mary's book basket ~ "hello, hollywood!" by janice thompson

Comedy is Author Janice Thompson's middle name. This writer makes me joke. In her latest novel "Hello, Hollywood!", Ms. Thompson follows TV sitcom head writer Athena Pappas and her new colleague Stephen Cosse.

Product Description:
Athena Pappas is the head writer on one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show's suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her job. Sparks fly as the competition--and attraction--between the two writers heats up. Athena has never had a problem scripting the romances of her characters. So why is her own love life so hard to script?

With humor and a Hollywood-insider viewpoint, Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as the characters discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them.

There is instant attraction as well as competition between these two character's. With a shared Greek heritage, competing career goals and dreams, and a crazy cast of secondary character's, "Hello, Hollywood!" made me laugh on almost every single page. Oh how I needed to laugh these past few weeks. This book reminded me of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" meets "The Dick Van Dyke Show" with a little "I Love Lucy" thrown in for good measure. A fabulous comedy with a touching romance at the heart of the book.

Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Happy Reading,

PS. Please accept my humble apologies that this was not posted in time by October 8. Illness is unpredictable to say the least. I take my job as a reviewer very seriously and it is a rare event that I miss a deadline. Thanks for your understanding my dear readers.