Of Love, Actors, and Acrobats Review
Review by: Kristy Hamilton
Of Love, Actors, and Acrobats by Brie Bennett
If you are looking for a cute, light-hearted story about a woman learning how to be 30 and single, this is a good one to pick up and read for the afternoon…
The prologue kind of starts out as a confused mess, as the main character is describing the acrobats that popped into her head while she was getting drunk as her birthday was approaching. The acrobats “weren’t born from the happy kind of drunk but rather the ‘I just saw my ex with another girl and oh yeah I’m also turning 30…” Then she describes what she and ex did after she graduated law school, and then goes on how she could write a story about dreams coming true. She has not been named, but the prologue wants to make me read on to see what is going to happen to her.
It takes a few chapters before the main character is named. Zoe is trying to deal with her job as lawyer, and becoming happy with turning 30 and being single in New York City while her friends are dating, getting married and having babies. She decides to leave it up to fate and try to be happy with being single. To take up her time she does some volunteer work and become a “big sister” to help a teenage girl.
Eventually the acrobats have their place. Zoe decides she is going to write a spy novel. With Of Love, Actors and Acrobats moving at a steady pace, Zoe has a chance meeting with a man that is an actor. She is realizing that dreams can come true. While the relationship grows, Zoe has to deal with image issues that have come from dating a man that millions of women want.
Of Love, Actors and Acrobats was lively story of a women turning 30 and having a dream come true. The story started out as a jumbled mess, dragged a little bit, but in the end it was a cute, light-hearted story that had me laughing in a few parts and that I would read again.
I would give this 4 stars out of 5 and will be looking forward to Ms. Bennett’s next novel.
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