Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre - Book Revew

Book 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.

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Book Review:

Yes, this storyline is nothing revolutionary: Hollywood’s biggest actor meets small town girl. Hollywood actor then sweeps small town girl off of her feet. But, the difference between this book and the others - this one is well written, extremely entertaining and well-developed, believable characters. If there was ever a chance this fictional storyline being plausible, it’s told through Torre’s book. 

It’s not love at first sight for neither the heroine or hero, which I loved. There is a slow development between Hollywood’s It Guy, Cole Masten, and Georgian, Summer Jenkins. Dislike slowly turns to like, turning to friendship and so on. It’s a natural development between the two, as they work on Cole’s latest movie.

Cole has personally invested in this movie, and his failing personal life could ruin him if this movie doesn’t deliver an multi-oscar-award-winning piece of cinema. But, he needs Summer and her knowledge of Southern etiquette to achieve the movie’s success. The movie is set in Quincy, Georgia where families of the original investors of Coca-Cola (True fact) live with old money wealth and old Southern traditions. Summer needs the job and the movie’s big paycheck to run from her past and to start her life anew.  

Torre does a wonderful job of balancing the characters, and brings them to life by exposing their flaws as well as their heartbreak. I absolutely love the notes at the beginning of the chapters that alternate from media/tabloid journalism to small-town gossip. Brilliant! There is also an element of comic relief that softens the story and delivers a truly entertaining read! 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Andrea'. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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