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Sweet Little Lies

(L.A. Candy #2)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  16,895 ratings  ·  795 reviews
After hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times list with her first novel, L.A. Candy, TV star Lauren Conrad continues the deliciously entertaining series about an ordinary girl leading an extraordinary life.

Full of dishy details about young Hollywood that only an insider can reveal, this entertaining novel shows that lies are only as sweet as the people telling them.

Hardcover, 309 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 11, 2009 rated it did not like it
pathetic, i know. but i do want to read it. everyone needs a guilty pleasure?
Tiny Pants
Oct 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
People, don't let the whole "This was written by a reality TV star" thing get you down on this series. I mean let's be real -- this was written by her "editorial assistant", i.e., ghostwriter, just like pretty much everything else any YA packager is putting out these days. Come on, do you think she designs her clothing lines, too? If you do, you probably need to sit down so we can have a tough talk about the Easter Bunny while we're at it. As someone who finished reading this on her 30th ...more
Jun 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Let's be honest. The only reason she has a book deal is because she's famous, rather than has any formal qualifications for writing. And I'm OK with that. I'm drawn to it because I also have no formal qualifications for writing, and so as I read I wonder to myself- could I write this? Could I write better than this? And it fulfills that basic, and somewhat voyeuristic, human desire to compare yourself to someone else who has more fame and money than you do.

The only down side I see is that this
A vacation reread, this book is perfect for a vacation. Again many frustrations regarding Jane and I just don't get Madison, what a piece of work that girl is, I am eagerly waiting for her to get a big poo load of karma. The reality show aspect is still tons of fun and I love how Gaby and Scarlett got a bit closer. 3.5 stars or 4 stars, still unsure if I want to change my rating.

I am still not sure what to rate it. I am hovering between 2 and 4 stars. I guess 3.5 might be the best to give this
Jennifer Girard
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, read-in-2018, own

This series is such a guilty pleasure one. I really liked the first book but this one was almost boring... nothing really happened and the love triangle is getting old. I hope the third and last book will be better.
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Basic Info

Pages/Length: Around 6hrs
Genre: Young Adult; Chick Lit
Reason For Reading: Challenge

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 2 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
World Building: 6
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 6

In Depth

Best Part:
She sees the evil of media!
Worst Part: Not enough actually
Emerald Sue
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult

Overall Thoughts
The definition of a light, easy read. This series was fun for me cause I'm a big fan of "The Hills" so I found it interesting to see read this series, even tho fiction, it kind of gave me a feel for how things really went down behind the scenes of "The Hills". It was silly but fun and I really enjoyed it. :)

Until Next Time,
Emerald BookWorm
Jane is a pain in the butt!!! It isn't great writing but once again the drama kept me interested
Jennifer Wardrip
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This second novel in the L.A. CANDY series starts off where the first one left off.

Jane Roberts, star of the hit reality TV show L.A. Candy, finds herself in the middle of a national scandal after a tabloid prints some photos of her in a rather compromising position. Not knowing what to do or where to turn, Jane takes the advice of her castmate, Madison, and takes off to Cabo for some much needed peace and quiet with Madison by her side to comfort and
Nov 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Surprisingly, Sweet Little Lies was fun, charming, scandalous, and light read. Had all the elements of reality show, which is what intrigued me to read this.

Nothing has changed since the start of L.A. Candy, the reality show. Everything is the same, except rumors, scandal, and bitchy-ness is swirling in the L.A. life of Jane, Scarlett, and Madison.

KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid, that would describe the writing in this book. While I was reading, I could imagine how better it could be. With out a
Ann M. Noser
First off, I should be upfront about any conflicts of interest. My husband happens to be related to the author. This doesn't affect my review, but it is the reason I picked up this book. I don't actually watch reality TV. I'll admit that years ago I watched ONE season of SURVIVOR and then ONE season of some singing show. But, regardless, I was curious about this book, on many levels--the topic (which LC would know about through life experience, not just research) and even just the style of the ...more
Could this book actually be better than the first? AM I BEING BRAINWASHED?

Guys. Guys. Guys. I don't know what's happening. All I know is that I am obsessed with this series. How is this happening? WHAT IS HAPPENING?


Okay, there are actually annoying things about this sequel. Jane is THE WORST judge of character and actually trusts EVERYONE except for the one person she SHOULD trust - her BFF Scarlett. Scarlett is increasingly immature and doesn't seem to realise that as an adult you can't just
Delaney Galpin
Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad is definitely full of drama and its getting overwhelming for Jane. After the incident with the photos getting leaked to the magazine of her cheating on her boyfriend with his best friend, she wants to stay away from everyone and not go in public. Madison and Jane are becoming really close little does Jane know Madison is the one leaking the photos and stories to the magazines. Madison takes Jane to Cabo to get away and they don't have service so Scarlet can't ...more
Cecily Kyle
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cutthroat
Such a guilty pleasure for me! I had really enjoyed everything Lauren Conrad that I have been able to get my hands on so far. I don't think it is because the writing is phenomenal or anything but the story and the catty drama seems to draw me in! XD
I will definitely be continuing the series.
Great guilty pleasure read!
Dec 18, 2011 rated it liked it
So I renewed my SF library card and I had to make sure that I could download a book to my Nook, and wouldn't you know this was the ONLY book I could find that was currently available. Don't judge me!

