Friday, July 10, 2009

Easy on the Eyes-Jane Porter

Easy on the Eyes
Jane Porter
5 Spot, Jul 2009, $13.99
ISBN: 9780446509404

Thirty-eight year old hostess of “America’s Sweetheart, Tiana Tomlinson wants to move past entertainment news to real news. However, she fears for her employment as the show’s producer plans to bring in a younger fresher face to co-host Wither. She is also strongly suggested to have a face lift or face dire straits.

Plastic surgery is a downer as she does not want any part of it, but losing the show is a bigger issue for Tiana as America’s Sweetheart has saved her life and soul since her beloved husband died seven years ago while covering a story in a dangerous part of the world. Tiana meets Hollywood plastic surgeon Michael O'Sullivan and reacts with hostility, a defense mechanism that hides her attraction from him as much as from herself.

This is an engaging chick lit romance that sub-genre fans will enjoy though Tiana’s mixed reaction to Michael never quite seems real as it is obvious from the first cut they want each other and will quickly get each other. Still the story line is fun to follow as Jane Porter explores Hollywood’s youth obsession making cosmetic plastic surgery a recession proof industry in Southern California.

Harriet Klausner

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