Name: Lora Douglas
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 100,500.
Hero: Batman – Bruce Wayne – He has no superpowers, just a regular guy, willing to sacrifice everything to accomplish his mission.
Pitch: Hollywood heartthrob, Aiden James, discovers his girlfriend is under Witness Protection. When tabloids expose their secret relationship, Aiden must protect her from the ex-husband who wants her dead or risk her disappearing forever.
One, two, three — three production assistants, two stage managers, three stunt coordinators. Jesus, why? No stunt in this scene needed coordinating.
Dodging a gaffer as he rearranged the lights, I made my way through the chaos toward Reed. He balanced a script on his forearm; his fingers curled over the thick collection of papers.
“I dunno,” Reed mumbled, his eyes on the script. “It’s just…”
“Not working,” I snapped. “It doesn’t feel right.”
His highlighter made a dull thump, thump, thump as he drummed it against the page.
“There should be another line here.” Thump. “Or here.” Thump. “But I dunno what.”
My hands flew into the air. “We’ve done thirty takes already. I don’t know what else you want.”
“It’s not you, Aiden,” Reed said, narrowing his eyes. “You nailed every take. All eight of them.”
“We’ve been stuck on this scene all week.”
Reed went back to his script. “That’s because princess pucker-up wanted so many damn rehearsals,” he mumbled.
The thought of her mouth on mine made my skin crawl. Don’t get me wrong. She was definitely easy on the eyes. That’s why she was the “it girl” of the moment.
Reed smirked. “You should thank me for getting this scene out of the way.”
“Yeah, thanks,” I grumbled.
“I’m gonna run this by the writers.” Reed shut his script and glanced at his watch. “You’ve been on your feet for almost five hours. Take a break. Grab some lunch. I’m gonna set up for the POV shot.”