Clever, surprising, funny… A thoroughly fun romp.
Temple takes readers on a rip-roaring thrill ride in this spectacular romantic comedy. After a brief stint in the world of acting, the lovely BunnyLee Welles is content teaching English in Thailand. A friend’s wedding brings her back to LA. A series of misunderstandings result in BunnyLee becoming guest in the house of Buck LeGrande, an aging Hollywood star. Quite a few years BunnyLee’s senior, Buck is immediately enraptured by her obliviousness to his fame, and BunnyLee, meanwhile, is delighted to meet a man she knows is idolized among masses. A romantic spark flies between the duo, but misunderstandings and envy get in the way. Will the pair find their happily ever after? BunnyLee and Buck are fully-fleshed out characters, and their appreciation of one another, along with the close proximity BunnyLee’s stay at the guesthouse keeps them in, convincingly gives rise to a spontaneous romance. The secondary characters, including Puddles are absolute darlings. Temple keeps the twists coming, ramping up the tension and keeping it climbing until the very end, while the riveting plot strikes a fine balance between romance and psychological insights about life and love. The narrative is seamlessly fun and thoroughly propulsive, and Temple writes intelligently about the celebrity life, the world of Movies, TV, and acting, and the intricacies of love and relationships while exploring jealousy, disappointment, longing, and friendship. The result is wholly charming, with a strong Hollywood flavor. Intelligent and witty, this is sure to sweep readers away.
Five Times Lucky
By P. David Temple
Pub date December 1, 2020
Price $15.95 (USD) Paperback, $7.13 Kindle edition