Shuttergirl by CD Reiss
I'm an unabashed fan of CD Reiss's Drazen books (Songs of Submission; Songs of Corruption; Songs of Perdition). Her words have a tendency to make my panties disappear and force me to take frequent personal time breaks while reading her books. Shuttergirl is written with the same fluid lyricity (I make up a new word — go with it) as her other books, just without the hardcore alpha male dominance. Michael and Laine are heated and intense, moving through a dark history together. I caught myself with my mouth hanging open at one point — as if I'd tell you when. Shuttergirl is a worthy read with a long crescendo. And with a girl like badass, mothertrucking Laine in heels running after the man who will ease her lady-ache, I can't not recommend it.
A NEW STANDALONE FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLER CD REISS
I never forgot her. Not for one minute. Not from the last time I saw her, at seventeen, to today. I measured all women against her and all women came up short.
But being with her was unfeasible in high school, and it's taboo now.
I see her sometimes, but I've never spoken to her. She runs, or I run. We're in the same town, on the same block, in the same building, and the gulf between us is just too wide to cross.
He was my high school crush, back when I lived in a world that didn't want me. He was the perfect boy, and I was the outcast kid from the other side of town. And when he held my hand I thought I could fit in, just a little. I thought I could be his and he could be mine.
Then he left, and my life fell apart.
Now we are the king and queen of opposite sides of Hollywood. And we haven't spoken a word to each other.