Today we are so excited to be sharing Natasha Madison’s contemporary romance stand-alone, HOLLYWOOD PRINCESS: Hollywood Royalty #2
Behind the “lights, camera, action” of Hollywood lies a world of deception, love, and seduction.
Are you ready for Hollywood Royalty?
An Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy—she has them all.
She’s the most sought-after woman in Hollywood.
Even if her rise to fame was a fluke, you can’t deny the camera loves her.
The problem is so does everyone else, and she’s about to leave on the biggest concert tour of her life.
Headlining for the first time in five years.
Around the world in ninety days. Should be a piece of cake.
Until her new security detail walks in the room and she’s looking into the eyes of the only man who didn’t fall for her charm.
It’s only a matter of time till he falls for Hollywood’s Princess.
Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF
Kellie Hudson is titled the Hollywood Princess, but I would describe her more as a Hollywood sweetheart who’s a country singer with plenty of awards under her belt. Oscars, Grammys… you name it, she’d won it! Kellie is about to embark on a ninety-day tour which is the first one since she’s done since a long while. Sassy, strong and a good girl at heart, Kellie has the staff and close confidants. Nonetheless, what she doesn’t have is the private life she craves for. The tour is a big deal and against her will, security is to be stepped up due to crazy obsessed fans. One threat, in particular, has to be taken seriously. A security detail team is employed and who is her close bodyguard? None other than ex-Navy seal alpha male Brian. Never falling for her charm, she’s not used to this kind of reaction.
Brian is headstrong and damn good at what he does for the security company he works for and he will not be perturbed by little Miss Hollywood herself. He is there to do a job to protect her on what could be the longest ninety days of his life. They aren’t strangers as they’d met previously when Brian was hired by Kellie to help her slip through the fingers of the paparazzi. She’d go on secret trysts with her then boyfriend; however, Kellie did try to come onto Mr. Cool himself but he was not having any of it! To say these two rub each other up the wrong way is an understatement. They agree to forget she’d shamelessly flirted with him previously…ninety days is going to be a long, long time.
The chemistry and intensity are a constant throughout the story. They become somewhat friends since they’re closely travelling on the tour bus together. Brian is determined to keep Kellie safe but he doesn’t want to cross any boundaries, keeping professional at all times. They watch television shows, eat food Kellie craves for during their downtime, hang out with each other. The side characters are a great addition; especially Cora who works closely arranging everything for Kellie. There’s also a lot of mystery and intrigue waiting for something to go wrong at any minute. After all, the fans can be a little full-on, hence having extra security.
Brian has an opinion that Kellie is spoilt and too full of herself even though she works hard. He has no time for the show-offs in show business, but he begins to realise that maybe his first impression was all wrong. Reiterating, he mustn’t cross the fine line which he finds increasingly difficult.
I really enjoyed the overall story and at times I wanted to bump their heads together and other times I realised Brian, the bodyguard, wanted to keep her safe as throughout there is the threat of somebody coming after her. The writing and storytelling flow beautifully and I was on the edge of my seat knowing that outside threats could make an appearance at any time. A thrilling romance to read, so much has gone into telling their story. Brian and Kellie were a fantastic book couple and whilst I don’t want to take away their story, I must mention how I was very taken with the security team and would like to know a lot more about them. Despite being part of the Hollywood Royalty Series, it can be read as a standalone. You get a glimpse of Kellie and Brian from the previous book so I really would advise diving into all of them, too. Ms. Madison is fast becoming a favourite and I love her panache for giving an enjoyable story throughout. A well-deserved five stars.
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four-inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…