by Tracey Bateman

July 2007
ISBN: 978-0-446-69893-1
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Tabitha (Tabby) Brockman is thrilled when the daytime soap opera she starred on (before they killed her off) decides to rehire her. But she’s been gaining weight, so her personal trainer has to get her back into a size 8. Not to mention that the soap opera writer believes that Tabby made a pass at her husband, so she writes in some bad scenes for Tabby to act.

However, Tabby believes that God rewarded her by giving her back the soap opera job, so she’s determined to make it work. After all, it beats hopping around in a hot bunny outfit and being kicked by little brats. And now there’s this totally gorgeous stage dad, but he’s dating Tabby’s rival. Add to the mix an over-attentive ex-boyfriend, a hovering mother, and friends Tabby a star on the rise, or on the brink of a fall?

Catch a Rising Star is the first book in The Drama Queens series by Tracey Bateman. (You Had Me At Goodbye will be out in 2008.) Catch a Rising Star is at times a funny chick lit with a realistic heroine, even if she is a movie star, and a snappy plot that keeps the story moving along. Not to mention that one of the men in the book is totally dreamy and drool-worthy.

Fans of Ms. Bateman and chick lit will not want to miss this newest series. It is a winner in my book and one to be enjoyed over and over. Watch for Catch a Rising Star coming soon to a bookstore near you. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book.

Reviewed in June 2007 by Laura.

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