Series: Holly(Woods) #1
Author: Naomi Laeuchli
Published: January 31/14
Genre: NA contemporary
Back Cover Blurb:
With the help of Evelyn Martin, a faded starlet, and Peter Glades, a man with a past he's desperate to keep hidden, Holly tries to learn the ropes and deal with the politics of fame that follows her budding relationship with Hollywood heartthrob Alan Ryder.
But just as Holly starts to find her footing, a dark secret from the past threatens to destroy everything she has worked for.
I appreciated the fact that the author focused on more than just the main character in this novel. By showcasing the lives of all of the major characters she makes it much easier for readers to not only get to know everyone more intimately, but also for us to get the full context of the story. It also counterbalanced the fact that it took me the first half of the novel to warm up to the main character. Don’t get me wrong, she’s quite well developed and easy to understand, but there was just something about her that grated on me.
This novel was definitely an interesting start to Laeuchli’s series and a strong debut novel by the author.