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.
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?
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.
What a fun book! I love books with smart, witty and strong female characters and this book had a couple with Silvia and her grandma. They both brought a smile to my face.
Silvia and Ben have history. It's like a careful dance around each other without ever coming together for one reason or another. It's comical and also a little maddening. I loved the easy banter and movie quoting which reminded me of my kids. They are always quoting lines from movies to see who will get it. (I hardly ever do.) Both Silvia and Ben are easy to like and easy to root for.
Silvia has a bit of a ocular handicap due to a childhood cancer that is a large part of her story but doesn't take over the story. It definitely humanized her, gave her a hint of vulnerability, and maybe a dash of quirkiness. Silvia's connection to Audrey Hepburn gave the story a unique feel, unlike any other story I've read. I loved the quotes at the beginning of the chapters!
I guess I'll just end where I started. What a fun book!
- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.