Monday Reads: Behind the Scenes

A few years ago I was in The Writer's Voice competition and met some great people. One of them had written a book about a girl who's best friend is an actress, and who falls for her BFF's costar. I wanted to read it ASAP and I told her so. I was lucky enough to beta read BEHIND THE SCENES by Dahlia Adler. Back then, there was barely anything that needed to be critiqued- the book was perfection. It was just as awesome this second time around. If you haven't read it yet, definitely check it out.

High school senior Ally Duncan's best friend may be the Vanessa Park - star of TV's hottest new teen drama - but Ally's not interested in following in her BFF's Hollywood footsteps. In fact, the only thing Ally’s ever really wanted is to go to Columbia and study abroad in Paris. But when her father's mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dream in its tracks, Ally nabs a position as Van's on-set assistant to get the cash she needs.

Spending the extra time with Van turns out to be fun, and getting to know her sexy co-star Liam is an added bonus. But when the actors’ publicist arranges for Van and Liam to “date” for the tabloids just after he and Ally share their first kiss, Ally will have to decide exactly what role she's capable of playing in their world of make believe. If she can't play by Hollywood's rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.

I'm also still reading BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott. She's an excellent writer- good enough to keep me entertained through a non-fiction book. Definitely one to check out if you're a writer.

What are you reading this week?