Title:The Housewife and the Film Star
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F
Page Count:192 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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With the paparazzi breathing down their necks at every turn, and past demons raising their ugly heads, will they ever be able to find happiness?
I have read several stories by Doris O’Connor and I always find her stories both entertaining and insightful. The Housewife and the Film Star is no exception. With this story she allowed the normal person to see what if. What if you met a famous person? How would your life change? What is real or is any of it? It was nice to have a “Calgon” moment that felt real and possible if improbable.
I loved both Sven and Sylvia in this story. Both had strong reasons to distrust. Sven for the obvious reason of his fame and Sylvia for reasons much more personal. I loved that Ms. O’Connor allowed their journey to be on equal footing. Sven’s fame couldn’t help Sylvia trust him, in fact it was a detriment to building something lasting. Sylvia had to learn to trust herself before she could give Sven the submission they both needed. Ms. O’Connor understood that trust took time and didn’t rush either character even as outside forces conspired against them. I loved the layers she built with both the story and her characters. We got to see why Sven and Sylvia battled their attraction to each other. We had time to be invested in both of them and root for their success outside of the bedroom.
That is something that I have come to expect from Ms. O’Connor and something she does well. I find myself vested in her characters and feel as though I know them personally. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more from this author.
Five Shooting Stars!!