Lisa Rinna, the 47-year-old television actress, adds her name into the long list of celebrity writers. She recently penned a book called STARLIT. It’s a 256 page book chronicling the life of Tally Jones, a caterer/waitress turned actress who gets her big break in a nighttime soap opera, Dana’s Point. She replaces an actress named Susie Sheppard and ratings soar. All the sudden she secures an Emmy nomination for her role.
The relationship between Tally Jones and her best friends likens to that of Sex And The City. Tally is friends with Sandy Fletcher and Mandy Hogan, all Hollywood wannabes. Her friend Sandy lands a job with Josh Gold, a well sought after agent and Mandy lands a job at Dandy Candy, an adult film studio.
So goes the suspension of disbelief, but Lisa Rinna depicts the side of Hollywood she is most acquainted with-the competition. Tally’s new boyfriend, Gabriel McNamara, a hunk on a medical thriller, has a secret. He wants to sink Tally’s career with the help of ousted television star, Susie Sheppard. Tally is no fool. She quickly falls in love with a film producer, Mac Carlton, but Susie is relentless. She attempts to snatch him for good.
Will she let the bitch slap her around?
In an interview with Rob Shuter from Naughty and Nice, Lisa Rinna confessed that some of the story is based on real Hollywood life describing it as a “roman à clef,” or a novel that describes true events disguised as others.
Lisa’s novel is so steamy that is considered by Sensual Reads as a hot erotic romance: “STARLIT reads like a true-life account of Hollywood, where merciless deceit and secretive sexual encounters abound.”
Kirkus Reviews points out that the novel is just a “cheap thrill.” “The usual clichés abound: name- and brand-dropping, regular intervals of kinky sex and superficial characterizations.”
This type of read will attract many Jackie Collins fans and I can surely see romance readers devouring it.
Review Starlit by Lisa Rinna. SensualReads.com
Starlit. Kirkus Reviews.
Shuter, Rob. Naughty and Nice. PopEater.com