Okay, I admit it. I am a Fatal Attraction junkie. Though this movie is more than 30 years old, it’s still one of the best movies ever. As I watched it over the weekend, having seen it numerous times, I theorize why this is such a great movie. Here’s what comes to mind: the characters are real. Michael Douglas is no angel and Glen Close is no devil. They are both a mixture of both good and bad which imitates real life. No one person is 100% good or 100% bad. I feel as though too many movies today are made where particular characters are portrayed as all good or bad. Snooze…Michael Douglas was no victim in this film. He was 100% responsible for what transpired between him and this woman. He had the affair, and he suffered the consequences. Every movie today that tries to imitate Fatal Attraction leaves out one important element, they portray the man as perfect…snooze…No one is perfect. Good movies are about real people and guess what? Real people are flawed.
Reviewed by Michelle K.
In His Mistress with Two Secrets, we meet the Sauveterre siblings. They are rich, aristocratic, and constantly stalked by the paparazzi. After Henri’s sister gets kidnapped, he makes a vow to never love or marry. He believes that this will not only protect his heart but eliminate further risk to his family. His plan seems sound until he meets Cinnia. She is fiercely independent and does not want to be taken care of by any man. This suits him as he can keep her as his mistress without changing his plans. However, she finally decides that she wants more from Henri. She asks him if he loves her and he refuses to show her any emotion or sign that he cares for her. She plays his bluff and walks away taking with her two secrets.
This is a fantastic book with intense passion between the characters and an entertaining storyline! I especially loved the glimpse into the future in the epilogue. I hope to see more of the Sauveterre family in future books!