"Hello, Hollywood!," book 2 in Janice Thompson's Backstage Pass series is now available! You will for sure want to have read the first book in the series ("Stars Collide") before reading this as it picks up where book 1 left off and the characters are so fun to read about you won't want to miss out on a single page with them!
Athena Pappas is the head script writer for a popular sitcom, but suddenly a comedian is hired to write on the team to hopefully boost ratings. It's hard to focus at work when she is fearful of her job being given away to this newcomer and also when there is definite chemistry between the two as well! Stephen is seeking stability and a better life for his daughter and is thrilled with the chance to write for the popular show. What becomes even more important is his relationship with not only Athena but her entire family and also how his daughter seems at home with them as well. Athena and Stephen are pros at scripting the lives of the characters on the show, but real life does not follow a script as they are off on a journey towards love filled with doubt, fear, secrets and hope.
I really enjoyed this book and I have to say I like it better than the first and I really enjoyed that one as well! I loved getting to know all of the characters better in this novel - Kat, Scott, Lenora, Rex, and meeting a bunch of new ones including Aunt Melina and Brooke who both were well-developed characters throughout the story. There are so many different things going on in this story which makes it realistic as there are always a million things going on at once in families. I loved the roles of the various family members and how they all fit into the story and that they all work together at the deli, I loved the parts of the story that took place at the deli! This is a great, humor filled romance, highly recommended!
“Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”