Book Review - Beyond the Red Carpet by Debbra Lynn
Sophia Vaughn is an aspiring screenwriter and moves to Tinseltown, Hollywood, to be close to the action. But like hundreds of others, initially finds film work hard to come by, and takes employment in a catering company, waitressing and serving, to makes ends meet, until her big break comes along.
And it is at a drunken moviemaker’s decadent house party that she first comes across the man of her dreams, assistant director Marcus Donovan. She has never met anyone quite like Marcus before. When he stands close to her every cell in her body tingles, the hairs on her arms stand up, and Sophia is immediately convinced that Marcus is her one and only life partner.
Marcus likes Sophia too well enough, and makes his play, and she can’t say no to him, and within days they set off for Las Vegas, and a small and hasty wedding. So begins Debbra Lynn’s impressive debut novel “Beyond the Red Carpet”.
If you like stories based in Hollywood, full of wealthy and glamorous people and all that goes with it, you will love this. I have to confess it isn’t the kind of book I would usually pick up, but I found this a satisfying read. It is easy to get into, the pace is fast, the dialogue crisp and believable, and the story really rattles along, keeping the reader interested and making it a quick read. Part of the story is set in the present, and some in flashback, a device I have always enjoyed reading.
And do Sophia and Marcus live together happily ever after? I couldn’t possibly say! You will have to get hold of a copy to find out and explore the many exciting twists and turns that are guaranteed to keep you interested till the very end. You won’t be disappointed. A promising debut, with a nice cover too. Recommended.