At the age of twenty-four, Chantelle Rose has all a city girl can expect: a tiny bed-sit in South London, a lousy poorly-paid job, a tyrannical boss, and quite a few exes added to an ever-growing list.
Desperate for change, she becomes an extra in a seedy crime film. When that leads to the opportunity of a lifetime – a role to play with a million dollars to win and seemingly nothing to lose – she accepts without thinking twice. After all, what could possibly go wrong? In any event, she´ll earn enough to buy her dream home, set up her own business and never worry about money again.
And what about love? Two men have won her heart: Robbie – sultry, silent, mysterious; and Lionel – Hollywood heart-throb, charm, wealth, adventure.
But who can she trust? Who is bent on scaring her away, and why?
There seems to be more at stake than just her heart. Will a million dollars be worth it?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
How I love a book that can make me giggle and this one surely did that. Chantelle Rose, at 24, is just about scrapping by in her tiny London bedsit but she has found a way that she can make a bob or two just by being an extra on a film shoot. Now Chantelle is eye candy, there is not doubt about that and soon she is up graded in the film to a more prominent role. Well you can’t knock her for feeling rather pleased with herself especially when he name is going to appear in the credits.
Chantelle finds herself at the cinema with her new bloke to watch the film she briefly appeared in , unfortunately Chantelle has a little bit more exposure in the film than what she thought she was going to get which leaves not much to the imagination of the cinema goers around them. This all leads to the swift exit of the new bloke and an offer in another film that can’t really be turned down even if it goes against everything she believes in.
This story takes on a totally different road now as Chantelle heads off into a more glamourous life, rubbing shoulders with some of Hollywoods famous heart throbs, one in particular. There is romance coming from more than one direction and some very disturbing mail. Is this new life style really what Chantelle wants and needs?
This book gave me laughs, romance and a mystery to solve so plenty to keep any reader engaged. Chantelle was an easy character to get to know and I liked how the author remoulded some of her character but not all of it as her life style changed. Some of the characters though I read with gritted teeth as I wanted to give one particular bloke a mirror so he could just talk to himself in a corner to talk to it, he really did like himself! There was a good build up on tension about the mysterious and quite nasty letters that kept appearing which I did just pip the reveal by deducting who this person was. Oh that was a good feeling.
I hope the author is working on a follow up, there is still so much I want to know.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cristina Hodgson, mother of two, born in Wimbledon, London, currently lives in southern Spain. Cristina had a long career in sport, reaching national and international level and still actively participates in Triathlon races and enjoys outdoor activities. In her spare time she also enjoys reading and writing. She won a sports scholarship to Boston College. After a period in Boston, she returned to the UK and graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Sports Science.
A LITTLE OF CHANTELLE ROSE is her debut novel and was released in May 2017. Amazingly, it has nothing to do with running!
Her FREE short story SIMPLY ANNA is out now!
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