Thursday, June 5, 2014

Talk of the Town, by Lisa Wingate

From the Publisher:

Between Hollywood glamour and small-town secrets, what is the truth? The show American Superstars is the hottest thing on television, but its associate producer, Mandalay Florentino, is worried. She's just arrived in the tiny town of Daily, Texas, to arrange a surprise "reunion concert" for hometown finalist Amber Amberson. Only it turns out everyone in town seems to know the secret. And paparazzi are arriving. And word from Hollywood is that Amber has disappeared with a "bad boy" actor. Can anything go right in this tumbleweed town?

Imagene Doll loves her town of Daily, Texas, but things are lonelier without her beloved husband. Life seems dull. At least until that fancy-dressed woman pulls into town, looking terrified and glamorous all at once. Soon life's not the least bit boring as Imagene--and the rest of Daily--find themselves at the center of a media maelstrom...with a young girl's future on the line.

My Review:

Sometimes people will surprise you if you allow yourself to look beyond the stereotypes and rumors and actually get to know them. In Talk of the Town each character seems to be different than what they're believed to be... in good and bad ways. Amber isn't the wild girl that the tabloids think she is, the "bad boy" actor has a good and caring heart, Mandalay's fiance isn't quite Mr. Right, Carter isn't "just Carter", Imagene isn't just a useless, meddling old lady...

This book was entertaining and the romance was woven into the story. I wouldn't say it had a strong focus on romance... this book was more about the character's lives in general.

The plot was interesting and kept me wondering why people did the things they did, who they really were, and what was going to happen next. It wasn't a particularly complex plot and the characters weren't complex either, but both were likeable.

I recommend this book as a nice, light read.

I received this book for free from Amazon as a special offer and wasn't obligated to review it.

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