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Friday, July 17, 2009

YA Challenge #5- Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location

The second book in the "Secrets of My..." series begins with Kaitlin's 'come back' after she was discovered at a local high school undercover. The filming has begun with the Yet Untitled Hutch Adam Project and already things are a bit rocky.

Kate's co-star Drew was once her boyfriend, and he publicly humiliated her telling GQ magazine that he was using her to get his star to rise. That is not the only thing that is causing Kaitlin's stress to rise. Hutch is known for meditating on scenes that he doesn't feel. When Hutch calls an emergency meeting Kaitlin fears she is going to be fired!

When she arrives at the meeting she notices the new scripts with "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" - and she relaxes a little. Why would Hutch bring her in on a meeting with top secret scripts? Hutch tells the room that he couldn't get this one actress out of his head - ever since she auditioned. She even helped with some ideas for the movie, and she'll play the perfect villain for Kaitlin's character. When he tells her to walk in, Katie is floored to see none other than Sky Mackenzie! Kaitlin can't seem to do anything without Sky getting her claws in.

That's not all, Carol (the studio's press person) tells Kaitlin that she'll have to do tons of press with Drew (her co-star) to create a lot of press for the movie. That means that her time with Austin is even more less frequent and she has to deal with the drama between Drew and Austin. However Drew won't let Katie out of his cross hairs and he makes sure that he is either touching or flirting with her in front of the press (added bonus if Austin is there too!) Katie tries to go along with the flow but it gets hard, especially one day when Austin comes to watch her shot, and Drew kisses her and it wasn't even in the script!

Kaitlin and Austin have dinner at Austin's house, finally a moment without paparazzi nipping at their heels. Kaitlin has an movie premiere to go to after having dinner with Austin, but they worked it out so that Kaitlin's body guard will pick her up and she can meet Drew (Carol wants Katie to go with him for press.) Both Kaitlin and Austin are shocked when Drew picks up Kaitlin from Austin's house! None of Kaitlin's camp new about the switch, so at the party Kaitlin yells at Drew and Sky to leave her alone! Her life with Austin is on the rock, the press has been reporting that Hutch can't stand Kaitlin, and now Sky and Drew are out to ruin her career.

I loved the second book just as much as the first! The books still moves at a quick pace and has plot twists to keep you entertained. In this book you get to see more of a 'behind the scenes' look at what it takes to make a movie. You also learn about stars and their trailers (if your a well known A-lister star your trailed is 200 times better than if your a nobody.)

Carol Daumer Gutjahr over at Book Nook has also reviewed the first two book in the series! To check it out click here.

Books in this series:

1) Secrets of My Hollywood Life (reviewed)
2) Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location
3) Secrets of My Hollywood Life: Family Affairs
4) Secrets of My Hollywood Life: Paparazzi Princess

Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location By Jen Calonita. New York (c) 2007

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