Thursday, April 1, 2010

Book Review- Beautiful People

I just finished reading Beautiful People by Wendy Holden.

From Goodreads:

A witty, utterly addictive novel from bestselling author Wendy Holden, Beautiful People is a tale wicked in its observations yet buoyant at its heart: an irresistible confection you'll want to devour immediately.

Darcy-a struggling English rose actress when The Call comes from L.A. An Oscar-tastic director. A movie to make her famous. The hunkiest costar in Hollywood. So why doesn't she want to go?

Belle-a size-zero film star but she's in big, fat trouble. Hotter than the earth's core a year ago, she's now Tinseltown toast after her last film bombed. Can she get back to the big time?

Emma-a down-to-earth, down-on-her-luck nanny trying to weather London's cutthroat childcare scene and celebrity mom whirlwinds. What will it take for her to get back in control of her own life?

Jet to London, Hollywood, and Italy; toss in a passionate star chef, a kindhearted paparazzo, and a reluctant male supermodel; and find Wendy Holden at her best-a smash international hit.

This was a light, frothy, gossipy book--just what I needed after reading several heavier books.  It was pure fun.  I felt like I was reading a tabloid or a gossip magazine. 

While I found some characters annoying like Belle and Christian (although I think we are supposed to dislike them) I liked several of the other characters such as Darcy, Marco, Emma, and Orlando.  I liked how, at the beginning the stories all seemed to be separate and then at the end the lives of the characters were all intertwined.

If you're looking for a light, fun read then you will probably enjoy this book!

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
A to Z Challenge: H
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 40
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 27
2010 Chick Lit Challenge: 5

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free by Danielle from Sourcebooks for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This one looks really good! I like how there are so many characters :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!!