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When Claire lands the plum assignment of interviewing Hollywood's #1 hottie, she knows better than to mix business with pleasure, yet the next morning she wakes up in his bed--without her clothes. The tabloids pick up the story, and she learns that not everything printed is true.
Paperback, 326 pages
Published February 16th 2006 by 5 Spot (first published January 1st 2006)
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Devon
Mar 06, 2014 Devon rated it liked it
'HOW TO SLEEP WITH A MOVIE STAR' has all the right ingredients to make it a modern day Cinderella story. The very handsome and exceedingly nice movie star and the cute, up and coming magazine editor who meet at an interview and are immediately drawn to each other. I thought that I was going to love this book when about fifty pages into it, movie star Cole Brannon and journalist Claire Riley first meet and the sparks begin to fly. However, the book took a turn that I wasn't quite expecting, Clair ...more
Natasia Angel
The novel is so dreamy.. It's a too-good-to-be-true novel..
Imagine that you are a young and sweet editor, and a number one American actor had a huge crush on you..
Isn't that unrealistic??
Well, that is what happened in the novel..
And you know, as a teenager, I have always wanted to know how it feels like to meet celebrities in person.. I mean, who wouldn't?? Maybe some people wouldn't like that, but honestly, for a teenager that's consumed by the spotlight, I really want to be like Claire.. But i
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Samia Ruponti
Oct 06, 2014 Samia Ruponti rated it liked it
Shelves: hollywood
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Burçak Kılıç
Apr 03, 2012 Burçak Kılıç rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Çok eğlenceli bir kitaptı :)) Romantik komedi sevenler kaçırmasın ;)
Ünlü bir dergide editör olan kahramanımız Hollywood'un gözde bekar oyuncusuyla röportaj yapar ve daha sonra yaşanan talihsizlikler ve işyerindeki rekabetinde etkisiyle adı aşk dedikodularına karışır.. Ama film yıldızımız hiç de sandığı gibi diğer ünlülere benzememektedir.. Havalı, kibirli bir tip değildir ve kahramanımız yıldıza aşık olur tabi yıldızımızda kıza karşı boş değildir :)) Tabi işyerindeki düşmanlar, rekabetler, eski
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Beverly
Nov 06, 2008 Beverly rated it liked it
This was a pretty good book. Definitely "chick-lit" but "chick-lit" with substance and brains!

Not being an overly avid fan of "chick-lit" my expectations from these authors are usually somewhat sub-standard to the rest of the literature world. Too many sappy, unwitting writers have crept into the chick-lit world and lowered what seems to be the norm for what people have come to expect. Chick-lit tends to mean a book of just girly stuff, light reading with no brains needed. When I find an author
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Stephanie
Jan 08, 2011 Stephanie rated it really liked it
How to Sleep with a Movie Star by Kristin Harmel was a lot better than I expected. Claire Reilly has just caught her boyfriend in her bed with another woman. Claire is heartbroken and decides to drown her sorrows at a bar. There she runs into Cole Brannon, a famous and handsome movie star she had interviewed earlier that day for the entertainment magazine she works for. Cole is unlike the other movie stars she's interviewed and makes sure she gets home safely and that her ex-boyfriend is no long ...more
Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 Jessica Lawlor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
How to Sleep with a Movie Star by Kristin Harmel tells the story of Claire Reilly, an entertainment reporter for Mod magazine. Claire is in a slump. Her live-in boyfriend won’t have sex with her and she’s just been asked to write an article about why having a one night stand is wonderful. Clearly, she isn’t in the best place in her life.

That same week, Claire is assigned to interview Cole Brannon, Hollywood’s hottest star. At this point in her career, interviewing celebrities is nothing to Clair
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ஐ Canan ஐ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._
Olamaz ya..Cidden yüzümde kocaman bir sırıtma ifadesiyle bitirdim kitabı.
Çok sevdim hikayeyi, karakterleri (cadı sindra ve tom dışında)...
Cole Allah'ım o nasıl bir yaratıktır öyle.O düşünceli halleri, gülümsemeleri ve alçakgönüllülüğü yok mu?Bitirdi beni.
Ben kitaplarda dediğim dedik çaldığım düdük diyen erkek karakterleri severim ama Cole bi başkaydı.
Claire ise ilk başlarda Tom konusunda ciddi anlamda saflık ve salaklık yapsada sonradan çok acıdım kıza..
Her şeyde bu kadar üst üste gelmezki..Tüm
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Lynell
Little black books are treats. They are funny and delightful. They are romantic fluff that you can read without too much effort.

