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Review: Hollywood Sins

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Hollywood Sins
Hollywood Sins by NK Smith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Adra was quite a character to follow. She quite literally comes full circle and that made for a satisfying read. To begin, she was quite likable but became an emotional vacuum somewhere around the 35% mark and I did not like her at all until somewhere around 85%. I liked Lili and felt that Peter was a good friend but selfless and supportive to the point that I admit that I began not to like him as much as I know I should. Adra’s descent into drugs felt a bit heavy handed in that until that point she seemed as though she had middling problems and her decision to turn to cocaine was because she was pining for the friend she’s in love with, Peter and her man of the moment, Trent (who was not a bad guy at all). It felt a bit abrupt but once I accepted that the descent was indeed happening, I felt it was well done. I loved all things Natalie (every chica needs a BFF) and the turn Adra’s career trajectory took.
Adra’s journey was one of pathos culminating in a hopeful and healthy end. The romance/love angle, it was done in such a way that it would keep those rooting and hoping for the couple to get together turning pages until the end. The Hollywood lifestyle was bleak but fascinating and it was well done in showing how people can be consumed and lost to it entirely. Overall, I enjoyed reading this and absolutely would recommend it.

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.



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