The Stuntman Edition
(Forgetting Jack Cooper)
by Erin McCarthy
If there’s one thing Toni Salvatore knows how to do, it’s make people laugh. Having embarked on a life of comedy back in college playing pranks with current Hollywood star Jack Cooper, she’s now a YouTuber with her own passionate following. Too bad her newest joke—a fake on-set kiss with Jack—results in an epic case of mistaken identity…and with Toni getting flattened by Jack’s stuntman and body double. What’s a girl to do but make the best of a bad situation?
Chance Ashton takes everything seriously—he’s had to, because of his past. Then he mistakenly drops the hilarious and hot Toni to the ground in what he thought was an action scene, and he’s so intrigued he lets her kiss him after all. The results? More explosive than anything he’s experienced filming movies. When Toni seems to be interested in more than a fast laugh, he knows better than to believe her…and yet…
For the first time in her life, Toni’s pratfalled herself into what could just be a real romance. But can she convince the sexy stuntman she’s capable of more than just a joke?
Jack Cooper, current Hollywood It man, has a blockbuster new movie in the works all about redemption—only he’s never had to apologize for anything in his life, and he knows how lucky that makes him.
To prepare for the role and score some publicity points along the way, Jack undertakes a round-the-country tour to make amends to those whose lives he’s inadvertently harmed. Only what Jack doesn’t realize is that fate is taking a ride-a-long on his redemption tour, and each of his long-overdue apologies will lead to unexpected romance…
She batted her eyelashes at him because she knew it would look ridiculous. Her flirtation skills were notoriously nonexistent.
The man’s expression was impossible to read. He was like a Greek statue, all stony and sexy and blemish free. Given that bulge in his pants though, he wasn’t all ancient sculpture with a tiny penis.
Boob sweat. Every woman’s secret shame.
This is like prom, though I’m not drunk, and you are not checking out my best friend when I’m not looking.
I love it when you smile… But I love it even more when I’m the reason.
The Stuntman Edition of Forgetting Jack Cooper was an amusing, fast-paced, and engaging romantic comedy novella that was packed with alluring and quirky characters. It was an entertaining, easy, and eventful read with a freshly bloomed sweet and sexy romance that put a smile on my face. Despite his top billing, Jack Cooper made but a brief appearance as the appetizer for the main event. To prepare for a movie role that goes against type, the squeaky clean and perfect gentleman that was Jack Cooper was scheduled to tour the country on an Amends Tour to seek forgiveness of those he had previously wronged. He started with his comedic friend Toni, one of his college friends whom he had goaded into performing a prank that resulted in serious repercussions for her, but also set her on a successful path to make “an unholy amount of money being an idiot online,” by performing similar stunts on YouTube. I wish someone had pranked me into a successful career. The plan to tape his apology to Toni went awry when a case of mistaken identity had her pranking his rather staid and serious stunt double instead. Sparks flew, lightning struck, and the polar opposites found an undeniable attraction. Another successful happy accident due to Jack Cooper, this guy certainly seems to have the Midas touch.
About the Author
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient and is both traditionally and indie published.