Shuttergirl Paperback – May 18, 2015
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"I went into Shuttergirl not knowing what magic CD Reiss had created. Instantly, I was swept away with perfect prose, incredible imagery, and a character connection I loved. In my mind, it was a perfect modern day fairy-tale where the loved and hated try to bridge the chasm of society's unwritten laws and listen to what they want, rather than what Hollywood tells them. It's the shit. Buy it." ―Pepper Winters, bestelling author of the Monsters in the Dark series
"Rich with tenderness, romance and wit―I loved everything about it." ―Mia Sheridan, NY Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice
"Forbidden yet sweet. Shuttergirl will make you believe that love has the power to break down all barriers. CD Reiss shows us her sweet side, but still manages to keep things sexy as hell." ―Claire Conteras, author of There Is No Light In Darkness
"Tender romance, smart writing. A total winner. Smart and romantic with characters you will root for until the end. I'm already looking forward to reading this book again. A story rich with tenderness and romance, written with the intelligence and wit that is all CD Reiss. I loved everything about Shuttergirl!" ―Mia Sheridan, bestselling author of the Sign of Love series
"A confident, badass heroine and a swoon worthy, good guy find each other in CD Reiss's latest contemporary romance. It's a Hollywood affair with more colors of reality than fairytale, depicting an honest and endearing paparazzi meets movie star relationship that captures all the swoon and flutters of the best love stories. With strikingly beautiful prose and the contrasting gritty, vivid Los Angeles setting, Shuttergirl is Reiss's finest work yet." ―Laurelin Paige, author of the bestselling Fixed Trilogy
About the Author
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it gave her a big enough ego to try her hand at novels. She’ll tell you all about it out back, where a cord of wood awaits.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
- Publisher : EverAfter Romance (May 18, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 284 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1626818800
- ISBN-13 : 978-1626818804
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.66 x 9.02 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,992,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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Of course, past mistakes come back to haunt them, two different worlds collide,...yada yada yada...
But I hung in there, even when he turns out to be a coward and a wuss--very annoying qualities in a male, romantic lead.
But then, he does something at the end to get them back together (that, btw, no one would ever do, EVER) and the story is over in, like, two sentences.
No epilogue, no great ending-tie-it-up-in-a-bow, nothing.
Like the author had someone holding a gun to her head, saying, "FINISH IT NOW!" and she immediately stopped wherever she was and typed, The End.
No cliffhanger but still annoyed.
Then the author has the nerve to write in the end credits that she MIGHT post an epilogue later on her web page if she feels like it and we're all good little children.
Well, save it.
Pissed off and done with you.
I love Christine's writing, and she's very quickly becoming one of my very favorite authors. Shuttergirl just cements that for me.
Laine has not had an easy life, but she's smart and resilient and probably tougher than most guys. When you grown up on the streets of Los Angeles, it's easy to become thick-skinned and jaded. But Laine isn't like that. She's beautiful and kind and hopeful, even with the things she's been through.
Michael is the very definition of Hollywood royalty. Born to famous parents, he wanted for nothing and grew up completely opposite of Laine. But underneath the privilege is a down to earth, hardworking, clean cut, NICE guy. He's genuine and it's apparent from early on.
These two together are the couple you'd least expect to work, which is why they do. But their road isn't easy and that's what make their story so touching and beautiful. Christine really makes them work for their happy, and I appreciate this book all the more for that.
Shuttergirl is a wonderful, feeling inducing kind of read. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Laine and Michael meet in high school. A friendship grew and before it come be more Michael pursues a career in Hollywood. Laine’s path took her another route and later they meet in the most unconventional way. He’s a star, she is a pap that will sell a photo to the highest bidder. They meet again a decade later and start a friendship that means more but they don’t know how to handle it.
The past has an ugly way of coming back and when Michael tries to help things go crazy. The pressure is too much and he leaves. He leaves everything behind. Lanie is a survivor and she proves it time again.
This story can be hard for some to read so if you don’t want to learn about the hard life for a foster kid, then you need to stop and grab another book. If you want to read a great read and be so invested that you can’t stop reading, grab this one and find a place where you can’t be found by any one.
I loved this novel. The imagery evoked by the writing was beautiful and there were many heart-stopping scenes. The writing was fresh and moving.
Laine is a toughened character and I could not relate to her at first. As I got to know her, I understood her attitudes toward her work and life. Though tough, she also has a soft side: Look out for Laine’s exquisite descriptions of Michael when she thinks his love is unattainable. Oh, and her references to her "parents" Sunshine and Rover are heart-melting. I found myself re-winding audio just to hear the gorgeous words again.
After you read the words “THE END”, look out for the web-link to the EPILOGUE on author CD Reiss’s website.
When I read Bombshell (Hollywood A-List Book 1) , Michael and Laine made numerous appearances as a couple so I wondered if that book was related to SHUTTERGIRL. Now I know it is. They are both stand-alones, but I must say SHUTTERGIRL should be packaged as the first in the Hollywood A-Listers series, then Bombshell (Hollywood A-List Book 1) (I recommend this novel), then Bodyguard (Hollywood A-List Book 2) .
I listened to the Audible version of this novel, Christian Fox’s performance as Michael is flawless. Jo Raylen narrates beautifully too – but it took me longer to warm to her voice. She won me over in the end and really embodied Laine well.
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So why not 5 stars? I never quite felt like I connected with Michael . He always seemed so in control, even when things were spiralling. I wanted more emotion from him. Also, I wanted more of them together, it felt a bit brief somehow. Laine was colour and passion and layers of character but Michael felt a bit bland at times.For me, he was at his best when he was in a fight with someone and the scene near the end where he says he loves her. Wow , more of that please. Also, it absolutely needed an epilogue. I really feel that it would work well with a story like theirs to finish it off with a look into their future. I saw that Ms Reid's may put one into a newsletter which would be great, but in the book would have been better.
So, a really good book with an intriguing and moving storyline. Just really want that epilogue to compliment that gorgeous last scene which my inner romantic swooned at!!
Laine Cartwright aka Shuttergirl is one of the best paparazzi in Hollywood, she is ruthless, has a great intuition for getting into a right place at the right time, and her word is gold. Michael Greydon is a Hollywood sweetheart. He's got a fantastic reputation, good manners, a gorgeous face and plenty of talent. But once upon a time Laine and Michael were friends, and she had a crush on him. Now she stalks him and makes money on his pictures.
What would happen if these two get romantically involved when their respectful worlds are set against each other? Michael would question his desire to please everyone instead of doing what he wants and Laine will put her career on the line, because who would trust a paparazza who crossed the line into the enemy camp?
It's tender, bittersweet, hot and somehow very real. As usual Miss Reiss describes the atmosphere of L.A. so vividly, the reader has no problem imagining himself right in the thick of it. Laine is complex and self-assured, and doesn't shy away from the truth, even if it's really painful. Michael is full of suppressed feelings and ready to explode. The dynamics between these two is fascinating!
I loved the ending especially: it's somehow made this book even more solid with its happy-for-now, full of possibilities attitude An easy, quick and entirely satisfying summer read, recommended!
While the romance does play a large part within the plot it is the characters and their development that will keep the pages turning at a fast pace. Some of the situations depicted are uncomfortable to witness, however, provide much-needed insight into how vulnerable young people become targets for lowlifes.