I have to say I was quite surprised by this one. I’m not overly fond of the male characters in Jackie’s books, because they tend to be a bit douchy. One in particular that I didn’t like was Caleb from Talking Dirty With The Player. I could not stand the guy. So I went into this book with a lot of trepidation. And it only grew when I realised the male character in this book was a big Hollywood star. Did I give a huge sigh of relief when he turned out to be hot, sexy, funny and sweet? He wasn’t douchy at all. In fact he was basically perfect, a bit narcissistic, but when your face and body is your money maker, who wouldn’t be?
Lizzie, or Elizabeth, or Coco, or whatever, really didn’t float my boat. She was everything I don’t like my female characters to be. Timid, scared and downright annoying. She tries to hide from her past instead of facing up to it. So your mother is a porn star? It could have been worse. So you losing your virginity was aired on some porn reality show some ten years ago? Well okay that’s a bit harsh, but hell own up to it and people will get over it. No-one makes that big a deal out of Macaulay Culkin and Lindsay Lohan’s mess up anymore. And hey, Kim Kardashian became famous for her sex tape. I admit, Lizzie had her moments and she is mostly likable, but she just wasn’t what I expected.
The story was, for the better part, good. But there weren’t any major moments that I could say wowed me. It wasn’t a storyline that kept me reading until the early hours of the morning and I found that I could very easily put it down. Nevertheless, I tend to always rotate back to Jackie’s work because her male characters are so freaking HOT!