Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating.
What should a down-on-her-luck actress do? Not go to Vegas . . . not run into her detestable former costar, dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard . . . and not get caught up in an ugly incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Before she knows it, Georgie has a fake marriage, a fake husband, and maybe (or not) a fake sex life.
It's a paparazzi free-for-all, and Georgie's nonsupporting cast doesn't help. There's Bram's punk-nightmare housekeeper, Georgie's own pushy parent, a suck-up agent, an icy studio head with a private agenda, and her ex-husband's new wife, who can't get enough of doing good deeds and saving the world. As for Georgie's leading man, Bram's giving the performance of his life, but he's never cared about anyone except himself, and it's not exactly clear why.
Two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where the strongest emotions can wear startling disguises.
©2009 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
I actually liked this book. Sure, it's not socially meaningful literature, but so what? I just want a fun, brainless book to listen to when I walk the dog and SEP always comes through. When I want Pulitzer material, I re-listen to "The Help." As for the Brangelina rip-off, so what? No biggie.
But, PLEASE ditch Julia Gibson. The minute I started listening to it I thought to myself that this sounds like the awful narrator from "Belong to Me." Checked and sure enough, same narrator. You think she was bad on this one, try listening to "Belong to Me." The only voice she did well in this book was Aaron. Please find a new narrator.
And for those waiting for a SEP book as good as Natural Born Charmers, give it up. There always has to be a best and a worst. I don't see the point in hating a SEP book just because it's not as good as Natural Born Charmers. SEP books are lots of fun.
I have always enjoyed SEP books but this one didn't even sound like her work. Boring plot, characters unlikable for much of the book. Big unbelievable metamophosis of almost all characters close to the end. Save your credits unless you just have to say you've read all SEP's work.
I am disappointed in this book. I miss the spunky ladies with their wonderful sense humor. The first book of this book is filled with hate and these women have no back bone. I fill like I am reading a Danielle Steele book.
The book started slowly but after a while I was sucked into the story. This is a very light and airy story would be perfect for a vacation or trip where you want to relax with a good book.
I've always enjoyed this author's books. However, this one was a bit too predictable and I don't think the narrator was the best choice for this book.
I liked the story but it is not as good as Natural Born Charmer or Match Me If You Can. The ending seemed rushed to me. Georgie and Bram were at odds for a lot of the time and then "poof" they realized they were in love. It just didn't unfold in a believable sequence for me. The narrator was not bad but no one can hold a candle to Kate Flemming/Anna Fields...I really miss her. I'm a BIG fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillips so I can't rate this lower than 4 stars.
Althought Julia Gibson's reading is good it was not Anna Fields, next to Davina Porter she has to be one of my favorite readers, she will be sadly missed
I can't put this book on my list of favorite SEP books. At times Georgie and Bram just got on my nerves with all their bickering, the book lingered too long and the ending was predicable. I definitely will not download Glitter Baby
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