Map to the Stars

Finished Map to the Stars by Jen Malone.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

Author Jen Malone draws on her real-life experiences as a movie studio publicist to bring you an insider peek at love, Hollywood-style.

The California dream was supposed to give seventeen-year-old Annie Shelton a fresh start far removed from her dad’s unusual betrayal. But when things don’t go according to plan in La La Land, Annie’s mom snags a last-minute gig as makeup artist to a teen movie idol and finagles a spot for her daughter on his European promotional tour.

Down-to-earth Annie would rather fangirl architectural sights than an arrogant A-lister. That is, until behind-the-scenes Graham Cabot turns out to be more sweetly vulnerable than she could have imagined.

Too bad falling for a poster boy isn’t all red carpets and star treatment, especially when you factor in obnoxious fans, an overprotective assistant, a stage mom/manager, and a beefy bodyguard.

But it isn’t until the paparazzi make an appearance that things get really sticky…”

This is an absolutely adorable story.  It reminds me a great deal of Famous in Love, but without the love triangle.  (It’s also a little fluffier, which is not a bad thing.)

I love how Annie gets this job in Hollywood despite not caring at all about famous people or celebrity or anything. I mean, obviously she knew who Graham Cabot was (she didn’t live in a cave or anything) but seriously could not care less about it at all.

Their relationship is also really sweet (although I shared Annie’s frustration at his hot and cold attitude).  There’s a plot twist that really strains credibility, but it’s still a sweet, fun story.



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