￼Is there a better way for a week to begin than to be served with divorce papers? Granted, your spouse has been living in a different home from you for six months but he was meant to come back home eventually, wasn’t he? And now this news has been leaked at the office and the job you’ve worked so hard for seems in jeopardy.
Lauren, a TV executive in Hollywood has to manage this situation before it gets completely out of hand and her superiors lose faith in her abilities to continue her job. That means she has to sign the new acting sensation that they have been courting. But it all goes a bit pear-shaped when the talent starts pursuing her and even more shocking; she doesn’t mind it as much as she should. In fact…she finds she just might…maybe…possibly have feelings for him.
Grand drama ensues as Lauren has to deal with a pending divorce, betrayal, murder suspicion and the possibility that she has fallen for her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s son. She has to keep sane as her life seems to unravel before her very eyes. She has to find the truth that will allow her to get back to her life. Plus, she needs to decide if, should it come to that, she would be able to live in potentially hill-billy territory…
I loved the strength of Lauren’s character; she had so much to endure and yet she kept it together until she saw everything through. I appreciated that she had a certain level of vulnerability that made her very real. The secondary characters had just the right amount of presence to be believable; I was particularly drawn to Jack with his optimistic, heart-of-mush being with the inner strength that could be detected even through the mush.
This novel was absolutely entertaining to read. There was just enough drama to keep my proverbial nose in the book without being too confusing and overwhelming. I loved the fact that it was not drawn out; a storyline this dramatic could have easily become just that. I particularly liked that the storyline is so reflective of life these days; even though traditionally the male is always older and more established, there are a lot of couples where women date younger. I know a lot of people who refuse to accept this reality; they’re not friends of mine though, haha.
Lucie Simone has a passion for travel, yoga, and writing. She has a degree in Journalism, a Master of Fine Arts in Television Production, and is a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance. Her love of comedy (and living under the delusion that she might one day be an actress) resulted in a stint studying improvisation, which, ironically enough, taught her to be a better writer.
Her short story, A Taste of Italy, won the New York Book Festival competition for best ebook and is a bestseller at Amazon UK. The release of her debut novel, Hollywood Ending, a romantic comedy about life in Hollywood for the not-so-rich-and-famous, marked the launch of her small press, Simon & Fig, which publishes Chick Lit, Lad Lit and Women’s Fiction exclusively.
Lucie lives, loves and writes in the City of Angels, but considers New York City her second home and visits as often as her bank account will allow.
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