#RisqueReads | #BookReview | HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL by Louise Bay @louisesbay (August 18th 2017, Indie Published)

Published; August 18th 2017, Independantly Published

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He’s a Hollywood A lister. She’s literally the girl next door.

As 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 10 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, stand-alone romance.


On my continuing mission to explore strange new worlds authors in preparation for RARE18 London in February, I picked up HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL by Louise Bay. The blurb grabbed my attention and instantly made me think of the trailer I had seen for the new Passionflix movie; Hollywood Dirt, where a movie star is filiming in a small town and just happens to fall for the local girl.

Wowsers! What I was not prepared for is just how up front and open each of the characters are with their sexuality and how they communicate with each other. We are pulled into Matt and Lana’s relationship so tight that there’s no room to wiggle free. Every emotion they feel, we feel it with them.

This book does have that element of drama thrown in as we discover more about Lana’s past and how she is living back in her home town. Thankfully Louise doesn’t write Lana as a young woman who is shy, meek and wouldn’t say ‘boo!’ to a ghost. Lana is independant, she’s comfortable, but with that air of sadness which gives her both the relatable and likable quality.

Overall, this book is sweet, hot, steamy, intense and breathtaking. It’s too easy to feel yourself being drawn into the fantasy of the celebrity world.

AUTHOR LINKS; Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter

You can buy HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL from the following booksellers (and many more!);

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