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: 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: The Divorce Party


The Divorce Party
by Laura Dave
reviewed by Kelly Y. Smith, Guest reviewer
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Set in Montauk at the family home, Huntington Hall, The Divorce Party takes a look at the lives of two women, Gwyn Huntington and her (soon-to-be?) daughter-in-law, Maggie, as they each navigate the status of their respective relationships; Gwyn with husband Thomas and Maggie with Nate, Gwyn and Thomas’s son. Gwyn and Thomas are throwing themselves a Divorce Party, which, it appears, is the civilized thing to do when a marriage of thirty-some years runs its course and the couple have nothing but respect and admiration for one another. Maggie is invited to the party by Nate, which is the first time that Maggie will be meeting Gwyn and Thomas. Maggie thinks the occasion is a bit odd for a first time meeting but goes along with it. Continue reading Review: The Divorce Party

Review: Behaving Like Adults


Behaving Like Adults
by Anna Maxted
reviewed by Kelly Y. Smith, Guest reviewer
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Holly is an English girl, running her own dating business “Girl Meets Boy” and treading water in her relationship with her fiancé, Nick. After breaking off their engagement, Holly decides to take the advice of sister Claudia and friend Nige (who are both employees of “Girl Meets Boy”) and go on a date with prospective client. After a frightening first date with Stuart, she elects to give him another chance and that decision changes Holly and her life forever. (I sensed a mean streak in Stuart and wondered why, even though Holly appeared to, she didn’t act on it). Continue reading Review: Behaving Like Adults

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

Review: Frenemies


Frenemies
by Megan Crane
reviewed by Kelly Y. Smith, Guest reviewer
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Augusta “Gus” Curtis is fast approaching her (gasp!) thirtieth birthday and she’s feeling pretty good about where she is in her life. She’s dating Nate, a long-time friend, has her two besties, Georgia and Amy Lee, by her side, loves her job as a librarian for a quirky, out of the way museum and adores her one bedroom apartment that’s chock full of college memorabilia. But when, with a little help from Nate’s roommate, Henry, she discovers Nate kissing Helen (her old college roommate and friend), she falls apart like so many girls before her when confronted Continue reading Review: Frenemies

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