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4.5 stars, rounded up because I m feeling generous.This is one of those books that just keeps getting better and better Acts I and II were good, Act III was better, and Act IV was fantastic.We follow Jennifer s and Suzanne s lives together and separately through three time periods, between which they were apart from each other the present, their first meeting 20 years before, and a brief reunion somewhere in the middle And all of it was the very definition of great character development They 4.5 stars, rounded up because I m feeling generous.This is one of those books that just keeps getting better and better Acts I and II were good, Act III was better, and Act IV was fantastic.We follow Jennifer s and Suzanne s lives together and separately through three time periods, between which they were apart from each other the present, their first meeting 20 years before, and a brief reunion somewhere in the middle And all of it was the very definition of great character development They re both flawed and make mistakes that doom their relationship at first and then we get to watch them go through the process of acknowledging that and figuring out how to do better.And the feminist themes With clear attention to intersectionality, even For starters, as a girl in tech myself I was very pleased to see Suzanne, a successful CEO and out and proud lesbian, constantly bringing up the gender gap in tech and all the sexism she suffered to get where she was, not to mention all her efforts to try to improve the situation as she could And Jennifer, oh how I loved her Putting herself first as she pursued her dream to become a respected actress Calling out how terribly the movie industry treats women and doing everything in her power not to let that stop her Being reasonably and realistically afraid to risk it all too soon when she had no stability view spoiler Vehemently refusing a role as a whitewashed black character even though that kind of major role in a big production was what she wanted the most Acknowledging that women who aren t white or straight face even worse prejudice in the industry, and later using her position of power as a white successful woman to help others, especially when she came out herself in defense of a co star whose talent was being questioned because of her sexuality hide spoiler Jennifer was just so wonderfully written, whereas in the hands of a less talented writer, she as a white gorgeous model could ve easily been a shallow, boring character Kallmaker made her relatable and interesting, and even though the book is in third person and also focuses on Suzanne by herself just as much, Jennifer was the one who really shined the most for me.The author did a great job of writing simple, sweet moments to balance out the sheer exorbitance of their lives as two rich women, in a way that I wasn t too annoyed by the detailed descriptions of expensive clothing, fancy decorations and luxurious trips This is the first book I read by Karin Kallmaker and I m very glad I enjoyed it because she has so many others I m excited to read next Captain of Industry turned out to be bothannoying andenjoyable than I expected.Based on many reviews, I was initially surprised at how annoyed I was I even took a pause on the book for a couple months, and was tempted to DNF, before finishing it Based on my disappointing annoyance, I was eventually surprised once again when I enjoyed the endingthan I d expected I would after pausing it.MC Jennifer is 20 when she and 26ish MC Suzanne first meet There s fun banter, great nar Captain of Industry turned out to be bothannoying andenjoyable than I expected.Based on many reviews, I was initially surprised at how annoyed I was I even took a pause on the book for a couple months, and was tempted to DNF, before finishing it Based on my disappointing annoyance, I was eventually surprised once again when I enjoyed the endingthan I d expected I would after pausing it.MC Jennifer is 20 when she and 26ish MC Suzanne first meet There s fun banter, great narration, and good chemistry But their story is told with flashbacks over a twenty year period I m not a fan of flashbacks For me, it ruins the moment during their 20s because I know it won t work out And ditto when they meet in their 30s.Some of their personalities were likable and believable, and some was disappointing but appropriate and acceptable For example, Jennifer is a very determined woman she won t settle for anything less than what she wants professionally I should, perhaps, say for anything differently , not necessarily less because she abandons decades of love for the elusive brass ring of career success Uber rich and successful Suzanne is often likable, but too often I just couldn t really accept that Jennifer was the one and only for her I m not comfortable with the trope of their being only The One , perhaps because I m afraid I ll one day die an old and lonely cat lady if I don t bump into The One at the right moment in both of our lives No.I want to believe there are numerous women out there, one of which I will be very very happy to love and be loved by, but my life and other lives won t be ruined if The One and I don t connect It s just a sad story to me even if there s an HEA.Well, I digress.sorry.For all of the pining for each other, the infrequent great sex and shared moments of connection Jennifer continues to sabotage their could