Well, this was one of those books that is like junk food – you know it’s bad for you and yet you keep eating, or in this case reading. It’s the story of Pandy Wallis, an author of a successful series of books about a beautiful woman named Monica. Pandy is tired of writing about Monica and has written a new book, based on one of her ancestors – however her agent doesn’t think the book will sell.
The book starts off with a party to celebrate Pandy’s divorce, but the timeline bounces back and forth a lot between the present and the past, that it’s a little tough to keep up with. Her book has been turned into a movie, and the woman hired to play Monica, SondraBeth, becomes someone she parties with. The two of them are a big feature on the club scene, and have crazy adventures with drugs, sex and booze. Eventually a man comes between them, and they stop talking to each other.
The plot bumps along, with not a lot going on – there’s her marriage, and how it falls apart and her subsequent actions. It’s supposed to be a fluffy kind of read, I guess, and it certainly wasn’t anything mind bending. There’s an interesting twist at the end of the book with Pandy’s sister but overall, it was pretty forgettable.