This book was none of those things. Do not read this book.

I wonder how old the writer was when she wrote this? Because it felt like a teenager trying to write an adult story.

The negatives :

The insta-love. The main male lead met the female lead and he fell for her. He was an absolute tool but she liked him.

The highschool drama. What's her name (our female lead) was an
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Selena
May 01, 2015 Selena rated it really liked it
Shelves: fluff, actor, 2015
Claire is a senior editor at a magazine called Mod. She is 26 yrs old and has her whole life ahead of her. She has a boyfriend named Tom who lives with her and is a novelist. So Claire is supporting him right now.

She has this opportunity to interview Cole Brannon, this famous actor and completely hits it off with him. But because of her profession in the celebrity journalism field, it's frowned upon for her to peruse any celebrities because it's deemed as unprofessional.

Well Claire ends up loo
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Atara
Apr 06, 2016 Atara rated it really liked it
I initially rated this 3 stars, but that was when I saw it on goodreads, years after I first read. I just re-read it and I totally retract my rating. It is definitely 4 - maybe even 4.5 stars. Claire was such a real, personable character, if a bit naive and insecure. , but then, aren't many woman today (unfortunately). It was so real, how even after everything he did, she still had feelings for him, because come on, a one year relationship doesn't disappear without a trace.
And Cole (*sigh*) he w
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Trisha
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Kristy
Apr 07, 2008 Kristy rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I had the weekend off and stayed up late...or early depending on how you look at it....reading. Even Sunday night when I had to work the next morning! I actually finished a lil before midnight. I laughed out loud toward the end. Sometimes I wanted to shake Claire for being so dense.

It would make a great movie!

I almost want to start reading it over again.

I recommend it to any woman who'd ever dreamed of getting her celebrity crush.
Joy
Nov 30, 2009 Joy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lauren!
I adored this book! Though it was pretty predictable for most of the book (it took a definite turn a little more than halfway through, which threw me-- good!), I thought it was terrific. It was a fun way to get to the know the inside of the women's magazine world (not the rags) and though it's obviously a fantasy, it still seemed real. I'll have to read more of Kristin Harmel.
Steph
Feb 13, 2014 Steph rated it liked it
While I enjoyed the book, and connected with the main character, the love intrest seemed way too perfect to be true. I really loved their meeting -I had butterflies all over- and the story development. But for the last part of the book I realised that he had only two main emotions: sadness and happiness. He didn't get angry much -not that I would have wanted him to but I just wanted him to have some spunk- and he was very nice, way too nice. His entrance was great but as the book continued his ...more
Cathy
Apr 06, 2010 Cathy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
Excellent novel!! My first by Kristin Harmel and definitely not my last. This was truly a Cinderella story, complete with the Wicked Triplets and gorgeous Prince Charming who is more interested in the real woman than the plastic and fake ones of La La Land. Highly recommended to all Chick Lit Fans.
Darlingmichie
Jan 16, 2011 Darlingmichie rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book.. A great chick lit.. I had taken a hiatus with chick lits and this one really entertained me. I couldn't stop turning the pages and polished the book off in just about 4 hours!

I'm off to check out other books written by Kristin Harmel.

