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Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany's

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  792 ratings  ·  170 reviews
The Lie
Women in Hollywood are just pretty faces. But Silvia Bradshaw knows that’s a lie, and she’s ready to be treated as an equal and prove her worth as one of Hollywood’s newest film editors.
The Love
She and Ben Mason had worked together as editors before Silvia got her big break, so he’s the perfect person to ask for feedback on her first major film. But even as thei
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Shadow Mountain
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Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
Cute & Clean! ...more
Katie W
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hollywood isn't all it's made out to be and Silvia learns that the hard way. I love old movies and the glitz and glamor of a famous lifestyle, but a lot of it is simply a facade. Basing this one on Audrey Hepburn was pure genius, especially the "object" with her namesake.

Silvia is a film editor and she's good at what she does, but has had to fight to get to where she is. I love that she's strong and not a person to back down when treated unfairly. She's a very quirky, confident woman, yet she ha
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is another book I read before the holidays but it slipped into the review cracks/void/black hole or whatever you want to call it. When I finally started to review it I was almost done but had to leave it. I forgot to save a copy of my review and my computer restarted itself (thanks for that Microsoft) and I lost the entire thing!! 😞

Silvia Bradshaw is trying to make it in what still seems to be a man's world--a film editor in Hollywood. Well, she beat cancer at the age of five, although she
 The Flipped Page (Susan K)
Romance, clean
This was a lovely read. Silvia's journey into editing films and production is rough and hard as she navigates being an assistant to a director who isn't engaged in his film. Her relationship with Ben, as a friend at a rival studio (her former place of employment, and former co-worker) is tricky, and seems to be met with road blocks in myriad forms. Silvia's family, her friends, her job, and of course, Ben meld together to make a lovely romantic read, and more than just a romance. L
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
This book is a hoot! And with wonderful depth! Isn't that a great combination? First of all, I will forever remember the unique main character- Silvia had cancer as a five year old which left her with inner scars as well as outer- she lost her eye and has a glass eye she named Audrey (the little details about her vision and glass eye as an adult are fascinating!) Her fears stemming from her experiences in the hospital influence her relationships and priorities. I loved that she is strong and amb ...more
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you’re a fan of Audrey Hepburn, sweet, clean contemporary romance, and excellent wit, then this is your next novel to read. I LOVED this book! Julie Wright created a wonderfully realistic character in Sylvia and it was so much fun to go along her journey of self-discovery. I enjoyed reading about Audrey the eye and Audrey Hepburn in real life. Julie has such a knack for laugh out loud humor in just the right places. This book was a pure escape during a very stressful time in my life and I’m s ...more
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This “proper romance” was so much fun! I loved how even the word “proper” got it’s own cameo. It’s great when modern day romances (set in Hollywood even!) can be clean and still thoroughly enjoyable. There wasn’t anything missing from this lovely romance! Great read for anyone in the mood for something quick, lighthearted and feel-good. Also anyone interested in film and film editing and Audrey Hepburn would particularly enjoy.
Love! Love! Love this book! Such a fun one. It has all the feels and I love the Audrey Hepburn toe in!!! (Full review coming soon.)
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am not generally a romance reader, since I prefer a good rom-com to an over-the-top bodice-ripper. But I gave this book a chance after receiving a copy at BookCon, and tore through in a weekend with pleasure.

The gimmick to this rom-com is the protagonist’s connection to Audrey Hepburn; but the more interesting thing about it is that it takes place in the industry of Hollywood – not the glitz and glamour of acting, but in film editing. Silvia is a smart and talented film editor trying to get ah
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have never been even a little bit disappointed by one of these Proper Romances. And this one was no exception. In fact, this one might be my favorite Proper Romance I’ve read. I loved everything about it!

Let’s start with Silvia. There are so many great things about her. She’s a woman working hard as a film editor. And when I say working hard, I mean that she’s doing her own job and her bosses and she’s doing a great job of covering that last bit up. Silvia has so many things going for her, yo
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
What a fun book! I love books with smart, witty and strong female characters and this book had a couple with Silvia and her grandma. They both brought a smile to my face.

Silvia and Ben have history. It's like a careful dance around each other without ever coming together for one reason or another. It's comical and also a little maddening. I loved the easy banter and movie quoting which reminded me of my kids. They are always quoting lines from movies to see who will get it. (I hardly ever do.)
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I should have known better than to start Julie's book when I didn't really have time to just sit and read. Less than a day later, I had devoured it. My kids came home from school too early and naps not long enough, but I couldn't read it fast enough. This was an incredible fun story. I always enjoy being where I haven't been and this book was all over that. I loved Silvia's drive, and Ben's loyalty and how everything turned out in the end. For a couple of chapters I thought I would be mad at the ...more
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
This book is really fun! It's a quick, easy, and fairly predictable read, but there are quirks to the characters that make them stand out (like Sylvia's eye). It's clean, romantic, and full of fun film references ... it's a perfect feel-good read! 4-1/2 stars
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Silvia Bradshaw is an assistant film editor, working on a major film--and she has a huge problem since her boss seems completely incapable of doing his job. When she goes to a club to drag him back to the studio to finalize the film just hours before their deadline, she gets an unexpected ally in her former coworker Ben Mason. Not only does Ben help her get her drunk boss back to the office, but when said boss passes out, Ben helps Silvia finish the edits. Silvia soon finds herself looking at Be ...more
Rachel McMillan
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
What I most appreciate about Julie Wright, having read Lies Jane Austen Told Me and now the equally excellent Lies, Love and Breakfast at Tiffanys, is that she takes tropes that might very well read as cliche by a lesser pen and makes them fresh again. The pacing, the structure and the world of film editing are brought to colourful life in a delightful character piece. I loved our unique heroine and her unique world--painted amidst a Los Angeles that becomes its own colourful character and refle ...more
Kathryn Veil
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Working in Hollywood is not easy. Silvia discovers this as she starts a new job with a difficult boss and as one of the few women working in the office. As an up and coming film editor Silvia is part of a dog-eat-dog world where people are always looking for a leg up. One of Silvia's biggest inspirations is Audrey Hepburn, at the start of every chapter there are quotes from movies that Audrey Hepburn starred in.
This is a follow-up to Julie Wrights 'Lies Jane Austen Told Me' although you don't ha
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Being a film editor in Hollywood for a major movie studio isn’t as glamorous as people might think. Silvia Bradshaw knows it’s a cutthroat world, but she’s determined to make a name for herself. Her boss makes it really difficult, but her determination keeps her going.

