The Book Still on My Mind this week is…
What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“How did this happen?” Georgie York, once the costar of America’s favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating.
What should a down-on-her-luck actress do? “Not” go to Vegas . . . “not” run into her detestable former costar, dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard . . . and “not” get caught up in an ugly incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Before she knows it, Georgie has a fake marriage, a fake husband, and maybe (or not) a fake sex life.
It’s a paparazzi free-for-all, and Georgie’s nonsupporting cast doesn’t help. There’s Bram’s punk-nightmare housekeeper, Georgie’s own pushy parent, a suck-up agent, an icy studio head with a private agenda, and her ex-husband’s new wife, who can’t get enough of doing good deeds and saving the world–the bitch. As for Georgie’s leading man, Bram’s giving the performance of his life, but he’s never cared about anyone except himself, and it’s not exactly clear why.
Two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where the strongest emotions can wear startling disguises.
Why It Is Still On My Mind
This was one of my first adult books ever read I think. I found it in my local library for sale for $1.00. It stood out among all the other books and I just remember really liking the cover. Without knowing what it was about I snatched it up and once I read it I really enjoyed it. It is one of those books that I wish I had the time to go back and read and see if I would still like it a second time around. Haha I also noticed it is the 5th book in a series. I obviously didn’t know that at the time but reading the summary for the first book I am thinking the order might not matter. I’m not sure but I do want to go back and read Fancy Pants, the first in the series.