Limelight - book review
Limelight was written by Kim Carmichael. This post was organized by N K Author Services. I was give a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
Worth The Wait…
Twenty years ago, Drew Fulton was made famous in the genre-changing movie, Hollywood Stardust and fell in love with his costar, Erin Holland. Left heartbroken and fed up, he played his ultimate role and walked away from his life, taking on an entirely new persona. Now he wants everything back, from his place in the limelight to the love that made him leave. He only needs to make sure he can leave the past in the past.
Known as the spoiled, has-been star of Hollywood, Erin Holland has spent the last two decades pining away for the one love she cannot have. Blindsided when Drew Fulton appears in her life as mysteriously as he disappeared, she is torn between acting on her heart and using Drew’s reappearance to relight her star.
Together for the first time in twenty years, their true passion consumes them, but the sparks of old wounds still threaten to burn out of control before they can decide if their love was worth waiting for.
This book seemed to take me forever to read. I could just never quite get into it.
I did find myself invested in reading it. I found myself really wanting Erin to grow up and be the person that Drew wanted and needed her to be. But... I never felt like the author succeeded in making me like Erin. At all. I didn't hate her either though. I just felt indifferent to her. I never understood why Drew loved her. Why he pined over her for 20 years. It would have been OK for me to not like Erin... if the author had conveyed some amazing reason that Drew actually felt so much for her. But it just seemed like she treated him badly from the start... and she just took advantage of him. He seemed to love a person that wasn't quite real.
At the end I think she did turn herself and her priorities around. But like the character she played in her teen mega-movie... she just wanted it all... and sometimes you need to sacrifice to find happiness.
About the author:
Kim Carmichael began writing ten years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.