Vivian Ward thinks she is in total control of her life. Actually…she s thirty five, an out-of-work actress who puts more effort into partying than getting good parts, is estranged from her family and emotionally unavailable to her boyfriend.
Truth is, the only thing she s in control of is what s on her plate…
But then she meets movie star Maximilian Fry, who’s just as screwed up, and journeys into a world of celebrity even more damaging than the one she was already living in. Will image triumph, or will she realise that some of her answers lie within?
First of all a big thank you to Shane Herrington over at Harlequin MIRA for sending me a copy to be reviewed which is my first book from them 🙂
The last week while I’ve been reading this has been incredibly busy so when I’ve been reading I’ve not been able to read big chunks at a time as I usually do so that have affected my reading experience . Some of the chapters were really long especially at the start of the book and Im discovering that I enjoy shorter chapters . I did struggle to connect with this book especially with Vivian ,I would have like to have seen more of her emotions to make her more real. However saying that the setting of this book is from a world I know nothing about an have had no experience of ,so again that could have affected my reading experience.
I really liked the character of Luke who was determined to love Vivian despite her cold front .
It was interesting to read about the glitz and glamour of the characters lifestyle and probably a setting I wouldn’t normally choose to read.
There were funny elements and insights into how its hard to leave our demons of the past . I did enjoy the storyline and the ending because Vivian started to be more open and honest . I would have liked to have read more about her past and her feelings but I think that was a crucial part of vivians character that she blocked the past .
For me this didn’t tick all my boxes but still a good read and look forward to the authors future books as this was her debut novel .
This is due to be published by MIRA in paperback on the 16th May 2014.