Actress Kara Kensington flies to New Hope, Wisconsin, where she’ll spend the winter holidays filming a movie. Her entire career depends on the success of the feel-good story based on her best friend’s life. To salvage her strained friendship with Dani, Kara asks the cute guy from the flight to act as her new boyfriend. But the longer she spends with him, the less she’s acting.
For Chef Scott Neil, his holidays aren’t only about family togetherness. He wants Aunt Shirley and Uncle Ted to retire. When he’s asked to fake a relationship with Kara, he agrees. As he gets drawn into Kara’s production, he questions what is real and what’s just for show. Only a fool would fall in love with America’s sweetheart.
In My Opinion
Kara Kensington wasn’t the most likable character in the first book of the Finding New Hope series by Rachelle Paige Campbell, but I’m glad we get all of her story in Lights, Cameras, Holidays because, like so many situations in life, there are two sides to the story.
From the moment they meet, Kara and Scott have a connection unlike either of them has experienced before. And when they discover they’re headed to the same place, readers know they’re in for a good read.
I waffled between feeling bad for Kara and her strained relationships and wanting her to just be vulnerable with the people she claims to care about (especially with Dani). Scott’s a good guy with a heart of gold, and I loved that Kara opened up with him because it just cemented their initial connection into something more.
It was wonderful to return to the dinner theater as well as “see” other parts of New Hope. I also enjoyed the glimpse behind the making of a movie and the stress that goes into producing a good film.
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About the Author
Rachelle Paige Campbell writes contemporary romance filled with heart and hope. No matter the location—big city, small town, or European kingdom—her feel-good stories always end with a happily ever after. She’s grateful for the support of her family, her robot floor cleaner, and her reluctant writing partner (her dog).
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