Guestreview by Dee
AUTHOR: Susan X Meagher
PUBLISHER: Brisk Press
LENGTH: 458 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 26, 2017
Piper Campbell has spent the last fifteen years of her life raising her younger sister. Charlie is now an adult—and on the brink of stardom. Piper has done her very best to keep Charlie’s feet firmly planted on the ground, but she worries the temptation to become a diva will be too strong to resist.
Haley Dillon could give Charlie an earful. When she was a young woman, she got involved with a break-out star and was quickly swept up into the maelstrom of her celebrity. Vowing to keep her distance from anyone connected to the spotlight, she finds herself once again enmeshed when Charlie’s world sucks her into its orbit.
Piper swears she can keep her head even as she’s recruited into Charlie’s retinue, but Haley has been burned too many times to believe the vow of a woman who hasn’t yet experienced the seductive, entrancing power of Fame.
This is only the second book I’ve read by this author and there’s no doubt about it, she’s a gifted story teller.
Fame took off in many different directions yet never lost its flow. The three main characters, Piper, Charlie, and Haley are fully fleshed out heroines and each of them likeable for various different reasons.
My heart went out to Piper for taking on the role of parent and the sacrifices that involved. Charlie, her younger sister and up and coming star, is very intelligent in one sense yet incredibly naive in others. The love between the sisters, even when they clashed, was palpable.
Haley, be still my heart. Gosh the woman endured a lot. I loved her handling of animals and totally got her aloofness toward Charlie when she first arrived on the island. For a long time, I didn’t know if the rift would the two leads would be mended.
There’s a huge focus of film sets and I found myself intrigued but the inner workings, and politics that involved. The author either has a working knowledge of such or has done an impressive amount of research. The scandal that ensued was more than believable and I can firmly state acting is not a career I’d ever want to pursue or be envious of.
Readers who are fans of Susan X Meagher, or just well written lesfic in general, are bound to enjoy this story.