My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Goodreads: Summer break . . . and the livin' ain't easy
Just because the students at New York College have flown the coop doesn't mean assistant residence hall director Heather Wells can relax. Fischer Hall is busier than ever, filled with squealing thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself--who just happens to be newly married to Heather's ex-boyfriend, heartthrob Jordan Cartwright. But the real headache begins when the producer of a reality TV show starring Tania winds up dead . . . and it's clear that the star was the intended victim.
Grant Cartwright, head of Cartwright Records, wants to keep his daughter-in-law (and his highest-earning performer) alive. So he hires his oldest son, black sheep of the family and private investigator Cooper Cartwright--who just happens to be Heather's "new" fiancE. Heather should leave the detecting to Cooper. But with a dorm full of hysterical mini-divas-in-training, she can't help but get involved. And after Tania shares a really shocking secret with her, "this" reality suddenly becomes more dangerously real than anyone ever anticipated.
My thoughts: This is my first novel by Meg Cabot. I found the story and writing style fun, funny, and enjoyable.
This is the fourth book featuring Heather Wells but perfectly easy to slide right into the story. Told first person, Heather catches the reader up on the back story without belaboring any of it then bulldozes right into the different relationships and where they stand today. And all the old relationships (so I gathered) are present and accounted for.
Heather was a teen rock star. Her light dimmed, she was double crossed by her mother who stole all her money, her perfect but rather stupid boyfriend cheated on her, and now she's going to college and is on the poverty stricken side. But she's upbeat! She collects stray college students as resident assistants. Her old boyfriend is not married to the new rock star girl who is pregnant with his child. There's also a pretty good chance someone is trying to kill one of the players in this book.
Just to spice it up a bit and add some fun drama (it's all fun. Even the serious stuff is fun coming from Heather's head), Heather is secretly engaged to Cooper, her private investigator boyfriend and son of the big record label who produced Heather's and old boyfriend's careers. Also, Cooper is the ex-boyfriend's brother.
It's a light, fun book that I finished with a satisfied smile.
*I received a free copy of this book from publishing company in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.