A TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES Novel, by Josie Brown
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"Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex and scandal of a tabloid cover story. Truly entertaining reading." - Jackie Collins
For Hannah Fairchild, jaded Hollywood trust fund baby and aspiring astronomer, life as she knows it (financially secure, albeit emotionally frail) goes out of orbit when her father – the larger-than-life legendary actor and playboy, Leo Fairchild – drops dead while making love to a nineteen year-old C-list television starlet. Not only has Leo's conniving fourth wife frozen Hannah's trust fund – putting a pinch on her ability to gaze at the only stars she feels are worth watching – but the grieving widow has also been having an affair with Hannah's indie producer boyfriend.
Faced with credit card bills that rivals the national debt, Hannah is forced to put her planet search project on hold while she takes the job of personal assistant to British actor and People's "Sexiest Man Alive," Louis Trollope. Because Louis is just as egotistical, self-centered, insecure, demanding, flirtatious – and yes, irresistible – as her father had been, Hannah is determined to keep him and his super-model girlfriend, bad boy entourage, and over-sexed agent at arm's length. Besides, she's falling in love with his best friend, the screenwriter Mick Bradshaw.
*** PLEASE NOTE: Formerly published as “True Hollywood Lies”***
"…The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor…" –The Wall Street Journal
"Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomaniac...[A] well-paced, entertaining story.” –Publishers Weekly
"A fine piece of literary work." –New York Post, Page Six
"Josie Brown does an outstanding job capturing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood living yet illuminating the stark loneliness present beneath the façade. Filled with good-natured humor and witty repartee..." –Romance Reader's Connection
Before you check out the stars walking the red carpet at next Sunday's Oscars, spend time with Josie Brown's new satirical novel about an irritating actor nominated for an Academy Award, his harried personal assistant and all the angst endured from the moment the nominations are announced until the winning name is read out loud. Brown, a journalist with her share of celeb interviews, drops names a-plenty." –Lowell (MA) Press
"With tongue-in-cheek dialogue, Josie Brown provides a fascinating look at the jet set lifestyle of the rich and for-the-moment famous.... You will laugh, cry, and wonder if it's worth it to be rich and famous." –Romance Reviews Today