Flavour of the Monthby Olivia Goldsmith
With all the brio and brass of her best-selling debut novel, The First Wives Club, Olivia Goldsmith now turns to Hollywood - with this sharp, sassy Cinderella story, updated nineties style. Actress Mary Jane Moran - never a beauty - has just lost not only the off-Broadway role she created but also the only man she ever loved. Hollywood has stolen both, and rejected… See more details below
With all the brio and brass of her best-selling debut novel, The First Wives Club, Olivia Goldsmith now turns to Hollywood - with this sharp, sassy Cinderella story, updated nineties style. Actress Mary Jane Moran - never a beauty - has just lost not only the off-Broadway role she created but also the only man she ever loved. Hollywood has stolen both, and rejected her as too fat, too plain, and at thirty-four, too old for the movie version. She has no power as an actress or a woman. After the despair and rage pass Mary Jane comes to a decision. She is determined to buy the one thing that might really change her life: beauty. Two years, forty pounds, sixty-seven thousand dollars, and an excruciating series of surgeries later, Mary Jane emerges as Jahne Moore - thin, gorgeous, and ready for the big time. In L.A. at last, she lands a part in TV's hottest new series, Three for the Road. Starring with Jahne are two other beauties with pasts of their own to overcome: Sharleen Smith, raised in a trailer in dirt-poor Texas, ignorant and eager to please, an easy mark for a rogue's gallery of Hollywood hustlers; and Lila Kyle, child of Hollywood, whose driving ambition - to surpass her famous mother in everything - will goad her to risk all in her obsessive desire to be the only star of Three for the Road. As these three "virgins" rocket into the celebrity stratosphere, their pasts resurface in disturbing, outrageous, and scandalous ways. All of them are desired - the fantasy of every man, the envy of every woman. The man who broke Mary Jane's heart, now a successful director, pursues Jahne both to star in his new film and to become his lover. Jahne, in longing and fear, awaits his recognition of her. Meanwhile Sharleen's childhood traumas scream from every tabloid. Lila Kyle loses her virginity in a career move and gains the leverage to discredit the other two women. But her plan backfires, resulting in the biggest Hollywood scandal of all time, one that threatens to t
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Flavor of the Month was too long, unbelievably crude, and downright vicious. The storyline was excellent, but it seemed as if Goldsmith was determined to just keep writing and writing and writing and never end the story. There were also some insinuations in the book that were offensive. The parts that were intended to be funny simply weren't. If not for the ending, which was phenomenal, I would have given it two stars. For a great story from Olivia Goldsmith that will keep you laughing and feeling lighthearted, I recommend Switcheroo.
Flavor of the Month was not what I expected from a Olivia Goldsmith novel; especially after reading The First Wives Club. It was too lengthy to be interesting.
Olivia Goldsmith has out done herself. I wasn't able to put it down! This is the kind of book that you can stay in bed all day and read and not feel guilty because it's worth it. Some parts can't help but make you smile, laugh, cry, and some very juicy moments that send chills up your spine. This is definitely a must read.
I read this when it first came out & still today the story sticks me. I look forward to each book Olivia writes & this book reminded me why. If you have not read it is a must read!