Everyone is talking about Hot Toddy. Who is LJ? Does she even know? Growing up in the heartland of America, LJ didn’t learn what the world was really like outside the boundaries of her family farm until she left for college in Southern California. She immediately falls head over heels in love with a hot surfer and his sun-and-surf laid-back lifestyle. She picks up modeling and acting gigs to pay down her student loans.
After a few unbearable twists of fate, LJ abandons her Midwestern values for the temptations of Hollywood—and that’s only the beginning. Caught in the pressure of balancing a lie and reality, and with her seemingly new best friend, Sidney, becoming more viperous at every turn, LJ can no longer escape the fall down the rabbit hole into a dark world of money and power, where sex sells and everything is for sale.
What is it about?
Hot Toddy is for every young woman who’s ever let her foolishness consume her. Part naughty thrill ride, and part serious take on coming of age in a time when wealth and celebrity seem to be the only things that matter, Hot Toddy promises to be this year’s best read, with big belly laughs, engaging women characters, and an unexpected finale that will leave you wanting more.
Hot Toddy is a story about LJ (Lillian James Volpicelli) is an upcoming model who gets lost in the Hollywood world due to major influences in her life. Due to peer pressure she falls for the temptation of Hollywood ditching her morals and values. You’ll see her struggling a lot, and making really bad decisions when it comes to men, jobs and drugs.
Hot toddy is a nice fast paced novel, Collins has done a commendable job in bringing the characters to life. You can relate to all of them. It’s a light and quick read. But the ending seemed a bit too rushed. The plot could have been introduced a bit earlier in the story (sorry! I don’t want to give any spoilers)
About the author
It’s T. C. Collins debut novel and she has done a commendable job. This book is a hit for me.