Paperback, 322 pagesPublished December 14th 2013 by Sugar Coated Press
June Laurie has it all—a budding career on the hit crime drama Forensic Faculty, a supportive and perfect boyfriend in her best friend Joseph Cleveland, and hopes of transferring her acting skills to the stage at college. But in a series of plot twists as dramatic as any Hollywood storyline, June's dreams dim with a heavy dose of grown-up reality. Once she starts school at BYU, June's days become filled with classes and the new challenge of dealing with jealous theatre majors who seem determined to give her the cold shoulder. Her happy plans for a future with "the one" take a turn, too, when Joseph dumps her to focus on preparing for his two-year LDS mission. Casting directors and the siren call of stardom beckon her back to California, while an old co-star appears on the scene to confuse things even more. Caught up in the drama of life—the type that has more intrigue, subplots, and unexpected romance than a murder mystery game—June starts to wonder if maybe her life's script might end with a grand finale she never saw coming.
My Review: 4 Stars
I read Book 1 awhile ago and was amazed at how quickly I was able to jump right back in with these great characters! This series should definitely be read in order to get the full effect of the story.
June is now ready to go to college with her long-time friend and ex-boyfriend, Joseph. As a Mormon in Hollywood, it's a natural choice for her to go to BYU. Her expectations and her reality clash, leaving her disillusioned and lost. Joseph is preparing to serve a two-year mission and really can't have her distracting him from his goal. Meanwhile, Hollywood is calling and it's the chance of a lifetime.
June is a very likable character with a lot of tough decisions on her plate. I love that she's able to stand strong where her values are concerned and that she can look inward to see what changes she needs to make, even though some are a little late. She's just like any other college girl, trying to figure out who she is and where she belongs in life and those feelings are real. I love her friends, with all of their quirks. They seem like a big, unlikely, happy family and their loyalty and dedication to one another is so sweet.
I was swept away in another grand adventure and can't wait to continue on with the next book in the series!
Content: mild romance (kissing); moderate religious elements specific to the LDS church; mild violence (one near attack). Clean!
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