Vivien Leigh Reid: Grounded
Vivien Leigh Reid Book 3
Diva meets warthog…
Aspiring starlet Vivien Leigh Reid's professional reputation is in tatters, thanks to her previous diva behavior in front of the cameras. But this time she's determined not to blow it, even if it means wearing a hideous costume in an otherwise sexy action-adventure series, Freak Force. Her first task is to find a way to charm an all-male cast who aren't exactly thrilled to be working with her. Her second one is to avoid injuring them while doing her own stunts.
Not exactly love at first sight…
Julian Gerrard is Leigh's hot co-star in the popular TV series. He's no happier than the rest of his cast-mates to have a girl added to the all male crew of super humanoid mutant characters. Especially a girl like Leigh, with her reputation as an out-of-control diva. Even if her mother, Annika Anderson, is engaged to the producer of Freak Force. Maybe Leigh doesn't deserve her diva reputation. Then again, maybe she does…
Double divas, double trouble…
To add to the pressure of keeping her inner diva under control, Leigh's helping her mother, a movie-star-diva-turned-Bridezilla, plan a wedding, while fending off a pair of wicked step-sisters-to-be. As Leigh's romance with Julian heats up, Annika's meltdown spells impending disaster. But never underestimate the power of two divas working together when their hearts are set on happily-ever-after!
Note: Vivien Leigh Reid: Grounded was previously published as The New and Improved Vivien Leigh Reid.
“Leigh is a likeable, funny, and realistic heroine… [Her] life as a burgeoning young star has a wide appeal thanks to her down-to-earth outlook and her witty personality. Readers would be wise to go back and read the first two books in the series, but it's not necessary to understand or enjoy this newest installment.”
“Leigh's first-person narrative (including fantasy sequences written in script format) is engaging. Fans of Meg Cabot's ‘The Princess Diaries' series will enjoy the inside look at life among the famous and identify with Leigh's romantic travails. Though it's not necessary for readers to be familiar with the previous volumes, they may be in demand once this one hits the shelves.”
—School Library Journal
“Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout have done a wonderful job developing Leigh's character over the course of this series. While her circumstances may be extraordinary, Leigh is a very believable and likable character, laughing at and learning from her mistakes. With a solid head on her shoulders and a will to succeed, Leigh is the exactly the kind of teen that can succeed in the fast-paced world of Hollywood.”
“This is teen chick lit at its finest! You don't need to read the previous books to enjoy this fun, quick and entertaining novel. The characters are well balanced and charming, and there's the right amount of romance, tension and wit.”
“Collins and Rideout have a talent for clever dialogue, amusing plot and, above all, a delightfully feisty, funny heroine. Some of the best sections are from Leigh's imagination, describing what she'd like to be happening. Written in the form of movie scripts, these are invariably hilarious.”
—Winnipeg Free Press