Caught on Camera
(Hollywood in Muskoka, #1)
Publication date: September 9th 2016
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance
To achieve her dream of working on Hollywood film sets, star struck chambermaid Rachel Lehmann needs $35,000 for film school tuition by the end of the summer. When she’s asked to fill in for a missing bridesmaid at a movie star’s wedding, it’s her big chance to take candid photos of celebrities and sell them to the entertainment media. Then groomsman Mickey McNichol, agent to the stars, sweeps her off her feet.
Mickey’s bitter experience is that everyone in show business fakes emotions. When he falls for the stand-in bridesmaid, he thinks he’s finally met a beautiful woman he can trust. But if Rachel betrays his friends’ privacy, Mickey will ensure she never works in Hollywood.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Caught on Camera is a light-hearted comedy of errors type romance with a guaranteed HEA.
Most of the action takes place over a weekend at the wedding of a model and a Hollywood actor, with a cast of Hollywood’s A-list. The heroine of a tale is a simple chambermaid Rachel who is working very hard to afford her fees for Toronto Film School.
The GM of the Hotel had one rule the housekeeping staff have to be plain. So Rachel in her baggy clothes, mousey brown hair and black glasses fitted the bill. As with all fairy tales when Rachel is in the Brides suite, It happens when Catherine “ Candy “ Kane , CEO of Candy Kane Cosmetics finds her Maid of honour had not been allowed in Canada because she had a conviction for Driving under the influence.
Seeing Rachel she asked her to try on the dress. This is how Rachel becomes a guest as the bride’s cousin and a bridesmaid for the weekend festivities.
This book is very entertaining in many ways. I read this on my kindle, and it was programmed with a song list. Every time we came to a particular part, you pressed the link to You Tube and a very good piece of relevant music played. The playlist was listed at the front of the book, and you could ignore it if you wished. So we have a makeover for Rachel, with blonde highlights and wonderful clothes. So she spends a weekend of romance with a friend of the poor groom.
This is a great book for entertainment value, it’s funny, clichéd. As I said a comedy of errors, and Trent accuses Rachel of selling photos to the paparazzi. Rachel was planning to do that, but as she got to know the groom, and realised how he felt about privacy of the wedding ceremony. She couldn’t do that to him. When her phone is found the next day with photos on it. Some very private pictures appear the next day Social Media and television. It obvious they were taken by someone at the wedding. In Trent’s eyes Rachel is the main culprit, when confronted she acts guilty, because she feels guilty. I let you find out the rest when you buy the book.
I recommend this book, if you are the mood for some light hearted entertainment. Sometimes it just what you want. I know it worked for me. I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
Madelle completed four novels before Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc. contracted to publish her debut romantic suspense, Diamond Lust—republished as Diamond Hunter—and a sexy, short free read, The Next Big Thing, in 2010.
When Madelle realized her author voice is more suited to light, humorous contemporary romance, she went waaaay back to her teen years for the Hollywood in Muskoka series setting. Madelle, her sisters, and assorted pets enjoyed idyllic summers at a lake in the District of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of their top 20 Best of the World Must-see Places.
The Muskoka lakes’ forested shorelines are dotted with palatial properties owned by wealthy families and Hollywood celebrities. At sixteen, being neither rich nor famous, Madelle worked briefly as a chambermaid at the now-closed Delawana Inn, a local resort.
Madelle is retired from an engineering career in the federal public service and lives in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, with her husband. She tries to keep fit with cycling, Pilates, and yoga, and dreams of owning a waterfront cottage. Or at least a pool.
She tweets and posts on Facebook and Goodreads about Hollywood, filmmaking, Muskoka, and, of course, writing. She blogs the second Tuesday of the month at romancingthegenres.blogspot.com and occasionally on her own website.