BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Revelations
by Idelle Kursman
ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):
Christine has overcome hardships and is finally enjoying a stable life. But a series of events threatens to upend all she has achieved. Will she survive the challenges with her life intact?
Christine Goldberg has finally achieved a good life after years of upheaval. She has a loving husband, great kids, and a steady job at a Boston modeling agency. Though still struggling to overcome her parents’ disappointment and her own feelings of failure, she tries to focus on all she has now.
But Christine’s comfortable life is about unravel as Ryan Monti, an ex-boyfriend she hasn’t seen in years, reenters her life.
Ryan, now an A-list Hollywood actor, is a self-centered playboy who treats women as nothing more than arm candy. He’s committed to one thing: finding the career-defining role that will win him an Oscar. That is, until a shady blackmailer threatens to expose his past.
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I was a given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Here it is…
I didn’t dislike this book, but there was something off about it for me. It’s kind of a sweet story, but there was something about it that felt like a lack of depth…or maybe naivety. The characters (like the Hollywood actor and the crooked journalist) didn’t seem realistic. And the story kind of fell into place in a way that didn’t seem realistic either.
For example, when one of the characters went to the high school and immediately recognized the two kids because they looked like their biological dad. That made me laugh. I have three teenage children and if I hadn’t met them until they were this age, I’d have no idea they were mine just by their looks. I just found that a little silly.
Anyway, the story was still interesting and enjoyable.