Monday, February 21, 2011

Beyond Beautiful - Reviewed

Beyond Beautiful 
Author: Jan Bornstein
Publisher: Back Channel Press
Released: December 2006
Pages: 286
Target Age: Adult
Source: Given to me from the publisher for review
Summary from Goodreads: 
It's hard enough for us mere mortals. In the rarefied, high-wattage atmosphere of the music world, rock stars Jenna Bradford and Scott Tenny struggle to find love.Two beautiful people living their lives in a fish bowl, where every rumor of happiness or grief becomes grist for the gossip mill, where every public moment is chronicled in close-up by paparazzi armed with cameras. Two human beings grappling with realities present and past as they seek to establish common ground and trust where their love for one another can blossom and grow. Two individuals experiencing the truest love either has ever known. Two giants of the music industry, both industries in their own rights, trying to make a life for themselves that is Beyond Beautiful.
JAN BORNSTEIN makes her literary debut with Beyond Beautiful, volume one of The Song Trilogy. A registered nurse, with degrees in psychology from Bridgewater State College and nursing from UMass Boston, she granted herself a hiatus from a busy career in home nursing care management to indulge her inner writer. She makes her home south of Boston.

There was so much going on in Jenna and Scott's lives but for some reason I was unable to connect with either of them.  As rock stars both Jenna and Scott are damaged goods however their problems seemed really forced and not quite believable to me.  I found myself putting this book down for long periods of time because I would lose interest and pick something else up.  I have to admit I won't be picking up the next book in this trilogy.  As always this is just one reviewers opinion and I know that there are some other reviews out there that are very positive.  So if you were thinking of reading this book and would like some other opinions you can view them here and here.

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