be relationship to achieve success Once successful.tah dah.she regrets not having love in her life The trope of not being able to come out for fear of career damage just never felt real in this case.this is modern day Hollywood here not the 1930s and not an industry in which LGBTQ identities are as forbidden as they still are in some industries, such as grade school teaching.Well, I did kind of like that Suzanne finally recognizes that she wasn t understanding that Jennifer was terrified of coming out her apology made me realize that I hadn t been very understanding either, as you may have noted from my previous paragraph.Despite what I would consider two decades lost, it was sweet that they decided it was time spent becoming who they were each meant to be, while on a path ultimately to each other The HEA was a little too tied with a nice bow, but felt good enough that I m surprising myself by rating the book as recommended with 3.5 rounded up to 4 #FREE E-PUB ⚫ Captain of Industry Ê The world is at Jennifer Lamont s feet right where she wants it She has made breaking hearts a blood sport, and the cool, calculated use of other people s backs has led to the stardom she has craved from the first time she heard applause Lust or fear is all she has ever believed she could see in the eyes of othersSuzanne Mason has built the enviable life she was always told smart geeks could never have Fortune, fame and the beautiful girls usually reserved for captains of football teams are all hers She has everything she ever wanted, except the one woman who is no one s trophyExpert combatants in the games of life know there can only be one winner Regardless of the scorching attraction between them, the game of love is no different, is it I like this book, I kept reading to the end wanting to find out the ending. This is such a beautiful book, I m still starstruck At first it didn t entice me and I almost dropped it a couple of times since the romance felt rushed and both Jennifer and Suzanne too innocent However, as the book went on I started to appreciate their innocence and pieces started to fall into place Both Jennifer and Suzanne find themselves introduced to stardom at a young age, both have fears but are committed to the goal of achieving their dreams I enjoyed very much how the author first This is such a beautiful book, I m still starstruck At first it didn t entice me and I almost dropped it a couple of times since the romance felt rushed and both Jennifer and Suzanne too innocent However, as the book went on I started to appreciate their innocence and pieces started to fall into place Both Jennifer and Suzanne find themselves introduced to stardom at a young age, both have fears but are committed to the goal of achieving their dreams I enjoyed very much how the author first introduces the romance and then goes on to lie the story of each character since that way it gets you the right amount of pages to get interested in each of them It s not very common in romance novels and was very well done.The time jumps made all the difference for me, it put the book and the characters into perspective and allowed me to appreciate each step they took toward their dreams and toward each other The way they grow and mature, changing with time and the circumstances makes them fall back into each other The angsty parts of the book set the mood for the final outcome of this love story.This is a book filled with strong women and a subtle lecture on feminism, in the end they realize that yourself has to always come first, and that way you ll be able to give yourself to the love of your life Solid 5 for me The writing was very good as it s the first time I read anything by this author and I will surely readThe characters were very strong although I have to admit I liked Jennifer Maybe because throughout the book the author was convincing us that Suzanne is a smart entrepreneur but failed to explore that part We were led to believe she s brilliant at what she does but yet I couldn t find concrete proof on what it was that made her such a huge success Jennifer on th Solid 5 for me The writing was very good as it s the first time I read anything by this author and I will surely readThe characters were very strong although I have to admit I liked Jennifer Maybe because throughout the book the author was convincing us that Suzanne is a smart entrepreneur but failed to explore that part We were led to believe she s brilliant at what she does but yet I couldn t find concrete proof on what it was that made her such a huge success Jennifer on the other hand, I could relate to her struggles and I felt how she s progressed in her career throughout the 20 years Yes both characters are very different but I could feel their connection The ending made a lot of sense to me and at the end of the day, what do we want from a book Personally I want a big smile on my face, and this one succeeded in doing so This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Detailed score 4.0Nothing groundbreaking here it s pretty trope y now that I stop and think about it but it didn t feel like that while I was reading it.My main criticism was that, despite some juicy hook ups, it took our leads ages to come together properly and we weren t given enough to time to savour it.Overall, though, a confident, compelling read This is another book that I have mixed feelings on though I d rate it as a good read The chemistry between