PulseBOOKS: Warm up with two new books this winter
Love in Rewind
Look out Christian Grey, Louis Bruel is here (and maybe even hotter than you). In her recently released book, Love in Rewind, Tali Alexander’s hot, brooding millionaire falls madly in love with the young, naïve Emily Marcus. The unlikely pair gets hot and heavy (really hot), gets married, has two beautiful children and lives happily ever after. Although, that’s not exactly what happens.
Fast forward 11 years: Emily, now 29, has everything ~ a gorgeous husband, millions of dollars, a house on the Upper East Side and a full staff of housekeepers, nannies, chefs and chauffeurs. She wants nothing, except the love of her husband. The once-attentive Louis hasn’t touched his wife in months, and the divide between them is wider than the Grand Canyon, leaving Emily to rewind their romance and figure out how she might get them back to the way they used to be. An added bonus: This is done to the soundtrack of ’80s songs.
The love story between Emily and Louis is sweet, and readers will get invested in the couple’s journey. They’ll laugh, cry, drool and won’t be able to put the book down once the plot’s twists and turns start manipulating their emotions. If you think you know how the story goes, you don’t. Do yourself a favor and read Love in Rewind.
Ever wonder how directors get their animals to act in front of the camera? With the help of trainers. Go behind the scenes with your favorite animal actors in Animal Stars, a collaboration between Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Humane Society, and Allen and Linda Anderson. Told from the point of view of some of the most famous animal trainers, Animal Stars is a collection of stories that will surely be an instant hit among animal lovers.
Animal Stars includes more than a dozen stories about horses and snakes and monkeys (oh my!), including the real stars of Mr. Popper’s Penguins and the 250-foot python from Snakes on a Plane. The authors include some high-profile animal actors, like Gidget, who everyone knows as the Taco Bell chihuahua (and as Bruiser’s mom in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde). Readers can also learn about how Emma Watson developed a special bond with Crackerjack, the cat who played Crookshanks in the Harry Potter films. And, of course, meet Peanut, the cat who played Mr. Jinx and flushed the toilet in Meet the Parents. You’ll learn the truth about these cats and dogs: Peanut came from an animal shelter because her pregnant owner didn’t want the cat near her newborn. Also from a shelter: Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier and breakout star of 2012’s The Artist.
The book also includes training tips from the pros and recollections from movie stars like Julia Roberts, Hailee Steinfeld and Steven Spielberg, all of whom worked directly with some of the animal stars.
Both books are available on Amazon and other online retailers.