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Beneath a Starlet Sky by Amanda Goldberg
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Feb 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: chick-lit, novels
Read in April, 2011

Lola’s life is in the fast lane; unfortunately she isn’t sure if she can keep up. Daughter of an uber-famous Hollywood director and a reality TV wife, Lola’s life is always splashed for all to see. Plus she is trying to keep her fashion PR firm afloat while a nemesis magazine editor is determined to shut her down. How will she even find the time to maintain her relationship to her dream guy?

Beneath a Starlet Sky is fast paced and entertaining. It’s all that you love about chick lit with a healthy dose of tabloid gossip. Even though the heroine is far removed from the average girl’s life, I found her endearing and her downfall heartbreaking. I admit, halfway through this book, I was hooked and needed to know the ending of her story. Be prepared for a messy, wild ride!

However I felt this book was over-riddled with name-dropping and celebrity comparisons. Some were real; others were made up. Even the most gossip loving celebrity and fashion hounds might not catch all the references made in this book. I found this distracting from the story at hand.

I was also slightly disappointed that the token gay best friend was the typical flamboyant, self-indulgent artist sort. Can there be no ‘normal’ gay or lesbian characters in books or film besides the stereotype comic relief? This is not to say I didn’t find him and his quirks funny, because they were. Maybe I am over thinking this. I also do not live in NYC or LA, where this book was set in.

Beneath a Starlet Sky was fun, fast, and indulgent. A glimpse into what life in a Hollywood family might really be like, this book was shocking and touching. I recommend reading it for yourself.

Note: I received a copy for review from Get Red PR.

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