Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Hello, Hollywood" Review

"Hello, Hollywood"
by Janice Thompson

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011 
Source: sent by publisher

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from  

Athena Pappas is the head writer on one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show's suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her job. Sparks fly as the competition--and attraction--between the two writers heats up. Athena has never had a problem scripting the romances of her characters. So why is her own love life so hard to script?

With humor and a Hollywood-insider viewpoint, Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as the characters discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them.

My Review:

If you love sweet contemporary romances, you will really enjoy this book. The romance is very sweet, but tends to take a backseat to work and family drama.

I enjoyed the insider Hollywood view of Athena's screen-writing team. I also sympathized with Athena feeling like the men on her team weren't listening to her ideas in meetings. I felt her frustration at feeling like she wasn't being heard, and it was told in a non-whiny, realistic way.

Since there's a super cute dog on the cover, I was happy to see that Zeus had a decent sized role in the book. It always feels like false advertising if there is a cute animal on the cover, but not in the story.

Sometimes, the book felt like it was written for a bit of an older audience than myself. That is great, but it might be why I personally didn't completely enjoy it. The romance especially seemed skewed to an older reader.

Main Characters: 3/5
Supporting Characters: 3/5

Setting: 4/5

Romance: 3/5

Uniqueness: 3/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 3/5

Bottom Line: Overall, this is a cute book with a nice romance and lots of family fun. 

“Available September 2011 at your favoritebookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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