Lights, Camera…Monsters (Monsters in Hollywood, #1) by Lila Dubois (review)

April 2, 2015 All Reviews, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy 2 ★★

Lights, Camera…Monsters (Monsters in Hollywood, #1) by Lila Dubois (review)Lights, Camera Monsters by Lila DuBois
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Published by Samhain Publishing, Limited on December 1st 2008
Number of Pages: 216
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal Romance, Urban
Source: Purchased
Format: eBook
Purchase: At Amazon

When monsters need a makeover, they head for the one place that can make it happen. Hollywood. Luke is desperate to save his people. A lifetime of sneaking in to human houses and watching movies has convinced him that if he can make a great movie about monsters, humanity will change its opinion of them. With his friends at his side, all in shiny new human bodies, Luke heads for Tinsel Town.

A rising Hollywood producer, all-business Lena knows a good story when she sees it. Luke? He's just another amateur who wants to get famous. But Luke's too gorgeous to pass up. And there's something vulnerable about him that leads her to throw caution to the wind and invite him to dinner.

One night of incredible sex later, Lena wakes up next to the surprise of her life. She's sleeping next to a monster. Literally.

Appearances aside, she finds herself wanting to help Luke save his people. But they've got more to worry about than just human prejudice.

Some of the monsters would rather stay in the closet-and to make them all stay there, they're willing to kill.

I loved the idea for this book. That monsters were real, and had to change the way humans thought about them before they were found. How humans were taking over the few unexplored places left for the monsters to hide in. And making a movie and TV show to change perceptions.

Unfortunately, other than putting the idea out there, the only other thing that happened in the book was sex. So much sex it felt like the tiny bit of plot there was, was just thrown in there to make it feel like a book instead of an excuse to have the characters have sex every possible moment. It went on for pages. We’d get a page or two of real plot, or just ‘everyday’ stuff. And then we’d get gobs and gobs of sex.

I don’t mind sex. Really. But I did kinda want to see how the making of the movie/TV show would at least start. Or even the possible modeling career for the boys that was mentioned. Even the bits about Lena getting over her instinctual fear of the monsters ended up being another excuse for sex.

I would guess the book is something like 60-70% sex if not more, and the rest filler and a smattering of plot. Which is super disappointing as I would have loved it if there had been more plot and less sex.


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2 Responses to “Lights, Camera…Monsters (Monsters in Hollywood, #1) by Lila Dubois (review)”

  1. Lola

    I am sorry you didn’t like this. I never heard of this book before, but your review makes me think that’s a good thing as it doesn’t sound like a good book. I don’t mind sex in books, but there has to be some story as well. I hope your next book is better!
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    • SilvaraWilde

      It was a book I picked up free for my Kindle a few years ago and just hadn’t gotten around to reading. So there’s that at least? I would even have been fine if all the sex that’s in it was kept, and actual plot was added. Unfortunately that wasn’t anything close to the case.

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