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: 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: Starlit

by Lisa Rinna
reviewed by Kelly Y. Smith, Guest Reviewer
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Starlit finds Tally Jones, a young, beautiful, auburn haired waitress/actress trying to make it in the glittery world of Hollywood. Accompanied by her friends, Mandy and Sadie, they all take the required acting classes and wait on the stars at high profile Hollywood functions, convinced that if they can all just get one shot, they’ll make it in Hollywood. Well, not so surprisingly, Tally, Sadie and Mandy each get their shot, albeit in different ways. Tally, being the main character, quickly gets discovered and makes her way to the upper echelons of the Hollywood rich and famous. Continue reading Review: Starlit

Chick Lit Summer Reads

Hey all! In this post, I’ve put together a list of delightfully fun & light summer chick lit reads. You may notice that a lot of these books are oldies but goodies, but I’ve thrown in a few newer ones for good measure.


  • American Idle by Alesia Holliday
  • Becoming Americana by Lara Rios
  • Emily Ever After by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt
  • Jemima J by Jane Green
  • Lust, Loathing & A Little Lip Gloss by Kyra Davis
  • Milkrun by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Party Girls by Roz Bailey
  • See Jane Date by Melissa Senate
  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
  • Southern Charm by Tinsley Mortimer
  • Summer And The City by Candace Bushnell
  • Summer In the City by Robyn Sisman
  • The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick
  • The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Perfect Manhattan by Leanne Shear & Tracey Toomey
  • The Rock Star in 3A by Jill Kargman

How many of these have you read, and how many do you plan to read? :)

Review: L.A. Candy

I won’t lie – I used to watch The Hills religiously every week when it was on and I’m a fan of Lauren Conrad’s. So of course I was going to buy a copy of her first book L.A. Candy, which happened to be a teen chick lit novel.

Set in the glamourous LA/Hollywood area, L.A. Candy was a fast and fun read about two girls who have just moved to LA together: Jane Roberts, who has just started an internship for celebrity event planner Fiona Chen, and Scarlett, an intelligent and outgoing beauty who is attending USC.

The girls are overwhelmed and enthralled with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life. One night at a club, a producer approaches them about starting their own reality series, a “reality version of Sex and the City”. Continue reading Review: L.A. Candy

Review: The Year Of Living Famously

Ever wonder what it would be like to be married to a famous movie star? Do you think you’d be able to handle the constant attention, media circus and fame that comes along with it? No matter what your answers to those questions are, you will enjoy Laura Caldwell’s November 2004 RDI novel The Year of Living Famously. In this novel she explores the ups and downs of having a famous husband.

Kyra Felis, a native New Yorker, is a semi-famous clothing designer in her own right when she meets Declan McKenna, a handsome Irish actor who has just completed a major movie that is yet to be released. The attraction is immediate and mutual, although Declan is supposedly seeing a famous movie star, Laura Stapleton, at the time. However, the two of them soon find themselves sending flirtatious emails back and forth, culminating in a face to face meeting, and eventually, Kyra moving to Venice, CA to be with him. Continue reading Review: The Year Of Living Famously

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