Saturday, August 24, 2013
Still More Saturday's with Sid!
When a tragedy derailed his life, screenwriter Isaac Zevin became a recluse. Between the cheesy straight-to-video action scripts and his drinking problem, he’s surprised to get a call from Tony Kendall, the award-winning director he was slated to work with just before he fell off the map. After some persuading, Isaac agrees to help Tony realize his modernized vision of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
On set, Isaac is horrified to find the lead role filled by heartthrob superstar Colby Lightner, an actor Isaac believes embodies everything that’s wrong with Hollywood. Colby, on the other hand, couldn't be happier to work with Isaac and resolves to make Isaac like him. As Isaac deals with his unwelcome attraction to Colby and the stress of writing a script during production, Laith, his troubled godson, shows up at his door looking for help. Isaac knows if he turns his back on the boy, he’ll never forgive himself. But how can he juggle his craft, his crush, and his godson’s problems when he can’t even take care of his cat?
This book was interesting in how that main character deals with loss. There’s no attempt to gloss over or hide what grief can do to someone. Isaac becomes a drunk and a really not nice person because of it. And then lightning strikes.. Boom.. Colby is in the room and that’s all she wrote! Ya’ll pick it up and give it a chance. There’s some heavy emotion in it but also some rockin’ hot sex. You go Connie Bailey! 4 Strawberries dipped in chocolate!
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by Dreamspinner. Many thanks.