Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Director's Cut



Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She's the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. But her life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get her family to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts butting heads with handsome camera operator Jason Harris, it's enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life--and love--as it comes?

My Review:

The final book in the Backstage Pass series, The Director's Cut still reads like a standalone. I haven't read the other two books in the series but I didn't feel lost with the wide array of characters. Thompson's ingenuous use of a new character arriving on the set in the first few pages in this book proves to be the perfect way to play catchup with the previous storylines in the series. The reader is introduced to everyone right along with secondary character Erin and it's a seamless bridge. Brilliant.

Great comedic pacing with a bite of real-life drama to stir things up. I enjoyed the crazy cast of characters and the sneak peek into the not-always-so-glamorous lives of people in the television industry. And watching Tia struggle with some deep-rooted issues was both frustrating, painful and amusing. Loved how Jason becomes a solid support but only after Tia was willing to take a few risks. The complicated Morales family dynamics up the tension and round out this great summer read.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Director's Cut, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 24 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Sounds like a good read! Please enter me in the giveaway!


  2. I'd love to be entered! I have enjoyed her other books :)

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

  3. Janice is one of my favorite authors, she makes me laugh and smile while touching my heart. I'd love to be entered for The Director's Cut. Thanks, Kav!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  4. Sounds great. Please drop my name in the hat! :)


  5. This one is on my tbr pile and I can't wait to dig in! I am a huge fan of Janice Hanna so I'm sure I will love it, thank you so much for your thoughts!

    Please don't enter me :)

  6. I'm sure you will too, Faye! Thanks for commenting even though you already have the book. :-)

  7. Looks like an interesting array of characters. Love to be entered. Thanks!

  8. I like Janice's books. They always are such a good read. Thanks for the opportunity!


  9. thanks for the chance to read this great story ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  10. Bless you for the kind comments! SO glad you enjoyed Tia's story. :)