After hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times list with her first novel, L.A. Candy, TV star Lauren Conrad continues the deliciously entertaining series about an ordinary girl leading an extraordinary life.
Full of dishy details about young Hollywood that only an insider can reveal, this entertaining novel shows that lies are only as sweet as the people telling them.
Jane Roberts was the average girl next door until she and her best friend, Scarlett Harp, landed their own reality show, L.A. Candy. Now the girls have an all-access pass to Hollywood's hottest everything. But there's more to life on camera than just parties and shopping....
When racy photos of Jane are leaked to the press, she finds herself at the center of a tabloid scandal. She turns to her co-star Madison Parker for help, unaware that Madison is scheming behind the scenes. She might be Jane's shoulder to cry on, but does Madison really have Jane's back?
Scarlett's working on a scandal of her own. She's fallen for someone who's strictly off-limits—which means Scarlett has a big secret to keep...from the L.A. Candy cameras, the paparazzi staking out her apartment, even from her best friend.
Of course, nothing stays secret for long for the stars of the newest hit TV series, and all this drama couldn't be better for ratings. But can Jane survive another season in the spotlight?
In this flawed but fun novel, 19-year-old Jane Roberts, new to Los Angeles, and her best friend Scarlett are discovered by a producer who wants to cast them in a "reality version of Sex and the City." Jane (who is, in the producer's eyes, "fresh, innocent, vulnerable. Perfect") and Scarlett ("a gorgeous brainiac") jump at the chance to star in L.A. Candy, alongside two other girls: "spoiled, rich heiress" Madison and "loveable ditz" Gaby. Immediately famous, they enjoy new apartments, designer clothes and easy access to L.A. hot spots. Readers get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of a reality show, including how supposedly spontaneous scenes are set up and shot and reshot, presumably inspired by debut author Conrad's own experiences on The Hills. Jane, who "no longer thought about an outfit as being complete without a mike under her clothes, taped to her skin," predictably becomes the breakout star of the show and learns the high price of fame. The climactic cliffhanger ending and lack of resolution hurt the book's ability to stand on its own, but this guilty pleasure should leave readers eager for more. Ages 14 up.
Another great book!
This series just gets better and better! Lauren really knows how to thicken the plot right before the end of the book. Making you excited for the next book. I can't wait to see what the third book is all about!
Can't believe how far you've come since Laguna Beach your always a friend in my head I look forward to what's next
More of the same
This is not great literature, but that doesn't mean it's bad; in fact this book is great as a soapy beach read (full disclosure, I actually read it at the pool in Vegas), in part because it's not trying to be something it's not. The writing has improved from L.A. Candy, but it's (happily) more of the same - one part teenage drama, one part inside look at the train wreck that is poor Lauren Conrad's life (the claims that this is a novel and any similarities to real people or events are coincidental is laughable, let's put it that way). If you liked L.A. candy, you'll probably like this even more.