Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: February 8th, 2016
Falling for him wasn't in the plans...
Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood's hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she's reluctantly working as Jack's personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.
Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she's not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she'd be perfect for the job—and Jack pushes right back.
But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss's easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.
Share a funny story about a real job you've had that went as awful as Jessica's pig sitting.
I was the casting associate for a pilot being produced by a Very Famous Television Mogul. During one of our producer callback sessions (read: big time audition), the Very Famous Television Producer’s actress daughter came to visit, along with her fluffy white wisp of a dog. She wanted to sit in on the auditions, but worried that her presence might make an already stressful audition even more nerve-wracking, so she elected to hide under her father’s desk across the massive room, her tiny pup cuddled in her lap. The auditioning actor’s back was to them, so all good, right?
Mid-audition, the tiny ball of fur darted across the room, greeting everyone with shrill yaps. The poor actor tried to continue his audition, but the dog was stealing the scene. Stern-faced producers tried to hold in laughter. Just when the audition couldn’t get any worse, the daughter unfolded herself from her hiding place under the desk, gathered her dog, and walked out, as casually as if she were exiting a day spa. And yeah, we invited the actor to take some time and come back to audition later. Only in Hollywood! :)
About the Author
Stacy Wise is the author of BEYOND THE STARS (Entangled Embrace, 2016). She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and a Masters in Teaching from Chapman University. She lives in California with her husband, four children, two dogs, and ever-changing number of fish. BEYOND THE STARS is her debut novel.