A “fun, funny, steamy, and unputdownable” (Entertainment Weekly) new novel from bestselling author Amy Sohn, in which an ambitious young actress discovers that every marriage is a mystery and that sometimes the greatest performances don’t take place on screen.
When Hollywood heartthrob Steven Weller pulls Maddy Freed out of obscurity for a starring role in his newest Oscar-worthy film, she feels her career roaring onto the express track. Steven’s professional attention soon turns personal, and Maddy falls headlong into a fairytale romance with the world’s most eligible bachelor. She’s sure there’s no truth to the gay rumors that have followed him for years, but soon realizes she cannot afford to ask too many questions about his complicated past…
A “sexy and engaging” (Emma Straub) page-turner set in a tantalizing world of glamour and scandal, of red carpets and ruthless competition, of scheming agents and the prying eye of the press, The Actress sits “perfectly between Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays and Jackie Collins’s Hollywood Wives….A valuable contribution to the canon of Hollywood fiction” (Slate). Booklist calls it “addictive…This may well be Sohn’s breakout book.”