Wednesday 23 August 2017

Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt ~ Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay


Hollywood Scandal 
by Louise Bay 
Release Date: August 22nd 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hollywood Scandal, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay is available NOW!!


Book Description:


One of Hollywood’s A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I’m going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one night stands.

Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine and I’m determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly.

She doesn’t recognize me, she’s never heard of Matt Easton and my million dollar smile doesn’t work on her.

Ego shredded, I know I should keep my distance, but when I realize she’s my neighbor I know I’m toast. There’s no way I can resist temptation when it’s ten yards away.

She has a mouth designed for pleasure and legs that will wrap perfectly around my waist.

She’s movie star beautiful and her body is made to be mine.

Getting Lana Kelly into my bed is harder than I’m used to. She’s not interested in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but I’m determined to convince her the best place in the world is on the red carpet, holding my hand.

I could have any woman in the world, but all I want is the girl next door. 

A sexy, standalone romance. 

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Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“There was no way a Hollywood superstar and a girl from Worthington, Maine, were meant to be together.”

Hollywood Scandal was my first read by Louise Bay and will definitely be the first of many. I loved this authors writing style as she effortlessly transports the reader to a quiet little town in Maine, where I could smell the ocean and hear the waves. Just up the coast a huge movie is being made and when the male lead decides he wants to stay somewhere anonymous and tranquil that same little town was incredibly appealing…as was the next-door neighbour. This was a cute romance, where Hollywood meets hermit and sacrifices and compromises must be made if this relationship is to have any legs at all. Opposites attract and these two were magnetised.

“The man a million women wanted only wanted me.”

Lana had been burned in the past and had sworn off men. Returning to her little town from New York gave her the anonymity she wanted and embraced her self-inflicted celibate, hermit status. Everyone knew everyone and here she felt safe. Lana was an artist who made and designed jewellery, she had her little shop and was starting to branch out into commission pieces. Lana’s life was quiet, peaceful and easy, just how she liked it, until an infuriating, drop dead gorgeous, handsome as sin man rented the cottage next door.

“I couldn’t help but think I’d just made a deal with a very handsome devil.”

Matt is a Hollywood actor who at first fell victim to the trappings of success and money. Women were his vice and now having cleaned up his act he was determined to keep it that way. Away from the rest of his co-stars and production crew, the quiet life was one he seeked, he had aspirations and to make them a reality he had to keep his nose clean. Matt came from nothing and wanted nothing more than to provide a decent life for his family. His heart was in the right place and I adored his work ethic. He had knuckled down, was focused and was far from complacent. Matt knew the industry was a fickle beast so he had to strike while the iron was hot.

“…I could imagine starting a war for a girl like her.”

I loved the interaction between Lana and Matt, Lana does not have a scooby who he is and just treats him as another visitor. It is this innocence that first attracts Matt to Lana and the fact that she was smoking hot. Matt could just be Matt around her, not Matt Easton the actor, and her innocence also went some ways to prove her sincerity. The banter between them was great and I was glad that Lana stood up for herself and was far from a doormat. While at times it was hard to understand where she came from and why her insecurities and fears were so strong, I could understand and while an A List actor may not be the best man to jump back on the horse with, it delivered an entertaining story.

“You deserve to be happy, but that doesn’t mean you can run from the storm. Sometimes it’s good to get a little rained on.”

This was a cute, honest romance, where compromises had to be made and life adjustments were par for the course. This was all about dealing with your past to embrace your present and finding love when you least expect it. This is definitely an author I will be reading again.

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Matt Easton
“You have a boyfriend?”
She took another sip of wine and set it back on the table before she replied. “You’ve half asked that before.”
I chuckled. True. Not that I was going to act differently if she told me—either way I needed to keep my distance. I just wanted to meet the man who had managed to land this woman. “And I’m still coming up empty.” I glanced at the rise and fall of her creamy breasts, only barely covered by her camisole, and swallowed. Hard. I really should leave.
“See that?” she asked, pointing up over the ocean. “Lightning. And again.”
“Wow, that nearly cut the sky in half.”
Our eyes locked first in excited, shared understanding and then the connection transformed into something that had nothing to do with the lightning. She looked away first. I would have stayed, my eyes fixed on hers the whole night, if she hadn’t. “The air feels charged with something.”
“I don’t have a boyfriend,” she whispered.
It was an invitation, and not one I wanted to turn down. I wanted to touch her, see if her lips were as soft as they looked.
“I want to kiss you,” I said, shifting so that she, and not the storm, had all my attention.
The thunder rumbled again.
Despite the noise surrounding us, I could only focus on the sound of her breathing. My pulse jumped under my skin, at my neck, in my wrists, in my dick.
I really shouldn’t be doing this.
But it was just a kiss.
And she was so beautiful.
And then it would be over.
I slid my thumb over her bottom lip. “Look at me,” I said.
My gaze flickered down as her breasts rose with her breath. It took every ounce of control not to yank her cami down and put my mouth on that warm, soft, pliant flesh.
As I looked at her, our eyes locked, and this time heat passed back and forth between us, growing more scorching with each passing moment.
She wanted me to kiss her. Maybe even strip her naked on this deck and fuck her hard and long until I knew every part of her.
I groaned, blood rushing to my dick, and leaned in to press my lips softly on the corner of her mouth. Her breath was hot and heavy against my cheek. I dropped my hand to her ass and slid her onto my lap.
Wrapping my hands around her silky hair that smelled of the ocean, I pulled, tilting her head back and exposing her neck.
I’d been kidding myself to think this was just a kiss. I wasn’t sure if it was because it had been so long since I’d fucked someone new or whether it was the storm or just the way Lana looked at me, but my whole body reverberated with lust. I wanted to touch, hold, possess her.
I trailed my teeth along her jaw and she squirmed in my lap. I slid my palms up her thighs and lifted her so she was straddling me.
Just a kiss. Right.
I wanted her closer, so I wrapped my hand around the back of her neck and brought her mouth to mine in a fractured, desperate connection. With my other hand, I pushed her ass against me. The heat of her covered pussy against my erection made me groan. Sliding my tongue against the seam of her lips, I delved deeper. Fuck, I’d forgotten how hot making out could be. The stuff before the fucking. Before my reform, it had been all about release. All about seeing how fast I could have a woman’s mouth wrapped around my cock after making eye contact with her.
But not now. Not out here on the porch with Lana. All I could think about was how I couldn’t fuck her, how I’d never make it that far.

She smelled so damn good. Tasted even better.

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

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