Bette, Unscripted by JB Trepagnier #Review
Posted by brriske
A damaged former child star
“Thank God, it hasn’t affected my looks,” she said as she lined her eyes. Bette Poole, once the biggest child star in the world, is struggling at twenty five. She’s got the talent for adult roles, but none of the drive. She can’t function without cocaine, booze, and opiates and it’s affecting her performance on set.
Layers of secrets and psychological damage
Jerry, her agent, makes one last attempt to help her by getting her on a reality TV show. Bette’s studio executive father doesn’t want to help, but pulls the plug on the first day of shooting. Jerry inserts himself into her life, moving into her apartment to get her sober and working. It’s worse than Jerry thought. Bette has secrets upon secrets. Secrets that could bring down half of Hollywood and involve Jerry directly. He just needs her to trust him and talk, unscripted, so he can bring down everyone who has hurt her
This book is a standalone drama and ends in an HEA. On the surface, Bette looks like a typical actress, once a child star. She is a problem on set and is addicted to drugs and alcohol. Once her manager, Jerry decides that enough is enough, he takes her to her apartment and tries to force her to clean herself up. As Jerry and Bette fight with each other, so many ugly truths are revealed and Bette becomes a tragedy. Her behavior is now understood and Jerry utilizes his own family to help.