A Night in with Marilyn Monroe by Lucy Holliday

Published by Harper

December 3rd 2015


The last few months have been a whirlwind for Libby Lomax, not only is she dating the hottest man on the planet, but there now seems to be a decent career alternative on offer to the failed actress one that she seemed unable to escape. She can hardly believe that life is finally turning around.
But her optimism seems short-lived when she realises that Dillon O’Hara is about as far away from steady boyfriend material that it possible to get. Then, when another uninvited guest, in the form of Marilyn Monroe, turns up on her ancient sofa, Libby finds she would willingly bite her own arm off for a return to normality. Thank goodness her best friend Ollie is still there to keep her feet on the ground.
Libby doubts that Marilyn is really the right person to offer her relationship advice, but perhaps she should listen up, before it’s too late…


My thoughts

Another wonderful, witty, funny book with Libby Lomax discovering another Hollywood legend has taken up residence on her sofa, this time Marilyn Monroe.

Just as good as the first, Lucy captures Marilyn’s innocence and desire to be loved and accepted, and really wants to be friends with her new room-mate Libby, it is this need in Marilyn that makes Libby realise that she is lucky to have the good friends that she has.

I  will admit that as a Marilyn fan I was dreading this portrayal of Marilyn, having read so many bad ones (If you want to know which leave a comment), thinking that perhaps Holliday would linger on the problems she had with the studio, he lateness and inability to remember lines – oh and that whole Kennedy nonsense, I was relieved to find out that she didn’t emphasise any of this.

In fact the portrayal of Marilyn one was nicely sympathetic and beautifully written and you really want ot grab Marilyn and give her a big hug.

A great sequel to A night in with Audrey Hepburn, and now I am looking forward to the 3rd one being released, in which Grace Kelly comes to stay.

I gave this 4 out of 5*

About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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1 Response to A Night in with Marilyn Monroe by Lucy Holliday

  1. Andrea Pryke says:

    Reblogged this on The Monroe Report.


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