Title: Far From Hollywood
Pretending to be someone else is easy. The hard part is keeping it real.
Sheriff Jack Francis finds the last thing he would expect in the small town of Pookataw Valley, Idaho—a gorgeous yet troubled movie star on a bender. Though Jack is intrigued, he can’t afford to draw attention to his sexuality and risk a scandal.
Former teen idol Blake Tyler thinks hiding in Pookataw Valley is perfect—it’s isolated, beautiful, and comes with a sexy sheriff eager to share Blake’s bed. When Hollywood arrives in Pookataw Valley to film a reality show, Blake embraces the chance for a comeback, but Jack struggles to know what is real and what is faked for the camera.
If Jack wants to date America’s Sweetheart, he’ll have to make his private life public. Is he ready to share the spotlight?
Author: Daisy Harris
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Built 4 It, From the Ashes, Nothing But Smoke, After the Rain
Series: Out For You
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Can't Stay Away
Published by All Romance eBooks Source: Publisher
Published: June 1st, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
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Daisy takes her readers back to Pookatow Valley, Idaho with her contribution to the Out for You collection of books from All Romance eBooks. Jack is the sheriff there and just happens to be the one who answers the noise disturbance call the night he first meets the Blake Tyler. Jack knows who he is due to seeing him in his niece’s favorite musical movies. While Jack’s hoping that the celebrity isn’t in town to cause any more disturbances he also sees a man he appears lonelier than he will ever let any camera believe.
Fall from a trellis, fall from stardom, it’s all the same as far as Blake Tyler is concerned. In an attempt to avoid rag mag gossip mongers Blake drew the attention of all of them. As he fell out of a building he also fell out of the closet and upset some of Hollywood with some legality of his contracts. He has chosen to lay low Far From Hollywood. He’s hoping with the right publicist and some positive publicity he can continue to pursue his acting career. The fun to be had with the sheriff and the local youth theater has Blake thinking differently about everything he ever thought he wanted people to think about him.
There is mention of reality show in the blurb. My thoughts on reality shows are not what’s going on here. The whole fake and scripted and over the top dramatics for a camera was not found. Blake’s publicist strolls into to Pookatow Valley to rebuild his image. While others are filmed it’s not done in what I see as reality tv. Blake does however do things based on what he believes other expect of him. He wants to always be seen in that positive light that he has found hard to find in Hollywood. Jack has no problems seeing Blake the way most should, but never do.
It takes Blake’s biggest blunder to discover that he is more than the actor that he doesn’t have to act for everyone. It’s Jack and his genuine feelings and attitude toward Blake that allows for it all to come out in this cute gay romance.