Review: Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock
About the Book:
Sometimes things can’t improve until you’ve hit rock bottom… and even after that, sometimes it needs to get worse before it can get better. That’s where unemployed book editor Clara stands in Summer Heacock’s newest romantic comedy, CRASHING THE A-LIST ). After she’s laid off during a merger from the publishing company she worked for, she’s cleaning out putrid storage units that smell like beets to make some cash and sleeping on her little brother’s couch. It can’t get much worse, right?
Clara finds the brothel “résumé” of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich—an astonishingly famous British actor—while clearing out an escort service’s storage unit. Her best friend thinks she should sell the gossip to a tabloid to fund her way off the dreaded couch, but instead, Clara accidentally blackmails the actor and the tabloids capture a photo of them together while he’s confronting her.
Caspian’s PR team sees an opportunity to promote his latest film with his new “girlfriend”—and if Clara wants to atone for her “crimes,” she’ll have to play along. Pretending to be Caspian’s girlfriend involves long silent dinners, awkward car rides, and infuriating wasted hours waiting for him backstage; all-around completely horrible for both of them…until the mutual loathing turns into something else and suddenly it’s not so bad.
This laugh-out-loud page turner is a hilarious work of women’s fiction about hitting all-time lows, the lure of PR and media, and accidental romance that readers won’t want to miss.
Keeping it light at the moment, Crashing the A-List was a rom com that gave me just the escape I needed.
Overall, I thought the premise of the book was good. Clara was enjoyable to read. The relationship between her and her best friend Cici brought some many lol moments that just made me want to be a part of their bff club.
Clara and Caspian were up and down for me. The fake aspect of the storyline is always fun because you never know where its going to lead. His douche tool moments rubbed me the wrong way for a while and probably the reason it affected my perception of his character and its experience with him. I will say where the relationship leads to in the end redeems a little but had the potential to be more.
Overall, Cici and Clara made this worth the read. I could’ve read just them forever. With everything altogether it was a good read that keeps it light and fun.