PUBLISHER: Alessandra Torre
DATE PUBLISHED: 07th September 2015
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.
The glitz and glam of Tinsel Town meets small town Southern Charm in Hollywood Dirt. A charming novel with a set of protagonists who are so different, but sparks fly when circumstances place them together. The story arc was fun and worked oh so well. Combining the South with Hollywood was a work of genius.
Summer was a breath of fresh air. She is an outsider in Quincey as she was not born there. But, Summer grew up in Quincey. So, she and her mother live their lives quietly in this small town while Summer dreams of getting out. She is a spitfire when Cole pushes her buttons and her sass and intelligence is an absolute pleasure to read.
Cole is a character who is used to getting the things he wants. When he is faced with someone who turns him down and thinks him cocky, not charming, he is intrigued. His development through this book is vivid. It was amazing to see this character grow. His pet, oh his pet. This was a part of the book I found adorable and touched my heart. You will need to read the book to see what I mean.
The development of these characters was a pleasure to read. Both Summer and Cole finish the book in entirely different places than when they begun and the journey was amazing. The sparks these two emit is palatable. The use of alternating first person narrative allows for clear character voices. The story arc moved along well.
The Southern charm of this book is aided along with the gossip that permeates the town through Summer’s past and the movie set. Alongside of the historical significance of Coca Cola in the town (which is historically accurate) this creates an authenticity to the location of the book.
A quiet gem of a book that packs in the charm. This is one I could not resist once I started reading. If you love Hart of Dixie and contemporary romance this is a must read.
Keep Calm and Read On,