Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Scene Stealer, by Renee Harless

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THE SCENE STEALER by Renee Harless
Release Date: September 26th
Cover Designer: Porcelain Paper Designs


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Scene Stealer (noun) (scene-steal•er | \ ˈsēn-ˌstē-lər): an actor who attracts attention when another is intended to be the center of attention.

The glow of fame only casts shadows. The name Devyn Dane was once lit up amongst the stars. Everyone worshiped me. But now, I’m on the edge of darkness. No one warned me about the fall. My crash was lethal. These days I’m nothing more than a forgotten child-star with a tainted reputation.

Redemption is what I need. When a chance is handed to me, I vow not to blow it—I can’t. This could launch me back to stardom. But nothing is given freely in Hollywood. Everything comes with a price. This time, mine is a bombshell waitress battling insecurities deep enough to rival even my own.

The resilient Larsen is a mystery I can’t wait to unravel. Her brokenness makes me feel not so alone. But together, we are a complete mess that should never work. I know it, Hollywood knows it, and someone is Hell-bent on making sure we don’t beat the odds.

I truly believed she was my ally. An added boost on my rise back to fame. But the shine of Hollywood masks many things. She broke my focus, pulling me away from the most important goal.

That’s the thing with a scene stealer – you never see them coming.


Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

The Scene Stealer is a wonderful story of two broken and scarred people who find hope and healing in each other. Devyn is fallen Hollywood star trying to climb out of the career he ruined when his old insecurities (courtesy of his horrible parents) send him running away from it all. He finds himself in the middle of small-town Colorado, where he’s completely taken by a diner waitress named Larsen. Where Devyn’s scars are emotional ones, Larsen is physically scarred from a horrible car accident.

Knowing that he’s just passing through, Devyn and Larsen agree to be just friends — but their souls call to one another in a way that forever change both of their lives. But will Devyn’s Hollywood lifestyle break the bond between them, or have they truly found the missing puzzle piece to their hearts?

I loved how raw and vulnerable Devyn was with Larsen; I wish there had been a bit more about his childhood/parents to flesh out his backstory. But the healing that they both allow the other to do — both healing themselves and the other — was magnificent. His cousin/assistant Tessa was a great supporting character for both Larsen and Devyn, and I would love to see her get a story of her own. Even Elena — who I was sure was behind all of the bad press — turned out to be not so bad in the end of the book, and I’d love to see her find a HEA.

If you love a celebrity/Plain Jane romance like I do, The Scene Stealer will steal your heart. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

About the Author:
Renee Harless is a romance writer with an affinity for wine and a passion for telling a good story.

Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.

Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing “Sister Sister” if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.

To sa that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler or preschooler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she jumps head first into a romance novel.

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Website: https://www.reneeharless.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorreneeharless
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Renee_Harless
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/renee_harless
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/reneeharlessauthor/boards
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/renee-harless
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13715685.Renee_Harless
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Renee-Harless/e/B00VAHGAWE


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