Someone To Stay
By B.M. Sandy
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult Romance
Life is short - this Cassie Mills knows. In the wake of a devastating loss, she has reshaped her life, carving out a limited place for herself with her grief-narrowed perception of the world. But when Jake Mason, an elusive yet famous British actor, comes to her small Pennsylvania town with an entire movie crew to film for two months, she is asked to cater to him and his colleagues in the hotel restaurant where she works. After a strange, but memorable meeting, she tells herself she'll never see the kind and handsome man up close again. The very next night, though, he shows up again for dinner, and the spotlight is on Cassie again.
Jake Mason's career is flooded with endless Do Not Disturb signs. He's notorious for hiding during shoots; nobody seems to really know him. He's worked hard for his career, and he accepted a long time ago that privacy was a valuable commodity that he should never relinquish. Accepting a leading role in a film that places him in a small town in Pennsylvania, he is forced his first night there to attend a private dinner with nineteen of his fellow cast and crew - definitely outside of his comfort zone. But after losing his phone, he finds himself intrigued by the waitress who helps him, and begins to wonder if some sacrifices might be worth making after all.
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DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC of this book for honest review. My opinion is my own and remains unbiased. Thank you so much to Silver Dagger Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to participate in this tour.
This book was perfectly in my element. I am a huge fan of contemporary romances. Jake and Cassie are amazing characters. I love the "fake girlfriend" deal and how they start to have feelings for each other. They mingle so well. The flow of dialogue was very believable. They definitely felt real to me. Mission accomplished. <3
MY RATING: 4.5 OF 5 STARS.
What inspired you to write this book?
Someone to Stay was originally going to be a lot different. In my mind, I’d envisioned Jake to ask Cassie to be his “fake girlfriend” to save face for the media and his publicist. I ended up scrapping that extremely early, though, and I honestly can’t say what “inspired” the book to become the way it is. I find that writing is extremely internal and personal, and after awhile, the characters start to feel like real people inside of you. I listened to my instincts and went with that. I did listen to a lot of music though and listened to a playlist I created for the book to remind myself of the tone I wanted throughout.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I am currently working on my next book – it’s called Worth the Wait and will be a tad darker than Someone to Stay. It’ll be centered around two people who meet in college and then end up branching apart – the book will follow two timelines and jump back and forth, allowing the reader to get very close to what happened between the lovers and what happens in the present tense, too. I’m very excited about it because it is so different from Someone to Stay in tone and in subject matter.
Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born in Lynchburg, Virginia but I was only there for three days. I was raised in an old steel mill town called Warren, Ohio and I lived there for the first ten or so years of my life. There isn’t really much to say about the place: it really falls in line with the majority of the region, and it’s not so different from where I live now in Youngstown.
B. M. Sandy lives in Youngstown, Ohio with her husband and her one-eyed cat child, Maia. She’s a lover of books, film, and all things imaginary. Someone to Stay is her first published novel.
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