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.
About the Author
Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen, and has since written twenty-three novels. She has a husband, three kids, a dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition). She loves writing, reading, traveling, speaking at schools, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.
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Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany's based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This book is a hoot! And with wonderful depth! Isn't that a great combination? First of all, I will forever remember the unique main character- Silvia had cancer as a five year old which left her with inner scars as well as outer- she lost her eye and has a glass eye she named Audrey (the little details about her vision and glass eye as an adult are fascinating!) Her fears stemming from her experiences in the hospital influence her relationships and priorities. I loved that she is strong and ambitious in a cutthroat Hollywood career, but also struggles with vulnerability and confidence at times. Ben is pretty awesome, and unrequited love (that is eventually rewarded) is one of my favorite tropes! He and Silvia have a comfortable friendship, fun banter, and quirky mannerisms that really made them come to life. It was interesting to see Ben as the vulnerable one as he shares his long-time angst over his romantic feelings and sadness when they had drifted apart. Their chemistry is amazing and only grows as Silvia sorts through her feelings for Ben. She has a loyal friend in Emma and her grandmother, and I enjoyed the dynamic they each brought to Silvia's life. She learns important lessons through the obstacles she faces and grows as she begins to model her life into one of compassion like the real-life Audrey Hepburn. This is a book not to miss! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
Ever since I heard there would be another book by Julie Wright in the same style as Lies Jane Austen Told Me--a novel I absolutely adored and cheered out loud when it won the Whitney Award--I've been looking forward to this book. It definitely did not disappoint! I adored this book! The plot and storyline are great--nothing could have made them better--but the best part is Julie's wit. I love her humor! The characters are sassy and fun, and reading was a delight. There are several movie references, some of which I got, and others, I had no clue, but I don't think it was a problem at all. Little Easter eggs of fun if you got them, but Julie didn't make you feel lost if you didn't. Before reading the book, I took the time to watch Breakfast at Tiffany's since I've never been a fan of old films and had never seen that one, and I'm glad I watched it, but it wasn't exactly necessary to know the plot or references. I especially enjoyed the appearances of the character Emma from Julie's Lies Jane Austen Told Me. Overall, the romance was sweet, the plot well planned, the journey completely worth the read!
Silvia Bradshaw is an assistant film editor, working on a major film--and she has a huge problem since her boss seems completely incapable of doing his job. When she goes to a club to drag him back to the studio to finalize the film just hours before their deadline, she gets an unexpected ally in her former coworker Ben Mason. Not only does Ben help her get her drunk boss back to the office, but when said boss passes out, Ben helps Silvia finish the edits. Silvia soon finds herself looking at Ben in a new light--only to find that he has reconnected with an old girlfriend. While Silvia loves being his friend, she also has to respect his relationship, as hard as it is to smother her feelings. With a little guidance from her grandma, her best friend, and Audrey Hepburn, Silvia will decide what she really wants in life and how she's going to get it. This is a fun contemporary romance. Silvia's a pretty dynamic personality--she gets major points for telling it like it is--and Ben's a total sweetie. I thought the film editing aspect of the plot was really interesting, but I wasn't in love with the constant movie quotes and references and getting inspiration from movies. However, I think that is just because of my tastes, not because of any problem with the book. (I'm not a big movie watcher, and I've only seen a couple of Audrey Hepburn's movies--and I have NOT seen Breakfast at Tiffany's. So that aspect of the book wasn't my favorite, but I think other readers will be totally fine with it. For me, it's a 3.5-star book, but I can easily see other readers rating it higher, because, again, I'm just not that into movies. Great characters (including some of the secondary characters), and a cool plot make this a really nice clean, contemporary romance. I read an ARC via #NetGalley. All opinions are my own.