4.5 "Lights, camera, action!" STARS
This was the first of a three part series about the lives of Amelia London, America's sweetheart and Noah Sloan, Hollywood's bad boy. Both Amelia and Noah were huge in Hollywood during their childhoods and now, ten years later, both their careers are circling the drain. They both need a comeback - FAST - to salvage their stardom.
Amelia and Noah also have a not so pretty past together. Once co-stars in a hit sitcom and also lovers until Noah publicly cheated on Amelia. Since then, they are like oil and water and avoid each other at all costs.
“My first kiss? Noah
My first time? Noah
My first heartbreak? Noah.”
As luck would have it, they are cast together in the next big movie based on a novel with epic popularity like Fifty Shades of Grey.
I really enjoyed this quick and entertaining read. Both Amelia and Noah have their issues, let's face it, who wouldn't having grown up in the limelight? And of course, each have issues with their parents in addition to being their parents' personal ATMs.
Also, it seems as though Noah thrives on keeping his bad boy persona alive. He sleeps with random, one time hook ups and pops pills like candy. And Amelia is stuck with the good-girl label and while that's who she is, she's tried of being under the constant scrutiny.
This is a story of second chances: for another opportunity at stardom and with each other. Amelia and Noah have a lot of real, strong and mixed up emotions for each other. Together, they bring a lot of chemistry, angst, heartbreak, anger, lust and also friendship to this story.
"Even after all of these years, Amelia London was still my kryptonite, and she still didn’t know it."
Of course, this is also a story about lies, secrets and betrayal. It is Hollywood after all! Things are not as they seem and absolutely loved the twist that JJ threw out at the end. I want the second novella NOW!
**An ARC generously provided by J.J. McAvoy in exchange for an honest review.**
About J.J. Mcavoy
J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.” She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy