New Concepts Publishing
Rating: 3 Cups
Dylan Shaw is busy working on the movie, Painted Lady.
Astrid LeClair was the first choice to play Gina in the production movie.
Giovanna Russo wants more than what Philippe can offer. Once things are settled in her life, she plans to be alone.
A movie production draws Astrid and Dylan together. The story details a bit about Giovanni’s life as well as her mother, who was a sought after artist’s model that died at thirty-six with inflammation. Philippe Fabre is a billionaire, businessman and Gina’s boyfriend. He wants to marry her, then have her give up her career. Thus the makings of the movie involving Astrid and Dylan. Astrid has never met Dylan, but hears he is a stud. Both are ending a disastrous liaison but as the movie evolves, sparks rise among the couple. While the movie pulls them together, a stranger, in the distance, has plans for Astrid but will history repeat itself or will Astrid find happiness with Dylan?
Painted Lady is made up of two counterpart stories, one that takes the reader back to the year 1890 in London, then to the present, in Paris. The characters all have a way of reflecting upon each other as the story moves along. The reader is able to see how the characters from the past blend in to make the ones in the present construct a believable production. As the reader is pulled into the romance, that blossoms between Astrid and Dylan, one can witness how the past traits of Gina come to life through Astrid and Dylan, in the making of the movie. Maggi Andersen sketches a story, with a romance, that develops in the year 1890, and continues on to new characters who wish to find that same experience and never let it go.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More