Love in the Spotlight: 7 Romances Featuring Artists and Celebrities
by Karen Green
Moody, broody, smart and sensitive—artists are a particular kind of romantic protagonist, at once able to see the world as an infinite canvas for creative possibility, and yet touched so purely by those possibilities that they can have a hard time processing the world, and love, outside of their creative sphere.
It’s these deep, dueling truths that make an artistic hero or heroine so easy to invest in as a reader—and so difficult to pin down as a path to happily ever after.
Take a look at these seven stars who shine so brightly as they navigate love in and out of the spotlight.
The Love Song of Sawyer Bell (Tour Dates) by Avon Gale
Previously published under the same name
Indie rocker Vix Vincent knows a good thing when she hears it. Fiddle player Sawyer Bell is beautiful, talented and the perfect match for Vix’s band—and, just maybe, for Vix. Sawyer worked hard to get into Julliard, with a bright future in classical music. But instead of spending her summer working and rehearsing, she’s on tour with Vix, and it’s not long before the line between band mates and lovers gets a bit blurry.
Wyoming Cowboy Bodyguard (Carsons & Delaneys: Battle Tested) by Nicole Helm
Following her scandalous divorce, fans turned on country music “bad girl” Daisy Delaney. Now someone wants her dead. But former FBI agent Zach Simmons isn’t letting this violent psychopath get any closer to Daisy. Because the bodyguard will do whatever it takes to protect the bad girl he’s falling for.
Seduced by Second Chances (Dynasties: Secrets of the A-List) by Reese Ryan
Gideon Johns inspired singer Jessie Humphrey to write her first hit about unrequited love. So when a star-studded event brings Jessie face-to-face with her former crush, sparks fly. But the handsome-as-ever real estate billionaire is still her sister’s ex. Still off-limits. Still impossible to resist. Is she setting herself up for more heartache, or for her wildest fantasy come true?
Big Sky Wedding (Parable, Montana) by Linda Lael Miller
Originally published in 2013
Brylee Parrish is over being jilted, and running a multimillion-dollar business is challenging enough for this country gal. So she should avoid falling for A-list actor Zane Sutton. He’s come back to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Zane didn’t come home to find love, but meeting Brylee makes him think twice about leaving for the spotlight once more.
Reverb (Twisted Wishes) by Anna Zabo
Bass player Mish Sullivan is a rock goddess—and with fame comes unwanted attention: a stalker is desperate to get close. And after an attack lands her in the hospital, the band insists on a bodyguard she doesn’t need or want. David Altet has an instant connection with Mish. An ex-army martial arts expert can take down a man twice his size. But nothing—not living as a trans man, not his intensive military training—prepared him for the challenge of Mish.
You Sang to Me by Beverly Jenkins
Originally published in 2010 in the Rhythms of Love anthology
Sassy crooner Regina Carson is still dreaming of her big break. And when Jamal Watts hears the stunning songbird, he’s ready to sign her to his label. The love-burned producer isn’t prepared for the passion Regina unleashes in him. But Regina isn’t ready to trust her heart—unless this gorgeous, caring man can show her how, together, they can make the most beautiful music of all.
Colton’s Mistaken Identity (The Coltons of Roaring Springs) by Geri Krotow
Marketing exec Skye Colton suddenly disappears, putting the Roaring Springs Film Festival in jeopardy. Enter Skye’s identical twin, Phoebe, who poses as her sister. Phoebe catches the eye of A-list actor Prescott Reynolds, and she can’t deny the electricity that erupts between them. With Skye still missing and a stalker at large, this is the worst time to fall in love.
Are you ready to reach for the stars? Let us know which of these artists you’d share the spotlight with!