Taking the Lead: Adventures of a Hollywood Dog Walker (LA Lights, #2)

Taking the Lead: Adventures of a Hollywood Dog Walker (LA Lights, #2)

by Di Jones

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BN ID: 2940154261972
Publisher: Write to the Heart Publications
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Series: LA Lights , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,235,578
File size: 793 KB

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Taking the Lead: Adventures of a Hollywood Dog Walker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Taking The Lead: Adventures of a Hollywood Dog Walker by Di Jones is the novel of every dog lovers dream, especially people like me who love dogs and just can’t have them. This novel is an absolute gem. What should I talk about first? The dogs, or the characters, or the chapter names? Oh, the chapter names. Di Jones must be the master of pun and irony. I am officially in love with the way she writes and the only other person I have said this about is J.K Rowling! The story is about Tessa, a girl with dreams of making it big in Hollywood. But things are not that easy. Times get tough and she is desperate to make ends meet. Her life takes a turn for the better when she gets a job as a dog walker. She finally has a chance to make something out of her life and dreams, and if she plays her cards right, she might even get a hunky man out of it. Let me start with the dogs; they are full of character. Twinkletoes is awesome. That Great Dane is a dream pet. And all the other dogs mixed with Twinkletoes gives you the right kind of humor and mischief that just makes your heart melt and have you grinning like a fool. I loved, loved, and loved reading this novel and I cannot wait for more from Tessa and her dream of making it big in the Hollywood. I hope I don’t have to wait long for a sequel.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite Taking the Lead: Adventures of a Hollywood Dog Walker is the first book in the L.A. Lights series by Di Jones. Tessa Taylor is a twenty-one-year-old Georgetown University student. With a life-long dream of becoming an actress, Tessa is overjoyed when a letter arrives for her, postmarked from Los Angeles, after auditioning for a talent scout who had visited her university. Defending her dream against her reluctant parents’ wishes, she is finally given their blessing. Arriving at her secondary audition in L.A. and posing as a rich client who needs a dog walker, Tessa almost outshines the lead actress, Demi, who’d feigned a sprained ankle after landing the lead role as the dog walker, allowing Tessa to show off her true talents. Once shooting of the television pilot commences, Tessa finally gets to see what really happens on the set of a new hit television show, while working well outside of her comfort zone with dogs, as well as what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood, before examining her new life and asking herself if it was worth it. I was pleasantly surprised by the realism portrayed in this book, showing a girl following her dreams, no matter where in the world those dreams take her. Di Jones seems to have the knack of pulling the reader into the storyline so much that they fully empathize with each of the characters. I felt hopeful, dejected, excited, frustrated and almost cheered out loud when Tessa joined the cast of the show. Taking The Lead: Adventures of a Hollywood Dog Walker is a tumultuous story of a young woman who is willing to leave the security and comfort of living with her parents and say goodbye to her schooling in order not to pass up the once-in-a-lifetime chance to embrace life on the small screen. I recommend this wonderful story to any reader who enjoys a huge dollop of comedy served up with their fun and inspirational reading.