The Stars in Her Eyes
by C.M. Albert
(Love in LA Quartet, #1)
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Reverse Harem, Romance
Love in LA just got a whole lot hotter!
One woman. Three men. Some things are best kept secret.
“Hands down the best reverse harem I’ve ever read!” Goodreads Reviewer M. Simmons
When Creslyn Knight auditions for the role of a life time, she never expects three things:
1. To know the casting director—intimately.
2. To be insanely attracted to the three stand-in actors at the audition.
3. That she’d soon be putting her morals to the test when her resolve weakens.
Acting is in Creslyn’s blood, and she’s focused her sights on one thing: landing the role of a lifetime. But she’s always been told that everything comes at a cost. The casting director names his when he tells her she must make him believe she can surrender to a harem of men, or he can’t justify giving her the lead role.
Determined to prove him wrong and show him she can tap into a passion that deep, Creslyn throws herself into rehearsals. But the fine line between script and reality soon starts to blur, leading her and three men into unchartered territory. The only problem? She has a jealous roommate, a disgruntled mother, and a string of paparazzi hot on her trail, making Creslyn question the cost of everything.
In a world where some things are best kept secret, is the price of fame too high when it comes to the heart?
The Stars in Her Eyes is book one of the Love in LA Quartet and is a new adult, steamy contemporary romance reverse harem LOVE STORY that can be read as a stand-alone or as an introduction to the series. All the heat you’ve come to expect with a reverse harem, AND a storyline worthy of a contemporary romance love story. Finally, the best of both worlds!
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“Wait,” she said, taking a deep breath, stilling her body. Grady removed his hand from between her legs, letting her panties slip back into place.
“What is it?” he breathed. She rolled over to face him. Her Grady. With his bright blue eyes, broken nose, and tanned cheeks from the sun he worshipped. She dropped her gaze to his mouth, but then swallowed her desire with resolve.
“I can’t do this,” she said. “I—I’m really confused right now. I never thought we would have this kind of chemistry now, and, God, you turn me on to no end. But this is coming at the same time as something else in my life, something I don’t know how I feel about yet.”
Grady snorted. “What? A three-on-one?” He sat up, running his hand through his hair. “I can’t believe you’re pushing me away, for what? An experiment with three guys? Is that what turns you on? I don’t think you know what you’re getting yourself into, Cressie. It’s different than in porn when your heart’s involved. You really think you’d be anything other than a fucking hot story for those guys to share with their friends?”
Creslyn clenched her jaw tight, unable to say anything because she was shaking so hard with anger . . . and fear. Fear that he might be right. But the way they’d handled her together last night didn’t speak of cheap sex. It felt different. She couldn’t explain it to Grady, and she couldn’t wrap her heart around it just yet. She just knew she was confused, and sleeping with Grady wasn’t the answer.
“I’m not dignifying that with an answer, Grady. I think you know me better than that. I didn’t expect to have real feelings when I asked them over to practice our lines. They were just supposed to be stand-in actors for me to feel more relaxed around for the role I’m auditioning for. Suri has to be comfortable being intimate with three men, Grady. I’ve never done anything like that before. I couldn’t even imagine how someone could really surrender to three men . . .” she said, trailing off as a light bulb went on, realizing now why Ryder had encouraged her to work on letting her passion show more. She just prayed that Ryder wasn’t behind last night, or the reason the guys had come on to her. She’d never forgive any of them if that were the case.
“Well you can now, can’t you?” Grady said with a hard edge. He stood and headed toward the door. “I hope you get the role, Creslyn, and it’s everything you thought it would be. But what you do in a movie is completely different than what you do in real life. And if you make it big with this role, just consider that. Do you really want the tabloids learning that you’re into foursomes?”
“I’m not into foursomes!” Creslyn shouted, her fists clenched by her side. She’d had enough of his sarcastic, biting comments. “Get out,” she seethed.
She stood under the shower in the guestroom—frustrated that her own shower was still on the fritz. Creslyn stood under the burning hot water, yearning for it to wash away the naughty thoughts that kept surfacing. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t erase the memories from the day before. And it wasn’t Ryder or Grady coming to mind. It was her own personal harem of men—Knox, Matías, and River. As she soaped up in the shower, all she could think about was having them surround her, washing her body with their hands. Creslyn moaned, dropping her fingers between her legs and rubbing. She slid two fingers deep inside, bringing herself pleasure. As she came in the fantasy playing through her head, she found herself clenching around her fingers and coming in the shower, too.
She leaned back against the wall under the hot spray, waiting for her breath to even as she slowed her fingers and rode down the climax. Okay, so maybe she’d lied to Grady. Creslyn was indeed into the idea of foursomes. And she didn’t know how to scratch the itch so she could quickly burn through the lust and move on with her life.
USA Today Best Selling Author C.M. Albert writes heartwarming romances that are both “sexy and flirty, sweet and dirty!” Her writing infuses a healthy blend of humor, inspiration, and high-heat romance. She’s a sucker for a good villain but is a die-hard believer in everlasting love. In her spare time, she and her husband wrangle their two kids and enjoy spending time outdoors. When not writing or kid wrangling, C.M. Albert is also a Certified Medical Reiki Master, chocolate chip cookie aficionado, kindness ambassador, and seeker of naps.