If I could recommend a good beach read for this summer based solely on its cover, my pick would have to be The Starlet.
I mean, seriously. Is this not the best cover you've seen in a long, long time?
Fortunately, the inside of the book is just as marvelous as its cover.
The book opens with Mercy Talbot (a celebutante who bears more than a passing resemblance to Linday Lohan) naked, high on cocaine, and clinging to a fountain in Rome while paparazzi shoot photos below -- and it only gets more surprising from there.
We learn that Mercy's boyfriend, a hot leading man, has been found dead in his hotel room, and he's not the only one who'll wind up dead before this gossip-drenched murder mystery plays out.
Written by LA Times writer and Hollywood insider Mary McNamara, you'll have fun guessing who The Starlet's characters are meant to represent in real life -- and you'll be glued to your poolside lounge chair as this A-lister mystery unfolds.
To give you a jump-start on your summer reading, we're giving away copies of The Starlet to three lucky readers of The Stir!
Disclosure: I received a copy of The Starlet to facilitate my review. And I can't wait to add it to the senior citizens' lending library at my YMCA -- I can only imagine the talk that will result among the SilverSneakers crowd!
To enter to win, tell me ...
What books are on your summer reading list?
Here are the rules ...
Three (3) lucky CafeMoms who reply to this post with a comment by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, July 17, 2010, will be chosen at random to receive a copy of The Starlet ($15 value).
You can win only one copy, no matter how many times you comment.
*No Purchase Necessary. Starts July 13, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. (EST) and ends July 17, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to US residents, 16 years and older, who are CafeMom members. Void where prohibited. Click here for the Official Rules.
Image via Simon and Schuster