Her old friend Ben Mason, also, keeps her going. He works for a rival studio, but he and Silvia have been close friends for years. The friendship becomes romance and just when it seems like they will have their happy ending, the ri
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once again I'm swept away by a story from author Julie Wright. She has written in so many genres and I've liked all of them.

Lies. Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany's is based in the world of Hollywood...not the actors, but the behind the scenes world of film editing. It was very interesting and I really liked all of the lines from various movies that main character Silvia and her good friend Ben would tease back and forth. The witty dialogue between Silvia and Ben is one of my favorite things in t
Lizzie Christensen
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lies, Love, & Breakfast at Tiffany's is a cute, clean, and quick romance read for those that enjoy sweet and simple romances. This book follows the life of Silvia Bradshaw, a promising young editor in the Hollywood business. Working at a well-known editing & publishing company, releasing her first big movie could finally be her big break. I really enjoyed reading this novel because the story related Silvia to the famous Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, and at the beginning of every chapter, the ...more
Samantha Hastings
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s a delightful romcom set in Hollywood. Silvia is an amazing film editor, but she’s overwhelmed because she’s doing her boss’s work too. By chance, she meets an old co-worker from another studio and he helps her with the finishing touches of her project. Sparks fly, but he’s dating someone else. Can Silvia find her own happy ending in Hollywood? 💋💋💋

I loved all the Audrey Hepburn references, including Silvia naming her glass eye after her. I especially loved Silvia’s relationship with her gran
Suzie Waltner
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed Julie Wright’s Lies Jane Austen Told Me last year, so of course I wanted to read Silvia’s book. And, oh, what a delicious one it is!

Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s is part Ode to Audrey Hepburn, part critique of the Hollywood boys club, and, my favorite, a friends-to-more romance.
While the first half of the book sets up what’s to come, I thoroughly enjoyed getting a look into Silvia and Ben’s friendship—their movie quote game, their comfort and ease with each other, and Ben’s cr
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first 100 or so pages were hard for me to get through, but my interest was piqued once all the film editing info/boss drama had mostly passed. Not to say it wasn’t interesting to learn a bit about film editing, but a lot of pages were dedicated to it and I quickly grew bored. Ben was adorable (I did notice that his name inside the book was Ben Armstrong (pgs. 24 and 297), but his name on the back cover was Ben Mason, so that was strange.) and Silvia was quirky and fun. I loved their friendsh ...more
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really loved Silvia's character. She is a working professional. She completed school, and is now paying her dues, so to speak, in the profession is has dreamed of working in. And she's almost reached her goals. The strong independent female angle is true to life in this story, and for that, I'm grateful to Julie Wright for writing.


I also appreciate all the nods to the Audrey Hepburn movies. Each chapter starts with a quote from her different movies, and it helped to set the mood while keeping
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
A super cute, fun, quick read. I know this is probably blasphemous but I don’t believe I’ve seen any of Audrey Hepburn’s movies so the references in the book has no meaning for me. But I want to watch her movies now! I also had a hard time getting past the glass eye. I don’t really understand why it grossed me out, but I was.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book as it was a slow go to start with the intro of characters and plot

I did like this book. A audrey Hepburn tribute of teaching about love, being a strong woman, following your passions, of being a friend and an advocate.

Lesson learned: communication is key. Working in Hollywood is awful! Being yourself is key to being happy.

Cancer is a monster!
Suze Price
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

As a movie buff myself and an Audrey Hepburn fan, I appreciated all of the movie references in this book.

If you enjoy clean romantic fiction, with a strong female lead, you’ll enjoy this
Toni Shiloh
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
So good!
Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun clean light romance with lots of movie references, which makes it even more fun!
K Whatsherface
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did not realize this was a companion book to Lies Jane Austen told me. No you dont have to read it first or at all. This book stands on it's own but this one does take place after. It was a cute read.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
It was an enjoyable read, but I thought the final conflicts were too implausible.
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Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen. She's written over twenty novels since then. She is a Whitney Awards winner for best romance with her books Cross My Heart and Lies Jane Austen Told Me, and she is a Crown Heart recipient for the novel The Fortune Café.

She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition).

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