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Posted October 3, 2005
I read this for a research paper on chick lit and absolutely loved it from start to finish. Alesia Holliday knows how to give you a heroine you care about then knows how to make you squirm with her or cheer for her every page along the way. I'm looking forward to many more titles from this delightful new talent.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 13, 2004
American Idle is a fun pick-me-up with plenty of laugh out loud moments. This playful sendup of the craziness behind reality TV was a terrific way to spend the afternoon.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 3, 2004
The truth literally hits Jules Verne on the head, in the form of a cast iron skillet; it's time to find a new job. She jumps at the chance to be a production coordinator on the latest reality show, even though all she really knows about tv is how to turn one on and change channels. Despite this lack, she seems to fit in relatively smoothly among the assorted personalities on the show. The people behind the stage could make for a good comedy show themselves; between the Star Wars quoting Norm, the fit throwing Nellie, taciturn Joe, the British hypochondriac, Q who is threatening to come out on live tv, and Mr. You have my cell number, do NOT call me on my cell, Jules is kept hopping. Then, there are the contestants she babysits; a gang member, a country bumpkin, amorous maniacs, and possible mobsters. She also has a father on the verge of marrying a girl barely older than herself and assorted personal crises. There is a bright spot named Sam, if she doesn't lose him to a Barbie Clone or get killed by a disgruntled kidnapper. ...................... ***** I'll warn you right now, this is a definite two boxes of tissue book; you'll laugh yourself to tears. Charming characters come to life immediately. This is without a doubt in the top ten books of the year. *****Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Jules Vernon knows she needs a new job when TV Chef Francesca hits her in the head with an iron sauté pan over sea salt. Her friend, Jerry of JB Employment finds her work as an assistant production coordinator on reality TV show Pop Star Live.................................. Jules quickly learns her job alongside two other PCs is too boring as the PCs audition the talent so that the three TV hosts can listen to a few select auditions before making any decisions on who goes Hollywood. After listening to over 400 stinkeroos in Seattle, the show travels to San Diego. A drinking party leads to Jules puking all over stage designer Sam, who handles her liquids with grace. As they trek to Reno and Columbus, incidents follow Jules everywhere including falling in love. Sam reciprocates as he wants Hurricane Jules at his side forever. However, she was burned just prior to the altar so will she want more than just around the United States in under eighty days like he does?......................... Reality TV fans, chick lit readers, and contemporary romance fans will appreciate the opening gamut of Dorchester¿s new imprint. The delightful Jules is the eye of the storm as she provides often amusing commentary on the world around her even as she seems to land in one fiasco after another. The support cast enables the audience to learn more about the heroine while the auditions thankfully are handled without readers having to suffer like the three PCs do. Hurricane Jules¿ effort to bring order to chaos, much of which is her making, turns AMERICAN IDLE into a fun novel............................. Harriet Klausner
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Posted January 5, 2012
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