Ok, I WANT to read it. Still, don't judge me.
Caitlin Mosterd
Drama keeps getting better and better.
Feb 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2010
After the tabloids get hold of compromising photographs of LA Candy star Jane Roberts, she flees to Cabo with co-star Madison in a bid to forget about her troubles. Whilst there, though, the paparazzi manage to find her and Jane realises she has to get back to LA and face the music. Jane's life is made all the more difficult when best friend Scarlett tries to blame Madison for leaking the photographs to Gossip magazine which Jane refutes angrily - just why is Scarlett so against Madison? It ...more
Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
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Dec 18, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: grade-c
Grade: C

It's been a little over a week since I've read this book, and it wasn't very memorable, so it's not too fresh in my mind. However, I do remember having a lot of gripes about this book.

We all know Lauren Conrad doesn't actually write her books. That is not an issue for me. However, whoever they chose to be her ghostwriter can not write. Seriously. The words felt so forced, and the dialogue was cringeworthy. The subject material actually interests me (anything to do with the behind the
Jul 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Everyone has guilty pleasures and The L.A. Candy series is one of mine. Since while it doesn’t make you think too much or look beneath the surface, it's easy to get lost in Scarlet and Jane's crazy and scandalous reality TV world for a few hours.

Jane for the most part is a very naive character because of the fact that she's so easy to trust and stick with people she truly shouldn't. Though even with that flaw in character, I still found her to be somewhat likable. My favorite character out of
Beth Shapeero
Jun 23, 2011 rated it liked it
How can you not love LC? She’s so cute. Sweet Little Lies is the second in the LA Candy series which follows ‘fictional’ girls in their early 20’s as they deal with fame from a reality TV show. It is very obviously Lauren’s storey from the Hills; she has mixed up the charcters and storey lines a bit but if you are a fan of the TV show you recall most events in the books.

I loved LA Candy, the first in the series, because it gave an insight into the lives of the girls beyond what you are shown on
Jul 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya-teen, drama
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L.A. Candy's Jane Roberts is all smiles, easily portrayed as the "girl next door" type of gal on set. There are so many instances where we, as America, used to see ourselves in this one figure, someone who we could relate to. According to Gossip magazine, Jane isn't who we thought she was. PopTV could've simply blurred out all her flaws in one single motion if they wanted to.

Many questions continue to stump us.

Could PopTV be hiding the real Jane?

Has "America's
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is the second out of the "L.A. candy" series by Lauren Conrad. It's a book based around 2 girls who moved to LA in order to pursue their dreams and attend the universities they want. However, they met a TV producer called Trevor Lord and meeting him changed their lives forever. If I can sum up this whole book in one word, I would pick the word drama. I like how whilst reading the book I feel like I am actually watching what's happening on TV as a reality TV show. Lauren Conrad, the ...more
Dec 23, 2009 rated it liked it
I know I know. I said I wouldn't read the second book in the L.A. Candy series, but I have succumbed to the madness that the series is composed of,LOL. I saw the book on the shelf at the library and couldn't resist it. That being said, time to move on to my review. I enjoyed the second book alot better than the first(though that isn't saying much) and this one is written a little better than the first(not much;Don't expect Conrad to pen the next "Great American Novel" anytime soon)though it's ...more
Mar 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, we-own
Lauren Conrad's LA Candy series is perfectly named: They're fluffy and enjoyable, the main character is sweet, and when the story's over, it's pretty forgettable.

I read the first of these books last summer and when I picked this on up at ten last night, I couldn't remember what had happened in the first novel. The first of the book nicely recapped everything, though, and when I finished a couple hours later, I had thoroughly enjoyed this little treat of a celebrity novel. The story's written
Connie N.
#2 L.A. Candy

This was a very quick read--fun and entertaining and fluffy. We continue to follow Jane Roberts and her costars on a popular reality show. In the last book, Jane became the most popular girl on the show L.A. Candy which follows 4 young women living in L.A. Now she's struggling to juggle her failing relationship with actor-but-drinking Jesse, her feelings for his best friend Braden and the fall-out from the media blitz, plus her deteriorating friendship with Scarlet and growing BFF
Oct 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
The cover is so cute! I can't wait for LA Candy #3 to come out. Then again, I'm pretty much excited for a lot of things..Cover releases, book releases, author interviews, etc..So I'm an energizer bunny. LOL
Anyway..I think the first one was better. But this one was almost as good. Especially with the pictures of Madison thrown in the mix. She deserved it! She shouldn't have done that to Jane. Even if she did want the spotlight. She had it coming.
Jesse has always and will always be a jacka**. He
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is about an average life girl that follows her dreams into fame on a Hollywood reality t.v. show called "Sweet Little Lies." When the papparazzi catches her in an affair with her boyfriend's best friend, she has no idea what to do and what to say to anyone. Throughout the course of this book she finds out who are the liars, who are her true friends, and who aren't worth caring about.

I really like this book because first of all, i'm into the whole reality t.v. show thing. I also like
Feb 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: twenty10
so, i'm a little embarrassed to have read this book, just like i'm a little embarrassed to admit that i REALLY like reality tv. and here we have a book ABOUT a reality tv show! ya, i was all about it.

it read just like watching a reality tv show. i get halfway through a season of episodes and think, "why am i watching this stupid show?" yet, i'm now hooked and have to see it through to the finale. same with this book. it read really fast until about halfway through, then i started wondering why
Jul 14, 2010 rated it liked it
I read this book in one day, I just seemed to fly right through it. It was easy to pick up where the first of this series left off, even though it had been a few months since I had read LA Candy. There's nothing deep about these books, they're just silly little guilty pleasures, but they're a decent read and leave me wanting more... which should be when the next in the series comes out, in December.

It's kind of an interesting series of books, actually, learning about girls starring in their own
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Lauren Katherine Conrad, often referred to as "L.C.", is an American television personality and an aspiring fashion designer. She is best known for being featured in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and for her spin-off show, The Hills, which follows her personal and professional life as she pursues a career in the fashion industry. She earns an estimated $1.5 million ...more

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