So I’ve finally finished reading this book,Red was such a great book and I am so sad that I wasn’t able to read it earlier. This is the first book from Spindler which I was able to read and I am so happy I found this book since it was so amazing.
This is one of those glorious and an unforgettable story that has you believe that dreams can and do come true. From the first page it grabs your heart and never lets go.
Becky Lynn is one of the most incredible characters I have read. Despite her painful and cruel childhood, coming from the wrong side of the “tracks” and labeled as “poor white trash” and all the heartbreak and obstacles in her life, she remained the kind, sweet and caring person she was, never giving in to the sordid, fickle world that is Hollywood. I became so emotionally involved in her life, sharing her rise from an unknown to the top as a supermodel and touched by her courage and her strength and how she slowly started to believe that she was a person of worth.
People using each other to get to the top – Giovanni, the egotistical famous photographer, Carlo, his sad and unhappy son, struggling with his dark secrets and trying to please his father, Jack Gallagher, the bastard son whose ambition is to show the father who has never recognized him that he can become even a bigger star than him without his help and without realizing, becomes just like the father he despises.
Betrayed by Jack who breaks her heart, Becky Lynn allows Carlo to make her into a supermodel and along the way discovers that both men have been using her for their own selfish purposes. Zoe, who had hurt Becky Lynn so much. And despite it all, never gave up on her humanity to care and help others. So much emotional baggage.
You will travel to locations that are exciting and beautiful, from Paris, Milan, LA, St Barts, New York, live in gorgeous homes, drive fabulous cars, attend parties and meet the rich and famous….a world most of us will never be part of but here….you can be!!!!
Carlo and Jack – two brothers who realize too late how much they care for each other and who allowed their cruel father to keep them apart – such sadness, such loss, such waste. Sins of the fathers who damage their children so badly that some never fully recover from it.
Letting go of the past, and finally coming to terms with what they truly feel for each other, Jack and Becky Lynn overcome the obstacles that have stood in the way for them to be together.
Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Bend, Mississippi, Becky Lynn Lee doesn’t have the luxury of dreaming. With an abusive father and a broken mother, she always thought that this was it. But after the ultimate betrayal, Becky Lynn can no longer live the nightmare.
Determined never to go back, Becky Lynn escapes to Hollywood. As a photographer’s assistant, she discovers a talent for spotting beauty and capturing the perfect shot. When the camera eventually turns on her, the awkward, shy Becky Lynn of her childhood disappears. But when the success she’s achieved is threatened, Becky Lynn must find the strength to embrace her new identity and put the ugliness of her past behind her forever.
Becky Lynn was a nobody in Mississippi, or so everybody told her. So she fled to a world where dreams come true. Jack wanted to be a somebody. He wanted to be the top fashion photographer in the world. Now, supermodel Becky Lynn and high-priced photographer Jack Gallagher are in constant demand. But beneath the surface lurk secrets that threaten to destroy all they’ve achieved.
You will be touched by this unforgettable story, filled with passion, love, sadness, surviving the odds and how believing in yourself will really make your dreams come true. A modern, believable fairytale that will have you wanting to read it again and again.
And I absolutely loved the cover with the red hair and lips. Gorgeous….somehow just as I imagined Becky Lynn to look like.