Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay
Release Date: August 22nd
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hollywood Scandal, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay is available NOW!!
HE’S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR. SHE’S LITERALLY THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
One of Hollywood’s A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I’m going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one night stands.
Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine and I’m determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly.
She doesn’t recognize me, she’s never heard of Matt Easton and my million dollar smile doesn’t work on her.
Ego shredded, I know I should keep my distance, but when I realize she’s my neighbor I know I’m toast. There’s no way I can resist temptation when it’s ten yards away.
She has a mouth designed for pleasure and legs that will wrap perfectly around my waist.
She’s movie star beautiful and her body is made to be mine.
Getting Lana Kelly into my bed is harder than I’m used to. She’s not interested in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but I’m determined to convince her the best place in the world is on the red carpet, holding my hand.
I could have any woman in the world, but all I want is the girl next door.
A sexy standalone
I also liked that I really not only believed in them as people, but believed that the events of the story would actually happen that way, for the most part. There are parts of any story that often stretch a little bit, and there were some parts of the Hollywood set things that seemed like maybe it wouldn't work that way...but that is probably because I live in LA and have a much different perspective of Hollywood than people who live in other places.
I liked that Matt was genuine, and for me at least, this is what made the story work while all of the Hollywood things were happening around him. He understood that he is famous, but it did not define him. I also liked the way the author dealt with this so, as a reader, you could be confident that he wasn't going to turn into someone else. If that makes sense. If not, read the book as being more specific is a spoiler.
I liked that both had positives and negatives to the life that Matt lives. It's not possible to be famous and unaware that there are pressures and that they can definitely impact the personal decisions one makes. I liked that this was dealt with, not ignored because "he's a famous hot guy, you want to date him" which seems to happen in so many other books like this.
I enjoyed it. There was a character and a situation in the book that I didn't think was necessary, as I thought it was a little heavy handed on the "reason" that Lana was so reluctant to be with someone famous. I thought there was more there that it needed, as I think anyone as well developed as the characters would have had the same reluctance to get involved in his level of fame.
Overall, I recommend this title and I enjoyed it.
Matt Easton “You have a boyfriend?” She took another sip of wine and set it back on the table before she replied. “You’ve half asked that before.” I chuckled. True. Not that I was going to act differently if she told me—either way I needed to keep my distance. I just wanted to meet the man who had managed to land this woman. “And I’m still coming up empty.” I glanced at the rise and fall of her creamy breasts, only barely covered by her camisole, and swallowed. Hard. I really should leave. “See that?” she asked, pointing up over the ocean. “Lightning. And again.” “Wow, that nearly cut the sky in half.” Our eyes locked first in excited, shared understanding and then the connection transformed into something that had nothing to do with the lightning. She looked away first. I would have stayed, my eyes fixed on hers the whole night, if she hadn’t. “The air feels charged with something.” “I don’t have a boyfriend,” she whispered. It was an invitation, and not one I wanted to turn down. I wanted to touch her, see if her lips were as soft as they looked. “I want to kiss you,” I said, shifting so that she, and not the storm, had all my attention. The thunder rumbled again. Despite the noise surrounding us, I could only focus on the sound of her breathing. My pulse jumped under my skin, at my neck, in my wrists, in my dick. I really shouldn’t be doing this. But it was just a kiss. And she was so beautiful. And then it would be over. I slid my thumb over her bottom lip. “Look at me,” I said. My gaze flickered down as her breasts rose with her breath. It took every ounce of control not to yank her cami down and put my mouth on that warm, soft, pliant flesh. As I looked at her, our eyes locked, and this time heat passed back and forth between us, growing more scorching with each passing moment. She wanted me to kiss her. Maybe even strip her naked on this deck and fuck her hard and long until I knew every part of her. I groaned, blood rushing to my dick, and leaned in to press my lips softly on the corner of her mouth. Her breath was hot and heavy against my cheek. I dropped my hand to her ass and slid her onto my lap. Wrapping my hands around her silky hair that smelled of the ocean, I pulled, tilting her head back and exposing her neck. I’d been kidding myself to think this was just a kiss. I wasn’t sure if it was because it had been so long since I’d fucked someone new or whether it was the storm or just the way Lana looked at me, but my whole body reverberated with lust. I wanted to touch, hold, possess her. I trailed my teeth along her jaw and she squirmed in my lap. I slid my palms up her thighs and lifted her so she was straddling me. Just a kiss. Right. I wanted her closer, so I wrapped my hand around the back of her neck and brought her mouth to mine in a fractured, desperate connection. With my other hand, I pushed her ass against me. The heat of her covered pussy against my erection made me groan. Sliding my tongue against the seam of her lips, I delved deeper. Fuck, I’d forgotten how hot making out could be. The stuff before the fucking. Before my reform, it had been all about release. All about seeing how fast I could have a woman’s mouth wrapped around my cock after making eye contact with her. But not now. Not out here on the porch with Lana. All I could think about was how I couldn’t fuck her, how I’d never make it that far. She smelled so damn good. Tasted even better.
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About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters. Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films. Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne. She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!
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