Title: Hollywood Sinners
Author: Victoria Fox
Format: Kindle Download
How I got this: Kindle download– Free on 6/9/2011, from Amazon UK
Synopsis (From Goodreads.com):
Scandalous.Glamorous.Sexy. Victoria Fox's sassy, sparkling debut puts the bonk back into bonkbuster! Written with humour, style and panache, Hollywood Sinners takes you into a world of film moguls, glitz, glamour, contract marriages and the dirty underbelly of celebrity Supported by a huge publicity campaign with Midas PR across women's magazines and marketing activity that will target the summer reading market and fans of fashion and glamour 'A glorious, sexy story of high-octane Hollywood intrigue' Lulu Taylor
This book is very typical of its genre – and I’m not going to lie, I enjoyed every minute of it. Between reading my usual fantasy-type books, I enjoy something light and easy to read, normally with the more scandal, the better. And this definitely delivers.
The story itself follows four couples, whose lives turn out to be more intertwined than one would first imagine. Yeah, I know, it’s been done in loads of chick lit books before this one, but it didn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. Whilst some of the story was a little predictable, there was enough sex and scandal to keep me reading, and Victoria Fox really does manage to pack in hundreds of dramatic – if not very ‘real life’ – events into the characters lives.
One thing I did notice was that actually, by the end, I wasn’t particularly keen on any of the characters, bar Robert. He was probably the only one I don’t remember acting like a complete ass at some point in the course of the story. That said, the characters were well developed throughout, and their motives were explained – especially with the backstory between Lana and Robert.
Overall, this book was a good holiday read – nice and easy going, ideal for the beach. Definitely not a bad effort for a debut novel, and even better for a kindle freebie!
This also counts towards the Show me the free Challenge, from The Unread Reader.
Overall rating: 3.5/5