HDU? What an unlikely title for a really funny book. OK, I admit it. I watch Entertainment Tonight on occasion and read celebrity news I find on Google almost every day. Naturally, I would gravitate to a story where an average girl from the Midwest hooks up with a movie star to help him land the role of a lifetime and to help get herself to New York City. India Lee has an engaging voice and writes as if she’s been to an A-list party or two. If you’d like to escape from your own hum drum life, I heartily recommend you venture into Lee’s world. Watch out for the paparazzi though.
I mean, really, who among us has not dreamed of meeting her celebrity crush and having said crush fall madly in love with her? Katherine Hole has produced this scenario in Swan., but with a clever twist. The heroine Maddie takes up with the poorly dressed man with bad teeth who moves next door. There’s something strangely familiar about him that she can’t quite put her finger on. We readers see through the disguise far sooner. After a few bumps, a happy ending ensues.
I got a kick out of the British slang. Be forewarned though that some of the language is surprisingly graphic. If you can get past that, this is a fun read.