The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe by Allie Kingsley
If you’re going to step on people on your way to the top, you might as well do it in stilettos. . . Or so she’s been told. Lucy Butler, former wallflower, lands her dream job working for her idol, world-famous fashion photographer Stefano Lepres. But in a world where getting doused in coffee for not getting the order right is the new normal, she isn’t getting any closer to her ideal of being behind the camera herself. Then a superstar actress generously takes Lucy under her wing and teaches her the ways of the rich and famous—treating her to racks of designer clothes and introducing her to a life of private planes and penthouse suites. Soon Lucy is dating a rock star, attending the hottest Hollywood parties, and dressing the part. Lost in the luxury, she loses sight of the things that once mattered most. It’s going to take a hard blow from the high life to send Lucy back to the real life she always wanted.
As a twenty-one year old that plans to move to Los Angeles soon, it wasn't hard to put myself in Lucy's shoes and relate to her instantly. She's your typical average girl that doesn't see herself as anything special, but is actually much more than she gives herself credit for. It only takes quite a few bad decisions and mistakes as she's swept up in the frenzy that is hollywood, for her to realize it.
This book was fun, as expected, but also had another layer to it so many other similar novels seem to lack, which definitely separates it from the bunch. It possesses The Devil Wears Prada and LA Candy-like drama, as well as some added substance that made it a little more worthwhile to me.
The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe is a charming and hilarious debut, perfect for fans of books that provide the glamor and pitfalls of hollywood life, and the cutthroat ways of those determined to rise to the top. It'd make a great beach read, and I'd also recommend it to Lauren Conrad fangirls that are in search of something a little more mature.
Will surely be looking forward to more by Allie Kingsley!