“Hollywood, by definition, is a lie,” or so says “It Girl” wanna-be Alyssa Glenellen in “Exposure,” novelist Summer Fox’s steamy new send-up of Hollywood celebrity, tabloid media, and books about Hollywood celebrity and tabloid media. Frustrated fashion model Alyssa is on the fast track to become Sweetheart of the Paparazzi, traipsing through a Wonderland of narcissistic leading men, egocentric directors, cut-throat actresses, neurotic billionaires, and addicted sports heroes. Unfortunately, someone keeps threatening to strip, strap, strangle, gag, bag, host, slice, and dice her. What’s worse, she was caught by a photographer with a hole in her panties, and it’s splashed across the “Scene” page of the Los Angeles Times.
A full blown, quirky page-turner that will leave you in stitches!
By Piaras on 30 December 2017 for Emerald Book Reviews
If you have that feeling in your gut that’s telling you Hollywood is your destination, have a read of this before you venture into the abyss! Exposure captures the delusionally ‘beautiful’ struggle of trying to make it in Tinsel Town; where narcissistic behavior is the norm, and attention seeking whoredom is the spiritual path to empty enlightenment. Having said that, this book is very funny!
Author Summer Fox weaves a tongue-in-cheek tale of a marginally talented Hollywood wannabee, Alissya Glenellen. Of course, Alissya discovers that achieving a career in Hollywood is not for the faint-hearted. But how far is she willing to go? Well, let’s just start when she admits herself into a substance abuse center. She’s not addicted to drugs or alcohol, but she hopes to make connections there to further her career. If you think it can’t get any lower than this, believe me, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
I couldn’t stop reading this hilarious book. At times I actually felt sorry for the characters who were trying to ‘make it’ in this highly competitive industry. This book makes for an interesting, intriguing read that stretches beyond every page with breathlessly entertaining yarns. It’s a candidly funny, captivatingly offbeat, full blown, quirky page-turner that will leave the reader in stitches.
This was a witty read from an author with a great sense of humor. Ranging from the lewd to the light-hearted, and then descending head over heels into the downright dirty. This is definitely a book for mature readers only.
If I’m ever feeling dejected in the future, I will unquestionably pick this book up and enjoy Summer Fox’s company again. A highly recommended read, and a well-deserved five stars from me.