Women in Hollywood are just pretty faces. But Silvia Bradshaw knows that’s a lie, and she’s ready to be treated as an equal and prove her worth as one of Hollywood’s newest film editors.
She and Ben Mason had worked together as editors before Silvia got her big break, so he’s the perfect person to ask for feedback on her first major film. But even as their friendship begins to blossom into something more, a lawsuit surfaces, jeopardizing both Ben and Silvia’s jobs—as well as their fledgling romance. Audrey Hepburn once said: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” Silvia agrees. Or she used to. It’s one thing to risk her job and her heart, but can she really risk Ben’s, too? Does she have the right to make decisions for her own happiness when they affect so many other people?
With everything to lose, Silvia meets Ben for breakfast at his favorite diner, Tiffany’s, for one last conversation before the credits roll on true love.
Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Review
Author Julie Wright is quickly becoming one of my favorite fun novelists. A while back I reviewed her book Lies Jane Austen Told Me and I enjoyed it so much that I was more than happy to read her latest offering. I was not disappointed.
Ms. Wright describes her characters in enough detail that it is easy to see them as you read, but then having the main character an Audrey Hepburn lookalike is kind of a “gimmee.” The supporting cast was equally well-rounded and engaging, especially Grandma and Walt. Sylvia’s boss Dean and Dean’s assistant Adam were well described as well.
Additionally, the use of Audrey Hepburn quotes to start each chapter was a nice touch, and made it clear that the author has done her Hepburn homework. In addition to the main storyline there were a number of subplots, including reminders of Audrey Hepburn’s devotion to service and doing good. One of my favorite lines in the book was when Grandma was explaining how attending a charity event was still serving. She said, “Fundraising events are like raising your hand in agreement. The more people who raise their hands, the more people will want to join them. We are to be counted today so people will know we can be counted on for tomorrow.”
This book makes my recommended list for light, fun fiction. It’s a nice break in between all my business books and other reading. If you enjoy clean romance, strong female leads and, yes, Audrey Hepburn, you’ll enjoy Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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