If you’re looking for an easy-reading book without anything nasty in it, then this is perfect. It’s a pleasant journey following the story of a young reporter suddenly thrown into the world of the rich and famous in Hollywood. He discovers a secret, a love-child hidden from the world, and, of course, they fall in love. But what future is there for a girl who has always had everything (except the freedom to explore the outside world) and a boy from a working class background? Can they sustain their fairy tale style love at first sight once out in the real world?
The beauty of this book is its play between the reality of the reporter’s life and the fairy tale life of the people he comes to meet. There’s a constant tension because we’re never sure when it will be ripped away from beneath him. Like him, we don’t believe it can last. If there is any social comment to be found here, it’s on the divide between those with money and power and those without.
All up, a pleasant read with a pleasantly different kind of ending for a romance.