Actress Libby Lomax has retreated into the world of classic movies, where the immortal lives of her favourite screen goddesses seem to offer so much more in the romance department than her own life.
After a terrible day on set where she embarrasses herself in front of the entire cast and worst of all, it’s sexy bad-boy star, Dillon O’Hara, she plonks herself down on her battered couch to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the trillionth time.
Suddenly, Libby is astonished to find screen icon Audrey Hepburn, complete with little black dress, trademark sunglasses and vintage cigarette holder, sitting beside her and proffering advice.
Has Libby got what it takes to turn her life from a Turkey to a Blockbuster? Perhaps with a little bit of Audrey Hepburn magic, she might just pull it off…
What would you think if Audrey Hepburn suddenly appeared on your sofa? Well that’s exactly what Libby Lomax faces one evening. Audrey Hepburn, her new friend gives her advise from men to make up, hair, clothes and family matters.
This novel is a quick, nice easy read, and there are some genuinely funny moments. The characters are well written, though I felt Libby should stand up for herself more, however as this is the first of three, I’m sure she will change as the stories progress.
There’s romance, family fights, an uninterested Father, and a lot of glamour courtesy of Miss Hepburn for good measure, the parts where Hepburn discovers online ordering and twitter are really good, as I have always wondered what the stars of old Hollywood would make of the internet an Social Media.
We see in Libby ourselves -everything that can go wrong will, she is a disaster magnet (though I have never set my hair on fire).
If you are looking for a fun light hearted Summer read, then this is a must, I also have the 2nd in the series and will be reviewing that soon.
I gave this 4 out of 5* on Goodreads.