Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Liar, The Bitch and the Wardrobe by Allie Kingsley

Pages: 292
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Berkley Trade

If you’re going to step on people on your way to the top, you might as well do it in stilettos . . .  . . . Or so she’s been told. Lucy Butler, former wallflower, lands her dream job working for her idol, world-famous fashion photographer Stefano Lepres. But in a world where getting doused in coffee for not getting the order right is the new normal, she isn’t getting any closer to her ideal of being behind the camera herself. Then a superstar actress generously takes Lucy under her wing and teaches her the ways of the rich and famous—treating her to racks of designer clothes and introducing her to a life of private planes and penthouse suites. Soon Lucy is dating a rock star, attending the hottest Hollywood parties, and dressing the part. Lost in the luxury, she loses sight of the things that once mattered most. It’s going to take a hard blow from the high life to send Lucy back to the real life she always wanted. From an industry insider—and featuring wardrobes personally selected by celebrity stylist Robert Verdi—this is a novel that will keep you guessing and introduce you to a world you know exists; you’ve just never seen it unretouched. 

This novel was fun and very stylish! The moment I started reading this book, I loved Lucy's character. She was fun and a friend everyone wished they had. But the biggest part I liked about Lucy was that she was real. She made mistakes, but I never felt the need to hate her because she was too much of a likable and real character.

Later on, Lucy becomes friends with a major starlet and through that process, she finds her self and goes deeper within her self as well. Allie Kingsley wrote a novel from the heart because I was able to relate to the main character. Even though Lucy made mistakes, I think we as readers have to realize that no one lives a perfect life and if the character did live such a life, they wouldn't be interesting and the book would not be read because we would already know how it would end.

This book was filled with twists on every corner and I felt that I was having fun the entire time reading it. If your days are filled with stress and need a way to to just relax, if if you don't have time to go and have an adventure yourself, read this book because it's filled with adventures and the entire time you're reading, you feel like you're inside this novel experiencing everything. 

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