Honey Jane Moon is a scrappy little know-it all—brave, smart, but ill-prepared to become the most famous child star in America, even though she's not quite as young as everyone believes. It won't take her long to drive the men in her life crazy. There's Eric Dillion, a smoldering bad boy and one of Hollywood's most gifted actors. And Dash Coogan, the last of the cowboy heroes, a man trapped on a screen too small to contain a legend. When Honey falls in love, she'll do it the only way she knows how—with all her heart.
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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Loved everyone of SEP's books. This one is no different. Her characters and stories make you laugh and cry.
I just re-read for sixth time.
This was the first book of hers I had ever read. I got it at a drugstore back when it first came out. I loved it and then began to follow her through the years. I re-read books when the story keeps coming to mind when I am trying to get to sleep. I love this book more now than I did back then with one exception. I felt like the "older" characters were portrayed way too old. I'm in my forties now and by no means do I feel as old as they seemed to. Other than that I enjoyed it just as much with this re-visit. And I got back all the little details I lose in between readings.
I loved and hated this book....
I both loved and hated this book at the same time. Not hate it a bad way. Just all the emotions I felt when reading this book. I had family member go through the same thing that one of the characters in this book want through. So it hit close to home. The book overall was great at first it took off slow with little dialogue but I understood later on why. This book made me laugh cry and wish for things. Purely amazing. I'm reading it again.