Title: Hollywood Dirt
Author: Alessandra Torre
Pub Date: September 7th, 2015
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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Synopsis from Goodreads:
Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood’s Perfect Husband is now Hollywood’s Sexiest Bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder. Watch out Los Angeles, there’s a new bad boy in town.
Summer Jenkins. That’s me, a small town girl stuck in Quincy, Georgia. I cook some mean chicken and dumplins, can bluff a grown man out of his savings in poker, and was voted Most Friendly my senior year.
We were from different worlds. Our lives shouldn’t have collided. But then Cole Masten read a book about my small town. And six months later, his jet landed on our dusty airstrip, and he brought Hollywood with him.
From the start, I knew he was trouble. For our town. And for me.
Sometimes, opposites just aren’t meant to attract.
Contemporary romance is not a usual read for me. But I was craving something easy and sexy to read. The first attempt at this was a disaster, but Hollywood Dirt saved the genre for me. It was so good and so fun to read. It crushed all the stereotypes I had lurking in my brain about romance, a bit erotic books.
Hollywood Dirt tells a story of people of completely different worlds falling in love. What’s more, this starts as a passionate hate relationship, which makes the whole story so fun to read. Cole is a superstar, actor from Hollywood that is faced with a completely different world than he’s used to. He’s faced with Quincy, where people praise their conventions, and how well-behaved they are. They do not fangirl or fanboy. But they are certainly excited for a big Hollywood actor coming to town to film a movie there, about them. Summer is a witty, strong woman who wants out. She sees an opportunity to earn some money when a location scout comes to Quincy and starts knocking on people’s doors. Various circumstances bring Summer and Cole together, and Cole is so impressed with Summer that he decided to cast her as a co-star in his movie. At this point life of both of them starts to change.
The romance between two main characters is really hot. They hate each other passionately, with the focus on passion because there is a lot of heat between those two. My cheeks were definitely blushing when I was reading about their sexually charged scenes. Both characters develop throughout the book. They are not the same people at the end of the story. They grow and they learn to overcome their insecurities and fears in order to admit that they love each other. It’s a hate to love story that is executed masterfully. All romance fans will love this book.