Nathan Cross is a struggling actor waiting tables at a local restaurant to make ends meet
while he attends endless auditions. Though his hopeful career moves at a slow pace,
Olivia is the strength and sunshine in his life until she leaves him. One day, he is offered a contract with a modeling agent, leading him to work for Knight Fashion Magazine—a dream job he never imagined would become a reality.
Olivia swore she would always put her career first and that’s precisely what she did when she left Nathan. Having a deadbeat dad and watching her mom work two jobs to make ends meet have been her driving force. When she is offered a modeling career, she drops everything—even the love of her life—and moves to New York.
Though Nathan and Olivia try to steer clear of one another, working for the same fashion
magazine causes their paths to cross again and old emotions are awakened. Can Nathan forgive Olivia or will he take the next step with the woman he is currently dating? Will Olivia do everything she can to break them apart? Or will she choose her career over her heart again?
3.5 Star Review by Ashley
When I first got into reading indie romance M. Clarke was one of my favorite authors. I loved the Knight brothers and it was great getting to catch glimpses of them in this one. Now, I'll admit I haven't ready anything by her in over a year but this cover, title and blurb had my one-click finger twitching. Sexiest Man Alive took me into the guts of a world I know nothing about. There is high fashion, modeling, jealousy and backstabbing at every turn.
After the head-shaking, sigh-inducing opening, it took me a bit to get back into this one but once I got about a quarter of the way in, things started to pick up. I felt for Nate right away. He was dealt a crap hand by the love of his life. I got why Olivia did what she did but it doesn't mean I liked it. There was more than one choice but they were both so blinded that they couldn't see the possibility. I was totally #TeamNate. He was such a good guy and his actions throughout the story proved just how awesome he is.
Flash forward a bit and both Nate and Olivia have found success in their careers. Though Nate's is a bit of shock to everyone, including himself. As fate waves her mysterious wand, they're thrown together on a project. WOW how the sparks fly when these two get in a room together. Once they get past the awkward tension and resentment anyway. I could feel something bubbling just beneath the surface for both of them. Olivia knows she messed up but doesn't know how to make amends. For Nate, he just wants to move forward with his career and life but there is just something about Olivia that keeps calling to him.
Just when I think Olivia is gonna get her act together and admit what is truly in her heart M. Clarke threw in the twist I'd been waiting the whole book for. And what a jaw dropper it was. I should've expected it but I was as blindsided as Olivia. And that is where this one ends. Now I am itching to see how things pan out in the next installment of this series, Sexiest Couple Alive.
About the Author
International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M. Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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