Review: Lara And The City Of Angels – Elle Chardou
Lara MacIntyre-Buchanan was born to privilege. She has it all – a beautiful husband, a lovely daughter, a lavishly furnished home, and enough money to tide her over until the cows come home. Yet there’s something she’s been lacking for awhile now. She yearns to have her husband lay his hands on her. To have him make love to her at any given moment, something he’s refused to do for reasons she cannot fathom.
She’s been patient within her marriage, giving her husband what he wants, when he wants it. Yet she can’t help but wish that he’d do the same for her. She can’t understand why he’s aloof, at times. Nor does she understand as to why he prefers the company of others to her own. She’s beautiful and brazen and she’s willing to do anything for him, something Sean refuses to see.
When the opportunity rises for her to take part within a cable television series, she jumps at the opportunity, much to her husband’s chagrin. In his eyes, her place is there at home and she has no need in proving herself to him. Yet Lara knows that she needs the time away from him. She feels encroached, as if she can’t get enough air within her lungs whenever she’s around Sean. Her move to Louisiana excites her and she looks forward to meeting the people that make up One Last Bite’s cast.
This is her chance to broaden her horizons. To make something of herself without having her husband hover over shoulder at every turn. She knows her leaving has displeased him. She’s nothing but a trophy wife to him, something she’s no longer satisfied in being. Her life takes a different turn when meets Kristian Stenfeldt, one of her cast mates. He’s beautiful and enigmatic and he fuels her passions in ways her husband never has. She enjoys his company and soon finds her wanting more.
As tensions between her and Sean continue to rise, Lara comes to the realization that their marriage is no longer the same as it had been so long ago. She and her husband have been at odds for far too long. Part of her wants to work things out. To give him the benefit of a doubt. Yet deep inside, she knows that’s just wishful thinking. Happiness is just around the corner, but if she’s to partake of it, she’ll need to make a decision that will change her life forever. One she knows won’t be made so easily once everything is said and done.
This was a very quick and definitely interesting read. The reader finds him/herself immersed within a story full of love, lies, and sex. Lara and Sean Buchanan haven’t been happy for ages. Their friends and family know it, but they haven’t quite come to that realization yet. Elle’s take on what a Hollywood marriage with a swinger lifestyle is like is definitely intriguing. I did find a few spots where there words/punctuation missing, but I didn’t let that detract from reading the story itself. If your looking for a story that will help you pass the time or just a quick read in general, this is definitely worth picking up.
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The Gorgeous Wife
Lara MacIntyre-Buchanan has it all: a handsome husband, a beautiful daughter and more money than she can spend in a lifetime. Looks can be deceiving and although Lara should be one of the happiest women in the world, she is miserable. So much is missing from her life but the most important, she needs love…
The Superstar Husband
Sean Buchanan is movie star supreme: he has Lara, his blue-blood wife, and a lovely daughter. He also has a billion-dollar movie career that has spanned more than a decade. His wife gives into his every need and she has been the perfect submissive until now but it is no longer fulfilling. Now he wants more…
Lara takes a part in a cable television show to get away from her so-called perfect life and meets the perfect guy instead. Kristian Stenfeldt has his share of flaws but he is everything her husband is incapable of becoming and now she has to make a decision. Should she hold on to the life she has cultivated or throw it away for a mysterious future that could hold limitless possibilities?
WARNING: This is an erotic contemporary romance story part of the Superstar Marriages Anthology. This story contains a badly behaving movie star, a submissive wife who has to come to terms with finding a backbone, a hot guy who is too delicious to resist and a storyline that guarantees an HEA…though it might not be with the man you think!
About The Author:
Danielle Blanchard Benson is a world traveler and author of several different series.
Ms. Blanchard Benson is the author of Beginnings: Book I (The Plague), Death Wish: Book I, Better off Dead: Book II and Death Lair: A Novella (all from The Vamp Saga), The Catalyst: Book One (The Pop Stars) and The Beautiful People series.
She is currently working on Love Voodoo: Book I (DeGeneration), Apocalypse 2012: Book II (The Plague), Hart Attack: Book I (The Hart Family Saga), The Making of a Star: Book Two (The Pop Stars) and Queen of the Undead: Book III (The Vamp Saga).
Ms. Blanchard Benson has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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