Waking up to find a hot movie star in your home may sound like a typical female fantasy, but Charlotte Stein gives it an edge with an emotionally and physically scarred heroine and a hero with quite a few issues of his own. Holden's patience and kindness when it comes to Alice's severe agoraphobia is endearing, and the couple's physical connection is beyond sexy.

When agoraphobic shut-in Alice Evans wakes up to find A-list movie star Holden Stark passed out on her living room floor, her first response is sheer panic. But once she revives him and he decides to stay with her for a few days to avoid the fallout from his disappearance, the two realize they share more than a love for nerdy movies. With Holden's patience and gentle encouragement, Alice begins to realize she may be more to life outside the walls of her home, and perhaps wild fantasies can come true. (ELLORA'S CAVE, dl., $7.50)

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Elisa Verna