Tuesday 28 October 2014

✤ Miss Congeniality ✤ Marie Garner ✤ Release Day Blitz ✤

© Bianca


• release date: 27 October 2014
The Misses Trilogy #1
• #2 Miss Man-Eater will be out February 2015


4.5 Stars


Miss Congeniality doesn’t curse. Miss Congeniality doesn’t have tattoos. Miss Congeniality doesn’t drink shots. Miss Congeniality doesn’t ride motorcycles.Or does she?

When America’s sweetheart

Meets America’s bad boy

Will either one escape unscathed?

Brea Richards is America’s sweetheart. Dubbed Miss Congeniality by the media, Brea has spent years honing her current reputation. And being one of the leading stars of a prime time television show
priceless. It’s a long way from her humble beginnings, but that’s her secret to keep. Or at least that’s what she believes until she gets the phone call.

Lance Holder is America’s bad boy, the guy they love to hate. He lives life the way he wants, and makes no apologies, regardless of what anyone thinks. All everyone sees is the tattooed, motorcycle riding, reckless movie star, preventing anyone from looking beneath the surface. And that’s just fine with Lance. Until his new gig puts him right in the path of Brea.

Lance is the newbie on Brea’s show, and everyone is watching to see if America’s bad boy will influence Miss Congeniality. They don’t know Brea’s worst influences happened long before Lance entered the picture. And Lance seems to be one of the only ones to see beyond her current façade. Maybe America’s bad boy is just what America’s sweetheart needs

Brea has always wanted to become an actress in Hollywood. She had a really bad childhood, with a drug-addict mom and long line of horrible guys walking in an out of their house. She only survived because of her big brother Alex.

Now she has everything she's ever dreamed of. She's the star of one of Hollywoods top TV Shows - for the seventh season in a row.
But this season a new guy joins the cast as her character's love interest.
Tattooed Hollywood Bad Boy Lance....

They're immediately extremely attracted to each other...but only Lance is open about what he really wants. And that is Brea. But Brea wants to deny her feelings. She swore she will never be dependant on another person again. But of course they can't resist each other and quickly become an item.
But hanging out with Hollywood's bad boy is not really good for her good-girl image. But he's not really a bad boy, he's the sweetest guy ever!!!! He might be slighty dominant ... inside the bedroom and out.☺

But not only their relationship is fodder for the media - her brother might be in some trouble too, and it's only a matter of time until her whole past will be revealed...

What will happen to Brea & Lance?
Will he stand by her through everything?
Will she be too scared to give them a chance?
Will there be a horrible cliffhanger??

NOPE - I'm not telling you ☺

OK, no cliffhanger - but Brea's friends Raquel and Clare will get their own book - so we'll probably meet Brea & Lance again ☺


I really liked the blurb and I really loooooved Lance...
give me a Rockstar - Navy SEAL or a Hollywood Hottie and I'm a total fangirl...

The story really had great potential...but unfortunately, for me, it didn't quite live up to it's promise.
This could've been the perfect story...I sooo love a good Hollywood Romance. I don't really know what bothered me, but there were some things I didn't like.
The story sometimes just cruises along, with nothing much happening and lots of redundant lines. And then there's the writing style. I sometimes had the feeling that the author's first language isn't English - or she's fresh out of University, where it's required to write like that...She way too often uses the long versions for IT'S - I'M - YOU'RE etc. ... you're reading your book and you want the writing to flow from your mind's tongue and then you have to read I AM - IT IS - YOU ARE - all the time. In every other book you shorten it... Of course sometimes authors write the longer version when they need them to mean something, but here they just didn't need to be long. And it totally disturbed my reading-flow :((((
Another thing...Brea's two best friends and co-stars have too many scenes in the book. It's ok to introduce them, especially because we'll get their own stories in the next two books, but they were really in this book a LOT ☺

BUT - when we forget/overlook those tiny little problems - the story was really great and very sexy and adorable!

Don't let my stupid problems stop you from enjoying the book ☺

MISS CONGENIALITY was a really sexy Hollywood Romance with an amazingly adorable Bad Boy Hottie - who's not really all that bad...

...and now I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the series ☺


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Marie Garner hails from North Carolina, and has had her nose in a book for as long as she can remember. Story ideas have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember when she finally decided to write them down. She is an avid football fan, often found rooting on her Washington Redskins or her alma mater NC State. She has taught for the past 7 years, with a short break to earn her Masters degree. She loves London, having lived there for a year, and loves taking all those crazy ideas to make stories you enjoy!