Rating: 4.5 Stars
Told in the first person. Alternating persons.
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An entertainment journalist was the last thing I thought I would be doing.
I thought once I got my degree, I would be reporting on stories that made a difference, but now all I do is report on who broke up with who and who is dating who.
I was over it.
Then I got my next assignment.
He’s Hollywood’s bad boy.
He works hard, and he plays even harder.
He’s rude, he’s condescending, and he’s made it known he doesn’t want me on the tour.
With one month on the road with him, two things might happen
One, I may never work in this industry again.
Two, I may just be like everyone else and fall for Hollywood’s Playboy.
This was a good way to get the reader involved into the life of an actor. We see them on screen and some believe that’s what they are. You read some of the tabloids and you believe they must do everything you see in print – after all, no one would every print a lie. It certainly makes me glad that I don’t live in the limelight.
One thing I loved about our author is that she created the perfect character for me to hate. I’m sure that at one point in her life she was a lovable person. But when we meet her I can picture her as a young Cruella De Vil – minus the mismatched hair. I also liked the fact that there’s someone willing to stand up to her. Something else the author did is that we get to see some scenes from the point of view of both main characters – a different perspective.
I haven’t read many of this author’s work and I’m glad that I changed that by getting a copy of this book. It was nice to see a woman who didn’t really care if someone was famous or not. I’d like to think that I would act the same - but until I’m put in that position whose to say. I have come in contact with some of our own local news reporters and luckily have never fallen over my tongue. My only disappointment was that I never got to see any pictures. Something else I loved is the twist Ms. Madison put in just as the story should be leading us to the end. And what an ending, I can’t wait to see where she takes her readers in Hollywood Princess.
When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...