REVIEW – Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre

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SYNOPSIS:

Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood’s Perfect Husband is now Hollywood’s Sexiest Bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder. Watch out Los Angeles, there’s a new bad boy in town.

Summer Jenkins. That’s me, a small town girl stuck in Quincy, Georgia. I cook some mean chicken and dumplins, can bluff a grown man out of his savings in poker, and was voted Most Friendly my senior year.

We were from different worlds. Our lives shouldn’t have collided. But then Cole Masten read a book about my small town. And six months later, his jet landed on our dusty airstrip, and he brought Hollywood with him.

From the start, I knew he was trouble. For our town. And for me.

Sometimes, opposites just aren’t meant to attract.

 

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE SOLEMATE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review}
(BR with Dee and Mel)

I could hate this man, curse him to hell, but there had never been a question on this earth that the man was beautiful, this his body was sin, that his sexuality was addicting.

SUPERB!!!!

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I have read several of Alessandra Torre’s books previously but this one is hands down my FAVORITE!! It was such an unexpected treat!! Her stories are usually erotic with some dark undertones. This was the kind of story I crave. It was funny, with just the perfect amount of angst and sultry steam!! I lost my heart to the Hero and even fell in love with the heroine as well. Don’t even get me started on that crazy little rooster!!

Summer Jenkins is a young woman who lives in a small town in Georgia, called Quincy. It has a total population of 7000, and is best known for being home to 45 millionaires and 3 billionaires. Their fortune gained by purchasing some valuable Coca-Cola stock back in the 1930s. She lives with her mother and keeps a low profile. She isn’t exactly the town’s most favorite person due to something she did a few years prior. Summer’s dream is to be able to move out of Quincy and start her life over in a place where no one knows about her past.

Cole Masten is Hollywood’s hottest actor at the moment. He’s a three time Academy Award Winner and also one of the most beautiful men in the business. He’s recently had his personal life turned upside down and is heading to Quincy to start production on a movie he is funding. The story will be based on a novel about the group of millionaires of Quincy and how they made their fortune.

I will say that once these two meet, the chemistry is electric, and the book became unputdownable for me!! They are definitely attracted to one another but Cole puts his foot in his mouth and gets on Summer’s bad side right from the start. He sees something in Summer that convinces him that she must be the leading lady in his movie and gets her to agree to take on the role.

The animosity that builds between them only guarantees that when these two finally get together, the sex is going to be explosive. It’s a slow build to get to the steam but for me it only made it that much more gratifying when it finally happened. You will not be disappointed ladies!! Believe me!!!

I actually love when the hero and heroine can’t seem to stand the sight of each other. You just know that you’re in for a treat when they finally let their guard down, and that the sex is going to be panty melting good!!

It doesn’t happen often that I actually end up loving both main characters in a story, but Cole had me swooning and owned my heart the moment he starts to care for Cocky. I don’t want to say much about that. You all will see once you pick up this book!! Summer was a spitfire and yet had an endearing vulnerability to her as well. I loved how she held on to her Southern traditions and could go toe to toe with Cole whenever they had a clash of opinions, which happened quite often!!

This is a MUST READ!! Go on and one click! You all need to meet Cole, Summer, and Cocky!!! And you’ll get a treat because there is a character from another one of Alessandra Torre’s series that is in this book quite a bit.

AMAZON Link: http://amzn.to/1POLjI9

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*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 “I See You” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Patty & Dee)

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Summer Jenkins is a woman living with her mother in Quincy, Georgia. Quincy is a small sleepy town known for old wealth. Back when Coca Cola went big, it made many in the town millionaires. It’s filled with beautiful plantation homes, pecan trees, & southern charm. Summer is the Quincy outcast, & mostly keeps to herself until a Hollywood scout comes to town to get things set up for a movie that will be filmed there. Summer offers to help with the film hoping she can earn some money to eventually get out of Quincy.

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Cole Masten is a huge Hollywood movie star. He’s bankrolling the whole production. He’s known as one of the most beautiful men to grace Hollywood. When his personal life blows up in his face, Cole needs to get away from everything. His movie will be the perfect distraction from his problems. He leaves Los Angeles for Quincy. As he arrives in Quincy he also realizes he’s left behind the luxury & privileged Hollywood lifestyle. Quincy is simplicity & runs at a slower pace than Cole is used to, so he has to make some adjustments to his norm.

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When Summer meets Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, the real Cole Masten ruins every fantasy she had of him. He’s just an arrogant, self absorbed pretty boy. She doesn’t treat him like he’s anything special, although secretly she can’t help but notice how beautiful he is. She finds him extremely attractive, but when he opens his mouth he always seems to push all her buttons. We get a love/hate relationship that eventually ignites.When they finally give in to their lust for one another, neither can get enough!

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-“I am addicted to you.”

-It was, in that moment, enough. Having Cole Masten addicted to me was enough.

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As they spend more time together they really get to know each other. They come from different worlds, but they just work. Summer starts to see the real Cole under it all, & Cole starts to really look at himself through Summer’s eyes, and want to change for the better. When they both let their walls down & show their true feelings it’s amazing! I thought Cole became quite swoon worthy & I just adored him with his pet rooster! So sweet! Also I must mention Brad DeLuca. Holy hell is that man hot!!! I haven’t read his series yet, but will be getting on that soon! I really loved this book! Alessandra Torre delivers another fabulous, sexy read! 😀

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-They say that love is finding your soul’s match in another. I found my match.

*****Dee’s Review*****

  4.5 Charming Stars

(ARC kindly provided by author)

(BR with Patty and Mel)

Another wonderful book by Alessandra Torre!! She always brings us something hot, romantic and very unique. I love, how she always tries different things and every time provides us with a wonderful story that will play with our senses. Hollywood Dirt was so unexpectedly charming and completely entertaining, a total winner!!!!

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Hollywood is coming to Quincy, Georgia. Hometown to Summer Jenkins, an all southern girl who carries a shame from the past. Even though it’s been three years since the event that change her life happened, people still whisper about it, behind her back. Summer is ready for a change, she wants out of Quincy and this movie as it turns out will be her meal ticket into a new future.

Cole Masten is a gorgeous and successful movie star. He’s the one footing the bill to produce the movie. After a bad break-up and a nasty impending divorce his lawyer advises him to leave Hollywood behind and just go to Quincy and submerse himself into the production of the movie. No sex, no bad habits, just work, are the instructions he must follow if he wants a shot at keeping his movie and not having to share it with his ex.

Cole and Summer get off on the wrong foot from the beginning, she’s been helping around with the movie but as soon as Cole meets her, he offers her the role of a lifetime and expects her to roll over and simply agree to anything he says, but with her he has another thing coming. Summer knows how life-changing this opportunity is, but she’s stubborn and smart and if she agrees, it will be on her own terms and no charming and gorgeous movie star (Cole Masten) will change that.

I have a deep fascination for all things southern so immediately the charm of the story got my attention. The characters and their interactions were so unique and funny I seriously couldn’t get enough. With a pitcher of sweet tea next to me, I enjoyed every word of this wonderful novel that proves once again, that Alessandra Torre can write just about anything and does it well. It’s been a couple of days since I read this book and I’m still thinking about it. I just loved it so much!!!

Hollywood Dirt is a standalone novel.

The author created an amazing playlist that can be found on Spotify, but I wanted to share a few wonderful tunes from it on this review.

*Broken Ones by Jacquie Lee ( I added this song)
*Wonderland by Natalia Kills
*Left For America by Ciaran Lavery
*Why Does It Have to Be Wrong by Restless Heart.

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