A screenwriter known for penning novels that send up the cult of celebrity (The Cigarette Girl, 1999; Secret Celebrity, 2002; Mr. Famous, 2004) puts a twist on the formula by updating the story of Anne Boleyn and setting it in Hollywood. Handsome Henry Tudor is an Internet whiz turned film-studio mogul, and every blonde in town has set her sights on landing one of the most powerful men in show business. But it’s dark-haired, intelligent Anne Boleyn who has caught Henry’s fancy, and she is suddenly moving in a rarefied world, with servants at her beck and call and unlimited spending money. But all is not serene in the realm, for Anne must deal with Henry’s bitter ex-wife, Catherine, and their spoiled daughter; fend off the machinations of Henry’s right hand, businesswoman Theresa Cromley; and keep various hangers-on and groupies at bay, all of whom, especially young jewelry designer Jane Seymour, want a piece of their fortune. Although the royal theme wears a bit thin by novel’s end, this cynical view of the price of fame makes for a breezy, entertaining read. --Joanne Wilkinson
"The story of Henry and his wives is a perfect tale for a modern Hollywood update and Wolper gives it a fun witty spin. This is a perfect beach read for anyone headed somewhere warm for a mid-winter break or, for those not traveling, the perfect book to lose oneself in on a dreary day."
—The Hollywood Reporter
"An entertaining read to be taken with a dose of humour. Leave academia behind and enjoy the ride."
—Tudor Book Reviews
“Tudors in Tinseltown. . . . An ambitious mash-up . . . [and] the conceit is fun.”