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!!
HE’S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR. SHE’S LITERALLY THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
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.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF
Matt Easton is a Hollywood superstar who needs to stop his playboy ways to sustain and further his career. He has his advisors keeping him in line and even a fake relationship to boot. Matt is filming his next movie and instead of staying close to the film crew and actors, he stays at the sleepy seaside resort Worthington in Maine where he rents a cottage. Matt intends on staying focused until a pretty little whirlwind rushes past him to peek his interest.
I really liked Lana Kelly. She’s a sweet tough cookie who works very hard with her shop and jewellery making. Noticing a stranger, she runs past giving her opinion, making Matt look stupid. Worthington Maine is where she feels safe from the big wide world. She soon discovers she’s rented out the cottage next door to the guy she gave an earful to, that Matt is the new temporary tenant. I loved the contrast. Lana isn’t interested in glitz and glamour she opts for the quiet anonymity of her life.
Matt and Lana get to know one another and they have a very strong connection, but their lives are worlds apart. The chemistry and companionship between the two heats up and they feel completely enthralled with each other; however, Matt going back to LA and his famous lifestyle is ever looming.
Lana has an inner battle with wanting to continue to see Matt but the very public life horrifies her. She’s had a bad experience in college which forced her to run back to Worthington to escape the fallout. We got glimpses of Lana’s friend, Ruby, who I found to be a very strong friend to her. I was thankful for her input as sometimes I wanted to slap Lana and make her see some sense. Although I did get where she was coming from, roll on Matt Easton! How could this hot man be turned down!
This a standalone and very different to what Ms Bay has offered in the past. The physical connection was off the charts steamy, and one had to fan themselves on a couple of occasions. The secondary characters were very amusing if somewhat eccentric and that gave the story a very light feel to it. I actually felt like I wanted to visit Worthington myself for a little holiday retreat just to see if all those people in the story live there. Great storyline, characters and yet again, another swoon worthy leading man. A beautiful love story worthy of five stars with believable characters and keeps you thinking after.
“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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