Review: Selfie (Bluewater Bay #13) by Amy Lane

April 21, 2016 Review 8

Review: Selfie (Bluewater Bay #13) by Amy Lane

One year ago, actor Connor Montgomery lost the love of his life to a drunk driver. But what’s worse for Connor is what he still has: a lifetime of secrets born of hiding his relationship from the glare of Hollywood. Unable to let go of the world he and Vinnie shared, Connor films a drunken YouTube confession on the anniversary of Vinnie’s death.

Thankfully, the video was silent—a familiar state for Connor—so his secret is still safe. He needs a fresh start, and a new role on the hit TV show Wolf’s Landing might be just that.

The move to Bluewater Bay may also mean a second chance in the form of his studio-assigned assistant. Noah Dakers sees through Connor’s facades more quickly than Connor could imagine. Noah’s quiet strength and sarcastic companionship offers Connor a chance at love that Hollywood’s closet has never allowed. But to accept it, Connor must let Vinnie go and learn to live again.

Title: Selfie
Author: Amy Lane
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Amy Lane, Lights, Camera, Cupid, The Deep of the Sound, Christmas Kitsch
Series: Bluewater Bay
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Starstruck, Hell On Wheels, Lone Wolf, The Burnt Toast B&B
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: April 16, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 420
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Blue Water Bay

This is my second venture into Bluewater Bay and I enjoyed all of it. I love Amy Lane books.Every one that I have read was absolutely amazing. Selfie can be included in that her books rock thought.

Connor is very similar to my favorite type of character for the male male romance genre. I love a hot mess college boy. Connor is not a college boy. He is a thirty year old actor on the cusp of a complete meltdown, a major break. Connor is trying to live alone after the sudden loss of his boyfriend. The loss that he is dealing with is compounded by the fact that he has so many secrets that he is trying to keep hidden, the closet he and Vinnie shared being the biggest one. Connor’s grieving process has been rocky and mostly non existent due to that closet. He’s hoping the fresh start in Bluewater Bay will help him get to living life again.  

I loved Noah. He is this amazing rock of stability that is trying to help Connor get to the other side of Vinnie’s death. Noah is the first person to let Connor know that he sees through all of his carefully constructed facade. Noah wants Connor in his life. He wants to see more of the man and less of the actor.    

While Vinnie is dead and gone by the time we meet Connor he is very much a part of this book. Connor has these conversations with Vinnie. Some of them are memories of conversations they actually had. Little things that happen in Connor’s daily life will trigger a memory and he gets lost to them. Most of conversations are in the present that Connor is trying so hard to figure out how to live in again.

There is so much amazing goodness in Selfie. It is often heartbreaking and sad but there are these moments when you just know that this is something that Connor will make it through. The Connor that comes out on the other side of the loss and hurt is going to be stronger than ever and have learned so much. It just left me feeling good about life for these two men. Great story!

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For the Selfie blog tour, Amy Lane has written a few monologues from Vinnie’s video blog, set prior to the crash that takes his life. These monologues, performed by Nick J. Russo of Dark Night Sound, correspond to scenes or memories reference by Connor in Selfie, giving you a unique look at this off-screen character.

Please visit http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/selfie and select the extras tab for all six monologues, which will be updated there as they are published.

Enjoying Bluewater Bay? All Bluewater Bay titles are being produced in audio, starting with Starstruck, written by L.A. Witt and narrated by Nick J. Russo, coming soon.

About Amy Lane

Amy Lane exists happily with her noisy family in a crumbling suburban crapmansion, and equally happily with the surprisingly demanding voices who live in her head.

She loves cats, movies, yarn, pretty colors, pretty men, shiny things, and Twu Wuv, and despises house cleaning, low fat granola bars, and vainglorious prickweenies.

She can be found at her computer, dodging housework, or simultaneously reading, watching television, and knitting, because she likes to freak people out by proving it can be done.

Connect with Amy:

Website: greenshill.com

Blog: writerslane.blogspot.com

Twitter: @amymaclane

Facebook group: Amy Lane Anonymous

Goodreads: goodreads.com/amymaclane

About Nick J. Russo

Nick J. Russo has been a professional performer for over a decade, but has been voicing audio books for the past few years. He has voiced several titles throughout the romance, sci-fi, supernatural, and thriller genres, and has recently started his very own sound studio; Dark Night Sound. On top of voice acting, Russo manages Dark Night Sound with his fiance and works with a staff of four up and coming narrators. In his free time, Russo is a drummer in a pop/rock cover band, loves to travel, and dreams of one day being able to voice a role in an animated comedy series.

8 Responses to “Review: Selfie (Bluewater Bay #13) by Amy Lane”

  1. Amy Lane

    Thank you so much for hosting the blog tour– and for the AWESOME review. It’s nice to meet someone who loves Con as much as I do 🙂

    Amy

  2. Alleson

    Connor’s interaction with Noah about the island specifically made me ugly cry.

  3. susana

    I love Amy’s books. and I love the Bluewater series. Selfie is a win-win for me!
    susanaperez7140(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Lisa

    I’ve enjoyed the Bluewater Bay books that I’ve read so far. I’m looking forward to reading this one too.
    legacylandlisa(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Ree Dee

    Thank you for sharing the great review!

    ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com