Friday, July 20, 2018

"Hello, Hollywood!" by Janice Thompson

About this book:

  “Athena Pappas is the head writer on one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show's suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her job. Sparks fly as the competition--and attraction--between the two writers heats up. Athena has never had a problem scripting the romances of her characters. So why is her own love life so hard to script?
  With humor and a Hollywood-insider viewpoint,
Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as the characters discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them.”

Series: Book #2 in the “Backstage Pass” trilogy. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are mentioned & quoted; Prayers & Thanking God; Many Talks about God & His will/plan; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of the Bible & Scriptures; Mentions of churches, church going, & a pastor; Mentions of Heaven;
Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of the Amish; A few mentions of thanking God; A few mentions of Christians; A few mentions of saints & sinners; A few mentions of miracles; A couple mentions of those in the Bible; A couple mentions of witnessing; A couple mentions of a man upstairs (not meaning God); A couple mentions of sins; A mention of a cross;
             *Note: Mentions of an Adonis; A few mentions of evil spirits & demons in a dog; A couple mentions of the devil; A mention of hell on earth.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crummy’, a ‘shoot’, a ‘shut up’, two ‘idiot’s, three ‘sucker’s, six forms of ‘stupid’, and nine ‘dumb’s; Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Mentions of (possibly) wanting to murder a spouse & going to prison; Mentions of alcohol, a distillery, & a drinker; Mentions of divorces; A few mentions of criminals; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of (possibly) drowning; A few mentions of hatred; A few mentions of casinos, poker, & gambling;
A few mentions of gossip & rumors; A couple mentions of drug users & a child being taken away from them; A couple mentions of a mom not being in a daughter’s life; A couple mentions of lies & lying;
             *Note: Many, many mentions of celebrities, singers, actors/actresses, movies, TV shows, songs, characters, & channels; Mentions of vampires; A couple mentions of Disney & Pixar; A couple mentions of GQ magazine; A mention of People magazine.

Sexual Content- six cheek kisses, three nose kisses, two forehead kisses, a not-detailed kiss, three barely-above-not-detailed kisses, two semi-detailed kisses, and two (long) semi-detailed kiss; Touches & Hand Holding (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Winks (barely-above-not-detailed); a ‘baby’ and five forms of ‘hot’; Mentions of married/dating couples kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of virgin saints; Mentions of dating, dates, breakups, & exes; Mentions of crushes; A few mentions of scripting a honeymoon (all that’s said is that it won’t be PG); A few mentions of how sleazy romance novels describe kisses (up to semi-detailed); A few mentions of a honeymoon; A mention of a couple playing together (all that’s said is that it’s TMI); A mention of a honeymoon night; A mention of a husband patting his wife’s bottom; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Athena mentions her chubby thighs & cellulite at times; A few mentions of a man’s abs.

-Athena Pappas, age 28
                                1st person P.O.V. of Athena
                                                        278 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
While it’s been such a long time since I first read this book, this re-read was still so much fun! There were a few comments and kisses that I didn’t remember, though, so that lowers the ratings a bit, but it was all overall clean. Athena and her family reminded me of Bella and her family, which goes to show me that Miss Janice does great writing funny families!
Lots of Spiritual Content and I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series (again!). ;)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

No comments:

Post a Comment