Illustrated cover. Main characters are at the forefront, both of them wearing clothes in shades of purple/lavender; they're kissing as he holds her and her hand is on his neck lovingly. The background is of the Los Angeles skyline and the Hollywood sign, all in shades of purple. The title of the book is written in a bright red/orange font.

Love in Times of Contempt

Book 1.5 of

Love in Times of Contempt is a Liam and Ana novella. Follow-up to Seeking Stars and #1.5 in the Hollywood Love series. It deepens themes from book #1 and presents the context for book #2. More celebrity romance shenanigans.

Released: February 28, 2023

This book is available through Kindle Unlimited.

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Even the sweetest romance can turn bitter under the spotlight.

A year after news broke of their relationship, Ana is still learning to love Hollywood’s hottest star.

With the documentary that brought them together about to premiere, pressure on their relationship builds once more. She directed the film, but the press and his fans barely see her as more than Liam’s accessory. Be it setting up their business together or dealing with paparazzi, she can do nothing but grind her teeth, hold Liam’s hand, and hope for the best.

Focused on smiling through it all, she didn’t expect to panic when Liam brought up marriage. She tried to make it something for Future Ana to figure out, she really did. If only Liam’s optimistic nature and romantic heart didn’t insist on knocking down her walls, she might have been successful, too.

Love in Times of Contempt is the novella follow up to Seeking Stars. It’s a comfort read and slice of life romance, with dual POV and realistic open door steam, and a marriage proposal guaranteed to make you smile.

Content Warnings

  • Sexually explicit scenes
  • Use of swear words
  • Mention of food restriction (in a neutral to negative way)
  • Invasion of privacy (paparazzi)
  • Alcohol consumption (casual, no intoxication)
  • Sexist and misogynistic comments from the press