Vivian Hale doesn’t cope. She runs.
Spending the summer in small town Pennsylvania, working for minimum wage in the old trailer-turned-video-store, Vivian longs to move on after her world came crashing down around her. She’s given up on her acting dream and is willing to do whatever it takes to make enough money to get a place of her own and start over- anything, of course, but sacrifice her pride.
Oscar winning, LA director Keaton Thorne is back home for the first time in seven years, determined to survive one weekend with his family. As best man in his little brother’s wedding, he has one job- show up with his gorgeous wife and prove to everyone in the small town that he’s better than his father had ever been.
When Keaton makes her a clichéd offer that she just can’t refuse, Vivian tries to protect her heart. She knows the difference between right and wrong.
Between moral and immoral…
Between acting… and reality.
One weekend. One man.
MATURE 18+, UNFINISHED TRILOGY, CLIFFHANGER
The Movie Trilogy Prequel Novella
Every second chance… has a first.
When the curtain rises, the stage belongs to Vivian Hale, and everyone in the world fades beyond the spotlight.
Everyone except for him.
Matthew Fowler steals her breath, claiming Vivian’s heart from the first day they meet. They are lightning from the start, an unstoppable force that truly tests the idea of “meant to be.”
Keaton Thorne is determined to leave behind an adolescence of abuse and neglect, fighting to make his dreams of becoming a movie director come true in Hollywood. He meets Kelsey King, and his world is rocked by the passion that ignites between them. His new wife introduces him to a world of fame, and he is instantly seduced by wealth and success.
Before a perfect world, Vivian and Keaton survive a past of heartache, beginning on a path that will surely lead them into each other’s arms.
Keaton never dreamed that he could fall so fast.
Vivian never imagined that she could fall… twice.
Vivian heads to the set of her first movie, determined to keep her promise to Matthew- even with Keaton in the director’s chair. Knowing the Round-Up Killer is still at large, the cast and crew try to do their job while worrying for their own safety.
Keaton struggles to keep Vivian close and respect the space that she’s asked for, but nothing prepares them for a frightening attack. The two find themselves stranded together in an isolated mountain cabin…
Left to the mercy of a killer.
Matthew refuses to rest until Vivian is safe, and Keaton’s family stands behind him in the search. The manhunt for the Round-Up Killer- and the abducted actress and director- makes national headlines. Their families struggle to cling to the hope that they will be found…
For Vivian and Keaton, their love is threatened and their lives are at stake. Keaton will stop at nothing to protect the family that has always wanted…
No matter what the cost.
It’s almost Christmas Eve. I have only a few gifts wrapped, I need to finish shopping, bake crap, and prepare Christmas dinner for my entire family. Am I ready? That’s a big N.O. What have I been doing?!!! Reading the Movie Trilogy by Kimberly Stedronsky!! I haven’t stopped! I started and just got completely sucked in and now I need Kimberly to tell me what the hell is going to happen next!!! I think I need to make a little trip to her house and bribe her with chocolates and wine!!
We meet Vivian in the first book, Below Unforgiven. A hearbreaking event forces her to run to her grandmother’s house in Pennsylvania. Away from her first true love, Matthew, she gets a job at a video store her friend Robin owns. Her dream is to become a famous movie star, but for now she’s just trying to make ends meet. There she meets Keaton, big Hollywood movie producer, and their connection is explosive. He has an offer she can’t refuse, and this is where their journey begins.
“He needed me. I need him. Right? Isn’t this the way it goes? Isn’t this our blockbuster?
I needed him to unbreak my heart, and he needed me to save him.”
I felt like I was watching a movie. Pretty Woman with a twist. Kimberly gives you a front row seat and throws in everything you could want in this book. It’s like a romantic-comedy, angsty love story, and a mystery all in one.
“But you’re everything. You’re everything that I used to pretend existed out there for me, somewhere. You’re the beautiful girl who I would dream about when I’d lie awake at night, the one who’d make me laugh, piss me off, and impress me all at the same fucking time. The one…”
Keaton. God I love him.
Their story continues in subsequent books, with a novella that gives you Vivian and Keaton’s back-story. I couldn’t put it down. I was addicted to these characters. On Heartbreak Ridge will provide you with insight on how both characters got to where they are. It will have you torn in two not knowing whether to root for Keaton, the swoonworthy Hollywood director, or Matthew, Mr. Hot Teacher Man. My friend hit the nail on the head. Keaton is like a hurricane and Matthew is a sweet summer storm. I have no idea how I’d choose. But I did. I have a favorite!
Finally, I dive into Before A Perfect World. Now we’ve got mystery, intrigue, and moments that will have you gripping your kindle. I couldn’t stop reading! Got nothing done. ZERO. Presents? Still unwrapped. Cookies? Still not baked. Shopping? Still not done.
But on the plus side, I found a HOT, TO DIE FOR new book boyfriend that had me melting into a puddle of goo. Go click these babies!!!
“I’m going to make love to you. Slowly. The way I wanted to the night of my brother’s wedding. The way you deserve.”
OH. MY. GOD.
“I want you.”
YES. YES. YES.
Like I said, this series is ADDICTING. I can’t even wait for Beyond Hereafter. I NEED more!! Bravo, Kimberly. I’m giving you the Oscar. This series was incredible!!!
About Kimberly Stedronsky
She is the writer of Paranormal, Horror, and New Adult Romance.
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