Thirty-nine-year-old struggling actress Alaina Ackerman isn’t just down on her luck today; lady luck has packed up and left town for heaven only knows where.
Instead of ending up homeless on the streets of New York City in November, Alaina accepts her mother’s holiday invitation and heads home to Pittsburgh for a much-needed break. Maybe even to give up on acting altogether.
The last thing Alaina expects is to be happy returning home, especially when fate not only tosses an abandoned puppy into her lap, but also practically embeds Markus Klein into her life. That wouldn't be so bad if she hadn’t spent the last twenty years trying to forget the night they crossed the “just friends” line. Now, torn between a love she thought she lost, and one she never knew existed, that vicious harpy some call fate dangles Alaina’s dream opportunity -- a leading role -- in front of her. Her only problem… Going after her dream could jeopardize her chance at love.
As if a new puppy, love, and career aren’t complicated enough, Alaina discovers that her mother and sister are keeping a secret from her. The revelation might be just enough to get Alaina’s life heading in the right direction … or send her over the edge.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Entertaining and upbeat. I liked the steady pace, and the characters were likable.” — Vine Voice Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Well-written and the characters are realistic and come alive in the story. It is a story of taking chances.” — Top 1000 Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved Alaina's story, a fast read and just enough romance for a cool Monday afternoon. Loved the end, time to find the next book.” — Goodreads Reviewer
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