*I received a free copy of Reel from Scribechick Media via Social Butterfly PR. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Hollywood Renaissance #1
Published by Scribechick Media on 8th June 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Source: Social Butterfly PR
What happens when an up-and-coming actress is discovered by a top director?
Neevah is an understudy at Broadway, and Canon is a director whose friend brings him to see a friend of his on Broadway. Canon finally found his Dessi, and knows that he needs to do everything he can to get Neevah to sign on for his bio-pic.
Of course, between an actress and the director, a personal relationship is not exactly professional, but sometimes, the heart wants what the heart wants.
Reel is a beautifully written realistic romance with characters that feel so real you think they are a part of your circle of friends before the story is over.
Kennedy Ryan did it again! I’m sure Reel will become a bestseller, and it already has all the necessary ingredients for a wonderful movie as well! The story is character-driven, which is my favorite kind of story. The narration starts in the past, then follows Neevah and Canon in the present – with snippets of Dessi’s life through the movie.
Reel has not only made it onto my favorite 2021 shelf, it’s also on my all time favorite shelf! I would recommend this story to all romance lovers, but even more especially romance readers who enjoy a realistic story. Because all is not well at all times in this novel.
Neevah has a health problem she’s been able to deal with for quite a while. However, stress can make her affliction worse – and what could me more stressful than being the main character in the biggest bio-pic in Hollywood? Being an unknown actress, maybe, and that’s also the case for Neevah.
Reel drew me in from the very first sentence, and I got everything I could have wished for and so much more. There is a true love story here, but there is also a complicated family history, and some very strong friendships. Reel manages to bring everything together seamlessly.
The filming of Dessi’s story shares parts of the script with the readers, and then, we would also get Neevah’s point of view of actually acting out certain scenes, and I was simply mesmerized by her. She is a very strong woman, and she has counted on only herself for so long. Her best friend helps her and is her chosen sister, but she misses her family – while at the same time not really wanting to see them.
Canon doesn’t have much family anymore, but he also has a chosen family with some people who are very close to him. One thing I loved the most about Reel is how professional Canon was – even when his heart started beating for Neevah, he did all he could to keep his distance.
Reel is a winner for me in every way, I swooned, I laughed, I cried, my heart broke and was then (mostly) put back together. I can’t recommend this enough! You should just trust me and go and get it right now!
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