cover image Starstruck


L.A. Witt. Riptide, $16.99 trade paper (291p) ISBN 978-1-62649-171-7

Witt (General Misconduct) delivers an absorbing contemporary romance about two actors who struggle with combining work and love. Action star Levi Pritchard left Hollywood for remote Washington State to live quietly alone and direct smalltown theater. His plans are derailed when an old friend, now the director of the hot TV series Wolf’s Landing, offers Levi the role he’s waited his entire career for—one that would allow the world to see him as more than a one-dimensional macho man. Carter Samuels is the star of Wolf’s Landing, and he’s had a crush on Levi for years. As filming continues, the two men grow closer and closer. But while Carter is openly gay, Levi is not, and Carter refuses to be any man’s dirty little secret. When the studio gives Levi an ultimatum—stay closeted or lose his dream role—he must choose between his career and his lover. Witt’s powerful story will have readers riveted. (Nov.)