Saturday, December 18, 2010
Hollywood Ending (with a giveaway!!!)
by Lucie Simone
Trina Stewart is desperate to find a proper Hollywood job and finally quit teaching ESL, but after ten years in Tinsel Town, things are looking grim. That is, until she sets her sights on sexy new neighbor, Matiu Wulf, a New Zealander of Maori origin who is only in Los Angeles to get some scene design experience to beef up his resume, and then he's headed back home to Auckland. He manages to thwart Trina's advances, but when she falls under the spell of toothy-grinned thespian, he's desperate to win back her heart. But when Hollywood gets in the way, these two soon discover that life in Tinsel Town isn't all red carpet, after parties and celebrity gossip. In fact, Hollywood can be a downright bitch! (description taken from Amazon.com)
This was one of those fun, guilty-pleasure type of adult reads! There were parts that made me snort out loud as I read them. :) I really enjoyed um, well, Matiu's New Zealand-y hotness...you'll see, and how loyal Trina's BFF was to her throughout the story. There was also a really interesting twist with identity theft, which though common these days, hasn't really seemed to make it into literature yet. I also loved the setting. There was the perfect mix of Hollywood glitz and glamour balanced with the day to day realities of actual life in Hollywood...it's not all parties and cocktails! This really was a fast, enjoyable read and I found myself totally routing for Trina and Matiu right from the beginning!
Check out Lucie Simone's website for more info on the author and her books!
PLUS...as part of the Hollywood Ending blog tour, I get to giveaway a copy of the book! YAY! To enter the giveaway (you must be in the continental US), leave a comment before midnight on Wed., December 22nd. I'll randomly draw one winner from the comments on Thurs., December 23rd and contact them directly for their mailing address. If the winner does not respond by Monday, Dec. 27th, a new winner will be chosen and contacted. Good luck!!