The Director’s Cut

June 30th, 2012. Filed under: This & That.

The Director’s Cut

Backstage Pass – #3

Janice Thompson 

Janice Thompson spins a story full of humor and crazy family dynamics in this colorful inside look at Hollywood with a healthy dose of romance.

Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She’s the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. But her life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get her family to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts butting heads with handsome camera operator Jason Harris, it’s enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life-and love-as it comes?


I love these people. It was exciting to see the ice begin to melt between Tia and Jason. And the chapter titles. Can you figure out how they relate to each other and to the book? Janice Thompson always does special things with these titles.

It’s always good to see how her characters progress through the books. We even had another wedding done by the planner from the Weddings by Bella series.

And then there’s Brock from that same series playing a bigger role here. If you’re a regular reader here, you know I really like that hunk of manliness.

But back to Tia and Jason. He has a lot of barriers to get past with this lady. This is a laugh out loud with a few tears kind of book. I’m sorry to see this series end.

I wonder what Ms Thompson has in store for us next. I hope it’s something that can carry over some of these characters. By the way, I miss those Texas ladies and their endless supply of advice.

***A special thank you to Donna Hausler for providing a review copy.*** 

You can go here to enjoy some of Ms Thompson’s behind-the-scenes experiences. There’s also a nice feature article on Family Fiction.

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at TV land, drawing on her experiences as a screenwriter. She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series, Stars Collide, and Hello, Hollywood! She lives in Texas.

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Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


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