A searing hot poker of fear shoots through my gut, spreading out into my limbs and sending a tremor of terror into my brain as I recognize the gaggle of women for what they are: PERFECTION. They are each and every one of them perfect - perfect specimens of youthful femaleness, caught in fleeting moments of prime, succulent ripeness They grin - in unison. Their size 2 bodies sway precariously in the air conditioning. I shudder. It is a Victoria's Secret catalogue tableau come to life. When London stage actress Kate McPhee finds her boyfriend in bed with her best friend she decides it's time to make some drastic changes in her life. Two weeks later, she steps onto the Hollywood set of the soapie Live for Tomorrow and into the role of Devon Merrick, car crash survivor, police detective and love interest to several hunks and one female vampire. Despite the confidence-crushing flawlessness of her Barbie-like co-stars, Kate handles the role with aplomb. But she isn't ready for the real-life soap opera behind the scenes, from run ins with aging soap diva Meredith Contini, who rules with an iron fist in a velvet glove, to off-camera liaisons in the dressing rooms.Then things start getting really steamy when Kate finds herself falling for her handsome new co-star, Wyatt.
Trouble is, Wyatt is married - both on and off screen - and his wife, Christine, has become Kate's good friend. Is Kate doomed to do to Christine what her ex-best friend did to her? Fast paced and funny, with a sassy and engaging heroine and sparkling dialogue, author and former soap star Finola Hughes gives us an irresistible insider's take on Hollywood. Finola Hughes is best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Anna Devane on General Hospital during the 1990s.