Lexi Robbins is determined to throw off her daughter-of-a-celebrity image and make her name as the Hunter Clinic’s Head of PR. And if that means pestering gruff, sexy Scottish surgeon Iain MacKenzie till he co-operates, she’ll do it! She’ll shine up this rough diamond and make him a star! That’s the last thing long-grieving Iain wants, but could Lexi’s dazzling smile be his redemption...? 200 HARLEY STREET - Glamour, intensity, desire – the lives and loves of London’s hottest team of surgeons!
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Reviewed by Desere Steenberg, South Africa
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be famous? I have and I must tell you looking at the stories from the press I usually see I always look at the faces of the celebrities and think how happy they look or just how much of a show they are trying to put on for the world.
Because behind the fancy clothes, killers smiles and acts of fame are actual people just like you and me. They hurt and get angry just like the rest of us, they have bad days and good days. But for their fans they are these major celebs and are seen more like dolls then humans.
In the new Scarlet Wilson read she takes a look at the life of the famous Lexi. Only she is not famous for making it big time in any of the millions of entertainment areas out there. No, she is famous for being the ditsy daughter of her very own celebrity family.
This of course makes it so much worse then being a celebrity based on something you did all on your own. People look at you to see if you will make it big time like your parents did , or will you become like most children to the famous, a washout that goes from party to party every day?
So naturally I was delighted to discover that the author let's Lexi try to make her own way to the top. She does so by attempting to corner I'll operate on you all night long Dr Iain McKenzie. But Iain is not into her games and does not want to go from diamond in the rough to famous drool over me Dr.
Lexi however is determined but, when her own secrets are threatening to spill out she needs to back down , if only she could bring herself to do it, pushing for the finish line is her end goal and backing down is not an option.
I loved this story! It was really heartbreaking and very emotional and brought me to tears. I felt so extremely sorry for both characters and their past that I honestly wanted to reach out and hug them both just to let them know someone is there and someone cares.
The character of Iain was a hero above hero's. His acceptance of "I deserve this pain" was very touching, wrong of course because the blame is not his, but it showed him as we all are. We want to blame ourselves just because it will help us to block any future pain, when we don't interact with others we cannot cause pain again and therefor we can continue to live in our own little world of hurt.
The character of Lexi was a real go-getter, she has a fighting spirit because of her past yet, at the same time she's broken and just like a celebrity she hides her pain. It showed me that all celebrities are just human and they definitely do whatever they can to hide their hurt, whereas us non famous people might not worry about the tears that fall, they need to think about things such as " What if the press snaps me when I am crying? What will the headline be?.
I am taking away a message of holding up a pretense simply to hide your pain is not what is needed, it is not the way to heal. Letting it all out and depending on others to help you through the hurt and anger might not completely heal the wounds but, with support you will be a lot closer to feeling normal again then if you were to hold it all back simply to try and show the world you are a "doll".
I recommend this read for all fans of Scarlet Wilson reads, an emotional look into the life of being famous vs human.
4.5 star review
" Behind the Hollywood smile hides a woman in pain"
Emotive but inherently sad.
A nice second instalment in the 200 Harley Street mini series.
Iain is a gruff but captivating Scotsman and Lexi is delightful but with an inferiority complex not realising her true worth, both have come through great tragedy in their past.
Sensitively written and showing good insight into the characters innermost feelings this is very enjoyable read but there is a downside in that for me personally I found too much sadness and heartbreak in the primary plot.
Eight point five out of ten
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