Laying Low in Hollywood

Laying Low in Hollywood

by Jean Marie Stanberry


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Starting over is never easy, but that is exactly what Lane Jensen is going to have to do if she is going to overcome the shock and sadness of finding out that her husband of more than twenty years, has been cheating on her and now wants a divorce.

Ready to try something new and unexpected, Lane agrees to take a job as a coach and choreographer, working on a fledgling reality TV series which pairs professional athletes with professional skaters and attempts to make a pairs team out of them. The team is expected to skate one performance each week on the show, the competition eliminates one couple each week.

Lane travels to Hollywood, hoping to immerse herself in her new career. She soon finds herself completely enchanted with her gorgeous co-star, retired superstar quarterback, Ron Brannon. Unfortunately, Ron is married, and the chances of her team winning the competition seem slim. Ron has never ice skated, ever...

The other half of Lane's seriously mismatched team is Russian figure skater Elena Denkova. Elena speaks only broken English, and her motivation for coming on the show is suspect. Lane is suspicious that Elena has only agreed to do the show, in hopes of landing bigger roles in Hollywood.

It takes a lot of work to train a pairs figure skating team, especially when on of the partners has no experience at all. The team is expected to train together many hours a day, so they become quite close.

Of course, the cameras are always rolling and Lane knows that even though Ron's own marriage is on the rocks, any hint of romance between the two of them would be scandalous and bad publicity for their show.

Will Lane be able to resist Ron for the next four months? It hardly seems likely. Will Lane be able to take her seriously mismatched team to the finals and possibly win the competition?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482395099
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 02/13/2013
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Jean Marie Stanberry now makes her home in the Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana, with her husband of twenty three years, Gary, and their two children Ryan and Lauren.

Jean is an avid figure skater who's professional career with Paris based "Holiday On Ice" was cut short when a drunk driver hit the car she was a passenger in, and Jean was seriously injured. Unable to return to professional and competitive figure skating, Jean has acted as a skating coach, judge and choreographer. Her choreography has been featured in multiple productions by "Holiday On Ice", "Disney On Ice" and various other productions. She has been a guest blogger on International Figure Skating's blogsite and she has written feature articles for "Skating" and "Fire On Ice" magazines.
ean works full time as a surgical nurse and she enjoys skating, hiking, kayaking and cross country skiing.

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Laying Low In Hollywood 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Betrayal, forbidden love and a fake boyfriend, all this teetering on the edge of scandal, on the set of a reality TV show.  Enough said, just read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found it refreshing to find characters that were multifaceted and real.  Having morals and standards has fallen  to the wayside, but the ethical struggles these characters faced was real and believable.  When two people are attracted to each other, sometimes it's not the perfect time or place.  Sometimes your entire life has to be turned upside down for you to find what you need in your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved that this book had a unique premise and a unique voice.  The characters were well developed and multi  faceted, unlike the bland characters I've noted in many books recently.  Lane is struggling to overcome the hurt of  her husband's announcement that he wants a divorce after more than twenty years of marriage.  Lane hopes to turn  her life around by  joining the cast of a reality TV series, and this ends up to be more complicated than she had  imagined.  The reality show is "Dancing with the Stars" meets "Stars on Ice, and not only do the stressors of bringing such an ambitious project to the air seem daunting.  Lane is soon finding herself completely smitten with her gorgeous team member Ron Brannon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!  Not your average romance, refreshing and real.  Falling in love on the set of a reality TV show  isn't easy, especially when the producer wants everything kept under wraps.  Throw in a fake boyfriend plot and a  blackmailing cameraman and you have a real adventure!