Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Tour, Review and Giveaway: Hollywood Ending by Lucie Simone

First line: "Nothing too hard."

From the back cover: Trina Stewart needs cash. Fast. She's barely got enough dough to keep her fanny off the streets, let alone any spending money for hot nights clubbing on Sunset Strip. And her job teaching English as a Second Language is seriously lacking in both pay and glamour. But not just any job will do. She's after a real Hollywood job. The kind that makes her $100,000 in film school debt and ten years in Tinsel Town not seem like such a big fat waste of time and money. But a girl can't fritter away all her time fretting over her next paycheck, can she? Certainly not when a man like Matiu Wulf, a sexy Maori from New Zealand, parks his oh-so-fine self in the apartment above hers while he takes his best shot at Showbiz.

If only Matiu didn't seem so...repelled by Trina. Really, though, it's Los Angeles that Matiu finds so revolting. He's only in L.A. to get some scene design experience to beef up his resume, and then he's headed back to New Zealand to follow his dreams in peace, thank you very much. That's his plan, anyway, until he falls hard for Trina...and Trina falls under the spell of a toothy-grinned wannabe actor who charms the pants right off her.

With Matiu on a mission to win Trina's heart, and Trina on a mission to nail down that ever elusive Hollywood job, these two soon discover that when love gets tossed in the mix, life in Tinsel Town isn't all red carpets, after parties, and celebrity gossip. In fact, Hollywood can be a downright bitch!

My thoughts: This was a fun, quick read that has more depth to it than it initially seems. It follows the life of Trina, who came to Hollywood hoping to catch a break. Until that time, she teaches an English class, which provides many humorous moments. Filled with an unexpected twist, a hot, steamy romance, and many laughs along the way, this is a great escape from reality, with a glimpse into the struggles women face on the road to success. A great chick lit book that does have it's happy ending!


About the Author: Lucie Simone is an author with a passion for travel, romance and all things chick lit. Her first novella, A Taste of Italy, took readers on a whirlwind tour of Florence, Italy and garnered her an award for Best E-Book by the New York Book Festival in 2007. Her follow up novella, The Waterdance, set in both the mountains of Costa Rica and the beaches of Malibu, was published by Liquid Silver Books in 2008. Lucie has a degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a Master of Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University. She also has a love for live comedy and studied improvisation at the LA Connection Comedy Theater and Improv Olympic West in Hollywood. She lives in Los Angeles (and loves it), but considers New York City her imaginary second home and visits the Big Apple as often as her bank account will allow. 

For more information, visit Lucie's website

I received a complimentary copy of Hollywood Ending by Lucie Simone from Christelle at  BookSparks PR to review.


GIVEAWAY RULES:
Christelle at BookSparks PR has provided one copy of this book for readers of this blog! 
Rules:
  • Open to US only
  • No PO Boxes please
  • Must include email address to enter
  • Book will be mailed out by the publicist
To enter (required entry):  Leave me a comment letting me know why you want to win Hollywood Ending. Please include your e-mail address in your comment, so that I have a way to contact you if you win. No e-mail= no entry!

Bonus Entry (+1)  Follow my blog. If you already do, thanks, and please let me know in the comments. You're eligible for the extra entry as well.  Not a separate entry = no bonus entry!

Bonus Entry (+2)  Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link. Not a separate entry = no bonus entries!

Don't forget to LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT for each entry. The total possible number of entries for each person is 4.   

Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

GIVEAWAY ENDS
AT 6 PM, EST, NOV 28th
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