Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Book Review: Here All Along by Crista McHugh


Can best friends become lovers while the cameras are rolling? 

Movie star Gideon Kelly has always harbored a secret crush for his long-time friend and assistant, Sarah. One sizzling kiss is enough to convince him she’s the only woman for him, and he’ll do anything to prove to her they have all the makings of an epic Hollywood romance. 

Sarah Holtz rose to stardom as a child only to crash and burn in her late teen years. Gideon was there to help put the pieces of her life back together, and she now relishes her life far away from the paparazzi flashes. Her need for privacy is the one thing holding her back from exploring something more with him. When a video of their kiss goes viral, she’s left wondering if he’s worth the risk of stepping back into the spotlight to become his leading lady. 

Available: August 25, 2015

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

This was my first book by Crista McHugh and (obviously) my first in the Kelly Brothers series. So, I can honestly say, this book can be read alone without having to read the previous six books in this series.

All that being said... I absolutly loved this book.  I really felt for Sarah and her struggles with attention.  She absolutly doesn't want to go back to the place she was in about three years ago.  And while she has always had feelings in some way for her best friend Gideon and knows how much he has been there and supported her since, she feels that she needs to distance herself from him so she can fully get past her past.

Gideon sees Sarah pulling away from him and he is desperate to show her what they could be together.  While working on his next movie in Vegas, Gideon's co-star helps him come up with a plan to get her to acknowledge their mutual attraction and feelings for each other.  Gideon asks Sarah to help rehearse a scene with him (that involves a nice kiss at the end).  

When a video of their steamy kiss makes it way on Youtube, Sarah's carefully hidden world comes crashing around her.  But will she be willing to let Gideon be there for her again, or will his "plan" come back to bite him in the ass?!

Rating: 5 out of 5