The Stars in Her Eyes
Book one of the “Love in LA” Quartet
One woman. Three men. Some things are best kept secret.
When Creslyn Knight auditions for the role of a life time, she never expects three things:
- To know the casting director—intimately.
- To be insanely attracted to the three stand-in actors at the audition.
- That she’d soon be putting her morals to the test when her resolve weakens.
Acting is in Creslyn’s blood, and she’s focused her sights on one thing: landing the role of a lifetime. But she’s always been told that everything comes at a cost. The casting director names his when he tells her she must make him believe she can surrender to a harem of men, or he can’t justify giving her the lead role.
Determined to prove him wrong and show him she can tap into a passion that deep, Creslyn throws herself into rehearsals. But the fine line between script and reality soon starts to blur, leading her and three men into unchartered territory. The only problem? She has a jealous roommate, a disgruntled mother, and a string of paparazzi hot on her trail, making Creslyn question the cost of everything.
In a world where some things are best kept secret, is the price of fame too high when it comes to the heart?
Her heart took over, her mouth bridging to meet his, running her tongue gently over the full lips that she’d spent the last two days dreaming about. His mouth parted for her, letting her in, and they melted together in a way that was foreign to Creslyn. She wasn’t sure if it was the strong emotions she was feeling because of the musical or her increasing attraction to Matías, but their kiss defied any she’d experienced before. For the first time she felt truly seen, like she had nothing to hide in his arms. In this one kiss, she abandoned Creslyn Knight, the actress. Everything fell away except her heart, except the soul of the woman she was inside—without airs or audiences or fears.
The crowd gave a standing ovation at the end of the show, Creslyn clapping just as loudly as she could. The performance was so amazing that her enthusiasm climaxed with the crowd’s. Matías wrapped his arm around her waist and pulled her closer for another kiss as the crowd cheered and whistled around them. The lights were dim as the actors bowed, and people were on their feet continuing their applause even as the stage emptied, but Creslyn saw none of it. All she felt was the hard planes of Matías’s chest and the smooth fabric of his suit jacket as she clung to his lapel. Her other hand wrapped around the back of his head, inviting him in for the kiss she knew he wanted to take.
When his lips met hers, they were no longer soft and giving as they’d been earlier. They were demanding, urgent, possessive. His tongue tasted like champagne as he curved it around hers, giving and taking with a raw and intense need that coursed between them. She closed her eyes, her mouth opening wider as he deepened the kiss, his hand wrapped up in her hair.
This is what it felt like.
Fireworks exploded and stars came out in the night sky behind her closed lids as he lowered his hand, pulling her body flush against his and deepening the kiss even further. No one else existed. The cheers of a thousand people died as bright flashes of light went off inside her, her insides melting with each stroke of Matías’s tongue.
The Love in LA Quartet
Beneath every dream is a secret.
Love in LA is just hotter. What starts with Creslyn Knight in an explosively delicious reverse-harem love story turns into a quest for the remaining three men in the Brotherhood to find their happy ever after. But in a city full of fragile dreams, is the price too high to pay when love is on the line? Because beneath every dream is usually a secret.
Book One – The Stars in Her Eyes
Book Two – The Fire in His Touch
Book Three – The Lies in His Head
Book Four – The Song in His Heart
The City of Angels just got a whole lot hotter.
USA Today Best-Selling Author C.M. Albert writes heartwarming romances that are both “sexy and flirty, sweet and dirty!” Her writing infuses a healthy blend of humor, hope, and high heat. She’s a sucker for a good villain and a die-hard believer in everlasting love. In her spare time, she and her husband wrangle their two kids and enjoy spending timeoutdoors. When not writing or kid wrangling, C.M. Albert is also a Certified Medical Reiki Master, chocolate–chip cookie aficionado, kindness ambassador, and seeker of naps. You can stay in touch with C.M. Albert or join her online at: