Monday, October 8, 2018

Beyond the Red Carpet, Debbra Lynn

Beyond the Red Carpet
    File Size: 899 KB
·   Print Length: 228 pages
·   Publication Date: December 9, 2015
·   Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
·   Language: English
·    ASIN: B0195XMX7U


Sophia Donovan had it all: a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, a successful career at a high-profile celebrity magazine, amazing friends – and she was married to one of the hottest Hollywood Directors of their time. Things between her and her husband Marcus weren’t perfect but after 11 years, what marriage was? But if the secrets that lay behind the walls of the Donovan home were ever exposed life would never be the same for anyone.

When an unexpected visitor from Sophia’s past shows up, it forces her to come to terms with her suspicions. As she unravels the truth about the people closest to her, it quickly becomes clear that fighting to save her marriage won’t be nearly as important as fighting to save her life.

My Thoughts

This story begins with the protagonist Sophia Donovan, while at the murder scene, looking back on the past eleven years of her life. Up till this point, she was married to Marcus, one of the Sexiest Men Alive. But she’d put an end to that. And so readers are taken through the process of learning what led up to this day.

As one might imagine this book moves back and forth between the present and the past and Lynn skillfully creates this cycle in a world where betrayal, control, and power is commonplace.

You have a rather naive woman, Sophia, who marries a man who attains a status in a group some men covet and many women are drawn to. Meanwhile, Marcus uses his bravado to get what he wants. His impulsive sexual activity was responsive to favoring women who were obtainable and flexible to his desires. And, there were many willing to remain ready.

With that said, Sophia's carrying out an act of this magnitude of self-perceived justice was still surprising to me. Especially since it came in the form of a double homicide.

While the writing was solid, the ending left me believing that after eleven years, Sophia was still as naive.

A copy of this book was provided by the generosity of the author. The storyline is geared toward mature audiences.

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