Belinda Jones is very popular in the world of Chick Lit. She has an ability to take you on her travels without leaving the comfort of your own home. I have read all of her books and her last release `Livin' La Vida Loca' was a true journey through three different countries. It is clear from each and every one of her books that travel is the key to her heart.
At the very start of the book we meet Stella and see her surprise introduction to Marina. You can't help but really like both of them from the very beginning. Belinda Jones makes the job of loving the characters very easy as there is an easy way about each of them.
The change in Stella's job happens very early on and as a reader we are taken along for the ride on her journey to the west coast of America. One of the additional characters added to the mix very early on is Milo, Marina's leading role opposite her in her new movie. He is very easy to like too and there is a good mix as the three of them get stuck in to making the movie.
One of the things I loved about this, and something I love about every book she writes, is the journey itself. She has a way of writing about the places, and even the journey there, that makes you feel like you are right there with them. Her writing is so brilliant, you can almost picture being in the beautiful scenes she is describing. The characters and story are funny and it is a very enjoyable read.
The only thing that I found a little bit lacking in this book was the ending. It was okay, and the story moved along okay, but I just thought in comparison to her last book it wasn't as good. I rated her last book a solid 5/5. I liked the idea behind this story and the characters were great but the ending seemed a little unfinished if I am being completely honest. It certainly wasn't terrible, but didn't wow me quite like some of her other stuff. In any event her books are still so easy and enjoyable to read and I certainly wasn't disappointed.
Her books are a fantastic choice for a beach read, and have the ability to take you away from anything. If you haven't read her books then maybe give them a try and allow yourself the pleasure of pure escapism with a capital E!