Can one down-to-earth girl plus a very famous boy and a whole lot of paparazzi ever add up to a perfect Hollywood ending?
Seventeen-year-old Annie Shelton isn't sure why her mom thinks moving to Hollywood will allow them to escape the drama of their small-time life in Georgia, but she's along for the ride. When Annie's mom snags a gig as makeup artist to a teen movie idol and finagles a spot for Annie to accompany her on his European promotional tour, Annie's pretty sure she'll be fangirling over architectural sights rather than teen heartthrob Graham Cabot.
But then of course she actually meets him. As Graham and Annie fall for each other in the most romantic cities in the world, Annie realizes that this turn of events may not be quite as glamorous as she thought. Instead of red carpets and celebrity couple names, they are navigating a minefield of keeping secrets from Graham's fans, overprotective assistant, stage "momager," and beefy bodyguard. And when the paparazzi make an appearance, Annie has to decide whether their love is worth the harsh glare of the flashbulb.
Author Jen Malone draws on her real-life experiences as a movie studio publicist to bring you an insider peek at love, Hollywood-style.
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About the Author
Jen Malone once spent a year traveling the world solo, met her husband on the highway (literally), and went into labor with her identical twins while on Stevie Nicks's tour bus. Jen is the author of The Arrival of Someday and the YA travel romances Map to the Stars, Wanderlost, and Changes in Latitudes. www.jenmalonewrites.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved it so much. If you like The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak then you will love Map to the Stars
I couldn't quite give it 5 stars because I wish the author would have gave us a more realistic view on her experience and could have given more details on the surroundings, the feelings and the characters or what happens after they meet agian with the family or her friends. Overall it was a a good book that had a great plot to the story line. Although it isn't a book I would have read but I'm glad I did, I would have liked it to be longer. But I would recommend this book to anyone you does and doesn't like to read. I liked that she put a normal person and a big shot movie star together, like they were conquering the odds. It had funny moments to the story also some heartbreak. But in the end it was a good story and possibly I would read it again.
I could NOT put the book down. I was so absorbed by the romance and plot twists! I highly suggest this for a romantic, heart-throbbing quick read.
I couldn’t help but dive right into MAP TO THE STARS. Annie, the main character, gets dragged to L.A.the summer before her senior year of high school following her Mom’s career as a make-up artist/hairstylist. But she can't spend the summer worrying about new friends and a new school because she’s drafted into assisting her mom on a round-the-world publicity tour for teen-heart throb, Graham Cabot, the boy plastered in posters all over her best friend’s walls and ceiling. Annie is anything but a star-struck fangirl, but she finds it hard to keep her heartbeat from speeding up when forced into close proximity to Graham - particularly after he rescues her from an attack by crazed fans at Harrods. Graham’s attention lingers on her, but a relationship between the them is complicated by paparazzi and a publicist set-against Graham having a girlfriend. Jen Malone pulls you into the hearts and lives of Annie, a very likable and relatable character, and even Graham, who initially comes off as arrogant and annoying. She brings the reader along for a ride through heady emotions of a complicated first love. MAP TO THE STARS is a page-turner, a great summer read. Mom note: MAP TO THE STARS is a young adult book, but is great for tweens who read up as it's a step up from the world of middle school but doesn't get more heavy than a couple kisses.
If you like cheesy books then th is is the book for you.