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The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling

(Red Hot Heroes #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  248 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Determined to qualify for the fire department's grueling physical, former marine Jessie Sullivan never gives up, despite the pins in her leg. The last thing she needs is a tall, incredibly hot action movie star sharing her gym...and who makes her want to trade in her reps for some sexy physical activity. Of the naked kind.

Blake Johnston is more than just a Big Screen Sex M
ebook, 119 pages
Published November 24th 2014 by Entangled Publishing, LLC - Indulgence
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Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: entangled
3 - She didn't need happily ever after. She just needed him. Stars.

I really enjoyed this novella; it is a quick, sassy, sexy and emotional seasonal read. I liked that the author stepped away from the norm and gave the reader a female veteran, dealing with PTSD and the aftermath of a tour-of-duty gone wrong.

"Privacy's overrated."

Jessie is carrying around a lot of ghosts from her past, and Blake manages to help her see things from a different and more balanced perspective. The snarky banter betwe
Nov 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Jessie is a war hero with a severe leg injury. She also has some scars that can't be seen. Blake is a sexy movie star. When Blakes sister is getting married at Jessie's family's resort - Blake and Jessie develop a connection. I love that this story is about a female injured vet and not the other way around. It made it really unique. Plus, Blake was the perfect person to help Jessie. He is not only super hot, but he is also really sweet, kind, and caring. I liked this novella but since it did dea ...more
2.5 stars

I've discovered that certain topics like wounded soldiers battling PTSD issues is not the stuff I find as an escape for pleasurable reads.

Let me clarify...

I've never been a war movie watcher least of all a reader. War is war and it's devastating, ugly and although glamourized on the big screen and video games makes this reader overly saddened so I choose not to plunge into that ugly facet of human society.

Why did I read this book, you ask?

I'm asking myself the same question. I suppose
christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)
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Cover: 4
Plot: 3
Characters: 4

Overall Rating: 3.5

I want someone to hold me.Not because I’m wounded. Not because I’m alive. But because I’m me.

The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling focuses on Jessie Sullivan a war veteran who is now aiming to be a firefighter after her last mission which left her with a scar on her leg. Then there's Blake Johnston a drop-dead sexy movie star who rented their resort
Nov 03, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked the overall plot of this book.

I liked Jessie. She was much stronger than she gave herself credit, and I can’t even think how I’d be after going through something like what happened to her. She had a long way to go in terms of physical and mental wellness, but she was going in the right direction. It was also interesting to see a female wounded soldier than the typical guy, very different how they deal with their troubles.

I also liked Blake. He wasn’t just a movie star, he wanted much mo
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you've read The Mavericks Red Hot Reunion, the first book in the Sweetbriar Springs series, you will already be acquainted with the couple The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling centralises around. This is Jessie and Blake's story and for it, we rewind several years.

When Jessie is forced to give up her career as a Marine following injury, she returns home determined to become a firefighter. And when Hollywood hottie Blake arrives for his sister's wedding and waltzes into her gym, sparks fly a
Carmen Falcone
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling is the real deal!

First of all, I loved that Jessie was the scarred (physically and emotionally) war vet. Usually the hero has that role, so I loved the twist. A lot of times while reading this, I caught myself laughing out loud. Like when her “erogenous zone high fived” LOL.

Jessie has been hurt and has issues letting people in. She wants a shot at the fire department, and in comes Blake. Yummy, fabulous Hollywood movie star Blake.

Blake befriended her mot
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to NetGalley and EntangledPublishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a fairly quick novella to read, but the great thing about it is that it is the woman who is the wounded Marine and not the man. There are not enough of these role reversals in my opinion which makes the read that little bit better.

