Juliet St. Clair has spent her life under Hollywood's spotlight. While being America's favorite girl next door has had its perks, having to testify against her stalker to put him behind bars certainly wasn't one of them. But when she thinks about walking away from it all, she can't help remembering the enormous pile of medical bills her family is drowning under. Bills that just keep on coming. Felix Donovan had it all–stunning good looks, gorgeous women, and a spot as the drummer to a band that's sitting pretty at the top of the charts. Until one life-altering decision left him paralyzed from the waist down. He doesn't know whether to laugh or cry when he wins this year's Sexiest Man award, but the one thing he immediately does is send out a Non-disclosure agreement. Hiding his condition from the public is hard as hell, but he's not ready to face the world while he's still struggling to accept his new reality.

Except this year's Sexiest Woman–Juliet St. Clair–never looks at him with pity, only desire. But falling for Juliet means a permanent spot in the tabloids, a decision Felix isn't sure he's ready to make. And when Juliet's stalker re-emerges from her past, Felix's secret isn't the only thing at stake, it could cost Juliet her life.

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the publisher via Net Galley but that did not in any way influence this review!

Might as well get right to the point here…I loved Felix and Juliet’s story.  And, even though I’ve read this type of book before (and I also guessed the twist), this was one of those rare books where that didn’t matter at all.  I still wished it was 100 pages longer.  I wanted to spend more time with these two.  I wanted to bask in their love, and I wanted to snuggle up close to the secondary characters (*waves at Gavin*).  In short, this book made my heart happy.

Felix was left paralyzed from the waist down after a tragic incident and he’s hiding from the world.  As the drummer for a famous band, he doesn’t want anyone to see him as he’s become…he doesn’t even want to see it himself.  Juliet is a famous actress who seen her share of tragedy both personally and in her family.  But, both of these characters are strong.  Much as they may want to change their pasts, or maybe even hide from them, their emotional fortitude drives them forward.  They’re a perfect match.  As I read this story I really fell in love with both of them and rooted for them from the beginning.  I was totally invested in their love story and absolutely enjoyed their chemistry.

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Overall:

In reality, this book has two stories in one.  The romance and between Juliet and Felix, and the struggles each is facing…his paralysis and her stalker.  When you put these story lines together it’s quite a ride.  I didn’t want to put the book down.  This story brought all the feels…the heartbreak, the sadness, the joy, the relief, and the giddiness of new love.  I found myself smiling, tearing up, and sighing.  I definitely recommend this story to anyone who, like me, loves love and enjoys seeing characters face their challenges head on.  This was a great read!

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