Matinee Idol by Lorelei Chain

Matinee Idol by Lorelei Chain
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Lilac

Benni Enfante is possibly Silver Screen star Evan Fitzpatrick’s biggest fan. When a business trip goes awry and she ends up at a friend’s beach house for the weekend, she gets more than she bargained for. The Thirties premier naughty boy materializes out of nowhere and treats Benni to a personal performance she will never forget. Evan Fitzpatrick has been dead for over fifty years, so who is the untamed wild-child in her bed?

Matinee Idol is a quick read with an interesting concept. On a business trip, Benni Enfante finds herself staying at the former home of her idol, 1930s film star, Evan Fitzpatrick. She is in for a surprise when the bad boy actor shows up inside the home. The only problem is that Evan has been dead for over 50 years. Despite her confusion, Benni soon finds herself sharing some passionate nights with her mystery man and wondering who or what exactly he is. Benni finds more than she was looking for when she discovers the truth.

I really enjoyed this story as I wondered along with Benni what exactly was going on. Told in first person from Benni’s POV, the use of first person allowed us to get inside her head and see things as she did. I felt that this enhanced the mystery surrounding the identity of her lover as we only knew what Benni knew. We discovered things as she did, which helped to enhance the interesting twist at the end. This was good story with an ending that I really enjoyed.

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