Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Julie Wright (Blog Tour)

About the Book

Genre:  Romance, Fiction
Format:  E-ARC
Publisher:  Shadow Mountain
Release Date:  November 6, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Lie
Women in Hollywood are just pretty faces. But Silvia Bradshaw knows that’s a lie, and she’s ready to be treated as an equal and prove her worth as one of Hollywood’s newest film editors.

The Love
She and Ben Mason had worked together as editors before Silvia got her big break, so he’s the perfect person to ask for feedback on her first major film. But even as their friendship begins to blossom into something more, a lawsuit surfaces, jeopardizing both Ben and Silvia’s jobs—as well as their fledgling romance. Audrey Hepburn once said: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” Silvia agrees. Or she used to. It’s one thing to risk her job and her heart, but can she really risk Ben’s, too? Does she have the right to make decisions for her own happiness when they affect so many other people?

The Breakfast
With everything to lose, Silvia meets Ben for breakfast at his favorite diner, Tiffany’s, for one last conversation before the credits roll on true love.

My Review

Being a film editor in Hollywood for a major movie studio isn’t as glamorous as people might think. Silvia Bradshaw knows it’s a cutthroat world, but she’s determined to make a name for herself. Her boss makes it really difficult, but her determination keeps her going.

Her old friend Ben Mason, also, keeps her going. He works for a rival studio, but he and Silvia have been close friends for years. The friendship becomes romance and just when it seems like they will have their happy ending, the rival studios toss legalities into the mix and their lives are turned upside down.

The author takes us right into the heart of the Hollywood world. Each chapter begins with a quote from an Audrey Hepburn movie character. It’s a clever addition to the story. I don’t want to give too much away, but it left me wanting to have a Hepburn movie marathon.

Silvia is a wonderful character with an inner strength she doesn’t even know she has. I was crying and laughing right along with her. This is the perfect romance story that leaves you feeling happy. It’s a sweet romance, no sex or violence but there are a few characters you might want to smack in the head.  LOL

Sometimes I just wanted Silvia and Ben to sit down and talk, but things are never that easy. Watching their love story grow is both fun, dramatic and entertaining. I loved every minute of this story.

I wasn’t familiar with the author before, but I am now. I’ll be on the look out for more of her books. The previous one was a take off on Jane Austin which I plan to read. Although there is a character crossover, you absolutely do not have to read it first. It has no bearing on this book.

This is a great way to spend a weekend.  I totally enjoyed this book.  Great characters, a captivating story, and a fascinating setting - what more could I ask for?

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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