Review: ShutterGirl by CD Reiss - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Review: ShutterGirl by CD Reiss

My  Thoughts

Sexy, evocative and gritty.
A captivating contemporary romance for those who
love to devour second chance love stories.

4stars

Synopsis

shuttergirl coverONE movie star on the cusp of greatness
ONE broken girl who touched him
TEN years to forget her
A MILLION stories in Hollywood
———–
I am not hurt.

I don’t need a second chance with him, or a life I thought I had.

While he was out forgetting me to become a movie star, I was building a career out of nothing. A career as a paparazzi, but a career. For a foster kid who bounced around every home in Los Angeles, that wasn’t easy.

This camera is all I have.

He’s nothing to me. Every time I take his picture and sell it, I remind myself that I did it all without him or his approval, his cinnamon smell or his clear green eyes. He lights up the screen like a celestial body, but he’s nothing but a paycheck to me.

He can throw my camera off a balcony, and nothing has to change. We can stay king and queen of the same city, and different worlds.

Except this is Hollywood, and here, anything can happen.

My Review

“If they’re in public, their ass is mine. This is the story of one celebrity, and as much as the city, he is mine.”

CD Reiss’ writing style shines in this second chance contemporary romance. This is the first I’ve read of CD Reiss and I loved her sharp, engaging writing style which kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next. I also loved that the story felt fresh in so many ways. Our heroine is a papparazza who is fiesty, but closed off, operating in a male-dominated profession. Her love interest, is her old crush, who happens to be a Hollywood movie star.

“So…You became a photographer.”
“I became your worst nightmare.”

In so many ways, Reiss flips the story. The heroine is the one who pushes off the notion of a relationship. She’s the one in control. She’s aggressive. She’s the girl who breaks through a bevy of guys to catch the elusive, perfect shot of Hollywood A-listers like him. Michael Greydon. Once upon a time, there was a connection. She had grounded him. He had gotten to her. And then he left and her life spiraled in a way that was irreversible.

Now Michael was at the cusp of hitting it even bigger. His next movie was a lifeline for more than just him. But the moment they met again… touched again… he knew she was trouble. She had a pull strong enough to make him lose control.

“She was a vortex. I’d avoided getting swallowed up in her once, and now, more than ever, I needed to avoid it again.”

Nonetheless, as he struggles to retain control and keep his career from tanking, and she struggles to keep her feelings from the temporary high of physical pleasure, that connection sparks once more. Unavoidably so. When they’re together, there is a rightness felt, despite them living such different lives. She sees him, really sees him, and she feels cared for and happy in his arms.

“I didn’t want normal. I wanted real. And my God, Laine was real.”

But as direct and sharp and brazen as Laine is, we realize that beneath that strong persona, she’s vulnerable. She hides a past that could further threaten his career. And when their livelihoods are truly in trouble and the past threatens to destroy their fragile relationship, could they really last? Could they withstand the pressures of their own lives? Run from the non-stop shutter clicks that captured and revealed everything?

The story is a great second chance romance. Reiss’ unique writing style pulls you in from the beginning and keeps you engaged with the perfect mix of sweet and sexy. It was a fast, enjoyable read and a great choice for fans of well-written contemporary romance.

add to goodreads 3

Connect with CD Reiss

Website | Twitter | Facebook

✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦

follow vbb 3

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Subscribe by Email

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

3 Comments:


    1. VBB Post author said:

      Thanks Megan!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

Today! Free cocktail for DADS! Stop with your dad or stop if you’re a dad and get a free cocktail! 2:00-7:00 @SocialNAustin @DWTFestival @DestinationDrip @DrippingTX @dstex @vilmairisblog

4

𝗙𝗔𝗩𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗘 𝗗𝗥𝗬 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗢𝗢! @verbproduct’s newest… https://t.co/knMNr9K6uC

Started reading BABY TEETH by @zoje.stage_author today and holy cow is it already sort of chilling and disturbing. Hooked. Looking forward to getting back to it tonight, and will keep you guys up to date of... https://t.co/XCIl3SUV56

Started reading BABY TEETH by @zoje.stage_author today and holy cow is it already sort of chilling and disturbing. Hooked. Looking forward to getting back to it tonight, and will keep you guys up to date of... https://t.co/x0X6rzOnGO

Exclusive excerpt: Vilma Gonzalez aka @vilmairisblog shares a sneak peek at romantic thriller Bring Me Back by @BAParisAuthor, out June 19. @StMartinsPress @MacmillanUSA https://t.co/fSqcZFkMv0

This week on the blog I’m sharing my 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁… https://t.co/rvb52qP6XY

Good morning, you guyyyyssss! It’s Monday and… https://t.co/2Q0geAFlRr

5 Masks To Transform Your Hair From Drab To Fab (in 10 minutes or less!) https://t.co/l6umZf7fwY

Review: A Reaper At The Gates by @sabaatahir! https://t.co/grM1r83sVH @penguinteen @razorbillbooks

Sharing my recent beauty haul #ontheblog! https://t.co/haN5wtF5Es

Review: @VERB Dry Shampoo Spray https://t.co/jrUQjxrogE

✨ 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗬 ✨ Did you guys read the excerpt from… https://t.co/j1SDNBiJBc

Have you all heard of @cloveandhallow? They are a clean cosmetics company that make vegan, cruelty-free makeup. They believe in a minimalist approach to formulation and use only safe ingredients like botanicals,... https://t.co/EdqW7x9AEd

Have you all heard of @cloveandhallow? They are… https://t.co/dKbWh4pHvy

Gnight.
YOU ARE SO LOVED AND WE LIKE HAVING YOU AROUND.
*ties one end of this sentence to your heart, the other end to everyone who loves you in this life, even if clouds obscure your view*
*checks knots*
THERE. STAY PUT, YOU.
TUG IF YOU NEED ANYTHING.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him.

Friday morning prep, keeping it natural ✨ My top… https://t.co/LbodDQbQLm

“My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle,… https://t.co/nzoR7QcG0R

Love in Suspense exclusive excerpt: Vilma Gonzalez aka @vilmairisblog shares a sneak peek at The Ever After by @sarahpekkanen & calls it 'a captivating domestic drama.' @simonschuster https://t.co/oxWzEyN4lK

Love in Suspense exclusive excerpt: Vilma Gonzalez aka @vilmairisblog shares a sneak peek at The Ever After by @sarahpekkanen and calls it 'a captivating domestic drama.' @simonschuster https://t.co/oxWzEz4Fdi

Load More...