Monday, October 3, 2011

Review of Hello, Hollywood!

Hello, Hollywood by Janice Thompson is the story of a screenwriter, Athena Pappas, who discovers that love can be found in ways even she can't script. It is the second book in the Backstage Pass series. Athena Pappas is the head writer on Stars Collide, a very popular family television sitcom. However, the dynamics of her team is change when a Vegas comedian, Stephen, is brought to liven things up. The tension begins to build between the two writers and ideas- and hearts- collide. Athena  discovers that God's script is often better than anything she could ever imagine.

LOVE. This book is a perfect blend of comedy, charm. drama, and aspects of real life in Hollywood. The Pappas family is so unique and well-written. I felt as if I were spending time with a real Greek family. The subplot of "evil" Aunt Athena also added some extra zest to the story that made it absolutely wonderful. The author expertly builds the characters and the unique setting of a TV show. I didn't think she could top Stars Collide, but obviously I was wrong. Bravo!

My only confusion is that the book mentions several times about Athena's troubles with a former fiance, but it never goes into detail. I felt as if I were missing out on the background of Athena's life.

I highly recommend this book! Awesome. Five out of five stars!

Specifics (from amazon.com):
~Paperback: 278 pages
~Publisher: Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

Blessings,

2 comments:

Emii said...

Ooh, this looks like a fun book! And Greek? Alright, I have to buy it!:D

Janice Thompson said...

Yay! Thanks for the sweet review. Glad you enjoyed Athena's story!

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