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TITLE: Picture Perfect
AUTHOR: Lucie Simone
GENRE: Chick Lit
RATING: 3 stars
To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to really enjoy this novel in the beginning as I really did not like Lauren very much - mainly because she felt flaky to me. While this might be an acceptable character in chick lit and I have no problem with it, I do like my main characters to "grow" during the storyline and I am not sure this happened here.
Having said that, Lauren did manage to put herself into some hilarious situations which is why i rated this book a 3 star. I love laughing out loud when I read chick lit and Simone does a great job of inserting random and unpredictable things throughout her plot that made the book move forward and gave it a lot of humor.
I also enjoyed the focus on the press, something Lauren seems to have a love/hate relationship with and this reminded me of all those Hollywood types who complain about the press and then manipulate them to get what they want - this was an interesting look at that particular issue.
I liked Lauren's love interest, although I have to admit that I thought the whole thing was a bit "fast". Still it gave the novel that touch of romance that was kind of missing and I liked it.
Overall, this was an okay story - I am happy I read it.