Smile Number Seven

Smile Number Seven

by Melissa Price


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Age is just a number—right?

That’s not her first thought when four-time Oscar winning actress Katarina Verralta meets the younger Julia Dearling. Caught in a monsoon, the movie star exits the dark desolate interstate in search of someplace to eat and stay for the night.

Julia Dearling, owner of the Starlight Diner, is stranded in her desert parking lot with a bygone battery and the memory of her newly dead relationship. When Katarina pulls in, neither of them guess that their life is about to turn upside-down and inside-out.

In a town as big as a noodle, Desert Bluff has no motels. So Julia serves dinner to Katarina at the diner and then offers up her sculpting studio as a place for Katarina to stay.

Drawn together in the night, their intoxicating romance begins. But when age is front and center and fame is at stake, the closeted movie star must face her reckoning.

Smile Number Seven promises that second chance every true love deserves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642470383
Publisher: Bella Books
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Melissa is a novelist, who in the absence of computer or pen, isn’t too proud to write in crayon or spray paint. Her works include the exciting romantic intrigue novels Steel Eyes, and Skin in the Game (a Steel Eyes midquel). Melissa’s works-in-progress are a sociopolitical farce titled The Right Closet, and an untitled lesbian romance based on her short story, The Desert Diner, which was included in the Bella Books anthology Happily Ever After. A retired Doctor of Chiropractic and a lifelong guitarist, she also co-wrote the authorized biographical screenplay, Toma—The Man, The Mission, The Message. While her house is in Phoenix, Arizona, Melissa lives between some un-named exotic Caribbean island and Paris’s Left Bank

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