Title: Crashing The A-List
Author: Summer Heacock
Genre: Fiction/Contemporary/Chicklit Pages: 400
First published: to be published 9 July 2019 by Mira Books (Harlequin)
Edition: e-ARC courtesy of Netgalley and the publisher
After four months of unemployment, former book editor Clara Montgomery is officially stuck–stuck sleeping on her little brother’s ugly couch in Queens, stuck scrolling through job listings in search of a new editorial position…and just desperate enough to take on a temporary gig clearing out abandoned storage units.
Then Clara comes across a unit that was once owned by an escort service and finds the brothel “résumé” of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich, an astonishingly famous British actor. She has no intention of cashing in on her discovery, but her awkward attempts to reassure Caspian that his secret is safe go awry.
This is a classic hate to love story and I definitely had fun with it.
Our main character Clara is relatable and I loved her sassy friend CiCi. Their friendship really shines throughout the story. The love interest is a Hollywood actor, so if you are not into that type of thing, that might be a problem. I did not mind that. Though he was not my favourite love interest in the world, there definitely was chemistry and that is what counts in novels like these.
The plot was kind of predictable, but I do not think I enjoyed it any less for that. I enjoyed the writing and the dialogue felt pretty natural. It never got too soppy. The ending could have been a bit tighter; there was a bit of a monologue that felt a bit like overkill, but it could not ruin the novel for me.
The perfectly good book to snuggle up with to escape the world. If the synopsis sounds up your street I would definitely recommend it.
5 out of 7 stars