Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a relationship with a celebrity?
Sure it might be fun and exciting to be seen with them…but what about the rest of it?
Your ENTIRE LIFE becomes public property and everyone will do absolutely anything and everything to find out more about you.
There are ups and downs about being a celebrity and we always think that the grass is greener on the other side. But imagine how difficult it can be just to step outside your front door? How you have to look on point every day, how you have to be updated with the latest fashion, seen wearing the right things, eating the right things. There is no such thing as a personal life anymore. This is just one of the many struggles Abigail Ryan face when dating her celebrity crush Alexander Tate. It isn’t always paradise and often times sacrifices need to be made in order to achieve happily ever after.
After leaving Alex, Abigail was determined to move on from the thing she wanted the most, even going as far as convincing herself that this was what was best for Alex. Eager and ready to move forward, or at least try to, who else would show up at her front door than the man himself – Alexander Tate.
Even relationships with celebrities can be difficult, and without real, honest, and open communication, can lead to failure. Secrets that were kept hidden are revealed, loyalties and feelings come into question, and ultimate it comes down to what is Alexander Tate’s happily ever after, and does it involve Abigail.
First, let me start off by saying this book irked me a little bit.
Now before you jump down my throat I have reasons.
Before I start, let me just point out that, no, I have not been in a serious relationship for a very, very long time. Perhaps my opinion on the matter is complete bollocks but I’d like to believe that what I believe in holds some truth…and that is – YOU’VE GOT TO COMMUNICATE AND BE OPEN WITH YOUR PARTNER!
I can’t stress this enough… I can’t stand when women just…make bad life/moral decisions. Of course I don’t blame Abigail for believing that what she decided in that/a moment was the right thing to do, and perhaps in her mind at the time it was. It’s hard to know where our decisions will go, and perhaps because I am far too trusting and far too open with people I will get no where in life (romance life), but I believe in firm communication with your partner. I don’t see the point in lying to protect them, or keeping secrets to benefit them; better to rip off the band-aid sooner rather than later. But again….that’s probably just me.
Really, that’s the only thing that irked me about the sequel.
Other than that, it was a lot more dramatic than the first novel.
Alright, maybe I thought the drama and conflict that happened in this novel happened a little later in the book than I wanted it to…But I promise! There’s nothing else I found wrong with the book.
I love Abigail and Alex.
Alex mostly 😉 (Henry Cavill….DROOL).
And I feel that he was totally justified in his reactions throughout the entire novel. The rich and famous want to be happy too and I have to believe they aren’t all….about money, that they just want to love like anyone else.
Don’t get me wrong, some of the drama felt…a TINY TINY BIT immature but hardly noticeable. Come on people, we’re not in high school, people just need to say what they feel and just get it over with.
“Then let’s do it.”
“Wait, do what?”
“Go on a date. Dinner and a movie,” he clarifies as though it’s the simplest of tasks and the most brilliant idea ever.
“Alex, you know we can’t just go out to dinner and a movie. It would cause pandemonium – the media I can just it now, ‘Alex Tate and live-in escort take in an afternoon flick before a mob of two thousand fans raid the theatre.'”
Take a Bow was a beautiful follow-up, but perhaps not as well put-together as the first novel. I’m happy that they found what they were looking for and it only proves that love can be found in the most unexpected places.
If there was one thing to take any from this book or series it would be that communication is important – it’s the key to your happily ever after.
4/5 Hearts of Love