Thursday, January 15, 2015

You’re So Fine-Kieran Kramer

You’re So Fine
Kieran Kramer
St. Martin’s Paperbacks, Dec 30 2014, $7.99
ISBN 978125009920

Lacey Clark’s Hollywood résumé was a string of bad movies and two former boyfriends.  A loner since her mom and stepfather never had time for her, Lacey surprisingly adopts Henry.  Knowing her failed time in Southern California is over, Lacey, accompanied by five years old Henry, moves into the lighthouse in Indigo Beach, South Carolina that her recent ex Callum leased for six weeks while he and her former boss are filming on location.

Superstar actor Beau Wilder has performed in several successful romantic comedies.  However, when his contract requires him to act in an indie, Beau expects several weeks of artsy torture.  Thus he temporarily leaves Los Angeles to reside in a lighthouse in Indigo Beach, South Carolina that he traded Laker tickets for with Callum.  Beau and Lacey are attracted to each other and he likes the child, but knows they deserve much more than he can offer them.  As he falls in love with mother and son, Beau gives them as much as he can.  However, morally his equal, Lacey accepts since she is a purebred GRITS while her beloved may be a product of the south but belongs in SOCAL; she must send him back to the other coast.

This pleasant romantic screwball comedy contains a serious element involving relationship phobia as the two adult leads have bad histories.  Like those madcap 1930s films, You're So Fine is over the top (of the lighthouse), but also flows with zany southern charm starring a Hollywood superheavyweight and a single mom whose most memorable film role was in Biker Aliens.

Harriet Klausner

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