A sexy and swoony new adult romance...
Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be's corset, she'll need more than her camera and smarts, she'll need help fromA sexy and swoony new adult romance...
Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be's corset, she'll need more than her camera and smarts, she'll need help from her biggest rival--hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy accent can melt the panties off any woman. He’s the last person Jess should trust, but he's her only ticket in.
William Harrigan wants one thing – to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he’s scored his best shot at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot easier, however, if he didn’t have ulterior motives...
But there’s no faking the intense attraction between them. Try as they might to resist each other, soon sparks are flying, as they devise a plan to sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess' new celebrity client raises the stakes, she starts to smell blackmail, and soon she and Will are chasing down cheating directors, staking out clandestine trysts, and making fake IDs, all while sneaking scene-stealing kisses and hot nights together.
The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where everyone's acting and no one's playing by the rules, can Jess and William find their own ever after in time?
**STARS IN THEIR EYES is a spin-off of the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling CAUGHT UP IN LOVE series. It is the start of the new adult series WRAPPED UP IN LOVE.**...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Lauren Blakely Books
In Act 2, at the beginning of the balcony scene, Romeo overflows with the first raptures of love for Juliet. His initial thought as the sun rises and he sees her in the window is that she is the sun. He accuses the moon of being pale (sick) and green with envy at how much more beautiful the "sun" of Juliet is. He connects the moon with virginity, a classical way of understanding it, calling it the "vestal" [virginal] moon and saying it would be less of a fool if it would cast off the "livery" or clothing of the virgin.
Romeo, still in raptures, likens Juliet's eyes to the stars in the heavens. He says that her eyes are so beautiful that "two of the fairest stars" in heaven, off to do business, have asked her eyes to "twinkle" in their place until they return. Juliet's cheeks, says Romeo, are so bright they put those stars to shame. In fact, returning to her eyes again, Romeo says they shine so brightly they would light up the night sky like the sun, so "that birds would sing and think is was not night." Juliet is incredibly beautiful to Romeo, a sun in the sky, brighter than the stars and the moon.
This hyperbolic or over-the-top language represents how head-over-heels in love Romeo is with Juliet and foreshadows the great lengths he will go to in order to be with her.