Liana Marie Michael writes her first memoir, Starlet's Web, as she deals with the consequences of being a teen actor, torn between mixed-messages from Hollywood's focus on being sexy. She talks in monologues and thinks in scripts as do her entertainment industry-consumed peers. Her love-interest, student athlete Manuel Biro, provides an alternative perspective. But as truths are revealed, what is real is in question.
I'm actress Liana Marie Michael. I won an Oscar at 17 but whatever. Really. Celebrity is what it is: marketing a product. I'm part of a tight-knit group of kids of celebrities. I keep to myself and don't complain about my life. I've been happy until lately.
Evan dumping me leveled me. Matthew shocked me. I knew he couldn't hurt me with my bodyguard so near, but his eyes...so I have trust issues. Dating super-hot Byron didn't help clear the confusion either. I'm torn between going to church on Sunday and making a living from pop culture.
But experience builds perspective. My days of shutting up needed to end. First, I told Manuel. Then I told my mom. It turned out awesome until I learned the truth.
Now I'm screwed. Totally. Let's face it: Hollywood's web entangles everyone.
---Genres: YA contemporary romance, teen love and romance, young adult, coming of age fiction, new adult fiction, edgy inspirational romance, multicultural romance. Contains premarital sex and mild swearing.