What an interesting take on the life of becoming famous in LA! You get four different journey viewpoints to stardom (or lowliness). The story was well-written that you felt like you were living in the apartment building with the four girls, experiencing their dramas and tribulations. It was a little graphic that I prefer so I skimmed those sections – I got the gist without the details. This book may give you second thoughts about becoming a star and makes you wonder if that is what truly happens.
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review.
Four beautiful women seek fame and fortune in Hollywood, the City of Toys, where actresses are like dolls, playing pretend on the big screen.
Marlo: a former child actress from New York City.
Rhonda: a small-town beauty queen.
Kim: a “nice Jewish girl” with a painful childhood.
Guyla: a “serious actress” with a debilitating, stress-induced illness.
Marlo, Rhonda, Kim, and Guyla, become friends living in the same apartment complex, in the city where dreams and disasters go hand-in-hand. They come to rely on each other as they deal with sexual come-ons, crazed stalkers, jealous starlets and the constant pressure of trying to make it in showbiz. But when the pressure gets too much, will their friendship save them or will the City of Toys break them?
LINDY S. HUDIS IS A GRADUATE OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, WHERE SHE STUDIED DRAMA AT TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. SHE IS THE AUTHOR OF SEVERAL TITLES, INCLUDING HER ROMANCE SUSPENSE NOVEL, WEEKENDS, HER “HOLLYWOOD” STORY CITY OF TOYS, AND HER CRIME NOVEL, CRASHERS. SHE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF AN EROTIC SHORT STORY SERIES, “THE S&M CLUB” AND “THE MILE HIGH CLUB”. HER SHORT FILM “THE LESSON” WAS SCREENED AT THE SEATTLE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL AND CINE-NIGHTS IN 2000. SHE IS ALSO AN ACTRESS, HAVING APPEARED IN THE TELEVISION DAYTIME DRAMA “SUNSET BEACH”. SHE AND HER HUSBAND, HOLLYWOOD STUNTMAN STEPHEN HUDIS, HAVE FORMED THEIR OWN PRODUCTION COMPANY CALLED IMPACT MOTION PICTURES, AND HAVE SEVERAL PROJECTS AND SCREENPLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT. SHE LIVES IN CALIFORNIA WITH HER HUSBAND AND TWO CHILDREN.