Title: Hollywood Holiday
Author: Sasha Summers
Publishing House: InkSpell Publishing
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All she wants for Christmas is for Hollywood to love her again. But once she meets him, her Christmas list changes.
Jen’s only Christmas wish: Hollywood falling back in love with her. Meeting ex-Marine Gunner was a bonus. She likes that he isn’t impressed by celebrities or the movie biz. She likes that he’s funny and sweet … and drop-dead gorgeous. And she loves that he has no idea who her alter-ego is: Jen Fleming, Hollywood bad-girl and paparazzi target number one. Why ruin an amazing affair when he’s leaving after the new year?
But the closer they get, the harder she falls, and the more she wants to tell Gunner everything. Especially once he shares his secret with her.
Her new Christmas wish: Gunner accepts and loves her for who she really is.
When I first saw this book, I thought it was very cool. I absolutely loved the cover - just like most of InkSpell Publishing covers really- and so I decided to read it. The synopsis was interesting, and it also made me go back to book one and read that before continuing onto this one, books on celebrities and actors don't always interest me, but I really liked it in this case!
Jen doesn't do well on planes, so needless to say she makes an absolute cake of herself on the plane next to the most gorgeous man she's ever met. Surprisingly, he doesn't think her insane and wants to go out with her. Thing is Jen doesn't want Gunner to really know who she is because she enjoys how he's treating her now. What Jen doesn't know is that even Gunner has a secret. But which one is worse? And which one can actually ruin their relationship?
What I didn't like about this book was how soon the characters developed feelings for one another, which was very soon. That and, in retrospect it felt very short. However, ignoring that and thinking of how it was intended - as a fun Christmas-y read, it served its purpose quite well. I hate that the protagonists weren't fully developed, in a way that, you got to know more on their history. That would have helped make it longer and much more engaging.
I still enjoyed it very much, the author's style was great! I loved the book and loved the characters. Plus, I'm always fond of family books, and this one is such a good read for Christmas time!
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Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.
She wasn’t meant for movie stars, Hollywood, or happy endings. And then she met him.
Happy Endings are for fairy tales. Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not in Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time. But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises. Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two… And her heart begins to want him as much as her body. Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair? Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?