Welcome to the blog tour for SHIP-WRECKED, the sixth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Love Is…, by Cassie Cross. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.
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Series: Love Is… Series #6
Author: Cassie Cross
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 8, 2020
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Skye McLane is Hollywood’s newest It Girl. Between the film offers flying in and the ever-present awards buzz around her, Skye seems to have everything, until pictures of her heartthrob boyfriend cheating on her are splashed all over the internet. Heartbroken, Skye just wants to focus on her work and lick her wounds in private, but her publicist has another plan.
His name is River Holloway.
River’s a rising star with a penchant for finding trouble wherever he goes. He has a new movie coming out and some career-making deals in the works, but River’s getting the wrong kind of attention after a couple of fights captured by the paparazzi. What he needs is an image rehab, and his publicist thinks Skye is just the girl who can give it to him.
America’s newest sweetheart and a bad boy in need of a little TLC seems like the perfect recipe for some positive press. It’s strictly a showmance with a pre-determined expiration date, until a trip to a tropical paradise leaves them shipwrecked, and their time alone together makes them realize that their feelings might not be for show after all…
River’s hand is on the small of my back, his thumb tracing gentle patterns there that are soothing even through the fabric of my dress.
The motion is calming me down in one way and working me up in another. I want to run inside to get away from River to make it stop, and pull him closer to keep it going. Fake Skye is tossed to the curb as the real me has this unfortunately timed epiphany that I want River, and I want him now.
But no, no, that’s just the adrenaline talking. Once we make it down the line and my heartbeat settles down, my brain will tell my heart (and my hormones) to shut the hell up.
We come to Emmy with Entertainment Now!, and she’s the one who throws us a softball question about how long we’ve been together. Claudia told us to keep it vague enough to be true so that we don’t contradict ourselves. I tell her that we’ve been together for a little while and that we’re very happy. River echoes the sentiment and tells me that he’s happy to be on the arm of the most beautiful girl on the carpet.
I grip the back of his jacket to steady myself, flexing the fabric in my hand until I remember that wrinkles are a thing and I don’t want River to have them.
“Have you seen the movie?” Emmy yells at River over the commotion.
“I’ve seen it, and she’s wonderful in it,” he explains, voice raised so that she can hear him. “I think audiences are going to fall in love with Skye playing Pearl like I did,” he says, looking at me with a soft kind of awe that makes my legs feel unsteady. “I couldn’t take my eyes off of her, but maybe I’m a little bit biased.”
Emmy visibly swoons, and to be honest, so do I. Wow, he’s good.
River pulls me closer as we move on to the next interview, his fingers wrapped firmly around my waist. We’re asked similar questions, and he gives equally dazzling and heart-stopping answers. He’s definitely holding up his end of the bargain here; if I didn’t know any better, I’d think he was telling the truth.
It’s up to me to put on my A-game, so I throw him a few compliments at our next interviewer. By the time we hit the end of the line, we’ve expressed our happiness and admiration for each other with the kind of answers that are definitely going to keep the people who would be interested in our relationship well-fed for the next few weeks.
Claudia’s practically vibrating out of her skin by the time we sit down for the movie, and when I come back to my seat after introducing it with my costars, she’s frantically scrolling through Instagram with a triumphant look on her face.
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About the Author
Cassie Cross is a Maryland native and a romantic at heart, who lives outside of Baltimore with her two dogs and a closet full of shoes. Cassie’s fondness for swoon-worthy men and strong women are the inspiration for most of her stories, and when she’s not busy writing a book, you’ll probably find her eating takeout and indulging in her love of 80’s sitcoms.