High school senior Ally Duncan’s best friend may be the Vanessa Park – star of TV’s hottest new teen drama – but Ally’s not interested in following in her BFF’s Hollywood footsteps. In fact, the only thing Ally’s ever really wanted is to go to Columbia and study abroad in Paris. But when her father’s mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dream in its tracks, Ally nabs a position as Van’s on-set assistant to get the cash she needs.
Spending the extra time with Van turns out to be fun, and getting to know her sexy co-star Liam is an added bonus. But when the actors’ publicist arranges for Van and Liam to “date” for the tabloids just after he and Ally share their first kiss, Ally will have to decide exactly what role she’s capable of playing in their world of make believe. If she can’t play by Hollywood’s rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.
Review by Katy Haye:
Okay, so shoot me, I read these in the ‘wrong’ order. I know, I know, I’m normally a stickler about these things, too. It was an accident, I didn’t know there were two to start with.
However, I can reassure you that it really doesn’t matter if you read them in or out of order – both the Daylight Falls novels are an utter joy to read (you can catch my review of Under the Lights here).
Dahlia Adler did it again – I felt so much for these characters. Ally’s got a lot on her plate and sweet, gorgeous Liam also has some heavy baggage to lug around with him (good job he’s got those nicely-defined muscles, sorry, that’s a cheap jibe, but, ooh, I can picture him VERY well!).
I fell in love with the pair of them, frankly, and I ached for everything to work out well for them.
Just as in Under the Lights, the relationships were beautifully drawn, from the family dynamics of Ally’s parents and sister (I’ve just teared up again, remembering their argument about whether to break into Ally’s college fund, sniff), to her friendship with superstar-in-the-making Vanessa, to Liam and Ally themselves. There’s real, cut-your-heart-out emotion here.
Another 5/5 and I wish there was another Daylight Falls novel to read.
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