Hidden Hollywood – Book Review #14 (2021)

Title: Hidden Hollywood

Author: Kylie Gilmore

Series: #1 of Happy Endings Book Club

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Goodreads synopsis:

She’s on top…
When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club. Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guy—no more egocentric wealthy players—and the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, she’s all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell.

He’s on top…
Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin Josh calls in a favor asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Josh’s cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl-next-door leaves Jake wanting more, except she seems to have vanished.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟

This is one among the many free contemporary romance that I got for free from the Kindle store. What interests me from the synopsis of the book is where a famous actress will end up in a date with a seemingly normal guy.

The story started okay with the book club thing going on. It was cute and I like the fact that the members have different personalities but are linked by books.

It kinda went downhill when the romance part started. The pacing is too fast it didn’t strike as believable to me. The conflicts that weren’t conflict at all. I didn’t feel connected to the story nor the characters. I just felt like things were flashing by and am unable to grasp on things.

It has potential if things were slowed down, just my opinion. Also instead of the main couple, the character that stood out for me is Hailey and Mad. Mad is great, quite interested with her story. But Hailey is such a chore to read. I didn’t like her at all.

If you’re looking for a quick romance read, this one’s for you. For me, this was a bit so-so.

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