Publication Date: April 2010
A witty, utterly addictive novel from bestselling author Wendy Holden, Beautiful People is a tale wicked in its observations yet buoyant at its heart: an irresistible confection you’ll want to devour immediately.
Darcy—a struggling English rose actress when The Call comes from L.A. An Oscar-tastic director. A movie to make her famous. The hunkiest costar in Hollywood. So why doesn’t she want to go?
Belle—a size-zero film star but she’s in big, fat trouble. Hotter than the earth’s core a year ago, she’s now Tinseltown toast after her last film bombed. Can she get back to the big time?
Emma—a down-to-earth, down-on-her-luck nanny trying to weather London’s cutthroat childcare scene and celebrity mom whirlwinds. What will it take for her to get back in control of her own life?
Jet to London, Hollywood, and Italy; toss in a passionate star chef, a kindhearted paparazzo, and a reluctant male supermodel; and find Wendy Holden at her best—a smash international hit.
Beautiful People has a bunch of characters. Some nice and a little naive like Darcy and Emma. Some not so nice, like Sam and some absolutely ghastly, like Belle. The ending is a bit of a let down for me. It was all kind of predictable what was going to happen with the story and I found all my guesses were correct, such as Emma and Ornaldo managing to find eachother yet again for the third time, Dary and Marco falling in love, etc.. and for that reason I was hoping that the ending would be something a lot stronger than that and not so easy to guess.
If you like your stories about Hollywood divas, celebrities and some normal people thrown in, you’ll love Beautiful People. Overall, an ok book, but I don’t think I will be reading it again. You can try it borrowing from the library.. it might be good as a summer read in the beach or you have to kill time in the airport or plane…it feels like kind of tabloid or gossip magazine.
Thanks Danielle@Sourcebooks for the ARC copy.