TeriLyn's thoughts: **Hollywood Dirt generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**
Hollywood Dirt is beyond EXCELLENT! This book showcases Alessandra Torre's writing at it's finest - a romance force to be reckoned with! All contemporary romances lovers will ADORE the story of Cole Masten & Summer Jenkins. I can't stop smiling now that I've finished even a few days later typing this review I'm smiling at their precious story. It's truly quite perfect.
In my opinion, of the Alessandra Torre works I've read, Hollywood Dirt hails as her best yet. The writing so beautifully conveys the story this author wants to tell completely enrapturing you with her melodic prose. Descriptive settings, alluring Southern traits and facts, incredible dialogue, infectious banter, and an interesting plot all work together in a unique twist of a Hollywood love story. While this book is different from her other more erotic works Alessandra Torre has still left her own special imprint in the pages by being deceptively mysterious never revealing the full story at once. She leaves you on edge with her plot while managing to firmly secure these two characters to your heart. Torre structured the plot to give a us bits and pieces of information throughout in such a brilliant way revealing more and more depth to these beloved characters. Told from alternating points of view of third person and the heroine's first person the reader really gets a full 360 experience while reading this book.
Laced with warm sarcasm, biting humor, and Southern hospitality Hollywood Dirt procures the fantasy of a small town woman meeting Hollywood's brightest male star through deliciously non-traditional circumstances. Summer Jenkins, our heroine, not your typical Southern Belle needs an escape plan to leave the boring life she leads in Quincy. Cole Masten, our hero, needs a quick escape from the blinding pressure of Hollywood limelight. The two meet and our quickly pitted against each other in a richly worded, picture perfect tale of enemies to lovers romance that's so infectious it's hard to put down. In Quincy, Cole and Summer develop a tight bond giving each other strength in the process even when they're ready to strangle one another. Honestly, in their fight, the most honest, vulnerable passion is revealed branding your reading heart.
There's so much goodness in this book. Some really special surprises only Torre could give you are laced throughout the pages. What do a special cameo, a rooster, a Wal Mart, and a brown paper bag all have in common? Cole Masten and Summer Jenkins. You'll have to read this wickedly awesome love story to find out more as I can't spoil the magic Torre presents within this pages. The banter being my favorite part and the dry wit both characters are capable of spitting at each other. Hollywood Dirt brings to life the story of country mouse meeting city mouse lighting a fire in each other neither realized had burned out so completely. It's a discovery of self and a change in the kind of person each of them want to be. There's a slow burn in this book, a beautiful lingering romantic undertone swirling through the journey of Cole and Summer that makes the end that much sweeter. After all it's not about where you end but how you get there that's key.
Bravo, Alessandra Torre. You knocked my socks off with this one.