A light fluffy read in between my thrillers, I read this book in an hour. The entire story was about a young Scottish man’s rise from a relatively unknown life to the fame of Hollywood.
Kyle was discovered by a director before a screen test, upgraded from economy to a business class on the flight, a star by saving the life of a rich financier before the first scene, and a hit with all the ladies from the air hostess to the co-stars. They not only lusted after him, they liked him too. In fact, everybody liked him, even rich casting couch directors liked him even after he punched and broke their kneecaps. They wanted a son like him.
The book by Robertson Tait had Kyle reaching for unbelievable almost fantastical superlatives both in real and reel life. There were hardly any angst or problems that he goes through to give the story its layers. It had some romance and humor, nothing appreciable. Kyle made friends wherever he went.
Recommended for readers who like such light dream-like stories.
I bought the digital copy of the book from Amazon, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart.
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“Kyle.” He beckoned his troubled newbie over to where they could talk without being overheard. “What’s the problem, Kyle? You’re not comfortable, I can see it, it’s obvious, but what is it? You know your lines – why can’t you say them?”
Kyle knew he owed it to Ronnie, who had taken a big risk putting him in this starring role as an unknown, to level with him. “Well, it’s the Action thing, the abruptness of it, and then it just makes me more aware of how much of this business I’m not familiar with.” Kyle looked a little deflated, and Ronnie felt for him. “I guess I’m just no good as an actor, Ron, I don’t know how to act.”
Ronnie let out a belly laugh that made the crew turn in surprise. “Kyle, you dolt, I’m not asking you to act. I can get any number of trained actors to act for me … I’m asking you to be a star.”
Kyle studied Ronnie’s face and could see that he was deadly serious.
Born on the banks of Loch Ness, Robertson is a proud Highlander whose novels somehow always turn out to be both humorous and romantic.
Robertson lives in the country with his wife and two demanding cats. He writes uplifting romcoms and a little suspense, aiming to entertain and distract from everyday stress and strife.
His light-hearted stories, infused with dry Scottish humour, feature gorgeous, confident heroines, imperfect but sensitive heroes, and lovingly described locations. The “Kyle in Hollywood” series draws upon his experiences as a British Actors’ Equity member, filming in and around London.
Kyle’s photo is all over the tabloids, the day after he lands in Hollywood. He’s a movie star who hasn’t done a single screen test yet. A top director is sure he’s discovered his next action hero, but Kyle is clueless about the business, although he certainly looks the part. Can he handle instant fame and stand up to Hollywood’s ruthless star-making machinery?
Publication date: 1st November 2017
Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/d/9ZkJw3q
Great review Shalini!!! xo
Thank you Lindsay… Could you please tell me how I can be part of discussion posts for the December Reads… I am not yet very savvy on your goodreads group
Hi Shalini!!! Yes, of course! When you are in the Traveling Friends group, you will find discussion threads for each of the books we have going on. They will be broken down into a discussion point at the halfway mark and then a final discussion once you finish. Let me know if you need any help navigating through the threads. We would be so thrilled to have you join in!!!!! 💜💕
I have posted a couple of comments on the books I want to join in. One was Josie Silver and the other Liane Moriarty… I will check them over the weekend. On the phone, it is pretty difficult to see..
Yes – it is harder to navigate on phone. I’m here to help if you have any questions! 💜
A dream-like story sounds original and engaging. Wonderful review, Shalini!
Thanks Jennifer… But the book was different…
So not terribly realistic??? LOL I always love your reviews!
Nahhh…. Gawd you are the only one who understood my sarcasm😉😉😂😂 and the author!! 😂😂
I speak sarcasm myself! LOL 😝
Hahaha thank the blogging world… I have had people asking me if they should get the book… Luckily it is free on amazon, so they wouldn’t be wasting money if they didn’t like it 😉😉😂😂
Your review had me cracking up!
Sounds cute… definitely not a thriller. I’m taking a couple days in between my light and fluffy Christmas reads. Lol. Trying for something more satirical…. i think… hmm..
Hmmmm this ain’t satirical babes.. That’s all I can subtly tell you🤣🤣😂😂😉😂😂
Hahah. The one I’m reading is. Cat’s Cradle.
Will check it out
About 10% in…. Not bad…
Weird but good.
Well it was certainly different. Have you read it?
No but I’d like to. I like weird
Nice review Shalini. Light and fluffy is good sometimes.
Thank you Carla… I agree
Haha the cover screams Hollywood. Great review Shalini!
Hahaha it had Hollywood scenes too😂😂