The world is at Jennifer Lamont's feet - right where she wants it. She has made breaking hearts a blood sport, and the cool, calculated use of other people's backs has led to the stardom she has craved from the first time she heard applause. Lust or fear is all she has ever believed she could see in the eyes of others.
Suzanne Mason has built the enviable life she was always told smart geeks could never have. Fortune, fame, and the beautiful girls usually reserved for captains of football teams are all hers. She has everything she ever wanted, except the one woman who is no one's trophy.
Expert combatants in the games of life know there can only be one winner. Regardless of the scorching attraction between them, the game of love is no different, is it?
©2016 Karin Kallmaker (P)2016 Karin Kallmaker
I have MS and LD and make spelling and grammar mistakes, please forgive the handicap.
The story is well written but I found it painful, two perfect people fall in love or at least in lust but enough to know the other is the one but keep breaking up, or disappearing in the night all because the one who wants to be actress can't come out because it will ruin her career chances. So they keep meeting over the decades have hot sex, awful break ups on and on until she finally comes out and it's just too late for them. I hated it, to much self hate,
I really appreciate Ms. Kallmaker's complex characters and lack of drama. The people are rich, even confusing... but in a good way!
Geeks are distracted by shiny things... and beautiful women. Models and actresses can be awesome at #STEM endeavors. Geeks aren't always unselfish and can be um idiots. Models and actresses have to have their worlds well compartmentalized to be what/who is needed for their careers and not be mistaken for whoever is in a popular magazine of recognizable part. I am truly in awe of people who don't crumble. It's not just ego or not strictly self-aggrandizement. It must take a tremendous amount of strength. Hat's off to every publicly visible woman who can have millions of people think they know them and people who are close that may never know them.
Excellent romance novel that is in touch with what's currently discussed (and how) in the LGBT community. Well read too!
The story pushed some buttons that probably needed pushing for me; so that's points in its favor. I'd be giving away too much story to say more about what I liked, but I liked it more than I expected to (voiced isn't usually my choice of media, nor is the subject matter what I usually read). The voicework was done by a friend of mine, and I hear her voice in a lot of it, so it's hard to sort that out as I listen, but she pulled the characters apart well enough for me to get into the story.
I really liked the story. Although it was a bit predictable I like that we took a journey into the lives of successful and driven women who happen to be lesbians. The struggle portrayed is very real and was easy to connect with, regardless of sexual orientation. I always struggle with narration because I find it cheesy that the narrator changes the influx of their tone when changing character. it kinda takes me back to elementary school but I did like the voices and the accents. I was not however fond of the excessive imagery. I don't need to know the details of everything I'm surrounded by so it felt forced. But I really did like the story and I'd recommend it just as I've reviewed it.
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