Soap Dreams by Stephanie Haefner
It’s never too late to start over.Robyn Miller is perfectly happy in her immaculate home, playing stay-at-home mom and devoted wife. That is, until she’s channel surfing one day and sees her high school sweetheart Derek, acting in a lead role in her favorite old soap. Watching Derek’s show becomes her secret pleasure…and brings back memories best forgotten. When Derek’s mother throws him a big celebration in town, Robyn tries to avoid seeing him, but ends up in his arms for a dance.
Derek has finally hit the big-time, but he hasn’t found happiness. He regrets losing Robyn, and his show’s ratings are falling. He longs to get her back in his life–both personally, and as a writer on the show. Those love scenes she used to dream up were Emmy material. Knowing her marriage is a sham, can he convince her to follow her dreams and give the show–and him–a shot?
A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance
I recently became aware of a few WNY authors thanks to connecting with other WNY authors. I decided to read this one because it was short and something that caught my attention. It took me a couple days longer than I thought it would to actually read it because of Memorial Day weekend plans. I finally had the chance to finish it this morning (5/29/13).
I enjoyed reading romances that reconnect high school loves. When we are kids in high school and preparing to go off to college, we do stupid things and make stupid decisions. I love seeing the couple get a second chance. This story gives us that plus more.
I loved Robyn's strength when she finally decided follow her dreams. I love that she stood up to her scum of a husband (I really didn't like him) and told him that she wanted a divorce. I love that she had her best friend that help encourage her to follow her dreams, even when she didn't at first because of Derek.
Derek is a local boy turned daytime actor. Derek returns home to convince Robyn to come to NY and write for his show since the writers haven't been doing a good job. I loved that Derek didn't give up on convincing Robyn to follow her dreams.
I enjoyed reading this little story! I will be reading more by Stephanie Haefner as soon as I get a break with school!