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Hollywood Confessions

(Hollywood Headlines #3)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  1,098 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
Allie Quick has high aspirations - much higher than reporting on the latest celebrity gossip for the L.A. Informer, Hollywood's most notorious tabloid. But if she's going to join the ranks of the real reporters, she's going to need a headline worthy story under her belt. Which is just what she gets when the producer of the trashiest reality shows on TV winds up murdered, a ...more
Published May 25th 2011 (first published January 1st 2011)
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Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Gah. If one could do so, I'd have given this 2.5 stars. The book itself was fine, but I could not like Allie! She was a pain in everyone's tush in the first two books, and I found it really hard to switch gears to her being the heroine. I just couldn't make the jump from all of her annoying traits in the first two books suddenly becoming her endearing traits. I see from looking at other reviews that I'm in the minority here, but that's okay. All in all this was a cute, easy series.
This one was pretty fun. It was kind of weird at first though because the main character was the "enemy" from the last few books. But it was still good!
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I really worried starting this book I'd be able to enjoy it, because the heroine was the encroaching and unpleasant new hire from the 2 previous books. Some explanations were given that could explain part of her past poor behavior. However it didn't explain why she always tried to do things sneakily behind other people's backs rather than be open about her difficulties and try the cooperative way. Except that it wasn't her style. And I liked how she managed to use her style to work her way about ...more
Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was witty, hilarious, cute, and mysterious and action-packed all at once.

Allie Quick is a reporter for the Informer - a tabloid, but desperately wants to be a big-time reporter for the LA Times - but they don't think she has what it takes to for the job, mostly because she's a woman. When her boss, Felix, assigns her a story of the mysterious murder of Chester Barker, a huge Hollywood producer, she's thrilled to be working on a legit article. Tina, one of her co-workers, is furious, a
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I adore just about everything that Gemma Halliday has put out! Therefore it is no surprise that I enjoyed this story. Halliday creates amazingly real, flawed, and loveable characters. I absolutely love that the characters in this story overlap with the high heels mystery series! Getting to see glimpses of Maddie and Marco are wonderfully fun and help keep the story lines between books clear. Allie is an interesting character, though I wish that throughout the book she took more of a stand agains ...more
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute and fluffy, definitely some parallels between it and Stephanie Plum books.

Imagine Ryan Seacrest being the mogul of reality TV in charge of American Idol/Dancing With the Stars, The Bachelor and Jon & Kate Plus 8. Imagine someone kills him and all the people on his shows are suspects.

You'll be able to draw parallels between the cast of the aforementioned shows and the characters in the book.

Apparently this is part of a series, I'm interested in the first 2 now. As long as you don't appro
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I know now who should play Felix if you ever decide to have a movie/TV show. Callum Blue. OMG he would be PERFECT!!!!!!!! I love him. And I love how you have him come back in another series and I am hoping that there will be more Hollywood series. These are great. I love that you had Marco involved too. I am still trying to think who would be the best Marco in both the Highheels stories as well. Thank you Gemma for all your stories and all your leads to other indy authors. Hugs and kisses from o ...more
Feb 09, 2012 rated it liked it
One blurb on Amazon states that fans of Janet Evanovich will love it - and well they should, because it's Stephanie Plum does Valley Girl. It's got too many vulgar words, redundant phrases and cliches; but not enough originality. A "little person" in the story - check, Stephanie's done it. Car issues - check, Stephanie again. Empty cupboards, extra layers of mascara - check and check, done and done. The clues seem to come awfully easy, as does access to Hollywood film studios, so it's difficult ...more
Apr 24, 2012 rated it liked it
I went into this book thinking that I wasn't really going to like it because Allie, our main character, was super annoying in the other two books and the thought of her starring in her own book was not all that thrilling. It was slightly better than I thought though. She became slightly less annoying as the book went on but she's still not my favorite. The mystery and the story made up for her annoyingness.
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, cozy-mystery
This was a fun. and quick read. This is the third in the Hollywood Headlines series that can be read as a stand alone but would be better to have read the previous two in series to get the full background on the characters. The main character of Allie was not one of my favorite's from the previous books however, I grew to like her. I would recommend this series and other works by this author.
Jeanette montgomery
Aug 20, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked the book but really struggled with the main character allie, in the first two books she was really horrible and found it really hard to change my opinion of her.

I liked all the other characters in the book and was an ok story.
Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: comedy, mystery, series
This wasn't my favorite, but I loved getting more Felix. I hope she writes more of them. I like how she puts real life stuff in her books that she talks about on her blog, like the sprinkler scene.
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
The only reason this gets 4 instead of 5 stars is because I really don't like Allie Quick as a character...she is annoying and I felt like the Allie from this book derivates from the Allie in the High Heels series.
Julie Levenhagen
It's funny, I didn't expect to like the Hollywood Headlines mysteries as much as her High Heels mysteries- but the kindle copy was such a steal I got them anyways. I'm glad I did! I loved all 3 books in the series.
May 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
The least enjoyable of the trilogy. I couldn't connect to Allie, the character who caused problems for Tina and Cam in the first two books and who made stupid choices right and left. Also still annoyed at the Go-Go's/Bangles mix up.
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
These are fun, silly mysteries. Like the other Hollywood mystery I read, this has some "behind the scenes" knowledge of Hollywood that I find funny. And I liked the crossover, but different main character from the other one I read. Very quick reading.
Robyn Mantas
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cute story!!! Similar to Janet Evanovich books though.
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Book #59 of 2011
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love Gemma Halliday! Great ending to the series. I'm so glad I have my Nook so that I was able to purchase the book for download. I can't wait till her new book comes out.
Mar 17, 2012 rated it liked it
A recommended read. Our heroine is trying to work her way up to the major tabloids but is hired for her looks by a fourth rate tabloid. Mystery ensues.
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Fluffy little mystery. This was the third in the series and was much less silly than the second book. Pretty good for free!
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it
The book was good. Not Gemma's best. Still not a fan of Allie's. if it would have been any other character I may have liked it more. Still a fan of Maddie and Tina!
Liat Gat
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 stars only because I knew exactly what kind of book this was when I started it. This is not high art, but these books are addicting.
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cosy-mystery
Wish she would clean up the language. There is not much, but it is not necessary. Other than that, I love these books.
Jul 27, 2015 rated it liked it
A fun read; cozy readers should really like it. I should have, but did not, guess "who dun it".
Well...good if you want some mindless reading.
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Light chic lit if you're in the mood.
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cute. Full review coming soon.
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved It! All her books make me laugh...
Fun book. Not my favorite in the series but still fun.
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Gemma had a hard time figuring out what she wanted to be when she grew up. She worked as a film and television actress, a teddy bear importer, a department store administrator, a preschool teacher, a temporary tattoo artist, and a 900 number psychic, before finally selling her first book, Spying in High Heels, in 2005 and deciding to be a writer.

Since then, Gemma has written several mystery novels

Other books in the series

Hollywood Headlines (4 books)
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  • Hollywood Secrets (Hollywood Headlines, #2)
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