In 1915, starstruck Jack Abadie strikes out for the gilded streets of the most sinful town in the country-Hollywood. With him, he takes a secret that his country hometown would never understand. After years of hard work and a chance invitation to a gay gentlemen's club, Jack is discovered. Soon,... show more
In 1915, starstruck Jack Abadie strikes out for the gilded streets of the most sinful town in the country-Hollywood. With him, he takes a secret that his country hometown would never understand. After years of hard work and a chance invitation to a gay gentlemen's club, Jack is discovered. Soon, his talent, matinee idol good looks, and affable personality propel him to the height of stardom. But fame breeds distrust. Meeting Wyatt Maitland turns Jack's life upside down. He wants to be worthy of his good fortune, but old demons haunt him. Only through Wyatt's strength can Jack face that which keeps him from being the man he wants to be. Love without trust is empty. As the 1920s roar, scandals rock the movie industry. Public tolerance of Hollywood's decadence has reached its limit. Under pressure to clean up its act, Jack's studio issues an ultimatum. Either forsake the man he loves and remain a box office darling, or follow his heart and let his shining star fade to tarnished gold.
Publish date: 2013-03-25
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
The idea was good, but the book wasn't written very well - too long (not that I mind long stories, if they're filled with something interesting, but this just felt stretched out) and repetitive, and some parts just didn't make sense to me. Still, a nice insight into the history of Hollywood.
I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did end up liking it. I think the culprit was mostly just pacing. It felt plodding though dull parts, and then it didn't slow down for the interesting parts. Falling in love with the love of his life takes place over a couple of pages, about th...
I love this period of time!I’m very fond of historical m/m stories. Since I read [b:Bonds of Earth|13265990|Bonds of Earth|G.N. Chevalier|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1324358785s/13265990.jpg|18469263] I look for them in recommendations, lists and the like. It could be because the forbidden is very...
REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT REVIEWS BY JESSEWAVENOTE: I purchased the book on my own.I enjoyed the story of Jack and Wyatt, but at times it ran surprisingly low on conflict. The story takes place during almost twenty years of Jack's life and the epilogue jumps almost twenty five years more ah...
4.5 StarsI don’t know that I’ve read another book in this genre quite like “Tarnished Gold”. The book is loosely based on the first openly out gay actor in Hollywood. Be sure to read the author notes after the epilogue as I found it added to the essence of the story.The story spans from 1917 to 1955...