Ili
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love Brandy's paranormal series, so when she decided to write contemporary I said why not and I'm certainly not disappointed in this one.
Leona is a slightly reluctant older author who likes to live in the shadows and Luke is the young movie star in the spotlights. Luke has to work extra hard to convince Leona to take a chance on him, as he's convinced she's the one for him. There are many twists to this plot and a serious mistake almost destroys everything these two have going for t
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Maria Dodd
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The series is off to an amazing start! Beautifully written characters as usual from Brandy L Rivers.
Interesting to read about an author and her world, makes you wonder how much is personal experience :-)
Can't wait to read about Ryan as theories came to mind.
Luke was amazing and the reminder that actors are just people and  have all the hassle from photographers was so true.
I hope this series runs for long enough to cover all the characters we got to know in this book.
I voluntarily received this
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Teri
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this story. You have a strong woman who has been cheated on and carries the remembrance of a relationship gone bad. You have a mature young man who knows what he wants. Together they have challenges to face and obstacles to overcome along with crazy fans. The author does a great job of humanizing celebs and making her characters real and touchable, and oh yes lovable. This is my first read by this author and while it is a standalone I want to read more. Her characters have flaws, have a ...more
Myra Espino
I love this book from the start up to the last!! Luke and Leona are amazing!! Luke, I love this guy very much! He's different from the other characters in Brandy's books. Leona, I love her spirit and drive. Despite their difference with each other, I still love them. I also love the other characters in the book. I'm looking forward for their stories in the future!
Julie Garrett
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story!! I have read every book Brandy has written. This one is my new favorite. The characters are so well developed you feel what they feel. I love that in a story. If you're looking for a story you can just disappear into...you found it. I absolutely recommend this book
Karen
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had a little problem with the age difference every time I read the words but the test of the time the H was extremely mature and totally in love. But seriously, a 20+ young man as mature as he was, I knew I was reading "fiction'.
Nancy Metsch
Just wasn't for me
Lynn Worton
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
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