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~Release Day Review~How to Be a Movie Star (How to Be #2) by TJ Klune~

 

39925990Title: How to Be a Movie Star
Author: TJ Klune
Series: How to Be #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Page Count: 350 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2019
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Josiah Erickson wants to be a movie star. The problem with that is so does half of Los Angeles. But he’s on his way, what with memorable roles as a TV show background cadaver and a guy in a commercial for herpes medication. All he needs is his big break. And that break may come in the form of a novelist who goes by the enigmatic name of Q-Bert. 
Q-Bert, who is ready to make his directorial debut in a film Josy would be perfect for. Q-Bert, who Josy may or may not have a friend-crush on, and potentially something more. Being demisexual can be confusing. 
From the City of Angels to the small mountain town of Abby, Oregon, Josy will give his all to make sure his dreams come true—even the ones he never thought possible.


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I have been looking forward to reading this book, ever since I found out about it. TJ Klune is one of my all-time favorite authors and since everything he writes turns into gold…I knew I was in for a good one. 😉 We don’t have to go into the fact that I am always right again…( but I am).

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I am gonna be honest though and admit that it took me a bit to really get into this one… I don’t know why that is. Maybe because Josy was all over the place, or maybe it was because I haven’t read “How to be a Normal Person” and I didn’t know what I was in for. Thankfully, once I got going…things were so much better…

Like most of TJ’s books, I had the best of times and there were many ROTFLMAO moments. emoticon-crying-tears-of-joy Josy was amazing! Gotta love them, hipsters!!

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I felt a connection with Quincy as well though…mostly because I have also been struggling with depression, and especially anxiety, for 20 years now… I liked how he kept going and didn’t give up, even though every day is another fight…

“It’s part of me. But it’s not who I am.”

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The funniest moments for me were with Gustavo and Casey. They were so freaking awesome, which means now I have to go back and read their book.

“It’s Tuesday. I always call you on Tuesdays.”
“Yes, but why.”
“I can’t afford a therapist”.


I had the best of times reading this one and I liked that I finally learned a bit more about demisexuality. It made me laugh out loud a lot..but I also had to blink away a few tears, because this is TJ Klune after all!

I highly recommend this one, and I myself am off to fix the error of my ways, by jumping into “How to be a Normal Person”.

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~About the Author~

When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid—he didn’t think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder, wondering why he has to go to work as a claims examiner for an insurance company during the day when he could just stay home and write. Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by Amazon as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011. And one of those things isn’t true. (It’s the lion thing. The lion thing isn’t true.)

~Social Media Links~

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