Last Updated on Monday, 30 July 2012 09:57 Posted by Clash Wednesday, 08 August 2012 09:30
Reviewed by *Katie McCurdy for Legacy of a Writer
The one thing she can't direct is her heart.
Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She's the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on the set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. Life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get other people to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts to have feelings for handsome cameraman Jason Harris--with whom she's been butting heads for months--it's enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life--and love--as it comes?
Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives you an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance.
This is the first time I have picked up a book by Janice Thompson, as when I’ve looked up her books in the past, they seemed very “chic-flick” and I am not really interested in those kind of books. But when I was given the opportunity to read this book, I decided to take a chance…and I’m glad I did! What a wonderful surprise to find that The Director's Cut wasn't only a fun and easy read, but had an awesome lesson interwoven into the plot as well! If you are a control-freak...you'd do well to give this book a try! ;-)
I haven’t read any of the previous books in the series, but the cast and crew of Stars Collide endeared themselves to me through the course of The Director's Cut. What a fun bunch to work with. And as for Tia—I really came to respect her and all her determination as the director of Stars Collide. It was no easy task, but she always took it in strides. And while strength was admirable, I was happy when she finally started letting other people get close to her—namely, Jason—and lean on other people’s strength as well.
As I mentioned before, The Director's Cut has a really great lesson about letting go of the “reins of life” and trusting in God and others to help you through the difficult times. Everything was so seamlessly woven into the plot—the book never came across as too strong or ‘preachy’, which was nice.
The Director's Cut is in first person, and Tia’s personality and humor really stand out, making for several humorous moments. I just loved her funny (internal) comments she’d make! Thompson did an outstanding job capturing her voice and bringing this character to life. Now that I’ve read the last book in the Stars Collide series, I’m looking forward to going back and reading the rest!
* I reviewed this book for Revell. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.