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3.23  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Vivien Slate had it all-a wealthy husband, a talented son, and a Los Angeles film casting business that has been running strong for two decades-until coming home one day to find her husband cheating on her with a younger woman. With her marriage on the rocks, she decides it's the perfect time to recapture her sexual identity... by finding a younger man of her own. Vivien r ...more
Paperback, First, 309 pages
Published April 7th 2011 (first published March 13th 2011)
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Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was surprised by this book.
It was a really fun read, quick, punchy, with the aura of Hollywood enmeshed in its pages. The main character, Vivien Slate is a powerhouse of laughs as she does whatever she can to get her way in every situation. Some scenes, like a classic purse fight with her husband, had me laughing out loud. She is surprisingly lovable, even in her maniacal selfishness.

I found myself captivated with the ins and outs of movie casting, learning a lot about how a movie comes toget
Apr 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
Where to begin? The premise of the story was interesting and had a lot of potential. Vivien is a casting director who's been in the business for 20 years. She's successful, has a happy marriage (so it seems) and a son who is about to break into the business. All of that comes crashing down when Vivien catches her husband having sex with his secretary in their hottub. You would think that you would feel sorry for Vivien's character after finding out that her husband has been having an affair. Wro ...more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Mar 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Vivien is a Hollywood casting director who catches her husband cheating on her. After she leave him, she decides to get revenge and move on by finding her own leading man. She starts casting for a fake movie to find that perfect guy, but at what cost?

I found this book to be very in your face and Hollywood-y, which I think was the purpose. Vivien was an over-the-top woman on a mission. I found her reaction to her husband's betrayal a little sad and pathetic. Instead of moving on with her life in
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
With a truly horrible main character you'd think I'd have hated this, but actually it was a fun and enjoyable read
Sandra Lopez
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
When I first started reading this, it seemed that the main character would be Nathan, but then chapter one begins with a woman named Vivien Slate, a casting director for movies, starring in the primary role. It made me wonder what happened to Nathan.

Like any typical TV businessman, Vivien is hard-working and extremely busy—so busy, in fact, that she can’t be bothered to remember an intern’s name. She can’t stand people who are ignorant about the entertainment industry; in fact, she nearly clobb
May 04, 2011 rated it liked it
There is nothing more humiliating than finding your spouse in bed with another person. That is exactly what happens to Vivien Slate. To make matters worse, her "competition" is a much younger woman. Rather than being bogged down by regret and self-loathing, Vivien sets out to get herself a younger man and prove that she isn't an old woman.
Vivien is a casting director with an idea in mind, she approves many men between the ages of twenty and forty to be a part of her cast and convinces them that
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Quick, upbeat read. . . synopsis promises an interesting read. . .

I found Vivian to be a woman that would do what it took to get what she wants and at times it was funny to read on as it all unfolded before her. She had life slap her hard so she decides to slap it back with some justice of her own.

Rowe places is right before us. There are spots that may need some work but the read was enjoyable.

Thanks, NetGalley.
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my kind of read

The story was written okay although I would have liked a bit more detailed ending. I took off stars because most of the characters had no morals, the business ethics were bad and the sex scenes were too many.
Feb 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
I didn't like this book. I didn't like the main character, Vivian. She was so self-absorbed, vain and shallow, I didn't feel drawn to her at all.
The book was very difficult to get into, plot kept jumping around, very choppy, and since I didn't like Vivian, I just didn't care.
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really a wtf book. Could not put it down and when finished was the biggest WTF
Feb 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
Badly written.
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May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Really enjoyed the book. Good concept. Very funny bits in it. Very strange ending and a bit bizarre but all in all a nice read.
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Brian Rowe is an author, teacher, book devotee, and film fanatic. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is represented by Kortney Price at the Corvisiero Agency.
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