I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hollywood Games by Evie Alexander
Series: Kinloch Series #2
Published by Emlin Press on April 4, 2022
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Source: the author
Brace yourself Scotland, Hollywood’s coming…
Rory’s found the love of his life but can he be sure Zoe feels the same? What can he offer her when his job’s on the line, and his mother’s out to destroy her? When Hollywood superstar, Brad Bauer, shows up wanting to film Braveheart 2 at Kinloch castle, it seems like the answer to all his prayers. However, there’s a catch.
Zoe’s had a crush on Brad since she was a teen. Now he’s here, hotter than ever, and convinced he was married to her in a past life. As Hollywood descends on the tiny village of Kinloch, it’s not just the castle that’s under siege.
A mystical holy man, a sexy starlet, an intense megastar and a couple pushed to the edge. Can Rory navigate the glitter storm and keep his eye on the prize, or by saving the estate, is he about to lose the best thing that’s ever happened to him?
Hollywood Games is a steamy, love conquers all, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, with no cheating, no cliff-hanger, and a guaranteed happy ever after (HEA). It can be read as a standalone but is most enjoyed after reading Highland Games.
When Hollywood meets the Highlands, things will never be the same again…
So I went into this one thinking it was going to be a whole separate couple, that we would be getting Zoe’s best friend Sam’s story, since she was an actress, hence the Hollywood part of the title. Yet instead we got more of Rory and Zoe’s story. I was unsure at first, but once it all got going I was very glad that this was the story in this book. This story however introduced us to a very large cast of characters compared to the first book. But wow, it gave so many opportunities for hilariousness to ensue, and ensue it did!
Between the wonderful quirky townspeople we’d met in the last book, we had the whole range of wackiness that Hollywood can bring to a story. There was the handsome leading man that all women had crushes on with Brad Bauer. There was the snooty, eat only strange foods and follow a weird psychic gurus advice actress that was playing the part inspired by Zoe. Her crazy guru/psychic guy, who was a bit more than just out there, turned out to be a bad guy in more ways than one it seemed. There was also the actress who was just so nice and normal, playing the second wife in the movie.
Back from book one of course was Rory’s mother, who looked down her nose on Zoe and wanted to blame all their problems on her. However not only did she get the chance to see Zoe in a different light in this story, we also got a different view of her and what all she actually was like besides the evil mother of Zoe’s boyfriend. Oh, and another return from book one was one of Zoe’s panic laughing attacks, at once again an extremely awkward and hilarious moment.
All in all I was once again blown away with this story as I was with book one, Highland Games. And I’m intrigued for the next book in the series, which seems as if it will actually be a different couple, made up of people we met in this book.
About the Author
Evie Alexander is the author of sexy romantic comedies with a very British sense of humour. She takes a method approach to her work, believing her capacity to repeatedly fail at life and love is what has given her such a rich supply of material for her writing.
Her interests include reading, eating, saving the world, and fantasising about people who only exist between the pages of her books. She lives in the West country with her family.
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