Review: Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre

Posted November 20, 2016 by Quinn in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra TorreHollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
five-stars
Published by Everafter Romance on September 7th 2015
Pages: 430
Goodreads

Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood's Perfect Husband is now Hollywood's Sexiest Bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder. Watch out Los Angeles, there's a new bad boy in town. Summer Jenkins. That's me, a small town girl stuck in Quincy, Georgia. I cook some mean chicken and dumplins, can bluff a grown man out of his savings in poker, and was voted Most Friendly my senior year. We were from different worlds. Our lives shouldn't have collided. But then Cole Masten read a book about my small town. And six months later, his jet landed on our dusty airstrip, and he brought Hollywood with him. From the start, I knew he was trouble. For our town. And for me. Sometimes, opposites just aren't meant to attract.

REVIEW

I know that I’ve been on a five star binge lately, but I can’t help it. I. FREAKING. LOVED IT!!!!!

This is the PERFECT summer vacation read, so if you have this, hold on until the weather is nice and steamy and then slam this bitch down like shots of tequila! You won’t regret it, unlike the tequila.

The whole concept of this book is super cute and adorable. I freaking LOVED Summer. She is gorgeous, smart, sassy and the quintessential southern girl! She’s can be sweet as sweet iced tea, but she won’t hesitate to blow you off her porch with her shot gun followed by a “bless your heart.” Yeah, she pretty much kicks ass.

Then there’s Cole Masten. THE Cole Masten. The stereotypical elite actor that doesn’t quite understand what life is like outside California. Coming off the sting of a very pubic break-up, he needs to hide out in Quincy and keep his member in his pants. Within the first hour of stepping off his plane he spars with Summer and not only finds her the perfect diversion from his upcoming divorce mitigations, but also as his new co-star.

I absolutely loved the setting. Torre does a beautiful job creating this small town full of snooty social elitists and southern charm where appearances and decorum are coveted as much as their secrets. Ever detail was perfectly placed, from chicken sittin’, to late night Wal-Mart ice cream runs.

I’ve read plenty of books placed in the south. I have family that grew up in Georgia and Alabama and no one has got the Southern dialogue as well as Torre. It was like listening to my cousin from Alabama. It was more than just adding a few “fixin’s” or “bless your heart”, this IS how they talk in the deep south.

I gobbled it up! For a book that was over 400 pages, I was wanting for 400 more. I can’t wait for the movie!

REVIEW

Really liked this one! A perfect blend of sweet and sassy.

Not what I expected from the blurb but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The enemies scenes were fantastic, I loved the banter and contrast between both the heroine and hero, plus their back stories held emotion and reason.

My one qualm was that the ending felt forced and rushed to me. This was a 400 page book, but the ending seemed to come out of nowhere. Or, as ‘nowhere’ as can be, considering it’s a romance and you kind of expect the characters to end up together (obviously XD). But either way, they went from hating each other to not hating each other, all within a few pages. Ere were small moments of genius when they would calm down and actually see each other, but they were few and far between. I think for the ending to work better in my mind, they needed to address their feelings for each other before the last handful of pages. Oh well. I think it’ll make a great movie and I’ll definitely be checking it out!

There was definitely a bunch of humour and tons to keep you entertained. Summer and Cole are two characters that you don’t want to miss!

five-stars

About Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle, Elle UK, Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

Leave a Reply