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TRUE LIES OF A DRAMA QUEEN
LEE NICHOLS
ISBN# 0-373-89575-5
June 1, 2006
Red Dress Ink
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3B 3K9
Paperback
$13.95 U.S./$16.95 Canada
304 Pages
Chick lit
Rating: 4 Cups

Elle Medina has finally received the break she always dreamed; for once things appear to be going well in her life. Then at the drop of a hat, the fake psychic is suddenly filmed in a dressing room by some perverts then learns that the video has been posted on a website. How could things go from good to worse, so quickly in her life, especially when a whole list of problems begin to surface?

Maya, and her father, own a bar and as she plans her upcoming wedding, things do not appear to be going well for the bride, so she turns to Elle.

Merrick is Elle’s boyfriend often unaware of Elle’s little lies.

Elle wishes she was a real physic and could see into her future. As she helps her friend, Maya with her wedding, it begins to turn into chaotic disorder. It seems nothing can go right for Elle. For some reason, her neighbors do not care for her and her boyfriend; Merrick is always annoyed with her in some way or another. She cares for him but fears he desires someone better so she slightly stretches the truth about her job as a physic and lets him think she is in graduate school. One thing is certain, Maya may have the perfect groom but the wedding gown is disaster walking. Somehow, she has to find a way to save Maya’s wedding but it seems neither can come to an exact agreement on matters. To complicate things further, someone has played a cruel joke on her when she was inside a dressing room, and converted her little changing of clothes into a striptease and sent it over the Internet. Between Maya’s wedding, Merrick and the video scam that she is determined to find who is behind, Elle finds it hard being completely truthful to everyone around her.

True Lies of a Drama Queen is a humorous story. Elle’s refreshing character is cute and witty the way she is encumbered with many things yet keeps her perspective charm on matters. The banter between Elle and Merrick does have its moments especially with the invasion of privacy chat after talking to the security guard. I love the part where women feel with their hearts but everyone knows where men’s feelings are located. Ms. Nichols spins a read that keeps the reader flipping the pages to see if Elle will be able to find happiness in her life while overcoming meandering obstacles. She fashions a slice of life that takes the reader on a lovely journey with some fascinating characters. A sweet amusing read that many could relate in a world where things do not always turn out faultless.

Cherokee
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