Monday 12 September 2016

✪ Evie Claire ✪ Hollywood Hot Mess ✪ #HHM1 ✪

© Bianca

Evie Claire


Hollywood Hot Mess Duo #1
release day 12 September 2016
257 pages
• #2 TOTAL TRAINWRECK coming 19 September 2016

4.5 stars


All the dirty details of former child star Carly Klein's fall from Hollywood grace were tabloid newsand they only knew about half of it. But now she's sober and grasping at the last chance to revive her flatlined career.

Devon Hayes is Hollywood royalty. Branded the sexiest man alive, granted his first shot at producing, he's living a life most only dream of. But his offscreen reality is more like a nightmare and makes the twisted tales in his movie plots look tame.

When Carly and Devon are cast opposite each other, Carly is pretty sure Devon is an asshole. Devon is certain Carly is a spoiled brat. But with chemistry that would make a nun lust like a schoolgirl, these two are DTF. Classic.

As their broken parts begin to pull them together, on-screen love turns
could it be? Into the real thing. Faced with the prying paparazzi, vindictive agents and career-ending secrets, Devon and Carly have already sacrificed their souls for fame. Living a lie in public is a small price to pay for ecstasy in privatefor now.

Part One of Two. The story continues in Total Trainwreck. Don't miss it!

Carly Klein is 19 years old. She used to be the star of the most famous tv show of all times. But that was years ago. Now, instead of remembering her as little 'Pigtails' - the cute and smart little girl from the show, people only know her because, as with so many child-stars in Hollywood, Carly took all the same wrong turns and finally ended up in rehab - again.
This time she has to make it or her career would forever be over. Maybe even her life.

Now here's her second and last chance at life and at a Hollywood career. She's been cast in a huge movie with the most famous co-star possible. The sexiest man alive Devon Hayes.
Time to show the world who Carly Klein really is.

I'm tired of being a train wreck. I'm sick of sucking at life. It's time to turn things around and show America there's good left in me.

But nobody on set can stand her; not the director, not any of the assistants, and Devon? He should hate her for what she told a reporter a few weeks ago.
But he doesn't ... he's kind of attracted to her. He wants to befriend her.

Devon Hayes is just as broken as I am.

But he's happily married with a kid?? Or is he? And isn't he like mega-old???

Lots of secrets, lies, betrayal, hurt, love, sexiness and excitement until we can maaayybe think about a Happily Ever After for Carly.....

What will happen to Carly?
Will there be a HEA?
Or will there be a horrible Cliffy???

I'm not telling you that of course!

Yup -a tiny little Cliffy - but book 2 will be here soooo effing soon ☺

I really enjoyed this story!
I just love those Hollywood books.
The whole atmosphere in the movie business.
And this is not just a cute little 'actress-falls-for-actor' romance.
It's so much more.
We have all those serious elements - the drugs, addiction, abuse, child-star-fame, stupid parents, idiot agents.
Carly has a LONG way to go until she's where she should be - where she needs to be - where she can be and wants to be. She has a lot of growing up to do. She's acting like a spoiled little princess most of the time. But she knows this of course - she only does it to hide her pain and insecurities.

And poor Devon. He doesn't have the super-perfect life the media always talks about.
He has lots of problems and secrets and skeletons....

And as if all that wouldn't be hard enough to handle for a new couple in hiding - there's also the paparazzi and lots of other people ... always watching...

This book really has everything a great story needs.
LOTS of sexy moments, frustrating, mysterious moments. Funny, exciting, cute moments.
I loved it.
And I especially love that book #2 will be with us in only ONE WEEK ☺☺☺

HOLLYWOOD HOT MESS was a beautiful Hollywood-Romance about two broken & lonely people who finally find the one person that could make them whole again. Run to your nearest amazon to find out if they will get their HEA

And now book #2 ASAP please!!!!!!!!!! Hehe - when I write this with other books, it's always MONTHS of waiting - not this time! Book #2 will be here in ONE WEEK!!!! ☺☺☺

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

I didn't know what to expect when I started reading Hollywood Hot Mess - but I will tell you that I enjoyed it a heck of a lot more than I thought I was going to.

It is not your average "Hollywood star and starlet have a perfect relationship and become America's sweethearts" kind of book.

It touches on the darker side of fame (especially child stars - think Drew Barrymore in her teenage years).  It touches on the drinking, the drugs, the rehab - all happening under the watchful eye of the paparazzi and the scrutiny of public opinion.

I thought Carly was great  - at the tender age of 19 she has done it all and been through it all.  But she has pulled up her big girl knickers an, even though she has a long way to go, she is doing it - for herself.

Devon is the Sexiest Man Alive, Hollywood hot stuff and the one giving Carly her career lifeline.  While I like Devon, I don't know, the way he pushes and pulls at Carly, says he wants to be with her but then hides his relationship away.  Gah, grow a pair man!  Sure, I know things aren't what everyone thinks they are, but do what you want to do for you, not for everyone else!!

OK, rant over!

From the first word to the last, I hoped that Carly kept her sh!t together, that Devon would pull  his head out of his rear end, that they really could be all that Hollywood isn't -  True.

But then we were kinda cliffhangered, but never fear, the second book, Total Trainwreck is only a week away!

And now I am straight on to reading it, as I need to know what happens to our lovelies!


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Stalking Evie:

Evie Claire lives in Athens, GA with her husband, two daughters and one very spoiled rescue dog. After graduating from the University of Georgia she worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative before becoming a writer.

An avid equestrian, devoted wino, coffee snob, and occasional runner, Evie is in a monogamous relationship with her favorite yoga pants. When not chasing toddlers or writing, Evie can be found nursing her online shopping addiction, planning elaborate DIY projects that never happen, and discreetly eavesdropping on the juicy conversations of local college students for inspiration. She can tie a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue, counts afternoon naps among life’s great indulgences, and randomly belts out the whistle solo from GNR’s Patience… because why not?

Evie obsessively stalks her favorite Hollywood gossip sites and lives life by one simple rule: If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit next to me!