Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Stars Collide by Janice Thompson

From author who is a seasoned screenwriter with an insider’s perspective on the entertainment industry, comes the first book Stars Collide in the new series from Janice Thompson, “Backstage Pass.”

In Stars Collide, Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy don't just play two people who are secretly in love on a television sitcom—they are also head over heels for each other in real life. When the lines between reality and TV land blur, they hope they can keep their relationship under wraps.

But when Kat's grandmother, an aging Hollywood starlet with a penchant for wearing elaborate evening gowns from Golden Age movies, mistakes their on-screen wedding proposal for the real deal, things begin to spiral out of their control. Will their secret be front-page news in the tabloids tomorrow? And can their budding romance survive the onslaught of paparazzi, wedding preparations, and misinformed in-laws?
From the sound stage to a Beverly Hills mansion to the gleaming Pacific Ocean, Stars Collide takes readers on a roller-coaster tour of Tinseltown, packing both comedic punch and tender emotion.

Here is my review of this first book in a great new series:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Janice Thompson and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Stars Collide" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Stars Collide” by Janice Thompson is Book One in her new Backstage Pass Series. This charming Hollywood fairy tale of co-stars in a successful sitcom who fall in love in real life is a completely enjoyable and entertaining read. Kat and Scott play opposite each other in a television situation comedy. Behind the scenes, romance is in the air for these two as well. But when an on-screen proposal is mistaken for a real-life engagement, life becomes a bit topsy-turvy.

Janice Thompson’s gift for comedic writing surfaces is this intimate look at Hollywood, romance, love of Christ and family and aging. Her knowledge of the acting industry creates a solid backbone for this novel that will make the reader laugh, cry and contemplate life. This is a book that entertains beautifully and doesn’t miss a beat when touching the heart. I will recommend this novel to all of my reader buddies and will be on the lookout for book two in the series.

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