Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Author: JM Darhower
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
He’s a troubled young actor, Hollywood’s newest heartthrob, struggling with fame as the star of the latest superhero franchise. Through scandal after scandal, addiction on top of addiction, a flurry of paparazzi hunt him as he fights to conquer his demons.
She’s a single mother, assistant manager at a grocery store, existing in monotony with her five-year-old daughter. Every day when she goes to work, lurid tabloids surround her, the face of a notorious bad boy haunting her from their covers.
A man and a woman, living vastly different lives, but that wasn’t always the case. Once, they were just a boy and a girl who bonded over comic books and fell in love unexpectedly.
When Kennedy Garfield met Jonathan Cunningham back in high school, she knew he had all the makings of a tragic hero. With stars in his eyes, and her heart on her sleeve, the pair ran away together to follow their dreams.
But dreams, sometimes, turn into nightmares.
Now, years later, the only thing they share is a daughter—one who has no idea her father plays her favorite superhero. But Jonathan is desperate to make amends, and at the top of his list is the woman who gave up everything for him and the little girl he hasn’t yet met.
I started and stopped this book at least four times and I’m not entirely sure why.
Clearly, this book took a little while to grab me. While I’m not typically a big fan of the famous person trope, this one seemed a little different to me because it was also a second-chance romance.
While there was nothing that particularly stood out to me about this novel, once I got past the first few chapters, it wasn’t difficult finishing the book. I enjoyed the story, particularly the relationship between Jonathan and his daughter.
I almost liked the flashbacks of Johnathan and Kennedy’s relationship a bit more than their present day story, which is unusual for me. The sparks were much stronger in the flashbacks than present day… but that’s fairly true to life, right?
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
I love Joe Arden, he’s one of my favorite narrators and Maxine Mitchell was ok, too.
Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Nah
Bookshelf Placement: Nah
I’m not a big fan of this cover and not a big enough fan of the book.
Book Boyfriend Rating: 2 stars