|Posted on November 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM|
November 7th 2010
Lyrical Press, inc.
A-list actress Deb Atkins hasn’t allowed her glamorous lifestyle to go to her head. She owes this to her wonderful family, who keeps her grounded. So, for Deb, not just any man will do, especially if he’s part of the Hollywood elite. Most actors have one thing on their mind, and happily ever after isn’t it. Until she meets Zach Sparks, her new co-star. Zach Sparks is famous not just for his acting skills, but his quick wit and good looks. One glance at Deb, and he’s smitten. After a drunken night at a Vegas premiere after-party, one thing leads to another. The result: marriage. Deb is appalled by her actions. So much so, she and Zach can’t get along on the set. Their producer demands they spend Christmas holidays together to work out their differences or they’re both fired. Driven by selfish motivations, they don’t expect to fall in love over Christmas or for their marriage to turn into a real one. But can their tenuous relationship withstand a bigger test than either of them ever imagined?(Amazon)
Tinseltown is a quite sweet and interesting Christmas novella that would be enjoyable to read at anytime of the year. Tinseltown is such a good novella because of its well developed plot, and its characters that have more depth than what is immediately obvious.
The plot of Tinseltown is well thought-out and it is very enjoyable to watch the plot develop through out the novella. Despite that the whole married in Vegas to practically a stranger has been done many times in the past, Stephanie Taylor has some how managed to make it feel fresh and quite original. Also Stephanie Taylor has managed to balance the plot and the fact that it is set at Christmas time, in a way so that it isn't necessary to only read it at certain times of the year, unlike most Christmas novellas which are only really readable around Christmas. Tinseltown’s characters are surprisingly likable, and despite the fact that near the beginning it is easy to think that there isn't much depth to them, especially Zach, this proved incredibly wrong through out the novella. By the end of the novella, reads will find that they actually quite fond of the characters and will be sad to see the last of them.
Anyone looking for a nice Christmas novella to read that has an excellent plot and intriguing characters should really read Tinseltown.