#MMBBR #SRC2015 Review: Star Craving Mad by Elise A. Miller @BookSparks @eliseamiller
DESTINATION: GET TO KNOW NEW YORK
Week of August 31: Star Craving Mad by Elise A. Miller
Maddy Braverman, thirty and single, has taught first grade at an elite private school in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village for the past six years. Angry at herself for not moving on, Maddy is distracted from her pity party with a new student—Lola Magdalena, daughter of A- list celebrities Nic and Shelby Seabolt—a last-minute addition to her class roster.
When Lola breaks her arm on the playground, Maddy has the chance to meet with Nic in his TriBeCa apartment. Maddy’s celebrity fantasies turn to reality—make out sessions, sex and even a Hamptons holiday bash that leave Maddy yearning for Nic’s love.
How would you feel to have a peek into the lives of a celebrity family...maybe a bit Star Craving Mad??? This book was a fun escape from life and a light summer read. I thought the premise was interesting and I thought there was a lot of funny moments. This is one of those books that is fun to read with a friend, so you can share thoughts and "what-ifs" together! 4 stars
A former actress and private school teacher, Elise hosted and curated New York City’s East Side Oral (the reading series your mother warned you about), which showcased the talents of Jonathan Ames, Ned Vizzini, Amy Sohn, Darin Strauss, and many more. Her work appears in the anthology Because I Love Her, on nerve.com and Fresh Yarn.com. Chapters from her forthcoming novel have been published on Northern Liberties Review, Elephant Journal, and in Wild River Review. Elise is currently an SFG kettlebell instructor and fitness trainer, as well as creative writing coach. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, two dogs and a rotating cast of ants and dust bunnies.