Review: Tempting Her Fake Fiancé by Julie Particka (Gone Hollywood #1)
Months after her divorce is finalized, Stasia Grant finds herself face to face yet again with her ex-husband and the woman he cheated with at a press junket. She put his needs ahead of her own, both professionally and personally, but now she wants nothing more than to show him she's moved on and is finally putting herself first. Her sit-down interview with Hollywood action star Evan Stone leads to the kind of unexpected opportunity for revenge that could only have been dreamed up by someone in the industry.
With his public image in need of some positive PR and his inability to resist helping a brokenhearted damsel in distress, Evan suggests that he and journalist Stasia have a fake engagement that will end after a week. She'll show her ex that her life has moved forward and Evan will show the public he's no longer the player the tabloids portrayed him to be. And while it appears they have everyone believing that their fake engagement, Stasia and Evan can't help wondering if what they're beginning to feel for each other is real.
Tempting Her Fake Fiancé is the first book in the Gone Hollywood series from Julie Particka and it's a contemporary romance about a journalist whose marriage ended after her husband cheated on her and an actor who offers her a chance to get revenge on her ex while helping out his own public image. The last thing Stasia Grant expects from Evan Stone is his help to get back at her cheating ex. The story itself is interesting, especially since Evan is inspired to help Stasia because of his sister's own painful experience with divorce. While their being together may have begun as part of a ploy, both Stasia and Evan find themselves comfortable with one another and soon, the attraction becomes more than either expected.
You would think that an action star supposedly falling in love and becoming secretly engaged to a journalist would be difficult to believe but then when it comes to the entertainment industry and its players, nothing is really ever surprising. Both Stasia and Evan are likable and I quite liked that Evan was a really nice guy who went out of his way to help Stasia regain the confidence she lost while she was married to her ex. These two are sweet and steamy together, and you can't help but hope that the whole fake engagement becomes real by the end of the book. This is my first Julie Particka read and I'm looking forward to seeing where she takes readers next. Tempting Her Fake Fiancé gets four out of five stars. ♥
Date Read: 07 August 2015
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