LIES, LOVE, AND BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S by Julie Wright, Shadow Mountain, Nov. 6, 2018, Softcover, $15.99 (young adult, new adult, adult)
If you’ve been following Cracking the Cover for a while, you know that I occasionally dip into “crossover” novels that are intended for adults, but that I would have read when I was a teen. Books from Shadow Mountain’s Proper Romance line often fall under that description.
Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Julie Wright, is a Proper Romance Contemporary novel that follows a popular Proper Romance character from Julie’s Lies Jane Austen Told Me.
Silvia Bradshaw begins her Hollywood career loving every aspect from the glamour and style of Audrey Hepburn to the behind-the-scenes filmmaking magic, and she is ready to prove her worth as the newest film editor at a major production studio in Hollywood. A studio scandal and lawsuit jeopardizes her job and forbids her from seeing love interest Ben from a rival studio. —synopsis provided by Shadow Mountain
If you think that Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s sounds a little formulaic, then you’re right, it is. But it’s not really a problem. When you pick up a book like this, you’re expecting a happy outcome — that’s the whole point of a romance.
In this particular instance, Silvia is a decent main character, although not particularly dynamic. Ben is likeable and a good match for Silvia. The main characters have a good rapport, and their banter is probably the best part of the book.
Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffanys is fast and comfortable, prefect for a little escapism during the holiday season.
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