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Monday, June 25, 2012

Director's Cut...Review

About the book:
Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She's the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. But her life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get her family to behave as well as her stars do When she starts butting heads with handsome camera operator Jason Harris, it's enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life--and love--as it comes?

Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives readers an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance.

Tia takes a lot of pride in directing a popular sitcom.  In the studio, she's in control and life is organized and orderly. Outside the studio, her big crazy family brings a whole new meaning to the word chaos.  Tia's main problem is her need to take responsibility for everything, even those situations and circumstances that are truly out of her control.  She's obsessed with fixing everything and every body and her lessons finally come when she must relinquish control.

I love Janice Thompson's characters.  I love her ability with repartee and her fantastic one liners and internal character dialogue.  She has mastered the art of writing about families and the love, hurt, mess and idiosyncrasies that come with any family situation.

Third in the Backstage Pass series, this one is just as fun as Stars Collide and Hello Hollywood!. All your favorite characters return and stories are wrapped up.  Thoroughly enjoyable and easily recommended.  The books can stand alone, but they're much better when you read them in order.

Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Janice Thompson here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 6/12

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4/5 Stars


  1. These books sound like they would be really fun for the summer, and I can see why you enjoyed them so much. I really enjoyed your thoughtful and accessible review today. Thanks!