I hate it when books make me cry! (That’s a lie. I love it).
This was really deeply character driven, and so, so good. I’ve been put through the emotional wringer. Just, wow. At around 87%, I didn’t think a happy ending was possible, but Wilder pulled it off. KUDOS!
Grey and Ethan are both incredibly real from the start (I want to be able to pull that off!). I was hesitant to read a romance about actors in Hollywood as it’s generally not a topic I’m interested in, but they’re both so, so cute! I love how excruciatingly slow burn and tentative their romance is. How afraid they both are, and at the same time, how much they yearn for each other. Both of them are three-dimensional human beings with flaws and problems, and it’s heartbreaking, and unfair, and so totally, brutally consequent. I want to cry and wallow with Grey as she decides how to deal with the situation Ethan’s alcoholism puts her in.
They are so painfully, painfully awkward! It’s heartbreaking. Ethan is incredibly brave putting himself forward, flaws and all, and seeing Grey overwhelmed and afraid to accept it makes me ache. All that Angst! My heart. He is so flawed, his struggle so visceral.
I didn’t expect such a deeply emotional romance set in Hollywood, so this totally blew my mind. All the Stars!
“You know what the worst part is? I don’t think it was even about me. Our relationship. I could’ve been anyone. He was like . . . like this starving lion, and I was just the first gazelle to wander into his path.” Tears welled in her eyes. “I don’t know if he ever really loved me. I was just something else to be addicted to. To lose himself in. Postpone the midlife crisis a little longer, or whatever.”
- Hollywood Romance
- Fake Relationship
- Struggle with Alcoholism/Addiction
- Age Gap
- Blacklist Hookup by Sadie Haller (Fake relationship with BDSM between actors)
- Darke by Saber Vale (Age-gap, BDSM, dark, young actress falls for producer, twisted and emotional)