A Novel Romance

Synopsis: Liam, a big hit novelist hits a writer's block for his next work. He takes a break in Portland, where he falls for the journalist-cum-book critic Sophie. Considering Sophie's past , rough love life with a celebrity sports star, Liam keeps his identity concealed. But can he keep it secret forever.
Director(s): Mark Griffiths
Production: Larkin-Goldstein Productions
86 min

"Eva knew this might be

The last time She saw him...

The last time she saw

The man

Who had stolen her heart."

Oh, Eva, You're killing me.

Ah! Gabriel august.

I've already

Pre-ordered my copy.

I know! I set aside

That whole weekend

Just to read it.

I'm almost as excited

About the new book

As I am about Seeing his face.

I bet He's so handsome.

I can't do it.

I can't let the world know

That I'm Gabriel august.

It's part of The deal, Liam.

You knew that When you signed.

Yeah, but I never thought

The first book

Would actually be Successful.

I did!

Didn't I tell you it

Would be a best-seller?

I just assumed you were

Being nice.

I've known you

Since you were born.

I don't need to make nice.

You can't stay

Anonymous forever.

Readers form connections

With the books they love.

They want a relationship

With the author.

You're a success, Liam!

Why can't you embrace it?

The manuscript

For your next book is due,

And I haven't seen Any chapters.


I've written plenty of Chapters,

And then...


Thrown them in the trash.


You are gonna have to find

The inspiration somewhere,

Because you still owe

Harris-Kingsfield two books.

You're sure there's no way

We can just get 'em

To postpone the whole

Gabriel august reveal?

It's been almost impossible

Holding them off this long.

It's time.

Why don't you go Up to the cabin

In Portland

For a couple of weeks?

And I'll see if I can Get

the reveal moved out There.

You wrote first star of Evening

There in less than a month.

I wrote it as a joke.

You wrote it because

Katherine broke your heart.

Portland has always been

A great place

For you to get

Your center again.

Just like it was

For your parents.

I remember when Your mom told me

They were buying

A place up there.

I thought they were crazy.

So far from everything.

But it became

Their little hideaway.

Get out of town for a while.

Clear your head.

And get ready for The best

chapter of your Life.

The next one

Is gonna be a great one.

This will Serve As the final boarding call

For flight 782 to Denver,

And continuing on To Portland.

I'm here!

- Welcome aboard.

- Sorry.

Here, I'll take your bag.

That cab driver Dropped

Me off at the wrong Terminal.

I can barely walk in heels,

Much less run.


Right up here in first Class.

Are you sure?

Your upgrade went through.

You're kidding.

That never happens.

Must be your lucky day.

Thank you.

- Hi.

- Hello.

First class.

I feel so special.

They'll even bring you

A glass of champagne,

If you want.

No. No.

I... I shouldn't.

Well, maybe just one.

But I have Lots of work to do,

So I won't...

Don't worry,

I won't be talking your

Ear off the whole time.

Do you live In new York?

No, I'm heading home.


I was just in the city For

a couple of job Interviews.

Ah. I hope they went well.

We'll see.

Everybody was really nice.

Maybe too nice.

I... It's just so hard to Know

What people are really Thinking.

I wish they would just

Say what they mean.

Things would be

So much easier that way.

Not always.

Sometimes the truth hurts.

Hurts a lot less than lies.

Sounds like the voice

Of experience talking.

That obvious?




To a great flight.

With lots of Fabulous legroom.

You seem very focused.

Is it good?

It wants to be.

If that makes any sense.

The new Gabriel august?

Thought that book Wasn't out.

Mm. I got

An advance copy.

You read Gabriel august?

No, but I've heard of him.

Yeah, you don't...

You don't really seem

Like his typical Demographic.

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