California Girl Chronicles: Brea and the City of Plastic, written by Michelle Gamble-Risley, is a must-read for those of you who need a fun (and very sexy) escape. This story draws the reader right in to the indulgent escapades of Brea Harper, a blonde bombshell who embodies the classic idea of the California girl – at least externally. Brea is certainly no Cher Horowitz from Clueless, who we all remember as the gum-smacking, hair-twirling valley girl that said “like” every other sentence. Brea is smarter than your average bear, and is determined to show her talent as a screenwriter when she moves to Los Angeles. This is where the fun really starts. While Brea may have a one-track mind when it comes to her career, she seems to lack this discipline when it comes to her men, causing her love life to become nothing short of tangled and complicated. All of the characters are well developed and the dynamics between them are much deeper than initially realized. There is a rainbow of personalities examined in this book – some that you love, and some that you’re not sure whether to love or hate. This undoubtedly brings you, as the reader, on a whirlwind ride of emotions. Some reviews have mentioned that Sex and the City fans will love this book, to which I certainly agree. I believe that these fans will enjoy Brea and her story even more than their beloved Sex and the City, as the book provides a much sunnier version of a realistically flawed heroin trying to find love and success in one of America’s most populated cities. This story is filled with sexy, erotic fun, so I do want to make you aware that this is not a book for children or tweens. I found the witty, adult escapism displayed in California Girl Chronicles to be the perfect stress reliever at the end of a long day.
California Girl Chronicles can be found on 3Lpublishing.com (where the book is currently listed at 30% off). It is also available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and ibook.