While this is the first for me in the series, I have to say I liked the ride. Hollywood Temptation by Scarlet Wilson follows Hollywood Blackmail by Jackie Ashenden. Not to worry, there were not a lot of gaps and holes that made you feel as though you were somehow missing out by not reading the other book. I firmly believe this could be a standalone read.
This book centers on Scotland born Selena Harris, an out of work exec who moves to Los Angeles to find a job. Since she can’t control her spending (don’t know how that feels at ALL, lol) she soon realizes she is in way over her head.
A chance encounter with her ex Mark and a flying shoe to her head (you’ll have to read that one to see how this hilarious scene plays out) lands her at the hospital where she meets uber hottie Dr. Travers, who tends to her injuries, but unfortunately, miss I can’t pay my bills cuz I’m broke as a joke is strapped, and can’t pay her hospital bill either. Coincidentally, Colt Travers needs a receptionist now that he just fired one. You thinking what I’m thinking?
Yep, Colt is the name of a beer. I mean that plus 45. I mean…nevermind.
I was also thinking as a secondary thought, hey maybe she could sub for McSteamy and try being responsible for once and pay her damn bills and you know what? She DOES.
Lots of chemistry and hot build-up ensues…little bit of some mystery (everyone’s got secrets I guess)…perfect light read to get ready for spring. I loved their interactions as well as the sexual tension, and my favorite of course? Snappy dialogue. You could definitely tell Selena and Colt kept each other on their toes. Great read…not one to miss.
**DISCLAIMER** Scha-mokin’ hot book provided by uber cool publisher for completely shameless plug…I mean…um, honest review. Additional snark provided freely, and at no extra charge. =0)
A car skidded to a halt outside. He stood up and walked over to the window. It wasn’t the type of car that normally appeared in their parking lot. Not the usual parking spot, either. It was usually cars-for-the-stars around here. But this was a run-of-the-mill car. He watched as a blonde bombshell emerged from the car, pressing something to her head.
There was a parking lot directly to her left. It was clearly marked. She had practically blocked the driveway parked there. Another woman who thought the rules were made for everyone else.
She looked upward and he caught his breath. Even in her disheveled state he could see she was a knockout. Blond hair around her shoulders, lovely bone structure—the one thing a plastic surgeon always noted—lightly tanned skin, curves in all the right places, and fuchsia-pink lips. His favorite color on a woman.
He watched as she struggled to straighten her blouse and skirt with one hand, a signature handbag weighing her down as she continued to press something to her head. She stumbled. He winced. The last thing they needed was someone to fall on their way into the clinic and sue them. Bad publicity and lawsuits were not what they needed right now.
Something was caught around her ankle. He could see the bright scrap catching on the stiletto heel of her shoe. She stopped and dumped her bag on the ground then bent down to retrieve the wayward piece of material. Her head shot back up quickly, glancing at all the windows in the clinic. Her face was scarlet.
It wasn’t. It couldn’t be.
Yes, it was.
Colt couldn’t stop the hearty laugh he let out as she bent down and stuffed the pink thong into her bag.
Scarlet Wilson wrote her first story aged 8 and has never stopped. Her family have fond memories of ‘Shirley and the Magic Purse’ with its army of mice, with names all beginning with the letter ‘m’. An avid reader Scarlet started with every Enid Blyton book, moved on to Sweet Valley, and many years later found romance novels.
Her fiancé has never read one of her books but believes all the heroes are based on him. And because he’s never read any of her books Scarlet is quite happy for him to keep thinking that!
Scarlet writes for Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical and Romance lines and Entangled Publishing. Scarlet lives on the West Coast of Scotland with her fiancé and their two sons.
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