Monday, May 24, 2010

I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk

5 Star

Angela Clark is back and when her new career at The Look magazine sends her to interview fellow Brit James Jacobs, she finds herself in Hollywood amidst the thin, beautiful women of LA as well as in the company of James, whose photo is plastered among the gossip magazines with a new woman on his arm each night. She soon finds Hollywood isn’t all it seems and when an uncompromising picture throws her into the spotlight, she could loose everything – her job, her best friend and most of all her boyfriend. Can she convince them not to believe everything they read? 

Lydia - 5 Star

I thought I loved I Heart New York, but I’m pretty sure I loved this sequel even more!  I Heart Hollywood was fast paced, equally, if not more hilarious and I couldn’t put this fabulous chick lit down.

This novel takes place in just over a week and it speeds along, including a twist I wasn’t expecting.  It was laugh out loud funny and I couldn’t help but giggle frequently at Angela’s antics.  She’s disheveled, a bit ditzy, and fully flawed, but completely lovable. And it’s not just her character I loved, but all of them. Kelk’s characters are so fully formed and distinct that I felt as if I knew each one, even though the novel is written from Angela’s perspective, and I couldn’t wait to see what they would do next.

I Heart Hollywood is the second installation in this fabulous, must read summer series for chick lit lovers and I can’t WAIT for I Heart Paris due out this July. This book could stand alone without have to read the first novel, but why deny yourself the pleasure!  Pick up both these books today!

Kathryn - 5 Star

Loved this chick lit sequel to I Heart New York! It’s fun when you’ve really begun to like a character and you have the joy of knowing there’s more to come. There are quite a few books I’ve read in the past couple of years that I would have loved to have had a sequel to read-so thank you to Lindsey Kelk for feeling inspired to keep telling us about Angela in I Heart Hollywood!

Angela is offered an exciting job - doing an interview in LA- so goes off for a week with best friend Jenny to try her hand at interviewing.  As I’ve never been a Hollywood type (and am much more of the New York type) I can see how it would be a bit of a culture shock.  She never really warms to the pace of life and in fact she’s really quite unimpressed.  Driving down the street just to get coffee would be completely bizarre!  Jenny is off trying to find a man but is instead finding she’s not sure who she’s trying to be anymore. Meanwhile Angela is struggling to actually do the interview with the hot actor and wondering why boyfriend Alex isn’t returning her calls.  There’s a whole other plot around the actor and his irritating PA too- great to have new characters brought in who are equally engaging.

The whole novel is funny, fast paced and at times quite a little bit silly…but that’s why I liked it!

Looking forward to seeing what Angela gets up to in I Heart Paris!

Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for our review copy. All opinions are our own.

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