Ravings of a Book Junkie

An avid reader, if books were sustenance I'd be fat as a hog. I mainly read dark urban fantasies, but like to mix things up book-wise, just never enough time to read all the books I want to read!

What I Did for Love: A Novel

What I Did for Love: A Novel - Susan Elizabeth Phillips *Spoiler herein* Bram & Georgie are both flawed, self-absorbed actors and are not easy to like or sympathize with especially in the beginning of this book. Their story bears a marked similarity to the Aniston/Jolie/Pitt and you can definitely sense whose corner SEP is in, which to be honest, reflects my own, and much of America's opinion, no doubt, too. But reading this I was sometimes feeling that SEP wasn't painting these characters with much objectivity though it did make for a humorous though vry barbed "revenge" scene when Georgie's ex shows up on her doorstep disheveled and distraught and is shown to be quite the fool. Though I never grew to love Bram or Georgie I did enjoy this book; the reason being was the secondary characters and their plots: Georgie's father, Paul, her agent, Laura, and Bram's housekeeper, Chaz, and Aaron, Georgie's assistant. These characters all showed howed a sweet vulnerability that was more believable than the syrupy, sentimentally manipulative DVD moment towards the end. Grade: C- 2.5 stars