Series: Malibu Sights #2
Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Movie Star, Romance
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On the verge of losing the Malibu home she inherited from her great-aunt, Addi Dekker is completely failing to prove to her family she can make it as a writer. Not exactly how a girl proves her independence. If she doesn’t want to give up her dream and go back to the soul-sucking job she just left, Addi has to swallow her dislike of Hollywood and rent the house out to the sexy-as-hell film producer.
And maybe (shhhh!) save money by secretly living there, too.
Roque Gallagher is pouring his heart and savings into his first independent film to make the industry acknowledge him for his talent and not just his family name. Addi’s home is perfect for the shoot, but she’s far too tempting. He’s never been able to handle work and a relationship, and this is the film of a lifetime. Between a shrinking budget and his director quitting, the last thing he needs is a sexy-as-sin tease like Addi. And he has a feeling there's something she's hiding...
So this is book 2 in the series, but it’s totally a stand alone, so don’t feel like you can’t pick up this book without reading the first. I really liked the concept of this book, mostly because our heroine is kind of at a breaking point, her life is pretty much standing on the edge of a cliff, she’s about to lose her house, her career is going no where, and her family is just waiting for her to fail again so she will have to move back home. And of course add in an element of movie stars and Hollywood, and you definitely have an interesting dynamic for a book.
So I liked Addi a lot. I think it is going to be easy for just about anyone to kind of see yourself in her, I mean we all have times where were are feeling a little bit directionless. So Addi’s sister just got married to a movie star, and while at the wedding she runs into Hollywood royalty, Roque (said like Rock), who she promptly blows off as being just another Hollywood guy used to getting what he wants. Until of course he shows up at her house asking to rent it to film his latest movie. In a desperate attempt to save her house and really be able to follow her dream of being a full time writer, she comes up with a way to get a ton of money for the house and for her living expenses, all while living in the attic of her home in secret.
Of course we can all see where this is going, sparks start to fly between Addi and Roque, and Addi is keeping her secret, well a secret. Of course I didn’t end up loving everything about Addi, for a while in the beginning I felt she was a little naive about her whole theories about “Hollywood” and how she justified her plan as just taking advantage of “Hollywood money”. But thankfully, Addi comes around and she genuinely tries to do the right thing, which I really appreciated about her.
Roque, oh sweet Roque. He has a lot more of a backstory then I was expecting. One of the things that really seems to plague Roque, is the loss of his mother, and his latest movie project, is to honor her, and more than that, to also prove to everyone that he is more than his family name, that he can stand on his own, hence him financing the movie by himself. I like how motivated he was, that he wasn’t just some guy taking advantage of his family’s money and his own fame. However, when there is a bump in the road and his new found maybe relationship with Addi comes under fire, he does not handle the situation well. I really wanted to hit the guy, I mean seriously.
I do have to say on the writing side of things, I was really happy with how the author was really about to pull me into the book emotionally. Especially when Addi and Roque were going through a rough patch, I was right there along with them. I seriously enjoyed reading this book, and I would easily recommend this book.