Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Genre: Adult Romance
Form: Audio Book
Narrator: Julia Gibson
Welcome to the world of the Glitter Baby
Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.
Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be.An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan . . . A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past . . . In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?Source: booksamillion.com
One word summary: Sweet
This book was impressively good. I enjoyed the growth in Fleur and Jake throughout the story. Susan Elizabeth Phillips has made you feel every bit of pain and passion that Fleur endures on her roller coaster life. The book has everything; betrayal, seduction, love, mercy, forgiveness, hatred. I had a hard time putting it down.
I’m finding it very hard to put into words how I really felt. It was such an elaborate story, there is no simple splurge to put down on screen. I found it interesting how while Fleur has learned from her mistakes and had gotten through her past, and how Jake – with Fleur’s help, does the same, neither Belinda nor Alexis, Fleur’s parents, change. They never see the way that they are destroying their own life. I also like how, even through the rocky storm of her father’s tracking and attempted destruction of her life, Fleur is able to conquer all and pave out her own life. Most of the time I wanted to slap Belinda. She was petty and saucy and crazy for all intents and purposes, putting the rich and the famous up on a pedistool that reached far beyond the heavens. But her last “gift” to her husband, Alix, was priceless and in it’s own way almost merciful – as Alix could not accept anything less than perfect, and he would most certainly would have been less than perfect without the gift.