Wednesday, May 18, 2016

L.H. Cosway's Showmance: Review and GIveaway!

Damon Atwood was Hollywood’s golden boy. Having won an Oscar at the tender age of thirteen, he had the life many could only dream about. But his success came at a price, and after a short but fruitful film career, he chose to live a life of obscurity on a remote Scottish island. Almost a decade later he’s finally ready to make his return, starting with a lead role in a musical on London’s West End.
As a choreographer’s assistant, Rose Taylor has always faded into the background. She watches shows come to life from the side lines, but has never craved the attention of stardom. When rumours begin circulating of Damon’s involvement in her latest gig, she doesn’t predict how she will be thrust into the limelight, nor how the mysterious and strangely introverted man will need her to teach him how to be a star again.
Rose knows that show crushes don’t last. Actors fall for each other during the intensity of a production, often losing themselves in their roles. These kinds of affairs burn bright and then they fade. The question is, should Rose let herself shine with Damon, or guard her heart from being broken after the final curtain call?

My Review: 
 L.H. Cosway has a way of writing novels that allow the reader to become one with the characters and immerse yourself into the scenes. This one is no different. 

The story begins with Rose, a dancer that prefers to stay in the background, acting as a choreographer's assistant. She finds herself entangled with the star of her latest show, only to be promptly dropped once the show has ended. She needs to move forward but finds getting involved in the lives of those in the spotlight difficult to avoid. 

Damon is a former Hollywood child star. He has his own drama and has stayed out of the limelight for the last decade. The recent death of a family member, and a promise kept, has catapulted him right back under the spotlight. As the star of a new musical, he has to find a way to come out from under the rock he's been living under. Reclusive, grumpy, and socially awkward, he finds solace in Rose.  

The two have to get over their past, so that they can move forward together. They both have family drama (and I mean DRAMA), and yet, they've remained relatively normal. Rose's BFF Julian is also involved and has his own affairs with a starlet that has her eye on Damon. 

I've really enjoyed reading Cosway's stand-alone novels, as well as those she's co-authored with Penny Reid. Looking forward to reading more in this series - can't wait for Julian's story! 

About the Author

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

1st Prize: Signed copy of Showmance, $25 Amazon giftcard, L.H. Cosway tote bag, L.H. Cosway notebook, Showmance pocket mirror & signed swag.
2nd Prize: Signed copy of Showmance, $10 Amazon giftcard & signed swag.

L.H. Cosway's SHOWMANCE Release Week Blitz Giveaway

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