Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Author:  Julie Wright
Publisher: Shadow Moutain
Genre: Romance
Source:  Kristin of Kritters Ramblings

Goodreads: 

The Lie
Women in Hollywood are just pretty faces. But Silvia Bradshaw knows that’s a lie, and she’s ready to be treated as an equal and prove her worth as one of Hollywood’s newest film editors.

The Love
She and Ben Mason had worked together as editors before Silvia got her big break, so he’s the perfect person to ask for feedback on her first major film. But even as their friendship begins to blossom into something more, a lawsuit surfaces, jeopardizing both Ben and Silvia’s jobs—as well as their fledgling romance. Audrey Hepburn once said: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” Silvia agrees. Or she used to. It’s one thing to risk her job and her heart, but can she really risk Ben’s, too? Does she have the right to make decisions for her own happiness when they affect so many other people?

The Breakfast
With everything to lose, Silvia meets Ben for breakfast at his favorite diner, Tiffany’s, for one last conversation before the credits roll on true love.

Ope’s Opinion:  At the beginning of this book you learn that Silvia looses an eye to cancer  ( not ruining the story ).  I understand the cancer coming into her life – it has a lot of impact and influence in her life.  I do not understand why the author chose to have Silvia loose an eye.    It never became clear to me what that had to do with the rest of the story.

Putting that aside, I loved the rest of the story.  I liked hearing about the editing of movies, I liked hearing a women’s fight to be seen and heard in a man’s world, and I liked that Silvia made her career a priority.  I also really, really liked Silvia and Ben’s relationship – their miscommunications and banter were fun to read.

Two-thirds of the way through the book I thought I knew where the story was going, then there was a breath taking twist, then a couple of more twists.  I thought the author made the relationships feel real.  The ending brought it all together and was very satisfying.

Thank you Kristin for sharing another great book with me.

 

 

 

The Other Side of the Bridge

Author: Camron Wright
Publisher: Shadow Moutain
Genre: Fiction
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings

 

Goodreads:  Two coasts. Two strangers.
And a bridge that silently beckons them both.

Katie Connelly has lived in San Francisco all her life. Her late father made his career on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the many stories of how he saved jumpers still haunt her. And now her job assignment is to write about the history of the bridge—a history that includes a secret journal about a promise ring and a love story that may be the answer to her unresolved sorrow.

Meanwhile, Dave Riley, a marketing executive in New York, has sorrows of his own. Grasping at straws after tragedy strikes his family, he decides to follow a daydream that has turned into an obsession: to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge on a motorcycle on the Fourth of July.

Does the bridge somehow mysteriously hold the answers both Katie and Dave are looking for? Or will they find something completely different when they get to the other side?

Ope’s Opinion:  This book took me on quiet a journey.  I was interested in the characters right from the beginning.  I was also interested to find out how their paths would cross – they were such different people, from different places, with different experiences – how could their stories intersect? 

Parts of the book were depressing.. just keep reading it.  Both main characters had hard lives with losses.  There were some parts that were not believable or necessarily added anything to the story.

I am not sure of the ending. For me, it seemed incomplete and a little hard to believe.