Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Review: Beautiful People by Wendy Holden (arc)


By: Wendy Holden

Product ISBN: 9781402237157

Price: $14.99

Publication Date: April 2010
Book Summary:
A witty, utterly addictive novel from bestselling author Wendy Holden, Beautiful People is a tale wicked in its observations yet buoyant at its heart: an irresistible confection you’ll want to devour immediately.

Darcy—a struggling English rose actress when The Call comes from L.A. An Oscar-tastic director. A movie to make her famous. The hunkiest costar in Hollywood. So why doesn’t she want to go?

Belle—a size-zero film star but she’s in big, fat trouble. Hotter than the earth’s core a year ago, she’s now Tinseltown toast after her last film bombed. Can she get back to the big time?

Emma—a down-to-earth, down-on-her-luck nanny trying to weather London’s cutthroat childcare scene and celebrity mom whirlwinds. What will it take for her to get back in control of her own life?

Jet to London, Hollywood, and Italy; toss in a passionate star chef, a kindhearted paparazzo, and a reluctant male supermodel; and find Wendy Holden at her best—a smash international hit.
My Thoughts:
*wooh* OK, let's get going on this review. I for one thought that the beginning was a little bit slow going and had too many characters. If you're one of those people that put down a book after 100 pages because you aren't liking it then I encourage you to keep reading on this one.
Now remember, I'm being totally honest here! I was confused at the start; trying to figure out the whirlwind of characters were going to relate to each other was not happening for me. Oh...but Wendy Holden surprises you!
After you meet the characters the story starts falling together and she magically ties each one's story to the next. (This took some talent...it is quite a group of characters!) It was done well and I was happy with the book once I started to understand it.
Now...I was sitting there through half of the book thinking 'Man! I hope these bitches get what they deserve!." Seriously, that was my thought! So yes, I ended up rushing through to the end of the book and I'm happy to say that yes, they got what they deserved.
Overall, if you can get past meeting all players in the story, them it's worth the read. Once you get into It you'll be sitting there rooting for the underdogs and racing to the end.
**This book was provided by Sourcebooks for review. thanks!

2 comments:

  1. Great review. I'm on the fence. Lovely cover.

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    http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/03/beautiful-blogger-award.html

    Happy Wednesday!

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