"My husband is an expert chameleon. He slips into a newly colored skin with such ease, you're blindsided by the completion of it and are only able to admire his new color briefly before he slips into another."
Oh my God... this book, guys... it's indescribable. I've been staring at nothing for a while now since I finished this book, this was unbelievable. It wrecked me. It was so intense! Even more, after everything came together and everything made sense about the way Lucas was acting. Lucas spent his whole life aiming for the big show and becoming an actor. His tutor, and the woman that saved him from his poor childhood, Maddie, was the one that got him into that world and it was everything he ever knew and the only thing he aimed for in his future. Mila was a sommelier. She was a wine expert and was kept away from the acting world for as long as possible by her mother. She didn't want her daughter anywhere near that world but it didn't take long for Mila and Lucas to cross paths. After that and the rare connection they shared, they stood together. As the years passed, Mila saw the toll that action took from Lucas, especially because he was a Method actor and that takes even more from a person. After Lucas's best friend dies, everything crumbles. Lucas doesn't know how to grief and has some secrets about his friend's life and the demons he was carrying without anyone knowing. With a new role coming so soon after he lost his friends, Lucas immerses himself in the new part but things go too far. Mila will have to be strong, follow their rules and see the signs behind her husband's acting to understand everything that is happening and why everything is so different this time.
"(...) the idea of success is far better than success itself."
Holy sh*t... this book was unbelievable! It's breathtaking and heartbreaking. After some things come to light, everything makes sense and the truth broke my heart. My God... I felt everything with that story. Also, those quotes from actors at the end of each chapter, especially this one from Robin Williams, my God... that wrecked me. "All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are."
This is a really intense read. It was a rollercoaster of revelations, pain, grief and the strength behind their love. It was incredible! I'm such a fan of Kate's work, she's one of my go-to authors and she just went to another level with this book. It's amazing!
Foi minha primeira leitura desta autora. A história fisga o leitor desde o início e ficamos ansiosos pelo rumo que a autora irá escolher. É diferente, interessante e causa várias emoções diferentes. Nos sentimos puxados para todos os lados e intrigados pelos acontecimentos. Recomendo!