Monday, 17 May 2010

I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk - Review

Los Angeles is one place that I have always been intruiged about but never managed to make it down to. It has a few crass stereotypes like being full of blonde barbie dolls with fake boobs and suntans but there is the goosd stuff. Such as fabulous vintage stores like Decades which Rachel Zoe made popular, wonderful restaurants and a ridiculous amount of places to shop like Rodeo Drive, Beverley Hills, Sunset Boulevard, oh and to top it off all that glorious weather. I was very pleased when Lindsey Kelk's new chapter of the I Heart series was released a few months back which saw our heroine Angela Clark jet off to Hollywood to interview an A-list movie star. So in a matter of eight months Angela has gone from a struggling writer in London who fleed to New York to start a new life and in the process bagging herself a cool hipster bloyfriend, a blog on a glossy mag and a fab bestie in the shape of Jenny Lopez. (You can read all about this in the first book, I Heart New York) Now she is heading to La La land for the assigment of her dreams. A converted New Yorker, Angela is determined to do her job as quickly as possible and get back to her ever so blissful life with boyfriend. Alex. However when she meets movie star, James Jacobs and he seems to take a fancy to her and goes out of his way to sweep her off her feet. He shows her all the wonderful spots of LA and gets her on the VIP list for all the hotest places. Angela finds herself loving this new lifestyle and being drawn to the gorgeous movie star. Then she and James are caught in a very uncompromisimg position leaving her to deal with the wrath of not only Alex but her boss.

As I have not been reading as much as before it took me a while to get into this book. It started very well with Angela settling into the New York winter and spending her time with Jenny and Alex. However from the time Angela got to LA I kind of fell out of love with the book. I know that the I Heart series is about us readers living vicariously through Angela's perfect life but meeting a Hollywood leading man and getting him to fall for you seemed just a little bit too far fetched. However, there is a huge bombshell in the book that really puts things into perspective and really gets the book back on track. I am not going to spoil it for you but trust me I did not see it coming. I really ended up enjoying I Heart Hollywood as it showed the protagonist and her friends moving on and growing as people and I cannot wait to read the follow up I Heart Paris which is due out in September.

You can buy I Heart Hollywood from amazon.

Check out the I Heart Hollywood website here.

Follow Lindsey Kelk on Twitter here.

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Aliblahblah said...

I have a friend who lives in Hollywood and she said it's not a happy place, I kind of get her that it must be full of a lot of broken dreams but on the flip side I guess the excited buzz in the air of people who have just arrived there must be quite nice.