Sneak Peek Saturday: L.A. Candy

L.A. Candy
By: Lauren Conrad

Pub date: June 16th, 2009

Los Angeles is all about the sweet life:
hot clubs, cute guys, designer... everything. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can't wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plays as hard as she works, and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun.

When Jane and Scarlett are approached by a producer who wants them to be on his new series, a "reality version of Sex and the City," they can hardly believe their luck. Their own show? Yes, please!

Soon Jane is TV's hottest star. Fame brings more than she ever imagined possible for a girl from Santa Barbara-free designer clothes, the choicest tables at the most exclusive clubs, invites to Hollywood premieres-and she's lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals. But those same friends who are always up for a wild night are also out for a piece of Jane's spotlight.

In a city filled with people chasing after their dreams, it's not long before Jane wakes up to the reality that everyone wants something from her, and nothing is what it seems.

One: Always Look On The Closet Floor

Jane Roberts leaned against her dresser, studying the way her white silk nightie looked against her sun-kissed skin. Her loose blond curls cascaded softly over he shoulders as she pretended not to be interested in the guy in her bed.

"Come over here-or am I going to have to come get you?"

Jane smiled mischievously at the ground, then raised her face to him, staring into his chocolate brown eyes.

She slinked back to bed, slid into the white silk sheets, and nestled next to him.

"Janie, you're the most amazing girl I've ever met. I'm so in love with you, it's crazy," he said gazing into her eyes.

"Really, Caleb?" Jane smiled, and reached for him...and woke up to find herself lying next to some strange, sweaty guy. Some strange, sweaty, half- naked guy.

He smelled like bad cologne and armpits and pot.

He rolled over sleepily in her direction. "Cassandra?"

Jane yanked the sheet (not silk) around herself as she sat up- which was not entirely necessary, since she was wearing her favourite faded blue Gap jammies that covered... well, everything.

"Who the hell are you?" she yelled.

The guy flinched at the decibel level of her voice. He rubbed his bloodshot eyes and stared at her. "Your hair was, like, black or brown last night," he said, confused. "And really long. It kept swishing against my face and when we-"

"Okay, that's enough," Jane cut him off.


This was one of Scarlett's friends. Or, more accurately, one of Scarlett's here-today, gone-tomorrow hookups. Jane's BFF (and, as of a week ago, roommate), Scarlett Harp was famous for giving guys the wrong name, or the wrong phone number, or both-deliberately, so she wouldn't have to see them again. If it turned out the next morning that she actually liked the guy and wanted to see him again, she'd tell him she'd been too wasted the night before to get her contact info straight- so sorry!

But this rarely happened. When it came to long-term relationships, Scarlett had Commitment Issues (according to Jane) and High Standards (according to Scarlett).

In any case, WTF was this guy doing in her bed?

"Cassandra is in the next room," Jane informed him curtly.

The guy grinned sheepishly. "Oh! Sorry, dude. I got up to take a leak, and-"

"I don't need to know the details." Jane gave him a gentle shove.

"Bye!" She turned away as he pushed himself from her bed, but not before catching an eyeful of the snake tatt that slithered creepily across his back. Ew."
The rest can be found here at amazon. Visit Lauren's official website here.

Late, again, but hey, I manage haha. Weekend are usually a little busy for me but I'll try to get everything up, regardless if I miss the actual day etc. I know a lot of people are excited for this book so I thought I'd post a little snippet of the excerpt that I came across.

L.A. Candy sounds alright, not my personal favourite but it's probably really entertaining. I'm not a huge fan of The Hills . It's not really my thing. I have a few friends who watch it and then a few others who watch it in secret haha. (Well, not that secret but you know, they won't admit to it willingly.) So yeah, I'm sure this book is full of drama which usually = entertaining and I really love the cover, the concept is really cool.



  1. Did you type that or copy and paste it from somewhere? Just curious

  2. Anonymous6/01/2009

    I type out a little section of the excerpt so it fits with the right fonts that I use with the blog. Otherwise, everything turns into a mess. :/

  3. Oh, okay, that makes more sense now. 'Cause (no offense, you're only human) there are a few typos. I had a moment of wondering if the book was full of them.

  4. Anonymous6/02/2009

    Oh crap haha. I read it over a few times as well which is the sad part lol. Thanks for pointing it out though, I'll be more careful next time. :D

  5. Glad you're not offended! :)




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