Dating Maggie by M J Greenaway
Finding love in LA – a hope, a dream or a challenge?
Maggie Jennings was about to find out.
Desperately trying to catch a break Maggie sets herself a tough challenge – find a man and a finally get the elusive acting break in twelve months or head home.
Now one of the two I would have settled for but she was determined and I give her ten out of ten of effort and enthusiasm.
So despite having a job that many would give their right arm for she is beginning to feel like she is treading water.
I thought Maggie was a great character, she helped to provide what I think was a fairly realistic look at life in LA, at fly on the wall look, so to speak on what it feels like to be trying to cut a break in Tinsel town.
Getting a job is something she can keep plugging away at but she goes all out to find her man and she makes a positive start when she turns to technology – everything has an app after all!!
Modern technology makes no difference to Cliff Kincade, he is out of his depth in LA – he doesn’t really want to be there, if it wasn’t for the fact that his presence is required at a wedding, he would still be at home on his ranch.
Trying to cut loose a little, he takes himself off to have a tour around the movie studios and it is there that he meets Maggie. Now Cliff isn’t interested in jumping back on the relationship bandwagon – recently divorced he has had his fingers burnt once on that front – the thought of another dalliance is the furthest thing from his mind, but he can’t help but be a little enamoured by the lovey Maggie.
With commitments destined to keep them apart, they take a bit of leap of faith and make a connection but it is short lived, because life sticks its oar in and they are faced with some tough decisions, or perhaps I should say that Maggie is faced with a tough choice.
Can she move on from her time with Cliff or has this rugged cowboy managed to leave his mark?
I loved the connection between the two of them. Their relationship was honest, it was engaging and it made me both smile and cry.
A well written and clever twist on the fixation with making it big in LA – sometimes accepting that what you want and what you need are two entirely different things is not as easy as you would think.