True Hollywood Lies (Hollywood romance) [NOOK Book]

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"Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex and scandal of a tabloid cover story. Truly entertaining reading." Jackie Collins, author, HOLLYWOOD WIVES

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 ...
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True Hollywood Lies (Hollywood romance)

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Overview

"Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex and scandal of a tabloid cover story. Truly entertaining reading." Jackie Collins, author, HOLLYWOOD WIVES

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.

REVIEWS FOR 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 True Hollywood Lies. Josie Brown's new satirical novel is 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, TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES 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

Read an excerpt at www.JosieBrown.com
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Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal - Jeffrey Trachtenberg
"The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor..."
New York Post - Page Six
"A fine piece of literary work."
RomanceReadersConnection.com - Editorial Staff
"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..."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148565543
  • Publisher: Signal Press
  • Publication date: 9/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 247,421
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2005

    Great celebrity dish, and realistic plot...

    What a fun read! This book is addicting. I especially enjoyed the many digs at the Hollywood 'elite.' Before I started getting work in commercials, I had stints as a personal assistant to the stars, and it reads true--all the more reason I loved the line in the book 'there are no happy endings in Hollywood...'

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    amusing chick lit

    In Hollywood, Hanna Fairchild was born with a golden spoon as the daughter of a famous and wealthy actor. Her passion is the alignment of the stars as she follows astrology while ignoring the Hollywood stars. When her dad suddenly dies in the bed of his teenage mistress, his fourth wife freezes Hannah¿s trust fund by gaining control of his entire estate through chicanery. Hannah is left with nothing. Not one to whine, Hannah obtains a job as personnel assistant to British hunk Louis Trollope, a throwback egomaniac from the glamour days of Hollywood. He demands anything and everything including her scheduling his rendezvous and informing him on media happenings that focus on him. At the same time as she works the lies of and to the press, Hannah, Louis and his best friend Mick Bradshaw forge an odd relational romantic triangle with someone bound to be hurt especially when the tabloids get wind of it. --- TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES is an amusing chick lit tale starring a likable protagonist who seems confused by what she wants in life. At times Hannah seeks her fifteen minutes of fame and more while at other moments she shies away from the glare of Hollywood, preferring to work out of the media¿s view. The ease in which her latest ¿stepmom¿ gains control of the estate seems off kilter for an intelligent person like Hannah, but the audience will not care once she begins working for megalomaniac Louis in this fun tale. --- Harriet Klausner

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