Your summer guilty pleasure reading list just got longer.
Lauren Conrad's highly anticipated debut novel, L.A. Candy, hits stores June 16, and the beautiful star has released a sneak peek to - who else? - her former employer, Teen Vogue. Whoever ghosted it isn't half bad, either!
The heroine of her story is 19-year-old Jane Roberts, who moves to Hollywood and ends up the star of her own reality show. Sound familiar? Art imitates life for The Hills star, although Lauren Conrad says the book is entirely fictional.
"Some of the characters may symbolize people in my life," the 23-year-old soon-to-be Hills retiree said, "but it is in no way calling anyone out."
Just like Lauren Conrad in real life, Jane deals with drama in relationships with guys, one of whom is named Paolo. Wonder who he symbolizes.
Below is an excerpted portion of L.A. Candy, the first installment of a three-book, young-adult fiction deal featuring the protagonist LC created:
Jane spun around. Standing in the doorway was a guy with short, cropped blond hair and blue eyes. He was carrying a big, sleek leather portfolio.
"Hi," Jane said, a little startled.
"Hey, there," the guy said. "I'm looking for Fiona Chen, but I think I got lost. I have an appointment to show her my portfolio."
"Across the hall," Jane said, pointing. "She actually has someone in there ... you may want to wait a minute."
"I'm sorry. The girl at the front told me to come straight back."
"Oh, no worries. She just pulled someone in there for a sec. Some mix-up with peonies. He'll be out in a minute ... a little less of a man."
The guy laughed. "I'm Paolo."
"You a model?" Jane asked, pointing at the portfolio in his hand.
Paolo laughed again. "No, no. I'm a photographer."