Friday, June 2, 2017

Catch Me if You Cannes by Lisa Dickenson

Jess has decided it's time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of sun, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.

Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they're staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony's expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It's just this once. No harm done . . . right?

My Review:

Welcome to Cannes where not everyone is who they appear to be.

It was just a couple little white lies to fit in with the rich and famous.  What could possibly go wrong? After all, Jess and Byrony were only in Cannes for a couple weeks during the Cannes Film Festival.  Jess is just tagging along with Byrony while she is working on getting some delicious gossip for Sleb, the gossip magazine she works for. 

When Jess meets Leo, a man who lives on a super yacht, she falls for him right away.  But she worries that her lies could be the downfall of what could be a perfect relationship.  In the end Jess finds out Leo has some secrets that he is keeping as well.  Meanwhile, Byrony gets a chance at the interview of a lifetime, but she fears working for Sleb will close the doors before they even open.  So, she decides to say she works for The Times.  That is enough to impress everyone.  When she learns the secret Veronica wants to come clean about, Byrony wonders if she should even write it for Sleb.  What will she do when Veronica expects to see it written in The Times?

Glitz and glamour and love and lies, all rolled into one unforgettable story.  I couldn’t help but cheer on Jess and Byrony though their adventure even if they weren’t honest with everyone they met.  Hasn’t everyone told a little story to make their life sound more interesting?  The secondary characters were just as interesting as Jess and Byrony.  I had a hard time closing this book when it was over.  I needed more.