Fabulous Hollywood romance
What was the book about?
Harper was already extraordinary, but with this book, she’s off the scales. So much so, that it’s hard to find the proper adjectives to express how brilliant her writing is at the moment. Fair warning, this book is so captivating that you won’t be able to stop until the last page is flipped.
Ida Burton and Faye Fleming are two top Hollywood actresses; one used to be a top A-lister, the other is the current top A-lister. When the opportunity arises to make a lesbian movie that promises to change things for the two actresses, both know they have to be part of it, but for different reasons. For Ida, it’s the perfect chance to leave the closet she has been in for way too long; for Faye, it’s the opportunity to work with a legend. Their chemistry is off the charts, but what happens when their characters share that first kiss?
Hollywood romance, 40+ characters, coming out later in life
This book hooks you in from the start. I loved the dynamic, the perfect amount of tension to set the pace and tone and the introduction of the characters is superb. Masterfully written is the only way to describe Harper’s precision of expressing emotions. I still have chills from all the feelings this book evoked. I felt for Ida so much. I completely understand her struggle and it was so easy to relate to her.
I love the two different POVs. I enjoyed following the thoughts of Ida and Faye very much. Harper’s writing style has the reader personally involved with the characters, driving the reader’s engagement with the story deeper.
Even when the story falls into a lighter read (something I am very grateful for, in times like these, low angst is welcome), Harper evokes two important questions; why coming out is still an issue and why come out at all? But every action, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction.
I couldn’t find one!
I loved Ida and Faye so much. Their attraction is off the charts. Harper develops the characters and their storyline in a way that is well written and hypnotizing. The chemistry between the characters encourages the reader to keep reading and devour every bit.
I loved pretty much everything about this book, and the way it ended left me with a huge smile on my face. It’s a must read.