Monday, November 17, 2014

Exposure by Morgan & Jennifer Locklear

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis: Publicist Shaunna Noble is no stranger to the ego-filled dysfunction of Hollywood's elite, but is she ready for her two biggest clients to turn into her worst nightmare?
Kyle Petersen and Michelle Cooper are Hollywood royalty, everyone's favorite celebrity couple, but while on location filming their new summer blockbuster, Kyle ambushes his wife with divorce papers and orders Shaunna to destroy Michelle in the media. Unwilling to comply, Shaunna spectacularly and publicly quits her job, humiliating Kyle in the process.
David Quinn, a struggling actor cast alongside the A-listers, is caught in the crossfire. When pictures surface of David and Michelle out on the town, media and fans rush to crown them Hollywood's new hot couple. Kyle explodes, tensions boil over, and everyone's lives and careers are thrown into jeopardy.
So what's a publicist to do? Especially when Shaunna finds herself falling in love with the sexy and talented David. Can she put out fires on the set while keeping the flames burning in the bedroom?
Love, lies and passion. What happens when the naked truth is exposed?

Review: **Received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review
I, surprisingly, really enjoyed this book. It took me longer than usual to read, but that only meant that I could fully understand the issues at hand at the characters in play.
            I like how this story doesn’t revolve around 1 or 2 characters, and the two writers made the P.O.V. change very clear, concise, and flowed right. However, if I were to pick a main character, it would be Shaunna. I loved Shaunna. She is a strong character and she doesn’t take anyone’s bullshit, especially when Kyle files divorce papers to his sweet ex-wife Michelle. Shaunna has a thing for David. While, he too, harbours romantic feelings for Shaunna, he is placed in a situation temporary where the two cannot be together and instead, he is playing the role of Michelle’s newest boyfriend. It’s complicated, but that’s how Hollywood stars are right?
This novel wasn’t romanced based, which makes sense because it is not the main genre at stake here. Mind you, the chemistry between Shaunna and David was amazing especially when he proposes to her at freaking DISNEYLAND! I thought that was the sweetest thing ever because Shaunna does go there during her spare time.
Back to point, there are some things I realized while reading this book, and I had to grab a pad of paper to take down notes. I’m pretty sure this applies to the real world, but the relationship between the media and fans with the respected actors, directors, and any other public figures have a very tense one. By that I mean it’s very unpredictable. The media could either hate you or love you. It is evident the struggles Shaunna faces as a publicist. Not only did her outburst with Kyle land her in jail, but her relationship is put on hold with David. David, too, is distraught that he can’t do anything about his attraction (momentary) and has to go along with the ride.
I like how this novel gives you insight of how complicated being in the lime-light is. Even if you don’t care about the media, somehow they always manage to make you care.  
            Why not 5 stars? Well I’m a hardcore romance fan, and there wasn’t really much in this book. But like I said before, this is not meant to be a fast read and romance is not the highlight of this novel. I mostly liked this book because there is a deeper meaning behind it, and there’s nothing more than reading a book that makes me think that I love the most.

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-    Sanzana <3 

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