Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Honey Jane Moon's mother died when she was six years old. She went to live with her aunt and uncle at a delapidated amusement park in South Carolina. She fell in love with the park and helped her uncle keep it running. After he died, she kept it running as long as she could. Then she forced her beautiful cousin, Chantal, to go to Los Angeles to try out for a television role. Instead of Chantal, the television people chose Honey to play the daughter in the new show they were casting.
It was there she met the two men who would change her life. Dash Coogan, the cowboy hero, was twice her age. She looked up to him as the father she never had. Yet there was something else about him that attracted her.
The other was Eric Dillon, the rising young brooding actor who also starred on the show. Honey immediately developed a teen ager's crush on him. The show became a hit. Honey felt like she played herself on the show. Often the writers would listen to her talk for a while, then write the show to reflect what she had seen.
But Honey's lack of close family caused her to get mean. By the second season of the show she was getting people fired if they didn't do what she wanted. She was a spiteful girl who needed her come uppance.
This is a wonderful novel. We follow Honey for thirteen years, starting when she is sixteen. She has very high times in her life as very low times. There were times I had to put the book down because I couldn't read through my tears. The only constant is the broken down roller coaster back at the park, Black Thunder. She knows if she could only ride it one more time, she could get her life back.
Notice: Strong sexual content
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