“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 Housewife explores what could happen when your not-so-secret celebrity crush walks right into real life and changes everything.”
I have to say that while I found this book to be a little far-fetched I still loved it and would recommend it to anyone for some light, fun summer reading. Shannon Hale’s Austenland was also kind of far-fetched but I guess as a Janeite I have better suspension of belief when it comes to all things Austen! The Actor and the Housewife is a big a “what if” story that seems impossible to happen but I still enjoyed the fast moving plot and her unique characters. Becky cracks me up with her over the top mom/housewife personality by she is completely loveable from the first page. Funny, sweet and yet in some ways very poignant The Actor and the Housewife in the end makes us all questions what our dream life really is and what we actually hold most dear.