India’s Summer by Therese
I received a copy of India’s Summer in exchange for an honest review. I was fairly curious about this book, mainly for two reasons – one, the author only goes by one name, and two, a slew of celebrities were endorsing it. I was also interested in trying to get a better feel for Therese, as her bio only said she is best friends with people with connections, so put this all together and I wanted to read the book! The MC is India Butler, who lives in London but takes a trip to the US to visit her twin sister, Annie. While a teacher in London, India is soon rubbing elbows with some of LA’s elite, and decides to invent a better life for herself. Soon, she gets wrapped up in her own hype – only to have the fall from grace hurt that much worse. Shuffling home to London with her tail between her legs, India still can’t quite believe the unforgettable summer she had in LA – and she wonders if she had finally found the place where she truly belonged.
I found myself interested in the novel throughout. It got a bit wordy in a few places, but I liked the story and thought the plot was a lot of fun. It was definitely a different perspective than books usually give on Hollywood and the people that fill the town – these characters were friendly, helpful, seemed to have real feelings, and many were good people. I really liked the dynamic between India and Annie especially. I think if you are interested in celebrities and that world, you would enjoy this book. Like I said – a different take than most “Hollywood” books, and I think I started to understand the author’s bio a bit more as well after reading. An enjoyable book though, and one I would recommend!