the two leads is fantastic, the dialogue and internal thoughts are witty, fun, and natural, the storyline is solid, the Hollywood industry was captured well, and it had the best, most accurate use of Twitter and modern social media I ve read to date The supporting characters are incorporated nicely and we get a good feel for the leads despite not getting much of their backstory The qua This is another book that I have mixed feelings on though I d rate it as a good read The chemistry between the two leads is fantastic, the dialogue and internal thoughts are witty, fun, and natural, the storyline is solid, the Hollywood industry was captured well, and it had the best, most accurate use of Twitter and modern social media I ve read to date The supporting characters are incorporated nicely and we get a good feel for the leads despite not getting much of their backstory The quality of the book is high and I found Jennifer to be the overall appeal of the story There s a lot of good here.What is somewhat halting, though, is that it s a story that focuses on going after personal goals, sacrificing relationships and to some extent one self in the pursuit Because of this, we get a mix of Jennifer and Suzanne in present day and flashbacks where we KNOW things go badly so, while we re to enjoy the leads coming together, we also know they re doomed Jennifer s character also becomes less likable with time and, though that s intentional by the writer, it made me as the reader not like her too much as the book went on These elements cast a shadow on the enjoyment We do get a happy, satisfying resolution and Jennifer s character is redeemed by the end I came away from the book with a description of Cute this was a cute story which is a word I don t use often for a book review lol There s some touching depth, as well, so it s not all fluff but the fairy tale aspect and the separation of the leads keeps the story onof a high level entertaining type read 3 1 2 Stars Now I must admit, I was not liking this book I think part of the issue was all the flashbacks and knowing that they didn t end well, was ruining my enjoyment Then about half way through, the book really changed for me Most of the book was now in present time and I felt like I could get a better feel for the characters It was honestly like reading two different books and I enjoyed the last half so much.When it came to the characters, I really started to like Jennifer in the 3 1 2 Stars Now I must admit, I was not liking this book I think part of the issue was all the flashbacks and knowing that they didn t end well, was ruining my enjoyment Then about half way through, the book really changed for me Most of the book was now in present time and I felt like I could get a better feel for the characters It was honestly like reading two different books and I enjoyed the last half so much.When it came to the characters, I really started to like Jennifer in the second half of the book Even though she was known as being the bitch I had empathy for her and wanted to see her happy Susanne, I thought was all right, I just didn t feel as connected to her.The romance was decent, but be ready for a whole lot of up and downs It s not always easy to read about a book that spans so many years and that isn t always happy.I think Kallmaker is a very good writer, so I would recommended this Just know that the first half of the book is a little tough Loved it Kallmaker shows us how a great author puts together an unforgettable read Her attention to detail, focus on past and current trends and her ability to give the reader fully formed characters to love or dislike sets her on a level few lesfic authors have achieved and makes her novels a pleasure to read Jennifer Lamont wants to move her modelling career to the next level With enough voice and acting lessons and dogged determination she hopes to break into the acting world Falling in Loved it Kallmaker shows us how a great author puts together an unforgettable read Her attention to detail, focus on past and current trends and her ability to give the reader fully formed characters to love or dislike sets her on a level few lesfic authors have achieved and makes her novels a pleasure to read Jennifer Lamont wants to move her modelling career to the next level With enough voice and acting lessons and dogged determination she hopes to break into the acting world Falling in love with the geeky up and coming tech wizard and out lesbian Suzanne will not help her advance in the industry If the casting directors find out she is a lesbian she risks her ultimate goal of leaving the runway behind and making a name for herself on the silver screen Heartbreaks aside, I was impressed at the skillful way Kallmaker includes issues of the day covering a span of twenty years The rights of women vs the reality of challenges faced by women in many occupations being recognized as equals The need for women to work together to break down barriers in the corporate world and the understanding that working together benefits all of us Kallmaker also takes a hard look at the impact media has on our lives in today s world of instant information and twisted truths.A great read that isthan just designer labels,runway models and cameo appearances by characters from previous novels It s a story of a woman coming to terms with how decisions born of necessity impact her life Full value from one of the best in lesbian fiction today