Title: Heart Grow Fonder
Author: Cristy Rey
Publication Date: December, 2014
Wrong place. Wrong time. Right people.
Jessie Bravo knows what’s wrong with her life; she just doesn’t know what to do about it. Eleven years ago, she saved Tyler Cantrell from getting his ass kicked by gay-bashing high school jocks. Since, they’ve been the closest of friends. Years later, Jessie circled the drain of chronic depression, spiraling out of control, and it was Tyler’s turn to save her. Who knew her best friend would become a Hollywood A-lister? Though Jessie credits Tyler for keeping her together, living in the shadow of her best friend’s celebrity isn’t all it’s cut out to be. It’s up to Jessie to figure out what she has to do to be happy: get better or get lost.
Stardom is on the horizon for British television actor Boyd Kerrington. He’s starring opposite Tyler Cantrell in an American feature film sure to blow his career out the water. For all the years he’s focused on his career, however, he’s settled in his personal life. That is, until he meets Tyler’s best friend, Jessie. Jessie is refreshingly cool, passionate, and compelling…but she’s also complicated. Worse yet, she’s not interested in remaining in the celebrity stratosphere, even for her lifelong friend.
Tyler Cantrell had been living the life of the rich and famous, and he finally revealed his true nature through a video, together with his best friend, Jessica Bravo. Tyler is gay, yes, but he was still well-loved by people around him. And then there’s Jessica. Always hiding in the limelight. Until the freakin’ famous English actor Boyd Kerrington noticed her in the video.
Boyd & Jessica’s world collided. The very world that Jessica was trying to escape from was continuously chasing her. Boyd belongs to the stars, like Tyler does, but Jessica doesn’t want to be part of that. She is definitely broken and there isn’t much that Boyd could do to mend it.
Words cannot express what and how I truly felt for Jessica. She reminds me of my brother whenever he zones in to his world, not getting out of the box, not letting anyone in. I am thankful to Cristy Rey for sharing this story because it is very realistic; it delves deep into my heart and mind. It is one of the few books that really capture the innermost emotions of my heart.
Cristy lives in Miami, FL where she is a reader and writer most of the time, and a knitter much less of the time than she was six months before she took up writing again. She writes the books that she likes to read. She describes her writing style as riot grrrl Jane Austen sprinkled with a little magic.
There’s always a killer soundtrack running in the background of her novels – all you need to do is turn to the playlist to know what’s up.
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