Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany's by Julie Wright {Review}
Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany's by Julie Wright
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Shadow Mountain 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
The Lie
Women in Hollywood are just pretty faces. But Silvia Bradshaw knows that’s a lie, and she’s ready to be treated as an equal and prove her worth as one of Hollywood’s newest film editors.

The Love
She and Ben Mason had worked together as editors before Silvia got her big break, so he’s the perfect person to ask for feedback on her first major film. But even as their friendship begins to blossom into something more, a lawsuit surfaces, jeopardizing both Ben and Silvia’s jobs—as well as their fledgling romance. Audrey Hepburn once said: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” Silvia agrees. Or she used to. It’s one thing to risk her job and her heart, but can she really risk Ben’s, too? Does she have the right to make decisions for her own happiness when they affect so many other people?

The Breakfast
With everything to lose, Silvia meets Ben for breakfast at his favorite diner, Tiffany’s, for one last conversation before the credits roll on true love.

My Review: 4 Stars

Hollywood isn't all it's made out to be and Silvia learns that the hard way. I love old movies and the glitz and glamor of a famous lifestyle, but a lot of it is simply a facade. Basing this one on Audrey Hepburn was pure genius, especially the "object" with her namesake.

Silvia is a film editor and she's good at what she does, but has had to fight to get to where she is. I love that she's strong and not a person to back down when treated unfairly. She's a very quirky, confident woman, yet she has fears just like anyone else. I loved when she gets Ben, her former boss, to help her with a project. He's a genuinely funny and sweet guy and the banter they shared using movie quotes was both hilarious and endearing.

It was fun to see Silvia's best friend, Emma (from Lies Jane Austen Told Me), make some appearances. People who can accept others, flaws, quirks, and all are winners in my book. The supporting cast of characters was great--especially Silvia's spunky, sassy grandma. I love a book with great relationships and this one scored on all levels.

Content: mild romance  

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