"Cassie and Jake are amazing characters. The author did a phenomenal job crafting them as believable and realistic. The story may not be the most original (superstar falls ofr small town girl) but Cassie and Jake’s personalities make it really worth your time. The story is sweet and swoonworthy, and the writing is excellent." - Majanka, Goodreads
Life is short - this Cassie Mills knows. In the wake of a devastating loss, she has reshaped her life, carving out a limited place for herself with her grief-narrowed perception of the world. But when Jake Mason, an elusive yet famous British actor, comes to her small Pennsylvania town with an entire movie crew to film for two months, she is asked to cater to him and his colleagues in the hotel restaurant where she works. After a strange, but memorable meeting, she tells herself she'll never see the kind and handsome man up close again. The very next night, though, he shows up again for dinner, and the spotlight is on Cassie again.
Jake Mason's career is flooded with endless Do Not Disturb signs. He's notorious for hiding during shoots; nobody seems to really know him. He's worked hard for his career, and he accepted a long time ago that privacy was a valuable commodity that he should never relinquish. Accepting a leading role in a film that places him in a small town in Pennsylvania, he is forced his first night there to attend a private dinner with nineteen of his fellow cast and crew - definitely outside of his comfort zone. But after losing his phone, he finds himself intrigued by the waitress who helps him, and begins to wonder if some sacrifices might be worth making after all.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
Something about me that I would consider unique and/or quirky is that I collect magnets. I have a ton of them from various places I’ve visited – anywhere from a generic “Raleigh, NC” magnet to a very interesting 3D giraffe head I picked up at the Columbus Zoo. It’s something cheap yet interesting to keep with you to remind you of good times (or even not-so-good times)!
What are some of your pet peeves?
For my day job, I work in customer service, and I spend a lot of my 40+ hours a week there face to face with customers. I’ve been doing customer service for over ten years in some capacity. A huge pet peeve of mine (and this really stemmed from the sheer magnitude of people that I see on a week to week basis) is someone’s inability to just respond to the question “How are you today?” I take this with a grain of salt, but it really does get under my skin after awhile. I do take it as a learning experience though; when I’m out interacting with associates in places I frequent, I really make it a point to be polite and to not be that customer.
What book do you think everyone should read?
I think everyone who’s a fan of romance should read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte at least once in their life. The book is really a work of art – it gets a bad rep for being wordy and lengthy, but in my opinion, the words aren’t wasted. I’ve read it several times and each time I find myself completely sucked in, yearning for Mr. Rochester just like Jane does. It’s really the perfect piece of gothic romance.
About the author:
B. M. Sandy lives in Youngstown, Ohio with her husband and her one-eyed cat child, Maia. She’s a lover of books, film, and all things imaginary. Someone to Stay is her first published novel.
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