Movie Star

Finished Movie Star by Hilary Liftin.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

A juicy novel of celebrity love gone wrong, pulled from the pages of today’s gossip magazines

Actress Lizzie Pepper was America’s Girl Next Door and her marriage to Hollywood mega-star Rob Mars was tabloid gold—a whirlwind romance and an elaborate celebrity-studded wedding landed them on the cover of every celebrity weekly. But fame, beauty, and wealth weren’t enough to keep their marriage together. Hollywood’s “It” couple are over—and now Lizzie is going to tell her side of the story.

Celebrity ghostwriter Hilary Liftin chronicles the tabloids’ favorite marriage as Lizzie Pepper realizes that, when the curtain falls, her romance isn’t what she and everyone else thought. From her lonely holidays in sumptuous villas to her husband’s deep commitment to a disconcertingly repressive mind-body group, Lizzie reveals a side of fame that her fans never get to see in a story that will have every reader guessing the real-life inspirations for its players. Full of twists and turns, Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper is a breathless journey to the heights of Hollywood power and royalty and a life in the spotlight that is nearly impossible to escape.”

This book is a novel that is pretty obviously based on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.  A lot of things were changed (a lot of little things), probably for plausible deniability but if you follow celebrity gossip at all, you’ll know it’s them.

Anyway, this is an incredibly fun book.  I don’t think you need to love celebrity gossip to adore this book, but it wouldn’t hurt.

The most interesting thing is how invested I became in the story, even though I knew how it ended.  It’s a very fun book and I would definitely read Hilary Leftin’s next book.

Recommended.

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