My husband is the leading man in their filthy fantasies. I know because they’ve told me.
Matthew Barber is Tinsel Town’s most sought-after movie star and I’m the girl next door. Tinley Atkinson, the former child star with an Ivy League education, and the daughter of a deceased Broadway legend.
Three short years later, it’s all crashing down.
We were the quintessential celebrity couple—Mattley, Hollywood’s Heartthrob and America’s Sweetheart.
We fell in love, and the whole world watched as our fairytale romance unfolded between the pages of glossy magazine spreads and candid moments splashed online.
The public is fascinated with the rumors swirling around us—I’m the jilted wife and he’s the no-good cheater. I’m infertile and years of drug abuse is to blame. He wants kids and I would rather have a career.
He’s the love of my life.
What am I going to do about that?
Marriage is tough and it’s even tougher in Hollywood, I’m ready to fight . . .
Tinley and Matthew are married at the start of the book and, as the blurb tells you, this is a marriage that is struggling, that is having issues with where they are and where they go from here. Tinley grew up in the public eye and has withdrawn from it. Matthew is Hollywood's current it man. So, they meet when they are pursuing different things in their lives, and this is a tension at the beginning, and throughout the marriage...balancing what they each want with the pressures of where they are in their lives, careers and marriage.
This book grabbed me from the beginning, and I was hooked from the last line of the prologue. You really know, as the prologue begins, where Matthew is in the marriage, and where Tinley is, both as a result and as part of how they got to where they are.
The book is told bouncing from present to different points in the past, although after the prologue, you spend a large portion of the book in the past with them getting together and getting to know the characters. And, what I liked about this is you have an idea as to where they each are in the marriage after the prologue, and while you are reading their relationship, their first meeting, the next ones where they start to seem like fate, to guessing middle names and coordinating schedules...you know where it is potentially going to end up.
I loved this. Especially as Christy Pastore is a new author to me, I was pretty sure they would work it out, but at the same time, you never know how an author is going to handle picking up a couple in the middle of a marriage that is at the point where they either need to recommit or walk away. Matthew is charming, and he loves Tinley...and she loves him.
The story is told in alternating POVs, which I think works well, as they deal with some rumors and some doubts and being able, as a reader, to know what is and is not true for each of them helps the reader stay on the side of them working it out, as you like both of them.
This is the first title I have read by this author, and I definitely enjoyed it.
Christy Pastore lives in the Midwest with her husband, their springer spaniel, Bailey, and their crazy cool cat, Boomer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising and Marketing. Writing has always been a part of her life. Her first writing gig was for a celebrity entertainment website. Later she went on to create her own blogazine and media company combining her love of writing with fashion and marketing.
When's she not writing flirty and dirty books or updating her celebrity fashion blog, she loves shopping online, binge watching her favorite shows and daydreaming.
She believes books, especially love stories are an escape from the real world.
A few of Christy's favorite things:
Bold Heroine's – Swoony Hero's with a Naughty Side— Guilty Pleasure Reads and TV Shows – Designer Handbags – Men In Suits – Black and White Photos— Sexy Accents— Snow— Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram— Wine— Champagne— Soy Latte's – Gummi Bears— Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Pickles—Popcorn— Sparkling Water— Eye Cream— Pedicures— Traveling— 80's Music— Musicals— Movie Trailers – Celebrity Red Carpet Interviews – Award Shows – Making Lists.
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