Supermodel, Liv Summers, better known as Phaedra Winters to her hometown, is esteemed by the industry and her fans for her flawless beauty and matchless runway and shoot presence. Ten years in the limelight and hiding her true identity has kept her from getting close to anyone other than her assistant. Landing gigs, ripping runways, and nailing ads is never a problem for her, but keeping her identity intact and ignoring her growing attraction for a certain photographer is turning out to be the hardest parts of her career to date. World-renowned photographer, Parker Anderson, has his annual shoot and exhibit coming up during New York’s fashion week. While he’s known to make any subject or setting he captures come alive, no ordinary model will do for him. There’s just one hiccup to making the concept for his annual spread transition from a dream to reality; Liv Summers won’t agree to do it. Not only is he pressed to get Liv to do the shoot, but in spite of vowing never to date another model, the pull towards her is too strong to deny. Will he find the right angle to win her over for the shoot and capture her heart?
Review 3.5 out of 5 stars
An original story with a slow-building romance, that held just enough steam and backstory to keep me satisfied.
Liv is a supermodel. She’s known pretty much wherever she goes, but with her, she carries a huge secret—one that not only threatens her livelihood as a model—but as a person.
Parker is one of the best photographers of his time, known for wielding his camera like a weapon, but for good.
He wants Liv to do his annual photo shoot. He has a vision and only she can help him pull it off. But, he’s starting to wonder if all he wants from the beauty is her time.
A slow-building romance that kept me entranced throughout. There’s nothing like that first kiss in a romance novel—it’s like having your first piece of fruit, sweet.
Though I wasn’t fully convinced, at least initially of their relationship—I was thrilled for how it all played out—not only involving a sensuous budding relationship but teaching us a message of what beauty really means.
A nice start to a promising series, one I’m excited to continue.