My name is Olivia Bloom and I. Am. Free.
I left for LA with everything I owned piled into my old Volkswagen and dreams of becoming a costume designer. Little did I know I’d wind up designing for a lingerie company—yeah, not sure how I landed this gig—and taken under the wing of two young Hollywood insiders. The fashion shows and parties were great, but life really got exciting when the seriously hottest lead singer of my favorite band started to fall for me.
How does someone like me, an ordinary girl from Pittsburgh, wind up in the arms of the world’s sexiest rock star—surrounded by celebrities, fashion, and music—and not be eaten alive? Berkeley is everything I've ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, but the paparazzi, the tabloids, the rumors, it's all getting a bit too crazy. My life has become every girl’s dream come true, if only I don’t blink and lose it all…
"It must be hard for you to know if someone likes you for just you - to find Team Adventure"
"Team Adventure? What's that?" he asks after a curious pause. He sounds amused.
"It's my dream," I answer, beginning to get drowsy. It's getting late, and after all the wine at dinner my guard is weakening. "I just want to find that person I can't stand to be without. Where I don't want to be independent anymore, and regardless of where Im going or what I'm doing, I know it will be more fun if they're there with me, and vice versa," I mumble, my eyes getting heavy. "I want to be part of a team that no matter what... we're in it together... its our adventure... and we wouldn't have it any other way."
I hate that people are judging me without giving me a chance to make an impression, but would I trade anonymity for Berkeley? What if I never met him? An image of bleak, lacklustre days stretching before me with no promise of how alive I feel right now presents itself and I have my answer.
He looks at me and softens. "I'm not captivating - far from it, actually. I'm just honest. And to be honest, I've never met anyone I liked more than you. And, for once in my life, I don't care who knows it."