This book was such fun to read, I didn't want it to end, and would love to read on into a sequel. Izzie is a great character, clever, funny and loveable, and her friends and enemies are excellently drawn and realistic. While this isn't in any sense a crime/ mystery book, it does have a very interesting plot with a high puzzle element, which isn't really resolved until the last chapter, although the book's title is quite a clue! Izzie is an accident prone girl who is one of the three partners in a catering firm which is currently contracted to supply food on the set of the smash hit TV show Poe. Secretly, she also runs a top blog which focuses on Poe, and even more secretly she loves Cardwell Bennett, the star of Poe. When she gives Cardwell a lift to pick up his car from the Auto Repair Shop and is photographed by the media, she becomes the centre of a paparazzi storm, and things escalate from there. K.J.Pierce takes us on an edge of the seat ride through drama after drama until the final, beautifully handled climax, and, of course, the happy ending. This is a first class example of the light, witty woman's fiction which is so popular currently. If this is your type of book, you'll love Yours Truly Cardwell B., as I did. Warmly recommended!
Izzie Greene is a caterer on Poe, the US’s current TV smash hit. She has just been dumped by her waste of space ex Ritchie, oh and she has a crush on Poe’s star, the enigmatic Scots actor Cardwell Bennett.
Reading the above you might be forgiven for thinking that Izzie is an American version of Bridget Jones, but you’d be very wrong. She has considerably more class and Mr Darcy isn’t even mentioned, thank God.
Throw in a bitchy wanna be actress, a tabloid hack with a not so hidden agenda, film set politics, a smear campaign and you have one compelling, turn the pages fast as you can to see what happens next drama. Ms Pierce has created an engaging world with a diversity of colourful characters, the fact that she has thrown a vicious media harassment campaign and a mystery or two into the mix and stood back to watch it blow makes her a storyteller to reckon with,.
This book will make you, laugh, cry and gasp in both wonder and horror as the story unfolds and it’s a rare book that can generate such a maelstrom of emotional response.
I will definitely look for more books by this author, but for now I can’t recommend this highly enough.
Addictive piece of comfort reading with a loveable disaster prone character. Read this book on the train to and from work every day and it managed the difficult task of making my commute pleasant. It's a light-hearted read with a bit of a darker edge, considering the modern day tabloid media and moral depravity of the paparazzi. Actually felt quite sad when the book ended and I'll definitely be purchasing the sequel.