April 5, 2022

Birds of California Review

Birds of California Review

Title: Birds of California
Author: Katie Cotugno
Style: Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 4/5

**Thank you NetGalley and Harper Perennial and Paperbacks for the advanced readers copy in exchange for my review. Birds of California hits shelves April 26.

Fiona St James is a famous actress had bad several moments that threw her into the spotlight and not in a good way. She quits acting and tries to move on. Until her co-star, Sam Fox, in their canceled show shows up trying to convince her to do a reboot of their show, Bird of California. Fiona is adamant that she doesn't want to be apart of the reboot but agrees to meet with Sam anyway. Sparks start to fly and old feeling are brought to the surface.

I really enjoyed this one because as I read it I couldn't help but think of a few actresses that had a crash and burn experience themselves and it was neat to see the perspective from the actress point of view. I really liked Fiona's sense of humor and wit and I loved Sam's charisma. While I don't normally like insta-love, it just worked in this case.  I really enjoyed the story which was more about Fiona rediscovering herself. It's clear she's going though something and it's pretty easy to figure out what that something (but I'd rather not spoil it... although it may trigger some). Sam is struggling himself and the pair lean on each other. It's such a cute story.