Meet Claire and Josh, by Sasha Summers
Thank you so much for having me today. And – for letting me gush about my new novel: Hollywood Ever After. I had so much fun writing this book.
The characters were very real to me so, by the books end, it was like visiting with old friends. So I thought I’d ‘introduce’ you to the heroine (Claire) and the hero (Josh).
Claire is very easy to relate to and I liked her. She’s this 35 year old mother of two who’s trying to figure things out now that she’s a single mom. She’s insanely talented, a writer and painter, but she’s very unsure of herself – tending to doubt her abilities versus recognize them. And she’s scarred, emotionally, from her past. I understood her hesitancy to commit or connect with anyone after she’d been so… damaged. But I wanted her to try, to find hope, and work towards it. Meeting Josh changes everything for her.
Josh is the perfect hero, really. I’ve never met a 28 year old man like him – but wouldn’t it be nice? He’s this sweet, ruffled, take-me-as-I-am kind guy who also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous. Oh, did I mention he’s a movie star? He is: the chics-lining-the-red-carpet-screaming-his-name kind of movie star. He’s not sold on the whole star thing but he loves acting enough to deal with the press too. He’s kind of got everything a 28 year old guy could want, but he’s missing something: home.
They just fell together, very sweetly and sincerely. From the second they meet, they click. I wanted them to work out and be happy. I hope you will too!
She wasn’t meant for movie stars, Hollywood, or happy endings. And then she met him.
Happy Endings are for fairy tales. Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time. But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises.
Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two…
And her heart begins to want him as much as her body. Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair?
Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?
About the author:
Sasha Summers is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history, romance, and travel. She writes both lyrical romantic fantasy and contemporary romance. Her first play was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since.
She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.