Friday, December 28, 2012

'Blissful Lies' Blog Tour & Review

Blissful Lies Book Summary:

Things are often not what they seem in the decadent lifestyles of the rich and famous. Life can be messy and at times people do what feels wrong, because in the end it may turn out to be the best decision ever made. A close bond between 5 lifelong friends, now of college age, find the limits of their relationships are tested when multiple secrets and lies begin to surface, which ultimately leave them wondering if it is all too much to move forward as the family they once were. Forbidden love, drug dealing, date rape, betrayal, cheating, and more begin to unravel the strong ties between friends. Can they overcome secrets which warrant a very difficult life altering response?

**My thoughts**

When I heard that this book was being made into a movie, I have to say I wasn't surprised. The plot reads more like a movie or a soap opera than a book to me. Lots of lies and deceit, illicit affairs, and twists in the plot lend themselves to a story unfolding on screen.

I was reminded of several other movies while reading this novel. I thought of The Graduate, with the affair between an older woman and her son's best friend. (Hello, Mrs. Robinson.) Secrets between friends who go away on a trip reminded me of I Know What You Did Last Summer. (I could see Jennifer Love Hewitt as one of the women, standing out in the rain, yelling to come and get her.)

I have to say that some of the plot twists were really easy for me to figure out at an early stage. I kept on reading to find out if I was right. Some of the other plot twists seemed to come out of left field. This falls in line with the soap opera kind of idea, where even though people have known each other forever. strange things happen and deception rules.

If you're a fan of soap operas and drama, you're going to really like this book. I wish Jennifer Brown-Thomas good luck on her movie adventure and future projects!

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Jennifer Brown Thomas's Bio:

At just 25 years old, Jennifer Brown-Thomas is a celebrated book author and movie director. Her first novel, Blissful Lies, combines both of her passions.

At the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, she presented Blissful Lies (the movie) starring Emmy award winning actress, Leann Hunley. YTINIFNI Pictures is working to bring the film to DVD and on-demand television this spring.

Jennifer is a married, Texas Christian University graduate and mother of one. Her newest venture, LBT Enterprises, is set to launch a fragrance, a children's clothing line and more.

Watch for more novels from Jennifer - the next on its way is Vindictive Grounds. In February, Jennifer will begin directing the film version of this novel. She says, "It definitely has more of the explicit sexual contact comparable to Fifty Shades of Grey."

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  1. Andrea, thanks for your review. Love the references to 'The Graduate' and "I Know What You Did Last Summer!'

    Happy New Year :)

  2. Thanks so much for the review Andrea! All the best in the coming year. Xoxo.