28.8.11

Book Review - She Went All the Way



She Went All the Way



There are a few places screenwriter Lou Calabrese would rather be than crammed into a helicopter with Jack Townsend, star of her claim to fame, Copkiller, and whose ex just ran off with Lou's ex. Talk about uncomfortable. But when, halfway out to the isolated arctic location where Copkiller IV is currently shooting, their pilot turns murderous and their helicopter crashes, Lou realizes her day has just gotten a lot worse.

Now, while family and friends back home fret over her disappearance, Lou is on the run in the arctic wilderness with America's sweetheart Jack Townsend and only the contents of her purse, his pockets, and their mutual knowledge of survival movie trivia to keep them alive. Can these two children of Hollywood put aside their differences and make it back home without killing each other? Or much, much worse, actually start to like one another?

So, after a major disappointment from the lovely Ms. Cabot, this was a bazlillion times better. The plot was a lot of action, a lot more than any of her usual books, and romance. The action was great, good ole' assassins! The romance was, predictable, but in a good way where you wanted them to end up together despite the fact they hate each other at the beginning of the book.
The characterization was some of Cabot's best. Cabot usually doesn't involve too much backstory, but knowing how Lou had just been burned by her boyfriend of ten years as he married another woman, and how Jack was a womanizer, really helped the tension between them, as Lou struggled to remind herself she'd never date another actor.
While, if you strip the book down to the basics, it is a typical romance book, the story had enough humor and action to make it truly enjoyable.

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