Meghan Cooper
This book was so easy to fall in love with. The main character was really lovely and I easily 'became friends with her'! It was funny, romantic and perfect. I would reccomend this to all girls who love a bit of romance.
*Laura*
Love the always-dependable, always-predictable chick lit. Laughed out loud and put a smile on my face. Lovely :)
Amanda
May 08, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book. It's a very girl meets boy and fall in love book and also a Cinderella story. Loved it!!
Victoria
Aug 01, 2009 Victoria rated it it was amazing
Great read. My heart broke for the hero so many times, I just want to ... oh well. Got to read it.
Lauren
Mar 03, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it
Extremely entertaining and witty.
Natalie.chiyu
Jul 30, 2011 Natalie.chiyu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-d
omg! best romance fiction ever!
Thea
Mar 13, 2016 Thea rated it liked it
Shelves: school2015-2016
This was a really cute and fun read. I kind of expected to fall in love with it more than I actually did but I still liked it nonetheless. Yes, this book was extremely unrealistic almost Cinderella kind of tale but who doesn't enjoy a little bit of fluff once in a while? It wasn't overly nauseating on the cute stuff as it didn't really focus on that for a good chunk of the book. Cole was a really sweet hero and Claire only got on my nerves slightly. Not my favorite book ever but definitely not t ...more
Sabine
Sep 13, 2015 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
10 Gründe für einen One Night Stand..

..damit fing alles an. Claire Reilly ist 26 Jahre alt und bereits Editor der Unterhaltungssparte für das Magazin "Mod" in New York. Das bringt natürlich viele Neider unter den Kollegen mit sich und vor allem ihre 15 Jahre ältere Kollegin Sidra, die für den Modebereich verantwortlich ist, hat es auf sie abgesehen. Auch ihre Chefin übertrumpft sich mit schrecklichen Arbeitsaufträgen wie den Artikel über den One Night Stand, den Claire über Nacht aus dem Ärmel
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Michelle♥
Apr 15, 2012 Michelle♥ rated it it was ok
Shelves: library, chick-lit
2. 5 stars.

What's a chick lit story if it's not predictable?

It was the typical boy meets girl, girl doesn't feel confident, totally insecure, why would this drop dead gorgeous guy fall for me, be mean to the guy after he's nice to you and then don't believe anything he tells you but believe what everyone else is saying about him kind of story.

Phew that was long winded.

Anyway, the story was just ok. I feel like if they just would've talked more to each other and not believed what everyone else wa
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Amy Watt
Jun 27, 2013 Amy Watt rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I don't really know what to make of this book. I liked the premise, I liked Cole (the romance interest) and Wendy (the best friend). I'm just not sure if I liked the main character, Claire. Although, I have to admit, she did grow on me near the end of the book when she finally grew a pair.

Heroines in novels seem to be either ridiculously short or freakishly tall. This one fell in the 'ridiculously short' category at five foot. Can't there ever be normal height heroines?! I'm five foot eight, whi
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Kala
Sep 22, 2012 Kala rated it it was ok
The good:

* This book was a quick and easy read

* The main character and her best friend were awesome! I love good female characters!


The bad:

* Cole Brannon. Not that he wasn't a nice guy, but he's absent throughout 90% of the story. Claire does her interview with him. Has the drunken meeting in a bar with him. Has the angry conversation with him about the roses where she is a total bitch. Other than those three meetings (and the last one was really short), there is nothing! And that all happened
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Rebecca
Jul 22, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit
After a long book filled with lots of details I didn't care about, I needed something light and fluffy that I could read in a day. And no better author to me at the moment then Harmel! This book was perfect for that. Not as good as her last book to me, mainly because the protag keeps going back to her super looser boyfriend. Agh, I hate people like that. Seriously, how desperate are you for love and companionship? Give him the keys to the street already and shut the fuck up! Anyway, Girl is a wr ...more
sointoyou
Sep 13, 2012 sointoyou rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I love the story overall but it lacks romance in my opinion, it's more on fashion, Hollywood and glitz and glamour. The romance part was too short.

The narration of the author with every scenes was overly done and described like feeling to skip those flowery words and jump to the actual scene.

I love the chemistry between Claire and her best-friend Wendy. Wendy rocks! I like her dating every Manhattan's waiters but felt in love with the last one. Lol I love her personality and selfless
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Kristin Harmel is an international bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into numerous languages and are sold all over the world. After spending many years as a journalist (including more than a decade writing and reporting for People magazine) Kristin now freelances only occasionally, focusing on book tours, book club visits and, of course, writing her next books! THE SWEETNESS OF ...more
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