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Tami

Tami

I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

Why I was not into that book, though I normally like that writer:

Starstruck - L.A. Witt

Levi's family reasons to stay in the closet.

I could have lived easily with the career one - that made sense and was realistic, especially for an action star. The other one was obsolete for the story (as was the whole family) drama and an uninteresting plot tool, that failed to add drama - it only annoyed.

A nearly 40-year old adult guy who is doing professional therapy for some time should be able to distance himself enough to not fear the anyway ever-present disapproval.

It also didn't make any sense in combination with his parents being ex-alcoholics.

So obviously they sucked at parenting.

So the family plot line annoyed me to no end, and made Levi look like a sad and lukewarm personality. 

Especially given that his parents are not only selfish bigots who were alcoholics through his childhood and youth, no they are really really bad people:

"The other part of him had watched them [the parents] side with his ex-brother-in-law because apparently putting Levi's sister in the hospital was less of a disgrace than her divorcing his sorry ass."

 

Excuse me? The parents have been drinking through their childhood, they are bigots and they don't support their own daughter against a violent spouse???

But he still cares what they think???

 

I am not buying it.

 

So Levi was a bust.

 

And the other guy? Was the starstuck fan-turned-into-actor, beautiful, nice and meh.

 

Also not a good plot twist: Carter knew that Levi was in the closet (and the career reason was actually a sadly realistic concern), so he came on to Levin knowingly, then after the sex came the ultimatum - come out of the closet or we're done.

Nice.

 

So Carter was a bust too.