Title: Hard Glamour
Series: Glamour #1
Author: Maggie Marr
Release Date: January 14, 2014
Genre: NA Contemporary
A promise to keep…
Honoring her mother’s last wish, Lane Channing vows to follow her dreams. She takes the ‘big risk’ and leaves her small Kansas town behind and heads to LA, the city of dreams. She’s got a stellar job lined up, an old jeep, and 20 bucks to last her to her first paycheck. Her hopes shatters when she arrives to find her job’s been given to someone else. Now she’s broke and will soon be living on the streets if she doesn’t do something fast. Welcome to cutthroat – Lane is most certainly not in Kansas anymore.
On the cusp of success…
Dillon MacAvoy had one goal – to become a star – whatever it takes. Even if it means honing his bad-boy can’t-be-tamed-and-forever-single image. Besides the image isn’t far from the truth. Dillon cares only about his younger brother and his career. He’s on the brink of superstardom if he can just decide on the next right script. But for that, he needs a script he can trust.
In a strange twist of fate…
Lane Channing is Dillon’s last chance. If Lane lasts the summer without becoming MacAvoy’s latest conquest, she’s guaranteed a job in entertainment. No problem, as long as she can ignore the heat that pulses through her every time Dillon is in the room. After all, love and commitment with a sweet, hometown girl would only ruin the Dillon MacAvoy brand.
Author’s Favorite Quotes from Hard Glamour
by Maggie Marr
Maybe this summer in Los Angeles was a Big Risk, but I wanted into the world of entertainment. I wanted to make movies. I wanted to live in California. I wanted to feel alive and whole. I wanted so much more than a girl from Kansas should ever want. – Lane Channing
Maggie: I love the above quote because it was so Lane. The quote expresses her excitement and her optimism as well as this fearlessness than resides deep inside her. Even though things have been tough for Lane she still believes in dreams and taking chances.
I turned off the jets of water and wrapped a towel around my waist, then stepped our of the shower and turned toward the steamed mirror. I wiped it clean and looked into that face of mine. The hard, cold eyes of a man who would never get the chance to love a good girl like Lane Channing stared back. Sometimes I hated that guy. – Dillon MacAvoy
Maggie: I love this quote because it shows who Dillon is in the beginning of the story. He closed off and he doesn’t even like the guy he’s become and yet he has no idea how to change himself, how to be the guy that deep down he wants to be.
I was falling in love with Dillon MacAvoy. A love that could never be returned. I could have my summer, I could have him for a while, but the girl that would have him for forever – I know for certain that girl wouldn’t be me. – Lane Channing
Maggie: This quote is great because Lane won’t stop herself from falling in love with Dillon – actually she can’t stop herself and yet she can’t believe that possibly she is the right girl for him – at least not yet.
My heart thudded and my throat thickened. I closed my eyes and licked my lips. I was an asshole. I was a man-whore. I was a guy that used girls and kicked them to the curb and now finally, when I met a girl I couldn’t get our of my system, a girl I wanted to stay, a girl I cared about, I was going to pay for my past sins. – Dillon MacAvoy
Maggie: Again, another quote where Dillon doesn’t like who he was or what he was, but here he is starting to accept that his past actions have repercussions. Here in this quote we see remorse and a desire by Dillon to change so that he won’t ruin his future.
“You’ll walk out there to the premiere, you’ll go to the party, and you’ll pretend. You’ll pretend none of this bothers you. You’ll pretend you’re having a great time. You’ll follow Dillon and his team’s lead and you’ll even pretend you aren’t sleeping with him and you aren’t in love. And you’ll do it for his career. For the business.” – Amanda Sterling
Maggie: I LOVE Amanda. She grew up in the entertainment industry and totally gets it. Amanda is giving Lane the truth about being a part of entertainment. About the compromises that Amanda has made in her life and the compromises that she is certain that Lane will have to make and all for a career in an amazing but demanding industry.
About the Author:
Maggie Marr grew up in the Midwest and made the move to Los Angeles to work in the movie business. She was a motion picture literary agent for ICM before becoming a full time writer. She’s written for film and TV and ghostwritten for celebrities. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.