The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
About The Book:
What if you were to meet the number-one person on your laminated list—you know, that list you joke about with your significant other about which five celebrities you’d be allowed to run off with if ever given the chance? And of course since it’ll never happen it doesn’t matter…Mormon housewife Becky Jack is seven months pregnant with her fourth child when she meets celebrity hearththrob Felix Callahan. Twelve hours, one elevator ride, and one alcohol-free dinner later, something has happened…though nothing has happened. It isn’t sexual. It isn’t even quite love. But a month later Felix shows up in Salt Lake City to visit and before they know what’s hit them, Felix and Becky are best friends. Really. Becky’s husband is pretty cool about it. H er children roll their eyes. Her neighbors gossip endlessly. But Felix and Becky have something special…something unusual, something completely impossible to sustain. Or is it? A magical story, The Actor and the Housewifeexplores what could happen when your not-so-secret celebrity crush walks right into real life and changes everything
This book was pretty good. I would say it was great except for the last 2 pages. I could do without them. I also skimmed a few paragraphs towards the end because it was taking too long to get to the point.
I would recommend this as a fun quick read and if I owned it I would re-read it. The author also wrote Austenland which I haven’t read but heard is amazing. I plan on reading it before the movie comes out.
My Rating: 3 Stars