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Stars Collide 1: Backstage Pass - Janice Thompson

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Genre: Romance / Author: Janice Thompson / Kindle Edition / 336 Pages / Book is published 2011-01-01 by Revell

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      20.10.2011 19:20
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      don't read this

      While flicking through the free kindle books list on amazon the other day, this one caught my eye - partially because of the title making it seem like it would be a good Hollywood set chick lit novel, but also because the blurb suggested this, as if it would be your run of the mill chick lit similar to authors like Sophie Kinsella and Louise Bagshawe. The plot did sort of follow where the plot synopsis said, but this is pretty much where the similarities and expectations stop! Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy's lives often blur the line between reality and TV, because not only do they play two people who are actors and secretly in love on their TV show, Stars Collide, this is also their reality. They are hoping to keep this on the down low to not attract the attention of the paparazzi, but Kat's grandmother complicates things... ageing screen star Lenora Worth is beginning to lose her mind thinks that they are actually engaged when Scott proposes on the show, and starts planning their dream wedding... I was really not impressed with this book at all! Yes it did vaguely follow the plot line but it was not what I expected at all. It was hard to hold my attention because it felt very repetitive - if it was any longer I expect I would have given up but since it was just over the 300 page mark I thought I may as well keep going to see if it got better since there wasn't a massive amount of pages left. It isn't all bad because it did have the odd nice surprise or humorous moment. What really annoyed me was the constant religious references, I really feel like this should have been put in the blurb because there was no indication at all that the book was going to be like this. They were really so constant, every page you could expect to see the Lord written down, and references to how God was the writer of life. The plot also seemed fairly predictable, when reading it I was just sat thinking hmm I bet this will happen next, and of course it did! Definitely wouldn't recommend it!

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