From Publishers Weekly
Phillips's new novel, a psychology-driven tale of tortured yet shallow characters, can't touch her earlier, delightful Hot Shot. Honey Jane Moon is only 16 but has been her family's commanding force for years when she decides to drive her pretty cousin Chantal Booker from South Carolina to California to audition for TV's Dash Coogan Show. Dash, "the last of America's movie cowboy heroes" is indeed impressed--but by Honey, whom he picks to play his daughter. Although suddenly tossed into life's fast lane, Honey still wants just what she always wanted: a close-knit family and some affection. Her South Carolina kin live with her, but their closeness resembles the adhesion of leeches. Dash, who learned about relationships from his ex-wives, turns a cold shoulder to Honey, who desperately needs him to be a real-life father figure, while Eric Dillon, Honey's "dark, sullen, and gorgeous" co-star, stomps on the puppy love she has to offer. Yet it is only through their complicated relationships that Honey, Dash and Eric can finally exorcise their personal demons.
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From the Back Cover
A FEISTY CHARMER WITH A NEEDY HEART
From a dilapidated South Carolina amusement park to the shimmering glamour of Hollywood, orphaned Honey Jane Moon became the most famous child star in America by challenging the world with her fists swinging. But little girls have to grow up someday, and the passionate woman she becomes loves as fiercely as she lives, changing forever the destinies of two famous men:
Dash Coogan...the last of the movies' cowboy heroes, trapped on a screen too small to contain a legend. Eric Dillon...Hollywood's bad boy, whose dark, seductive appeal and blazing talent hide a painful secret that has scarred his soul.
For Honey Moon, who swears she can touch eternity on a roller coaster, true love and a family she can call her own are just one breathtaking ride away....