A girl with the best of intentions.
A heart set on Hollywood.
An empty pocketbook.
That's all it takes for Ellis Eton to find herself working as a telephone operator for a look-alike friend. For Ellis, this job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get her a start in the movies. She's tired of always being a disappointment to her traditional Boston family, and though she can't deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips, either. It's simple: avoid Griff's attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call...with her very own Griff as the target.
This book has been described as quirky and fun by some. I describe it as exhausting. It wasn't until I read the authors note at the end that I discovered that she had written the part of Ellis as having ADHD. When I read that things made more sense, as the dialogue between characters could be so confusing not just for them but for the reader. There is one exchange of dialogue between Ellis and Jack that not only had Jack puzzled but even me.
The authors way of incorporating this into the story is very well done and she conveys the characteristics of someone with ADHD is so very well. The story is very fast paced but you do have to keep your wits about you are the way Ellis thinks is not the way your average person thinks and despite starting off in one direction with things she can quickly get distracted.
You want Ellis and Griffin to be the perfect couple right from the start. The story also highlights prohibition and political corruption.
Star out of 5 : 4 Just make sure you are paying attention as this story is so fast paced you'll be scared of being left behind!
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