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Nothing But the Truth by Holly James

Nothing But the Truth by Holly James is a wonderful read. The audio is fantastic, narrated by one of my favorite narrators, Brittany Pressley. It’s an empowering novel about making life’s magic work for you! Thank you Penguin Random House Audio for my gifted review copy of Nothing But the Truth by Holly James. This post may contain links to purchase books & you can read our affiliate disclosure here

Synopsis for Nothing But the Truth by Holly James

It’s the eve of Hollywood publicist Lucy Green’s thirtieth birthday, a day she hopes will bring the promotion she deserves and a proposal from her boyfriend. But he stands her up for a date, not for the first time, leaving Lucy alone at the bar—or at least, alone with the handsome bartender on the other side of the counter—so she makes a rueful wish over her cocktail for a perfect birthday. But when Lucy’s wish is granted in the most unexpected way, things go terribly awry, as things often do when wishes come true….

When Lucy wakes up on her big day, she can’t seem to force herself to go through her rigorous fitness and beauty routines—things she usually tells herself she likes. She has no desire to eat only a spoonful of yogurt for breakfast and she simply can’t bear to put on the uncomfortable shapewear needed for the power outfit she had planned for work.

Then Lucy arrives at the office, and she realizes that not only can she no longer lie to herself, she can’t lie to anyone else, either. Not her clients, not her boyfriend, not her creep of a boss. Now that she can’t hide how she feels, Lucy must confront all the injustices—small and large—she’s faced on a daily basis at work, in her relationship, and in every other aspect of her life…and the truth is going to come out in a big way.

This sharp, bighearted, and magical novel tackles all the lies women are encouraged to tell just to get by in today’s world—in life, in love, and in the workplace—and the liberation that can come from telling nothing but the truth.

Book Review: Nothing But the Truth by Holly James

There is so much to love about Nothing But the Truth by Holly James. First, it has an element of magic. Now, I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s so dang fun. Lucy is a Hollywood publicist and she drinks a cocktail on the eve of her thirtieth birthday for her life to be perfect The next day, she cannot tell a lie. Can you imagine?

As you can imagine this leads to some very interesting conversations. The first is a frank and honest discussion with her colleagues about menstruation. I tell you, I was cheering while barreling down the highway with my audio blasting. LOVE IT!

Check out my Author Interview with Holly James!

Based on the cover and the synopsis, I thought this would be a fun jaunt into the world of celebrity management and young adulthood. While it is that, it is so much more. Holly brings real issues to the forefront including sexual harassment in the workplace.

The Verdict

I am Really Into This book. It’s fun, clever, and enjoyable and the audio is fantastic.

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About Holly James:

Holly James
Holly James holds a PhD in psychology and has worked in both academia and the tech industry. She loves telling stories with big hearts and a touch of magic. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and dog.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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