Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job.
Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous boyfriend, Jon, mistakes Abi for the real star, Abi’s completely smitten. In fact, she’s so in love with her new life, it isn’t long before she doesn’t have time for her old one.
But when the cameras are turned off, will she discover running with the Hollywood A-list isn’t quite the glamorous existence she thought it was?
The thing about Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? is that even though it is a good story, it is pretty darn predictable. It is the typical shy-girl-meets-fame-and-gets-burnt kind of story, with Abi as a shy girl who tries to step into the big shoes of Tilly, a troubled starlet. She gets pulled in by all the glamour of the film crowd and while she learns to become more confident in herself, she also becomes a bit arrogant in the process. When she realizes things aren’t what she thought they were, she gets a hard dose of reality. See, predictable! I thought maybe it would surprise me with something different but no. The writing was good, the plot flow was also good enough and the story, well, keeps it a bit interesting. Overall, a good read for those into contemporary.
Received an ARC from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review