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HOW TO STAY: A Hollywood Lights Novella

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From the IPPY-Gold-winning author of Entanglement comes a story of tumultuous family secrets and a love strong enough to weather the storm.

A princess, a pauper, and a dog…

From the outside, it might seem like Miranda George has the perfect life—a wealthy family, a great education, a good paralegal job after college in her parents’ law firm. But all is not what it seems. When she’s assigned to Matthias Pino, the newest hire of The George Law Firm, she believes that he’ll be just like any other baby lawyer her parents have hired over the years: narcissistic, self-satisfied, and vain.

When Matthias Pino meets Miranda George, the princess of Winston-Salem, he doesn’t try to wine and dine her. Instead, he shows her where he grew up, in the trailer parks outside of Winston-Salem. He takes her to his brother’s dog rescue farm instead of to a fancy brunch. If she’s going to choose him, he wants her to choose the real him.

But when a family nightmare threatens to drag them apart, Matthias learns that Miranda isn’t nearly as tough as she seems, and Miranda learns that the hardest thing to do is to—quite simply—stay.

Make no mistake, How to Stay contains a tremendous amount of depth and insight in its condensed pages. You’ll be left wanting more of the Hollywood Lights series as soon as the last page is turned!”  -Amy Impellizzeri, award-winning author of Lemongrass Hope and Secrets of Worry Dolls

This series of standalone, romantic women’s fiction is full of suspense, family drama, deep friendship ties, and happily ever afters. The series is now complete.


Praise for the Hollywood Lights Series:

“Through heartfelt writing and compelling characters that we quickly come to care about, Pryal draws her readers in and sweeps them deftly toward the surprising conclusion. [Entanglement] is a beautiful example of the frailty of human relationships, and of their resilience.” –BookTrib Magazine

“Equal parts heartbreaking and heartening, Entanglement shines a light on the interior lives of two flawed and fascinating women.” –Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences 

“Poignant and thoroughly entertaining, [Love and Entropy] is a novella you won’t be able to walk away from…and you’ll think about long after the last page. Fantastic read!” -Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times-bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff Series

“As glamorous and mercurial as Hollywood itself, Chasing Chaos is a novel that glitters.” –New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge, author of the Carson Springs novels

“Modern, fresh, and entirely credible, Fallout Girl is a love story wrapped inside a heart-rending struggle for personal freedom.” –Washington Post bestselling author Sonja Yoerg, author of True Places

“A gut-wrenching journey through darkness to redemption, one that proves that love, and family, can conquer anything. Take Your Charming Somewhere Else is her best yet. Do not miss this emotional tour-de-force–or anything Pryal writes.” –Washington Post bestselling author Kelly Harms, author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

Book Details:

  • Author: Katie Rose Guest Pryal
  • Title: How to Stay: A Hollywood Lights Novella
  • Publication Date: September 2017
  • Paper ISBN: 978-1-947834-00-2; Ebook ISBN: 978-1-947834-01-9
  • Page Count: 132 (paper)
  • Distributed through Ingram