Landon Brinkley’s dreams are all coming true. She’s landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event—even a child’s birthday party—is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters. At first, the thrill of working on A-list parties and celebrity weddings is enough to get Landon through the seventy-five-hour workweeks and endless abuse at the hands of her mercurial boss. But when the reality of the business reveals itself, she’s forced to make a choice: do whatever it takes to get ahead, or stay true to herself.
Drawing on the author’s real-life experiences as an event planner to the stars, Party Girl takes readers on an adventure among Hollywood’s most beautiful—and most outrageous—people, revealing the ugly side of Hollywood’s prettiest parties.
Revised edition: This edition of Party Girl includes editorial revisions
Party Girl by Rachel Hollis is a funny, clean read. I enjoyed this book so much, I never read the synopsis and never read one review. Do you want to know what I based my reason for buying this book on? My best friend tagged me in a video she wanted me to watch on an author (neither one of us knew) doing a parody to the new Magic Mike movie trailer. After watching the video, I decided any author that is that cleaver and daring is someone's book I want to read.
So Landon Brinkley moves from Texas to Cali. to start her dream job! Since she was a little girl she had always wanted to be an event planner. Where better in the USA to do that than Beverly Hills? Landon is a sweet naive girl and she is thrown into the lions den early on, in this job. The song that came to mind while I was reading it was Shake It Off, by Taylor Swift (not that there was a player but just peeps being mean). Her boss, the fabulous Selah Smith is very pretentious and selfish. No one can ever please the woman! This book did have a Devil Wears Prada meets the Wedding Planner vibe going on.
The characters in this book were rich with unique personalities. They had sharp wit, and some of them were so charming. I was genuinely impress with the Texas dialect and was very thankful that it wasn't over done. I thought the way she brought in the families was a great idea as well, everybody would have needed their momma, especially a sweet Texas girl, I should know! This was a fun read and if you want something light that will make you giggle and want to smack someone at the same time then Party Girl is your book!
I give Party Girl 4 stars!