Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Self Published on 4/18/19
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Hollywood is a temptress, a trickster, a soul-stealing devil.
I married an A-list player, knowing I come second place to his craft. But Lucas and I are a golden couple, a modern-day fairy tale.
I’ve never doubted what we built...until the sudden death of Lucas’s best friend has scandal rocking the Hills and shaking the foundation of our relationship.
I chose Lucas as my safe haven...he chose the role of a lifetime.
For the next three months, I’ll share my nights with a stranger, watching as he buries his pain, immersed in his role and living as someone else.
We’ve done this before. I tell myself it’s just another movie, and he’ll return to me.
I should’ve known this time would be different.
To get my husband back, I’ll need the strength of ten men.
As it turns out, I’ll have to go through two.
THIS BOOK, this story of ambition and raw grief and brutal heartache and the fiercest yet fragile picture of love, is absolutely MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK FROM THIS AUTHOR and it’s unequivocally one of the MOST PHENOMENAL books I’ve read. I don’t even have the words to thoroughly describe all the ways I loved it, all the ways this author BLEW ME AWAY with her words, with her brilliance, with the sheer magnificence of this storyline. Method is a TOP READ of this year for me and certainly one of my new FAVORITE books ever.
I’m just saying, a book like Method will make you feel supremely inadequate when it’s time to write a review. There are NO WORDS. There just aren’t words for a book on this level. I’m sure if you go back and comb through enough of my reviews of Kate Stewart’s books, they’ll all say something like “this is my new favorite book by this author” or “this is one of the best books I’ve read this year.” That was true at the time, but THIS, this story of ambition and raw grief and brutal heartache and the most fierce yet fragile picture of love, is absolutely MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK FROM THIS AUTHOR and it’s unequivocally one of the MOST PHENOMENAL books I’ve read.
I can’t even begin to tackle the mastery of this storyline. It is absolute breathtaking PERFECTION what Stewart crafts on these pages. I’m in awe. I never wanted this book to end but I was desperate to get through it because IT IS DEVASTATING on so many levels. It hurts and it keeps hurting and then it hurts more. But that hurt is layered amidst the most GLORIOUS romance, a story that flickers back and forth between the past, the present, and the more recent past but that’s also told through the alternating points of view of this husband and wife set adrift by the insurmountable obstacles threatening their marriage. The crafting of this novel feels meticulous and strategic and remarkable but for this author was probably effortless. It’s BEYOND magical. It’s superb.
I thought I was kind of over the whole celebrity romance trope. There’s something ethereal about celebrity, the way the shine of fame makes a character feel so unattainable. I both love and hate that feeling, the unsettling feeling that this hero will never truly just be ours, because we share him with everyone who buys a movie ticket or a gossip rag. But that vibe is catapulted into another realm by what Kate Stewart does here with Lucas Walker’s character, emotionally isolating him from his wife not only by his fame and the demands of his job, but also by the grueling methods he uses to get into character.
Method is about fame, yes. It’s about loss. It’s about mental illness and the most palpable kind of grief. It’s about new love and old love and it’s a gut wrenching test of that love’s resilience. It’s as much an ode to friendship as it is an ugly testament to the grim reality of aspiration. This book was next level angst juxtaposed with the most INTOXICATING romance. It was utterly devastating, a claw inside your skin and rake your insides kind of read. I was completely RIVETED. I was broken. I won’t move on from this book. I don’t even have the words to thoroughly describe all the ways I loved it, all the ways this author BLEW ME AWAY with her words, with her brilliance, with the sheer magnificence of this storyline. Method is a TOP READ of this year for me and certainly one of my new FAVORITE books ever.
About the Author
Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.