SYNOPSIS: Athena Pappas is the head writer on one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show’s suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her job. Sparks fly as the competition–and attraction–between the two writers heats up. Athena has never had a problem scripting the romances of her characters. So why is her own love life so hard to script?
With humor and a Hollywood-insider viewpoint, Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as the characters discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them.
“Romance, drama, fun–Hello, Hollywood! has it all.”–Jenny B. Jones, award-winning author of Save the Date and A Charmed Life series
“Thoroughly delightful! A blend of contemporary life and romance with nostalgic snapshots of Hollywood’s golden age. Thompson writes with warmth and humor, creating a world we can all escape to for a little while.”–Rachel Hauck, bestselling and award-winning author of Dining with Joy
Hello Hollywood! did not disappoint. This book contained romance, drama and, of course, lots of humor. Like many other character families Janice Thompson has created throughout her writing career, the Pappas family was quirky, fun, and loud. If you loved the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you’ll love the Pappas’s. In fact, I kept picturing Nia Vardalos as main character Athena. Food and family are the driving forces behind this novel, and is what makes it especially endearing. (Lynda Schab)
LOVE. This book is a perfect blend of comedy, charm. drama, and aspects of real life in Hollywood. The Pappas family is so unique and well-written. I felt as if I were spending time with a real Greek family. The subplot of “evil” Aunt Athena also added some extra zest to the story that made it absolutely wonderful. The author expertly builds the characters and the unique setting of a TV show. I didn’t think she could top Stars Collide, but obviously I was wrong. Bravo! (Prism)