CLP Blog Tours #BookReview: New York Dolls by Catherine L Hensley

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

new york dollsSummary:

It’s Fashion Week in New York, and Denton Hodges just got her first big assignment for Glitter magazine.

Denton’s assignment: Get in the show at the posh Regency Viscount Hotel, and find a story. But a chance encounter with hard-partying starlet Amber Donovan forever changes the course of the night—and Denton’s life. After a night of being chased by the paparazzi, swimming in swag bags, and falling heart over heels for Hollywood hunk Chris West, Denton’s not just on the story. She is the story.

Suddenly, Denton’s no longer merely a low-level assistant. Amber’s latching on like a BFF from hell, Chris is flirting and cooking her dinner, and as Denton falls for the real people behind the tabloid screen, neither knows about her ties to Glitter. Only Denton holds the secret—or so she thinks. Is Anna Creel, Glitter’s icy beauty editor, on to her? Will Denton be able to write a story exposing her new friends? And is Chris more than just a friend, or did Glitter get the headline right—“Chris and Amber: Hot Nights!”?

Step into the spotlight, and peek beyond the red carpet in New York Dolls.


Ooh, just like how I love my chick lit! New York Dolls was a quick read, filled with celebrities, fashion, a little romance and a lot of laughs. Denton was easy to get along with, and no one could blame her for getting swept up like she did. It was interesting to read her moral dilemmas as she got more and more involved with her new celebrity friends. The supporting characters were fun to read about as well – Mr. John gave me a few giggles – and the ending actually came with a little surprise, which I thoroughly enjoyed discovering that. Fun, fast, and fresh chick lit!

4 stars

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t-decoration: underline;”>catherine hensleyBio:

Catherine L. Hensley is a professional freelance editor and writer. From fiction and nonfiction manuscripts to academic pieces, she provides an extensive range of copyediting, proofreading, content editing, and writing services to a wide variety of clients located around the United States and abroad.

A native of south Louisiana, Catherine received her master of arts degree in creative writing and media studies from New York University and her bachelor of arts degree in English from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, with minors in history and mass communication. Her writing has appeared in The Advocate (Louisiana’s largest newspaper), OT Practice magazine, Quiet Mountain: New Feminist Essays, and Mused, the BellaOnline Literary Review. For more, visit

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1 Comment

  1. January 8, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed the book. 🙂

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