Friday, 6 March 2015

The First Assistant - Clare Naylor & Mimi Hare



Time for some chick-lit!  I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did.

I hadn't read the first book in the series (The Second Assistant), in fact I wasn't even aware there was a first book until after I finished this.  As a stand alone story it kept me interested from beginning to end.

It tells the story of Lizzie who works in Hollywood and just happens to be dating an actor - pah! you say, not more drivel.  Not at all - Lizzie's life is far from perfect.  It reads like an episode of The Office with everything from backstabbing and covering for the boss, to break ups, the Oscars and the Russian mafia.  I liken it to The Devil Wears Prada for films rather than fashion.

I liked the insight into working on a film set with a teen diva and all the scrapes Lizzie gets into and out of.  Just when her life seems to be spiralling out of control, good wins over evil!

If I come across the first book, I'll give it a read.

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