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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Book Review: Hollywood Holiday



Goodreads synopsis:
All she wants for Christmas is for Hollywood to love her again. But once she meets him, her Christmas list changes.

Jen’s only Christmas wish: Hollywood falling back in love with her. Meeting ex-Marine Gunner was a bonus. She likes that he isn’t impressed by celebrities or the movie biz. She likes that he’s funny and sweet … and drop-dead gorgeous. And she loves that he has no idea who her alter-ego is: Jen Fleming, Hollywood bad-girl and paparazzi target number one. Why ruin an amazing affair when he’s leaving after the new year?

But the closer they get, the harder she falls, and the more she wants to tell Gunner everything. Especially once he shares his secret with her.

Her new Christmas wish: Gunner accepts and loves her for who she really is.

This book had a little bit of everything that you could want. From a hot actress to a soldier, drama, and a sweet yet complicated love. 

After going to rehab, Jenny is trying to stay out of trouble and get her life back together. She has been hurt time and time again. While on her way back home, she meets Gunner, a big, sexy, bad-ass ex-Marine with dimples who allows her to curl up on him during the flight. Jenny doesn't want to trust anyone with her heart again but something about this glorious man makes her reconsider seeing him again. They leave with promises to see each other again. 

Along with rehab, Jenny has to do community service at the youth center. Gunner walks in and  automatically turns on the charm. Afterwards he makes her dinner. Jenny is ready to throw all reservation out the window but Gunner isn't so easily persuaded. As things heat up and emotions grow, they can't seem to get past the secret each are hiding. 

Jenny is falling for Gunner but she can't seem to tell Gunner that she is Jennifer Fleming. Once Gunner's secret is out, Jenny finds it even harder to tell him. As Jenny tries to talk to with her best friend Claire to find a solution but when she is invited for dinner, everything blows up. Jenny's biggest fear all along come true.

My heart broke for both Jenny and Gunner. I have a soft spot for Gunner and he definitely won me over with him dimples. Jenny was handed a sucky hand and she reacted the way most people would. After being screwed over so thoroughly I definitely understand her trust issue. Her dedication and contraction were admirable. She didn't allow anyone nor any  circumstance to get in the way of her job. 

In the first book you get a glimpse into what its like having paparazzi after you but this book really made you want to jump them repeatedly. I love that the problems that arose were realistic and handled the way an average person would deal with it. Every girl who loves a love story with a soldier needs to read this!

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