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Monday, November 18, 2013

Review Giveaway DIAMONDS ARE A TEEN'S BEST FRIEND by ALLISON RUSHBY @Allison_Rushby



Book Description

 October 15, 2013

Nessa Joanne Mulholland, aka Marilyn Monroe's No. 1 teenage fan, is used to moving house. This time, however, she's relocating in movie-star style—crossing the Atlantic on board the Majestic, headed for Paris from New York City. And it really would be in movie-star style if it wasn't for the fact that she's bringing her cringe-fest professor dad along for the ride (Dad's specialization: human mating rituals—need Nessa say more?). Oh yeah, and sharing a cabin that's five decks below sea level and next to the engine room. Still, at least Holly Isles is on board. Yes, really, that Holly Isles—star of stage and screen. Suddenly, things are looking up. Looking a little Marilyn, in fact, because events are strangely mirroring Nessa's favorite movie of all time, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Watch!
 
As Holly Isles, world-famous actress, confides in Nessa over mocktails.

Listen!

As Nessa coaches Holly in the amazing "Nessa's Lesson's in Love"—the ultimate man-catching rules to finding true and lasting lurv.

See!

Nessa fall for Holly's too-cute nephew, Marc. . . and

Cover your eyes!

As it all goes terribly, horribly, embarrassingly wrong.

There's no doubting it. This is going to be one pitchy crossing.


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Allison Rushby is the Australian author of a whole lot of books. She is crazy about Mini Coopers, Devon Rex cats and corn chips. In November 2013, she will release her thirteenth book (she thinks… maths was never her forte) – Being Hartley. You can find her at http://www.allisonrushby.com, procrastinating on Facebook, or on Twitter at @Allison_Rushby. That is, when she’s not on eBay, or Etsy, or any other place she can shop in secret while looking like she's writing…

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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Nessa Joanne Mulholland has a slight Marilyn Monroe addiction and she tries to channel her no matter what in a sort of "What Would Marilyn Do"system.  She is thirteen and soon to be fourteen, has just shipped out to a new location with her professor father as he travels to his new job in France as well as conducting a study about vacation romances.  Her whole life is turned upside down when she spots Holly Isle on the boat and Holly actually speaks to her and OMG!  she befriends Nessa.  Holly even has a high school aged nephew named Marc travelling with her.

In homage to Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Nessa dreams up a system to help save Holly's love life since she has just dumped fiancee number three.  I know, this is a bit of an extreme fantasy that a thirteen year old girl can be BFF with a movie star but the story makes you believe it can happen and Nessa has such a good heart and brain that the whole thing seems really plausible.  There is such chemistry between her and Marc and when they kissed, it was just so sweet.  What wasn't sweet was when she got caught up in her lies after trying to fix Holly up with her personal paparazzi, Ted.

The ending, while a bit predictable to my grown up eyes, is just what a younger teen would demand.  This is an easy to read and fun story which is perfect for reluctant readers.  It is a pretty clean read with just a few kisses worked in and some mentions of adults using alcohol.  Do yourself a favor and stock up on some maraschino cherries before you start this one since you will be craving them as you get into the story.

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4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a cute story.

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  2. This does sound like so much fun to read.

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  3. This sounds like a great read!

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