Women in Hollywood are just pretty faces. But Silvia Bradshaw knows that's a lie, and she's ready to be treated as an equal and prove her worth as one of Hollywood's newest film editors.
She and Ben Mason had worked together as editors before Silvia got her big break, so he's the perfect person to ask for feedback on her first major film. But even as their friendship begins to blossom into something more, a lawsuit surfaces, jeopardizing both of their jobs—as well as their fledgling romance. Audrey Hepburn once said: "The most important things is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters." Silvia agrees. Or she used to. It's one thing to risk her job and her heart, but can she really risk Ben's too? Does she have the right to make decisions for her own happiness when they affect so many other people?
With everything to lose, Silvia meets Ben for breakfast at his favorite diner, Tiffany's, for one last conversation before the credits roll on true love.
|Size||5.5 x 8.5|
|Published||Shadow Mountain 2018|
I loved everything about this book. I love the title and having always admired Audrey Hepburn and the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s as well as the song Moon River, I was excited for this book to finally be released. I was not disappointed, in fact my expectations were exceeded.
The story is fascinating and so different to anything I’ve ever read. It provided a peak inside the movie making world, while maintaining the tension and the romantic storyline. The characters were all believable. And often funny.
I highly recommend this book. I’m excited to read it again in a few weeks and take the time to digest it slowly instead of racing through to finish it. I’m certain it will be just as delicious the second time around.
I loved Lies, Love and Breakfast at Tiffany's! I didn't realized when I started reading it that it's a companion novel to Lies Jane Austen Told Me. That said, it can be read as a standalone, but I would highly recommend reading both. It's nice to have the background of the supporting characters from the first book.
This is the kind of book that is best to start when you've got a day to read. I really didn't want to put it down once I started.
I was fascinated by Silvia for many reasons, but her eye (or lack thereof) really made her intriguing. I was quite curious how things like driving would work being sightless on one side. I was concerned for her safety, and imagined her having a car with those blind spot indicators. The author did a great job of including Silvia's vulnerabilities when people sat on her blind side, or approached her on that side. It was really fascinating, and even more so learning at the end of the book that Silvia is based on the author's friend who has one eye. I have pretty horrible vision, but my issues are corrected by glasses or contacts. I can't imagine how difficult certain things would be only having one eye. But, I loved the banter between Silvia and her best friend, Jane. Silvia made the best of her situation and didn't complain about it. She was used to it, and knew how to adjust to succeed in her job and life.
I studied video production in college and could relate to the parts of the book that focused on video editing too. I really enjoyed having that additional connection to the book.
I'm looking forward to reading this book again, and hope it is available on audio book soon so I can listen to it while I work.
*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
What a fun book! I love books with smart, witty and strong female characters and this book had a couple with Silvia and her grandma. They both brought a smile to my face.
Silvia and Ben have history. It's like a careful dance around each other without ever coming together for one reason or another. It's comical and also a little maddening. I loved the easy banter and movie quoting which reminded me of my kids. They are always quoting lines from movies to see who will get it. (I hardly ever do.) Both Silvia and Ben are easy to like and easy to root for.
Silvia has a bit of a ocular handicap due to a childhood cancer that is a large part of her story but doesn't take over the story. It definitely humanized her, gave her a hint of vulnerability, and maybe a dash of quirkiness. Silvia's connection to Audrey Hepburn gave the story a unique feel, unlike any other story I've read. I loved the quotes at the beginning of the chapters!
I guess I'll just end where I started. What a fun book!
- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
I should have known better than to start Julie's book when I didn't really have time to just sit and read. Less than a day later, I had devoured it. My kids came home from school too early and naps not long enough, but I couldn't read it fast enough. This was an incredible fun story. I always enjoy being where I haven't been and this book was all over that. I loved Silvia's drive, and Ben's loyalty and how everything turned out in the end. For a couple of chapters I thought I would be mad at the ending, but it ended perfectly. I highly recommend this book.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.