Unlucky Break - Kate Forster

by 1:00 AM 1 comments

Unlucky Break (Smitten) - 
Kate Forster
Released: March, 2013
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

Synopsis: Andie Powers has a one-way ticket to LA – the glamorous world of Hollywood, movie stars, palm trees and endless summer.

She’s desperate for a break after her mother’s battle with cancer and her boyfriend’s pathetic betrayal. Staying with her celebrity aunt Cece in Hollywood seems like the perfect solution. Besides, Cece won’t take no for an answer. Suddenly Andie has everything she could possibly need to be happy – a dream mansion, a new best friend, unlimited credit cards and a brand-new BMW.

But she can’t shake the feeling that this place is fake. It’s only after a chance encounter with bad-boy movie star James Hawthorn that she discovers something real.

She knows he couldn’t possibly feel the same way about her. But when everything around you is one big act, it’s hard not to get caught up in the story...

What it's about: Andie has just moved to L.A. to live with her aunt, after the death of her mother. She is thrown into a world she never thought she would ever see - celebrities, money and deep dark secrets.

What I thought: Andie was a good main character. She had her bad moments, but mostly she had her stuff together. James Hawthorn is the bad-boy movie star that sweeps her off her feet, but there is more to him that meets the eye. She becomes best friends with a former child-star, and is introduced to money and luxury by her aunt Cece. Everything a girl dreams she has, Unlucky Break has it. Including James' crazy drug-addicted ex-girlfriend, just to shake things up. This book is full of twists that I never saw coming, and gave the story extra depth - making it more than just a teen romance.

Plus who doesn't want to read a story about an average girl getting the movie star? Answer: No-one.

The Good: I love the look at Hollywood life we get. I thought it really showed just what could happen behind closed doors.

The Bad: While I loved it, I just couldn't help thinking unrealistic the whole way through.


    4 Bookstacks

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

1 comment:

  1. I have seen this book only last week and it looks great. I love the whole movie star aspect too!! I don't like the unrealistic part of it but it does look like a good read

    great review,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf


Ooh yes, comments puh-leaaase :D