[Blog Tour Review AND Giveaway] Hollywood Ending by Lucie Simone

Posted 6 December, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the Book:
Trina Stewart needs cash. Fast. She’s barely got enough dough to keep her fanny off the streets, let alone any spending money for hot nights clubbing on Sunset Strip. And her job teaching English as a Second Language is seriously lacking in both pay and glamour. But not just any job will do. She’s after a real Hollywood job. The kind that makes her $100,000 in film school debt and ten years in Tinsel Town notseem like such a big fat waste of time and money. But a girl can’t fritter away all her time fretting over her next paycheck, can she? Certainly not when a man like Matiu Wulf, a sexy Maori from New Zealand, parks his oh-so-fine self in the apartment above hers while he takes his best shot at Showbiz.

If only Matiu didn’t seem so… repelled by Trina. Really, though, it’s Los Angeles that Matiu finds so revolting. He’s only in L.A. to get some scene design experience to beef up his resume, and then he’s headed back to New Zealand to follow his dreams in peace, thank you very much. That’s his plan, anyway, until he falls hard for Trina…and Trina falls under the spell of a toothy-grinned wannabe actor who charms the pants right off her.

With Matiu on a mission to win Trina’s heart, and Trina on a mission to nail down that ever elusive Hollywood job, these two soon discover that when love gets tossed in the mix, life in Tinsel Town isn’t all red carpets, after parties, and celebrity gossip.

About the Author:
Lucie Simone is an author with a passion for travel, romance and all things chick lit. Her first novella, A Taste of Italy, took readers on a whirlwind tour of Florence, Italyand garnered her an award for Best E-Book by the New York Book Festival in 2007. Her follow up novella, The Waterdance, set in both the mountains of Costa Rica and the beaches of Malibu, was published by Liquid Silver Books in 2008. Lucie has a degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a Master of Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University. She also has a love for live comedy and studied improvisation at the LA Connection Comedy Theater and Improv Olympic West in Hollywood. She lives in Los Angeles (and loves it), but considers New York City her imaginary second home and visits the Big Apple as often as her bank account will allow.

For more information, visit Lucie’s website.

My Review:
Having just read a fantastic chick lit by Adriana Trigiani, I was happy to review this chick lit book too. But, after reading Hollywood Ending, I was a little let down. Don’t get me wrong, I did like it. Just not near as much. This one was little more “steamy” and threw me for a loop. The language was a bit more in this book, too.

There is laugh out loud humor in this book, as Trina tries to find her niche in Hollywood. That doesn’t happen though and she’s “stuck” with a going-no-where teaching job instead of the happily-ever-after acting job she was in search of, seeking the attention of her new boyfriend, the limo driver she met when out with a friend. But what does Trina come against when the hot new neighbor, Matiu moves in? There’s certainly attraction there.  Will things heat up for Trina? Or is she destined to be a single, English teacher forever?

While I wasn’t totally “into” this book, there was possibility! It’s not one that I would read over and over again simply because it was to “hot” for me and didn’t fit my tastes completely therefore I can only give it 3 stars , but I will recommend it  to those who enjoy those really steamy romances filled with humor, twists, and one crazy plot line!

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by BookSparksPR*

If you want a chance to win this book, courtesy of BookSparksPR,  please leave a comment below WITH an email address! NO EMAIL=NO VALID ENTRY! Giveaway will end on December 20th at 1159pmEST so get those comments rolling in! If you leave a SEPARATE comment telling me you are a follower, you will receive a second entry into the giveaway! Good luck! 



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