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on February 14, 2010
This second novel in the L.A. CANDY series starts off where the first one left off.
Jane Roberts, star of the hit reality TV show L.A. Candy, finds herself in the middle of a national scandal after a tabloid prints some photos of her in a rather compromising position. Not knowing what to do or where to turn, Jane takes the advice of her castmate, Madison, and takes off to Cabo for some much needed peace and quiet with Madison by her side to comfort and console her.
Jane can't run forever though, and she can't keep ignoring the persistent phone calls of her concerned friends, family, and crew members, either. Facing reality, Jane heads back to L.A. to make things right.
After leaving without as much as a word to let anyone know where she went, everyone is pretty upset with Jane. Her roommate, Scarlett, can't believe that Jane took off with that two-faced master manipulator, Madison. Scarlett tries to explain to Jane that Madison is the one who leaked the photos...but Jane won't listen and this causes a rift in their long-time friendship.
At this point, Jane doesn't know who she can trust anymore. To further complicate things, Jane's heartthrob boyfriend, Jesse, is willing to take her back after she publicly humiliated him by cheating on him with his best friend, Braden. Though Jane loves Jesse (or at least she thinks she does), she really can't deny her feelings for Braden. As Jane and Jesse's relationship becomes more and more turbulent - and abusive - Jane has to decide what she really wants.
Does she really want the cameras altering her life to fit what works for the show? Or does she want her old life back, where she wasn't America's Sweetheart and she didn't have to do things just because the producer wanted her to?
Showing that Hollywood life isn't always so glamorous, this novel really brings the series to another level. Though Jane is extremely naive about everything, it's still a suspenseful and intriguing page-turner. The only question is : Will Jane see the truth before it's too late? You'll have to read on to find out.
Reviewed by: Angela S.