Mar 18, 2015

Behind The Scenes by Sophie Childs - Review + Giveaway

Blurb

Bethan Brooks works in London for the ultimate boss from Hell, trying to support her wannabe rockstar boyfriend. But are The Vampire Squirrels really ever going to make it big or is she doomed to be a secretary forever? Luckily, Bethan finds the perfect escape when going to the cinema. There she loses herself in another world and forgets all about the dreaded filing and monotonous office work. Imagine her surprise when one day she encounters her favourite actor on the Tube. Suddenly, she finds herself part of the glamorous movie world she only ever dreamed about. With more at stake than she could ever realise, does she really want to know what goes on behind the scenes?

Source

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. 

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Review

Bethan has a job she doesn't like and her boss is horrible. He's unkind, demanding and whatever she does, it's never good enough. She's looking for a way to escape, but her boyfriend doesn't want her to leave her job. He needs her income to support his career as a rock star. Unfortunately he isn't very successful, but he always knows how to convince Bethan to keep fighting for his dreams instead of her own. When she meets her number one celebrity, Bethan can't believe it. Things get even better when he invites her for a day on a movie set. When she's asked to make herself useful Bethan doesn't hesitate for one minute, she loves being there and working for actors doesn't feel like work at all. She feels at home straight away. Unfortunately there's no way she can pursue a career as an assistant on set, because her boyfriend doesn't let her. Or can she and what will happen when she does go for her own career instead of his? Does she really know her boyfriend very well? And is the movie world really so glamorous?

Bethan is such a sympathetic and hardworking girl. From the first moment the reader knows that she's way too good for her boyfriend, but it's something she needs to find out for herself. The journey there was really interesting. I also liked how she discovered more and more about herself and the things she liked. She needs some self confidence very badly and when she gets it her life will be so different from what it used to be. Of course reality isn't like a fairytale, so she has to work hard and there will be obstacles, but Bethan is a strong girl. That's something I really liked. What I also liked was the behind the scenes information about film sets and the life of actors and other celebrities.  Behind the Scenes is such a light and fun read, I enjoyed it very much. It's perfect to take with you when you go on holiday or when you need something to cheer you up on an evening in.



 
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31 comments:

  1. No I suspect working for a celebrity would be a lot of hard work, little reward and if you have to sign non disclosure agreements then you probably can't even brag about any cool bits of your job.

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    1. That's a good point, Rachel. It would be great to see behind the scenes though. Maybe we should read the book. :) xx

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    2. I'd love to read the book. Behind the scenes looks are great, so long as you aren't the one doing all the work!

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  2. No I wouldn't like to work for a celebrity

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  3. I'm liking that she's finding out that reality isn't a fairytale and that she is learning that her own hopes and dreams really should come first. Fab review, Lavender. Thanks for sharing. :) xx

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  4. i don't think i would like it... i don't mind being in teh shadows but it would depend greatly on the celmebrety personnality... he/ she is arriogant and selfish i simply could not but having a gluimpse of that life could be interesting

    ( sorry i think i put the bad link to how i follow the blog but i do follow it vuia bloglovin for sure)

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  5. Nope to much drama and everything is me me me....

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  6. No, I don't think I'd like working for a celebrity.. But then, I guess it would ultimately depend on who I'm working for!

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  7. I'd like to work for a celebrity...for a day just to see how dramatic everything concerning show biz could get.

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  8. Celebrity? No.... Never, I know there are some benefits. However, It depends solely on what kind of person he/she is. There are so many people with own personality. Everyone has their good and bad and that is what i like to believe in however there are some people I like in small doses or none at all.

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  9. Yes, I would like to work for a celeb.

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  10. No .. i don't think so

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  11. Depends who the celebrity is of course, if someone I knew suddenly became famous then sure, why not :-)

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  12. I don't think so, unless they were considerate.

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  13. No, I already "work" for a 4 year old & a baby so I don't need any more demanding divas! :-)

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  14. No, but I would like to try what it is like to work for a celebrity for a few days :)

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  15. I would do it for a day and probably appreciate my family a little more as a result ;)

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  16. It would be nice to try, at least, maybe Stephen King, would love to meet him and see how he lives for a day!

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  17. Yeah I would not mind working for a celebrity. Designing news articles, blogs, organizing emails etc.

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  18. No, I think celebrities are very demanding.

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  19. If the 'celebrity' was still down to earth I don't see why not, just so long as I can keep well out of the limelight.

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  20. I would not, I think the pressure and the environment are not the best.
    After all are too evaluate our work, even if we are just behind the cameras.

    But there is always the possibility of also our life ceases to be ours alone.
    Would not want to be instead of who is famous, but I think directly behind also not the best place: S

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  21. No - I have had loads in work and they can be a pain.

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  22. I wouldn't mind. I'm not the type of person to get starstruck easily

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  23. No I wouldn't. I'd never be able to have my dream job if I worked for a celebrity :) Not compatible.

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  24. Work with celebrities will probably make me go out of my comfort zone but it may be in a positive way, who knows! :)

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