Changing the Script by Lee Winter

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Author: Lee Winter


LA-based English indie filmmaker Alex Levitin reluctantly takes a job in New Zealand to save the “worst movie ever”, Shezan: Mistress of the Forest. Things might go easier for her if she didn’t almost run over the standoffish, beautiful local cop on her first day in town. And it’d really help if her film set wasn’t being mysteriously sabotaged.

When Ika Whenu’s Senior Constable Sam Keegan isn’t trying to stamp out a motorcycle gang drug problem afflicting her town, she’s publicly slamming everything about the exploitative film, Shezan, and the Hollywood blow-ins making it. That includes its nerdy, cute director, Alex, who has woeful driving skills to go with her smart mouth.

Against the stunning scenery and chaotic film-set backdrop, attraction flares between the two warring women as they’re forced to work together to find the set saboteur.

A funny, small-town lesbian romance about clashing cultures and daring to dream big.

This is a Breaking Character spin-off novel that can easily be read as a standalone story.

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Publication Date

November 2019


epub, mobi, and pdf


104,000 words




978-3-96324-297-7 (mobi), 978-3-96324-298-4 (epub), 978-3-96324-299-1 (pdf)


Ylva Publishing

5 reviews for Changing the Script by Lee Winter

  1. Ana Leamaro
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Free ARC for an Honest Review

    This spin off from Breaking Character is much better than the original and it’s a great read. It has more secondary characters which offers a more diverse, funny and interesting background to the main characters. As usual the story is very well written and it holds your attention from the start.

    Highly recommend this book and I’m looking forward for the next one!

  2. Betty Harmon
    Rated 5 out of 5


    In Lee Winter’s latest novel, Changing the Script, we get to visit the world she created when she wrote her last book, Breaking Character.

    In this tale we follow filmmaker Alex Levitin as she reluctantly takes on the job of director and savior of the film ‘Shezan, Mistress of the Forest’. The film has been dubbed the “worst movie ever” already, and filming hasn’t even begun yet. The movie is being shot on location near the town of Ika Whenu in New Zealand, a stunning and beautiful area of the country. When Alex arrives in New Zealand, she ends up almost running over Senior Constable Sam Keegan, the only police officer in Ika Whenu. Sam already has some strong and negative feelings about the movie being shot in her town. Her opinion doesn’t improve when she meets the newest director, but the two must work together to uncover the saboteur of the film. This leads to all sorts of serious, funny and romantic adventures.

    I love the way Ms. Winter writes. Her writing style is very distinctive. There’s just something about the flow of words, the sudden bits of humor or sarcasm that she drops into her work that just appeals to me. I haven’t read a book by her yet that I didn’t absolutely love, and this novel is another addition to my favorites category. The scenery is gorgeous, the characters are well-developed, the chemistry between the main characters is electric, and the story is interesting and entertaining.
    Changing the Script is considered a spin-off of the first book, and not a second in a series. That means that you can easily read this book without having read Breaking Character first. However, I loved both books, so I can recommend that you go ahead and read them both. I’m glad I did, and I hope you will too.

    I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.

  3. Karola
    Rated 5 out of 5


    ***free ARC
    You‘ll find everything in this book: friendship, family, conspiracy, action, trust, love.. Lee Winter has done a great job with this one. And the „old“ characters Bess and Summer of her other book Breaking Character are involved, too. I had a really fun time reading this book.

  4. Patricia Iserman
    Rated 4 out of 5


    Another engaging book by Lee Winter.
    Alex ,a movie director and Sam,a cop clash into each other in a small town in New Zealand.
    A mysterious someone is sabotaging Alex’s B- movie.The locals love the money flowing in from the production but hate the sub standard movie.Sam is trying her best to find the culprit but things are just not adding up.
    It doesn’t help that she and Alex are so distracted by each other.
    It’s a wild goose chase through this small New Zealand town with a fancy motorcycle,a pack of “wild” dogs,unhelpful brothers and friends,obscure questions about Shakespeare and facing one’s fears.
    Well worth your time.Enjoy!

  5. Carolyn McBride
    Rated 3 out of 5


    I admit I’ll read almost anything by Lee Winter. Ah heck, I’d probably read her grocery list! So I had high hopes for this book. First off, let me just talk about how gorgeous that cover is! Eye-candy, right there! I was curious about how ‘the worst movie ever’ could be saved, and that alone kept me reading.

    I cheered the progression of the film, Melody’s growing acting skills, the changes Alex made, the many times she stuck her neck out and the bravery of Sam. The way she stuck her neck out for the dogs quickly made her a hero in my eyes. I loved the dogs, Sam’s dedication to Bruce (the senior Jack Russell) and the sub-plot with Dino. I enjoyed seeing some of the characters from Winters’ other books as well. It was good to see familiar faces again.

    This book is les-fic romance for sure, with a couple of sub-plots going on. It’s not as good (in my humble opinion) as some of Lee Winter’s other works (The Red Files springs to mind), but it’s a pleasant piece of fluff, perfect to read while hunkered down in the sheets, cuddling one’s sweetie.

    I was fortunate to be given an ARC copy in return for my honest opinion. Thank you Ylva and Lee Winter!

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