Damon Atwood was Hollywood’s golden boy. Having won an Oscar at the tender age of thirteen, he had the life many could only dream about. But his success came at a price, and after a short but fruitful film career, he chose to live a life of obscurity on a remote Scottish island. Almost a decade later he’s finally ready to make his return, starting with a lead role in a musical on London’s West End.
As a choreographer’s assistant, Rose Taylor has always faded into the background. She watches shows come to life from the side lines, but has never craved the attention of stardom. When rumours begin circulating of Damon’s involvement in her latest gig, she doesn’t predict how she will be thrust into the limelight, nor how the mysterious and strangely introverted man will need her to teach him how to be a star again.
Rose knows that show crushes don’t last. Actors fall for each other during the intensity of a production, often losing themselves in their roles. These kinds of affairs burn bright and then they fade. The question is, should Rose let herself shine with Damon, or guard her heart from being broken after the final curtain call?
I love LH Cosway’s writing, her style is so unique and perfectly her.
Showmance is no different to the rest. We meet Rose and Damon and instantly fall in love with them. Rose is epically awesome. She is a dance choreographer for the Moulin Rouge Broadway. Damon is cast as Christian (Trust me he blows Ewan out the water) But Damon hasn’t acted in years, He’s been living a normal life away from the limelight in Skye (I feel I should drive up and hunt him down) He has his reasons for keeping out the limelight and also coming back.
Not to go in to too much detail as this is a story you all need to discover.
Rose is heartbroken after breaking up with yet another actor, She swears off them, enter Damon 😉 There are so many bumps along the way. When reading I entered the Moulin Rouge, I felt I was right there beside them like the little voyeur I am. There is one scene where they sing Roxanne, the lead up and come down from it had me on the edge of my seat gripping my kindle for dear life. I had Goosebumps, I swear I could hear Damon’s voice singing it in my head.
The journey Rose and Damon go on is damn right perfect. There are bumps in the roads those of course being of the boob and bulge variety.
I can’t recommend this book enough, If you haven’t read any LH Cosway then this would be a great start point, then you’ll have to work your way through her back catalogue which is just as amazing. I sneak read this story at work, can you see me hiding in the toilets 😀
A 5* epic must read. Also check out the Spotify playlist its fab.
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