Flavor of the Month Author:Olivia Goldsmith With all the brio and brass of her best-selling debut novel, "The First Wives Club", Olivia Goldsmith now turns to Hollywood--with this sharp, sassy Cinderella story, updated nineties style. — Actress Mary Jane Moran--never a beauty--has just lost not only the off-Broadway role she created but also the only man she ever loved.&nbs... more »p; Hollywood has stolen both, and rejected her as too fat, too plain, and thirty-four, too old for the movie version. She had no power as an actress or a woman. After the despair and rage pass, Mary Jane comes to a decision. She is determined to buy that one thing that might really change her life: beauty.
Two years, forty pounds, sixty-seven thousand dollars, and an excruciating series of surgeries later, Mary Jane emerges as Jahne Moore--thin, gorgeous, and ready for the big time.
IN L.A. she lands a part in TV's hottest new series, "Three for the Road". Starring with Jahne are two other beauties with pasts of their own to overcome: Sharleen Smith, raised in a trailer in dirt-poor Texas, ignorant and eager to please, an easy mark for a rogue's gallery of Hollywood hustlers: and Lila Kyle, child of Hollywood, whose driving ambition--to surpass her famous mother in everything--will goad her to risk all in her obsessive desire to the the only star of "Three for the Road.' « less
Great big, chewy novel about beauty and revenge and the entertainment industry. There is an unintended irony here, in that Goldsmith uses cosmetic surgery as a major plot point, only to later lose her own life to complications following a face lift. Good book anyway.
Absolutely LOVED this book! I liked the insight into plastic surgery and the heroine's dedication to pursuing her weight loss goal. It gave a peek into what could happen if you could turn fabulous and then run back into an ex. Great fun!