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Genre: Contemporary romance

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

Hollywood isn’t all sunglasses and autographs.

Aussie girl Abby Taylor is heading for the hills – the Hollywood Hills. All she has to do first is exorcise some old demons, namely Cassie Carmichael, the character she’s been playing on Australia’s number one television drama for the past three years.

Abby is in desperate need of a change. With a new city, new friends and a sweet new condo in West Hollywood, it’s time to take her career to the next level. But with disastrous auditions and countless rejections, Abby is going to need to numb the pain in the hope that her next big break comes along soon, and it does. She just never dreamed that her big break would be in the form of waiting tables at one of the hottest nightspots on the strip.

Action-packed late nights and VIP parties are a sure distraction, but nothing distracts her quite like her brooding new boss, the infuriating Jay Davis. Suddenly living the dream takes on a whole new meaning, but when something in Jay’s past is revealed, Abby has to question, who is the greatest actor of them all?

In the land of broken dreams, all Abby can do is hope that hers is not going to be one of them.

A fun, sexy and light-hearted romance from the addictive HEART OF THE CITY SERIES that will have you falling in love with the hilarious Abby, the handsome Jay and Hollywood itself!


My Review:

Feisty heroine? Check. Swoonworthy hero? Check. Romance that melts your heart? Check. What more could one ask for? Errr humour? Only on every other page…

Abby Taylor’s life implodes when her boyfriend turns out to be having a baby with his long-term girlfriend that Abby didn’t even know existed. Axed from her show, she does what any self-respecting actress does – heads for the Hollywood Hills. But life living with her fellow Aussie next door to a handsome owner of one of the hottest bar in town is not all roses… or is it?

With typical CJ Duggan humour and heart-warming storytelling (see previous reviews here, here and here), this is tightly-plotted, amusing, well-drawn, and, most of all, FUN. Recommended.

*Thank you to the publisher for my free review copy.