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.
A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written nine novels, five of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.
Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.
From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.
Torre has four books slated for release in 2015. To stay informed, consider subscribing to her popular monthly newsletter.
Have I been living under a rock? Somehow Alessandra Torre slipped under my fanatic book-reading radar. All of my book loving friends have been posting about Hollywood Dirt for quite a while now, and I have been dying to read it. So when I finally got my one-click finger going and those beautiful words illuminating on my kindle, I delved in and didn’t come up for air until 1AM. And then the book ended.
As a writer and blogger, I should have endless amount of words to describe things. Yet as I stare at this post, I can’t help but feel that every word I give will not properly accentuate just how much I loved this book.
I was sucked in from the moment I heard Summer Jenkins’ southern accent in my mind, all a figment of my imagination of course. I pictured her spunky, southern self, full of attitude, pride, and quite honestly just so full of a love and tenderness that everyone takes for granted.
And then there is Cole. His pain resounded through the pages, his path of healing and falling in love again a journey that had my heart clenching with his. I hated him sometimes, and that (I think) was Alessandra’s whole plan. To show us what a narcissistic bastard he was before meeting the down-to-earth southern charmer Summer.
Hollywood Dirt has officially nestled it’s place in my Top 10 reads of 2015. Hmm maybe I should make a list like that by the end of the year? The chemistry is combustible, the romance is indescribable, and the characters are unforgettable. I am in love with Summer and Cole. I imagine a re-read in my future, only because I didn’t have nearly enough of them.
Alessandra…please write me a mini novella just so I can see them married, with kids, and still hopelessly, adorably in love with each other?
No, but seriously though. By the end I was smiling like a lunatic and simultaneously distraught that it was The End.
Now I look like this: