"I don't know when my mind started playing tricks on me but I found myself nostalgic for things I once despised." ~ pg. 6
Courtney Hamilton is an attorney living in the city of status seekers, Los Angeles. She is mortified as her best friends give up careers to marry entertainment royalty and civilian overachievers. Courtney tries her best to live a meaningful life with the perfect balance of social ambition and self-actualization in a city full of smoke mirrors.
Don't you just love funny down-to-earth characters? Courtney loves Velveeta, was thrown out of group therapy for insulting a former child actress and goes on self-destructive binges. She still drives a Honda and prefers to attend non-celebrity events. She has no interest in climbing up the social ladder to B-status or almost royalty. And may I also mention a meddling mother and misguided friends. I bet you have a friend like this.
I don't read too many books set in the city of L.A. nor have I ever visited, but this funny novel is how I imagine life to be there for a civilian. I especially liked how the ending summed up all of the characters.
Kirkus Reviews calls Almost Royalty "a hilarious, scathing tale of LA life." Almost Royalty releases later this month on May 28. Click the link below to pre-order or add to your reading list. Then, as the author suggests, "Sit. Read. Have some Velveeta. Laugh. Enjoy."
Title: Almost Royalty
Author: Courtney Hamilton
Published: May 2014