In 1916 Ambrose March, a young cameraman, was wounded on the Western Front. Nearly a century later his astonishing film remains testament to his talent. Now a major Hollywood movie company is aiming to recreate his final days. On set, Rory Defoe is giving the performance of his life, frequently reducing the crew to tears with his brilliant portrayal of the tormented Ambrose March. Off set, he's proving the typical Hollywood bad boy: often so out of control he's in danger of wrecking the film. In utter despair, the director knows there's only one person he can turn to. Ella Buchan is tired of stars like Rory, with their obsessive fans and egos the size of the Beverly Hills Hotel. As Rory's make-up artist she's already spending hours each day shut up in her trailer with him. She certainly doesn't want to get any closer. But the director needs Ella to save his film and she reluctantly agrees to get involved. She has no idea what she's letting herself in for.
Louise Harwood is the author of four previous novels, including SIX REASONS TO STAY A VIRGIN and HIPPY CHICK. She is a full-time writer, and lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two sons.