Sunday, April 21, 2013

BOOK REVIEW... [ARC] Hollywood Lies by N.K. Smith

In a world where make believe is a multibillion dollar industry, it’s hard to know where the fantasy ends and real life begins. When Collette Stroud, an influential Hollywood actor and director, takes a chance on two young actors for her romantic teen movie, three lives converge in a complicated web of publicity, passion, lust, and lies.

The web is cast when Stroud, a woman with a few skeletons in her closet, hires two young artists in her low-budget film. She handpicks Liliana Addison and Devon Maddox to be Hollywood’s next big stars. Former child star Liliana has had limited success with her previous roles but hopes to take the world by storm under Collette’s tutelage. While Devon is an out of work actor, he never stops dreaming about making it big. The director’s interest in him assures Devon his dreams are about to become reality.

Sparks between Collette and Devon set their lives ablaze, but the studio has other plans. Executives concoct a fictitious romance in order to drive box office sales and launch careers between Devon and Liliana. When the studio offers to make the young actors into bona fide stars, will the price be too high to pay, or will the deal be too sweet to pass up?

Can the trio handle the pressure of a hidden romance coupled with a phony public relationship? Will love be enough to conquer the promise of fame, fortune, and a lasting legacy, or will it be an easy sacrifice?

All three will tread the thin line of Hollywood Lies and genuine passion on the most important red carpet walk of their lives.
Expected publication: June 20th 2013 by The Writer's Coffee Shop
I got this ARC from NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.

As usual, at first I was wondered to myself, "Is this going to be be another cliche of a book and a total let down?" BUT LUCKILY this book proved to be quite refreshing to me.

Actor and Director, Colette Stroud takes a chance upon dwindling talents Liliana Maddison and Devon Maddox to star in her upcoming Hollywood film. 

ONLY, sparks fly between Colette and Devon the two are stuck in a forbidden romance when the studio derives a fictitious romance between Liliana and Devon to order to launch the careers of both stars and rev up ticket sales.

If you're looking for a YA novel with a lot of angst and dramathis is it!! *Squeals* And what a worth it read it was!! I read this in one sitting because I was so invested in it and that's rare for me.

There's many motives that come into play here: love, dreams, and sacrifice.

Devon and Colette's relationship was realistic and dynamic. While I totally LOVED Cole, at times I found myself wondering if he was being genuine or not regarding his feelings in general. Colette, on the other hand, annoyed me but she did grow as a character and come around in the end so that settled me.

highly recommend this book for people to read. I found it endearing, heart-wrenching, and definitely a smexy read since YES there is some sex scenes involved!! Go read it when it comes out guys!!

My Rating:

-Overall : 9
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 6

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