When I first read the synopsis for Hollywood Strip, I thought it would be fun and entertaining. I was right. It is a fun and entertaining novel. But it also had a few problems. While the story itself was light and cheerful, in places the story seemed to be a bit jumbled and have a few too many storylines. The characters were charming and entertaining, and yet at times seemed almost childish and overly self centered. For someone seeking escapist reading and nothing too serious, this is a great book. It just was not one that I enjoyed terribly much.
Callie Lambert is a girl who knows what she wants: fame, fortune, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And she will do whatever she has to in order to obtain it. So she packs her bags and heads to Hollywood to begin her climb through the vicious sharks that make up the social world. And what a climb it is. With whirlwind parties, heavy drama, and more sex than anyone has a right to have, and Callie is on her way to the top. Can she make it? And in the end, is it really worth it?
Callie Lambert is sexy, beautiful, ambitious—and undiscovered.
Callie knows exactly what she wants: fame, fortune, and a fabulous career as a Hollywood actress.
Packing her bags, Callie leaves her mundane life in Michigan for Los Angeles, determined to be a star. Her schedule is grueling: waitressing long hours to make ends meet and auditioning for anything and everything in the hopes that she'll land a big break. After suffering what feels like thousands of heartbreaking rejections, she finally lands the lead in an unlikely hit movie, Nympho Cheerleaders Attack!, bringing her dry spell to an end.
The film opens a new world of glamorous possibilities. Coupled with a budding romance with Evan Marquardt, a sexy, chart-topping singer, Callie's on top of the world. But she's thrown for a loop when tragedy strikes, unleashing a string of events she never in her wildest dreams anticipated. She quickly discovers that success in Hollywood creates a feeding frenzy of money-hungry producers, two-faced friends, and privacy-robbing paparazzi. It seems that life as an on-the-rise starlet is not as glamorous as she once imagined. . .
Dishing the dirt on the secret world of Hollywood’s nasty side, Hollywood Strip is a heartfelt story about ambition, empowerment, and what it means to make it in the City of Angels.