**Spoilers for the first three books in the Heather Wells series in the summary of the book**
William Morrow Paperbacks
[July 10, 2012]
Summer break . . . and the livin' ain't easy
Just because the students at New York College have flown the coop doesn't mean assistant residence hall director Heather Wells can relax. Fischer Hall is busier than ever, filled with squealing thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself--who just happens to be newly married to Heather's ex-boyfriend, heartthrob Jordan Cartwright. But the real headache begins when the producer of a reality TV show starring Tania winds up dead . . . and it's clear that the star was the intended victim.
Grant Cartwright, head of Cartwright Records, wants to keep his daughter-in-law (and his highest-earning performer) alive. So he hires his oldest son, black sheep of the family and private investigator Cooper Cartwright--who just happens to be Heather's "new" fiance. Heather should leave the detecting to Cooper. But with a dorm full of hysterical mini-divas-in-training, she can't help but get involved. And after Tania shares a really shocking secret with her, "this" reality suddenly becomes more dangerously real than anyone ever anticipated.
God, I love this series.
Heather Wells is one of my favorite heroines. She's comfortable with herself despite her faults. She's intelligent and brave and funny. She's supportive and can be motherly...but also likes to have a strong drink sometimes to get away from the stupid. Heather makes the narration feel like I'm sitting around, listening to my friend's story.
And can I talk about my love for Cooper? I seriously adore that man. He's snarky and clever and he just GETS Heather. The two of them together are so wonderful and happy making and I just...yes <3
The story's are always awesome and very interesting. Very twisted. Meg Cabot really knows how to keep you on your toes. I loved seeing a more personal case that Heather had to deal with and how well she and Cooper managed it.
One of my favorite things about these books is how well developed every character is. They're not all perfect. Most of them are well meaning and good people, they're just not perfect and not always smart. Some are so pretentious, they won't listen to others who are right. Every character has faults and can admit it, or at least not try to be perfect.
Basically, I love Heather Wells and Meg Cabot and Size 12 and Ready to Rock. If you haven't read this series, why the hell did you read this review? And go pick up book 1. If you've read the series but not this book, GET THIS BOOK ASAP. Then we can all anxiously anticipate book 5.