Review: Hollywood Strip

Hollywood Strip by Shamron Moore Hollywood Strip
by Shamron Moore
reviewed by Rian M.

Callie Lambert has just moved to Hollywood a few months ago and has been trying to land a job as an actress.  In the meantime, she works as a waitress, goes on auditions and poses nude for sexy magazine spreads.  She has two good friends to commiserate with – a gay stylist and another aspiring actress who appears to have a substance abuse problem.  Callie just wants to be discovered, but she seems to be at a dead end, despite her gorgeous brunette good looks and talent… until she finally, through a combination of meeting the right people and performing a fantastic audition, lands a part on a risque horror movie.  Continue reading Review: Hollywood Strip

Review: Easy On The Eyes

Easy On The Eyes
by Jane Porter
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Tiana Tomlinson is at the height of her game as an anchor for America Tonight, a highly rated entertainment/news program. Or so she thinks. The higher-ups have other plans, namely replacing Tiana with a younger, hipper version named Shelby. Although the powers that be acknowledge Tiana’s smarts, they feel she could use a little help in the “you’re starting to look older so you need to consider a little nip and tuck” department. Tiana suddenly feels her world slipping away, the same world that has kept her going since the death of her husband seven years earlier. Not quite willing to bow down to the plastic surgery gauntlet Continue reading Review: Easy On The Eyes

Review: Celebutantes


Celebutantes
by Amanda Goldberg & Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper
reviewed by Kelly Smith
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Lola Santisi is the daughter of once high-powered Hollywood director Paulie, who’s banking on his latest picture to launch him back into Hollywood royalty. Lola, however, is having a tough time figuring out what it is she wants to do with the rest of her life, especially after having been cast by her father in the film that caused his Hollywood fall from grace. Acting is not her forte, but Lola knows a lot of people and is crazy about fashion. Her BGF (best gay friend) is a totally great designer Continue reading Review: Celebutantes

Review: Hollywood Car Wash


Hollywood Car Wash
by Lori Culwell
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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I’ve read a lot of chick lit novels based on Hollywood and fame in my time and I have to say that Hollywood Car Wash is definitely one of my all time favorites. This well-written and fascinating story revolves around Amy Spencer, a small town girl from Michigan who wins a local acting audition that lands her a leading role in a brand new prime time drama TV show called ‘Autumn Leaves’ in Hollywood. Continue reading Review: Hollywood Car Wash

Review: Fat Chick

Fat Chick
by Lorraine Duffy Merkl
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Trish Collins has finally made it: She’s a perfect size zero – a ‘goddess’ in her own eyes, the VP Account supervisor at one of New York’s hottest advertising agencies, and surrounded by the glitz and glamour that comes along with such a job, including hobnobbing with the rich and famous.

After the prologue, which takes place in the present time when Trish is at the top of her game, we are then taken back to the past before Trish lost her weight. Her father died when she was young, and in order to cope with her sadness and other feelings, she ate for comfort. Continue reading Review: Fat Chick

Review: Southern Charm


Southern Charm
by Tinsley Mortimer
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Reviewed by Rian Montgomery

Books about girls/women trying to make it in the big city have always fascinated and entertained me, so I made sure to grab a copy of Southern Charm, which promised this and more. The fact that the novel is allegedly loosely based on the author’s actual life made it all the more interesting.

So we have our main heroine, Minty Davenport (ahem), who is from a super rich and old-money family in Charleston, South Carolina. As a little girl, she dreams of visiting the big city, especially The Plaza Hotel, where the infamous ‘Eloise’ lives. So she is ecstatic when her mother surprises her with a trip to not only the city, Continue reading Review: Southern Charm

Review: Adored


Adored
by Tilly Bagshawe
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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I confess to enjoying rich, glamorous, dishy novels filled with cold and calculating characters from time to time. I anticipated that Adored would be such a novel, especially from the author’s note on the back cover.

There are many characters in this novel, but one major one seems to be Siena McMahon, a spoiled, beautiful girl. Shipped off to boarding school in England, she plots her escape and tries (unsuccessfully) to get expelled. Continue reading Review: Adored

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