Title: Her Confessional: The Making of a Star (Her Confessional #2)
Author: Rebecca Norinne Caudill
Purchase Link: Amazon
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** 18,000 word novella, part one of an ongoing series **
Her Confessional is a sexy new romance series told from the point of view of Sarah Travers, a smart, happy, plus-size heroine who explores – through a series of written confessions – what happens when the best friend she’s secretly in love with becomes the world’s most famous actor overnight.
Hi, I’m Sarah, a plus-size 33-year-old single woman with an amazing job as a personal assistant to a major Hollywood director. My best friend? His name is Cameron. Here’s a secret for you, something I’ve never told anyone else before: I’m in love with him. Truly, madly, deeply. I know. Bad idea, right? But that’s not even the worst of it. My biggest problem? I’m not the only one. You see, Cameron just landed the role of a lifetime and now millions of other women fancy themselves in love with him too. But this isn’t their story; it’s mine. My confessional.
The Making of a Star is the first installment in the series.
Cristina’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 Hearts
In the first installment of this novella we meet and get to know Sarah Travers, a plus size woman who is content with herself and the life she is living as she displays herself in the public eye. As we get to know her personally she discloses confessions that can easily affect the friendship she has with Cameron Scott, an up and coming actor who just got offered the role of his life.
Cameron is not just a best friend to Sarah but much more has grown between the two of them as time passes. He is the hot, sexy man that will have women swooning over him and knowing that Savannah is not the kind of woman he can be seen with (due mainly of her size) makes being in love with him her biggest secret.
The quick and easy read is where we are introduced to best friends who grew close over time. Although I had admired and can picture the friendship between the two characters leading that can lead to more than status I was not completely sold on the connection between Sarah and Cameron. I do; however, look forward to seeing where this series goes and can probably see me getting more into their relationship as new beginnings gets commenced in the Hollywood world. This is just the opener and after that cliffhanger ending I can see more coming to light.
Renery’s Rating: 4 of 5 Hearts
The first installment to Her Confessional, The Making of a Star, is such a quick, fun and easy read. It had its moments—hot and swoon-worthy. It was fast-paced and the story immediately unfolded. I liked the relationship that Cameron and Sarah had built. It started out with friendship and I’ve always believed that a strong relationship always starts with being friends. I guess what happened between Cameron and Sarah was unavoidable—they eventually became too comfortable with one another, spent almost every waking hour with one another that it shouldn’t be a surprise when both of them got super drunk. And well, you usually know what happens when alcohol is involved and they were alone with privacy too. So one thing led to another. Just imagine how a one night stand usually goes, but emotions and friendship are at stake. And I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to not fall in love with your best friend…
Sarah’s positive outlook and great self-esteem are infectious. She’s not model-skinny, but she felt good about herself—indeed, she loved herself. But she never expected anyone like Cameron, a totally gorgeous, aspiring actor, to actually be interested in her other than friendship. They’ve established this rhythm that I liked so much, you’d feel how true they are to each other. After all, there really is an upside to being positive at all times. Yes, we could get hurt along the way, but you know what they say—there’s always a rainbow after the rain. ~Renery, 4 stars
Rebecca Caudill read her first novel when she was just four years old and has been hooked on books ever since. When she wasn’t writing her own stories, she was sneaking copies of her mom’s romance paperbacks to read late into the night.
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Journalism, she embarked on a career in technology public relations representing some of the world’s hottest start-ups and publicly traded companies. After twelve years in the business, with the unwavering support of her husband, she quit her job to pursue writing full time.
Rebecca lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and cat. When not creating fictional worlds inhabited by strong women, and dashing heroes, she is planning her next vacation, trying out new recipes, or drinking Islay scotch.