Published by Hyperion
Publication date: May 14th 2013
Sophie Atwater is the earnest, hardworking PR agent at the heart of The Star Attraction. The job doesn’t pay well but the perks include leftover celebrity swag, going to A-list events and restaurants as a business expense, and hobnobbing with Hollywood royalty. She is one of the most valued agents at the firm Bennett/Peters and when the opportunity to work with rising star and heartthrob, Billy Fox, she grabs it, despite having an already full work and personal life. When she decides that her boyfriend of two years, Jacob, is moving too slowly towards commitment, she lets her relationship with Billy become less professional and more personal, little knowing that a colleague who wants her spot at the agency is watching. In short order all of the pieces of Sophie’s carefully constructed life come tumbling down and she’s single and on ‘vacation’ from her job. What’s left for a CrackBerry addict, Jimmy Choo wearing, hopped-up-on-caffeine publicist? Sophie decides to get back to basics and regain her rightful spot in her life.
Debut author Alison Sweeney is an actress on daytime television and host of The Biggest Loser. Her experience gives her an insider’s knowledge, so the novel rings true with all its nuances on the jargon and etiquette of Hollywood, not to mention lightly concealed details of real life actor antics. What can’t be bought is a sense of humor and the little human details that keep a romantic comedy real. These Sweeney has brought to the table herself. If you need a break from the depressing reality of recent news then The Star Attraction is a good bet. Plot and dialogue move as quickly as Sophie’s fingers over her ubiquitous Blackberry and readers will stay entertained. Don’t wait for beach season, curl up with this novel and some popcorn now and let the show begin.