Mean Season

Mean Season

by Heather Cochran
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Mean Season by Heather Cochran

What would you do if a movie star was living under your roof?

Prepping for his new movie in the tiny town of Pinecob, West Virginia, up-and-coming actor Joshua Reed lands himself another drunk-driving conviction, this time involving a stolen limo, a dark country road and a cow. Rather than let him rot in jail for the summer, twenty-five-year-old Leanne Gitlin, his fan club president, agrees to vouch for him so he can serve out his sentence under house arrest. In her home.

But playing the gracious guest isn't in Joshua Reed's repertoire. And while everyone in town is thinking up excuses to drop by the Gitlin house, Leanne quickly finds herself counting the days until her famous visitor leaves.

Leanne, the youngest of five, watched her family fall apart and dutifully stayed put to help her mother pick up the pieces. Stuck in Pinecob, she was itching for something new, but Joshua Reed's media circus isn't quite what she had in mind.

In a debut novel as endearing as it is wise, Heather Cochran has whipped up one season the town of Pinecob won't soon forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459248694
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Publication date: 08/15/2012
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 798 KB

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Mean Season 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! Every last part of it. I thought that it was very well written and the plot of this story just kept getting better and better and each character continued to evolve and open up more as the story continued. What I loved most about this book was that these were real life people. They weren't people that you wished that you could be more like, they were exactly how people are in everyday small towns and even some big town suburbs. Atleast, from where I stand anyway. Especially, Leanne. Each of the characters in this books goes through something that makes them question who they are and who they want to be. This is a great book and I am looking forward to Heather Cochran's next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leanne Gitlin has loved Josh Reed since he was a doctor on General Hospital. Now that he's moved on to bigger and better things, she still loves him from afar, but it's about to get a lot closer. While shooting a Civil War epic in her hometown, Josh is arrested for DWI, and placed under house arrest, hers, for ninety days. While things are less than ideal, including Josh, especially his language, Leanne is allowed to get a bit of her dreams. After a heartbreaking moment though, the time to choose between dreams and reality will come. ................... **** Though it did't go quite in the direction I hoped for, Mean Season is above average on the Chick Lit meter. It belongs on the shelf of someone who enjoyed books such as Where the Heart Is or movies like Win a Date with Tad Hamilton. It's not all fun, there is a truly tragic scene, but then again, what is all fun? ****
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this book and I am so glad she did. My book club read this book and we unanimously loved it. I really love the way Heather Cochran writes, and there were times I laughed out loud and times when I cried. I really cared about her characters and I especially enjoyed the unexpected ending. Please write another book soon!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing story ¿ touching and funny with characters you feel like you know. I felt invested in Leanne¿s life and was rooting for her to succeed..and of course get the guy. But this is so much more than a romance. The characters are unpredictable, the settings are impeccably described (I think I have been to that Winn Dixie) and the dialogue is real. Throw in a little Hollywood flair and basically, I did not want to put it down. I cannot wait to see the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cared so much about Leanne that I wanted to know how the rest of her life would go. Each character is carefully drawn, and the description of a West Virginia family made me wonder if the author had lived there. Mean Season is a book you want never to end.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ten years ago as a young teen, Leanne Gitlin fell in love with soap opera star Joshua Reed. A few years later she became the president of his local fan club. Leanne becomes elated to learn that her hero is filming nearby her hometown of Pinecob, West Virginia. When she meets him she finds he is obnoxious. When she learns he got himself into a legal jam involving a stolen car, a DUI, and an injured cow, she agrees to guarantee his behavior with the court that places Joshua under house arrest at her home.............................. Joshua is a egomaniac he makes it abundantly clear that he wants nothing to do with her, her home, or her town although the locals and the media have turned his visit into a wild free for all; instead he wants to return to his urban playground. Reassessing where she is and where she is going, Leanne wonders what could have been with her former boyfriend Max Campbell. As Joshua continues to be a pain, Max returns home because he misses Leanne, who is now a fifteen minute celebrity................................. This is an entertaining look at fame from the perspective of an idol worshipper who watches her flesh and blood hero behave like an uncaring Prima Donna. The story line focuses on twenty-five years old Leanne who has her dreams fulfilled only to find she has landed in a nightmare as her idol, who she ¿slaved¿ for gratis as a local chapter fan club president, is an undeserving person. Chick lit readers will appreciate this delightful you get what you wish for tale................................... Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a sweet, sincere and fantastic novel. I loved everything about this book - the characters, the writing, the way the author managed to take a far-fetched plot and turn it into such a wonderful and genuine story. From the first page, I could tell I was going to love this book - and it didn't disappoint.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not what I'd expect from Red Dress Ink, which tends to be more 'chick lit' stuff. The main character is great, totally real and smart and sort of sad all at the same time. It's a fish-out-of-water story, with a lot of unexpected turns and just great writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting story and great character development (can't wait for the sequel!). I literally read it in one afternoon.