Twenty-six-year-old Linda Symcox has been chasing her lifelong dream of becoming an actress for the last five years, so when she gets a chance to read for a popular television series, she takes an extended lunch in order to make the audition. After all, it could be her lucky break.
But the "quick" audition takes over two hours costing Linda her telemarketing job; and when she doesn't book the acting gig, her agent fires her too, explaining that she just doesn't have "it."
The elusive "it." As much as Linda wants to hate her ex-agent for being so insensitive, he gets her thinking in a new direction. If she doesn't have it, what if she reinvented herself and became someone who did? Someone with red hair and an Irish accent?
With nothing to lose, Linda gives herself a complete makeover and re-emerges as Meghan O'Connell from Galway, Ireland-and just in time. A high-powered casting director is looking for an unknown to fill the lead role of a new television series called "Soul Saver." And the actress must be Irish.
Meghan gets an audition and is so convincing, she lands the role. Her life is changed forever. On the first day of filming her new television series, Meghan meets her co-star, Michael, who met her before as Linda, the American. He doesn't recognize her. Will he? Meghan decides to simply stay away from him, but how can she when they are working so closely together? Worse, how can she stay away from the guy she's falling in love with?
What had started out as an innocent little lie ends up snowballing into an insane comedy of errors. Meghan's lie forces her to live a double life that eventually affects her family, friends, and most importantly her new boyfriend to the point that she has to decide on telling the truth and giving up her lifelong dream, or living the lie and losing the people she loves.
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About the Author
Caitlin lives with her husband and four rescued dogs in southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Linda Symcox has it all: fame, fortune, the perfect boyfriend....Well, that's at least what she wants to have. In reality, she is an aspiring actress who, for the last five years, has been desperately trying to get work. The problem is she doesn't have any qualities that allow her to stand out in the crowd. Her solution: become someone else entirely. When her sister invites her on a free trip to Ireland, Linda jumps at the chance to put her training to good use and learn all she can about the culture, the people, the accents, and the geography. When she comes back, she is an entirely different personality altogether. Add a new hair do, a new wardrobe, and the luck of the Irish, and she becomes Meghan O'Connell, an Irish actress who is best known for her Lucky Charms commercial. (Surprisingly, many people fall for this throughout the entire book.) Meghan is going to help Linda fulfill her dreams of fame and fortune. However, when her Irish world begins to clash with her American one, Linda may reconsider how good of an idea this really was. I was first drawn to this book because of the title. Having red hair myself, I have always felt close to my own Irish roots...sparse as they may be. This was a very enjoyable read, and I am definitely going to look up more of authoress Caitlin McKenna's work.
The story starts out a little weak but steadily improves. This is not only a good love story,but a story that shows how a prevarication can escalate until it is out of control. This is the first story I have read by this author and I will watch for others in the future.