About the Book
Title: Someone To Stay
Author: B.M. Sandy
Genre: New Adult Romance
Life is short – this Cassie Mills knows. In the wake of a devastating loss, she has reshaped her life, carving out a limited place for herself with her grief-narrowed perception of the world. But when Jake Mason, an elusive yet famous British actor, comes to her small Pennsylvania town with an entire movie crew to film for two months, she is asked to cater to him and his colleagues in the hotel restaurant where she works. After a strange, but memorable meeting, she tells herself she’ll never see the kind and handsome man up close again. The very next night, though, he shows up again for dinner, and the spotlight is on Cassie again.
Jake Mason’s career is flooded with endless Do Not Disturb signs. He’s notorious for hiding during shoots; nobody seems to really know him. He’s worked hard for his career, and he accepted a long time ago that privacy was a valuable commodity that he should never relinquish. Accepting a leading role in a film that places him in a small town in Pennsylvania, he is forced his first night there to attend a private dinner with nineteen of his fellow cast and crew – definitely outside of his comfort zone. But after losing his phone, he finds himself intrigued by the waitress who helps him, and begins to wonder if some sacrifices might be worth making after all.
B. M. Sandy lives in Youngstown, Ohio with her husband and her one-eyed cat child, Maia. She’s a lover of books, film, and all things imaginary. Someone to Stay is her first published novel.
“Cassie..” he said, and her eyes landed on his mouth. Her name had never sounded richer than when he said it, she thought then, and she squeezed his arm, willing him to say whatever was next.
And then, softly, “I’d very much like to kiss you right now.”
Her heart immediately quickened its already fast pace, and she found herself at a loss for words. She struggled to reply - her brain to mouth connection seemed to be temporarily out of order - and instead of words, without thinking, she reached her other hand up, landing it lightly against his jawline; she was startled to feel how warm it was.
Perhaps it was sheer nerves that forced her to stand on her tip-toes, making her hand move from his face to the back of his neck, applying pressure. He gave in to the resistance at that point and leaned down, and in one brief, terrifying yet exhilarating moment, he hovered there; she could barely breathe for fear that he’d change his mind.