Jessie is a sassy young woman released from the Marine on medical grounds, yet a year later is still struggling to get over her survivors grief and get
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
This red hot holiday fling is more than just sexy, good times! I love Blake's desire to help Jessie overcome her emotional scars. The fact that he thinks she deserves more than "a pretty boy" is proof that he's so much more than that. He's a man capable of great compassion, and he wants to take care of those that matter to him. Jessie, a Marine involved in a horrific event that resulted in her discharge from military service, is desperately trying to find her way, and Blake is more than willing ...more
Bette Hansen
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! I found the female wounded warrior storyline very unique and interesting. This is a quick read and one I think you will enjoy. What starts out as a red hot fling quickly turns into so much more. Blake is a Hollywood action film icon but he wants to do so much more. Jessie is determined to get her injured body in shape to pass the firefighters exam. As the relationship develops the real motivating factors for both of them are uncovered. Great read and I highly recommend it.
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an awesome book! I loved every minute of it. It kept me reading because I had to see what would happen next. Jessie back at her mom and dad's resort. She is an injured marine with survivors gulilt of still being alive. Blake a friend of the family and a red hot movie star is also staying at the resort. Blake is supposed to help Jessie get over her guilt so she can move forward with her life. Can Blake do it? Read the book today to find out. You will not be sorry. ...more
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling
by Christine Glover is a prequel novella in the Sweetbriar Springs series and is set several years prior to the events in book one. Its release comes months after that of the first book and while I read both books in the order of release, they can be read out of order. Actually, I think it would be better if you read this novella before reading book one, The M
Blessie (Mischievous Reads)
*ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review

Jessie Sullivan is an ex-marine, returned home due to a bombing incident that almost cost her life, but she’s got a scarred leg instead to remember such a tragedy. In order to move on with her life, and still continue the purpose of serving, she’s determined to pass the physical exam for the firefighters through rigorous physical training… and when Blake Johnston, the hot action star sharing her gym is willing to help with her ph
April Symes
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review****

This is such a great story. The author writes this story in such a way that you feel the emotions coming from both the heroine and hero. Brilliant!

Jessie Sullivan is a former marine & she is trying to qualify for the fire department’s grueling physical all the while dealing with trauma to her leg which was terribly hurt while overseas. She had to retire because she had to have pins put in her leg and she is dealing with PTSD
3.5 Stars

This was a quick read that had some great characters and a wonderful plot. I loved the fact that it was the heroine who was the wounded war veteran and how all the issues she faced as a woman were addressed. And who doesn't love the hot movie star – throw in a tortured past and you have a great hero!

I loved the way that the relationship between Jessie and Blake grew. It was fun watching Blake chip away at all the walls Blake had built and helped her to realize that she still was a beaut
Maria Rose
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This sexy novella is the story of Blake and Jessie. Jessie needs to prove to herself that despite her war injury, she can still compete in a man's world. When hot as hell movie star Blake challenges her workout routine while staying at her family resort, it's an easy step from workout pals to lovers. But with a two week time limit on their affair, will they go their separate ways after New Year's or find something to keep them together for the long haul?

I can't tell you how nice it was read a bo
Jessica Alcazar
First I'd like to start with YES I read this BEFORE Thanksgiving 2014 and YES, I know I'm just getting around to reviewing. Why you might ask? Because I'm a #readingwhore who just forgets to review sometimes. Thank God for the kindle 'highlighting' and 'bookmarking'!
Anywho....It's a quick read. It was emotional and sexy and the people were just sassy enough to keep me interested. It had an unusual spin on the PTSD norm we usually read about. We normally get stories of male veterans going thru PT
This was an amazing and heart touching story. Jessie is a veteran that has been discharged after a bomb blew up and injured her leg. Yes, HER leg. The veteran is a female and I loved how the story really took her perspective and brought it to life for me. She was such an intense character and had a drive to prove that she still had value. Blake had some very similar characteristics, but they were shown in a different way. He was determined to show the world that he was more than just another pre ...more
Talk Books To Me
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tell me…what is your idea of a hero?

For Jessie, her blinders were fully in place and her mindset was as follows: a hero is a one who dodges real bullets and even takes a few for his or her country. Watching her blinders come off was awesome! Not that I would ever say that those who serve are not heroes…they most certainly are heroes. But sometimes, heroes come in different packages. Off topic, a news story out of Fort Lauderdale announced that three men were arrested for feeding the poor, one of
Jennifer Schultheis
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling by Christine Glover. What I loved most about the book, was that the female lead (Jessie) was a wounded vet. It's definitely a unique twist when the female is the soldier in the story. There are so many books out there with the male being the soldier, so for me this was a breath of fresh air. The characters were well-developed and intriguing. The banter between Jessie and Blake had me smiling and kept me entertained. I loved how ...more
Sassy Southern
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a perfect read on this veterans day! I give this book 4 stars. I guess being a mom of someone who is serving this country now, this story connects with me on a different level. Jessie is a former marine who was injured in the field has come home to try to find her way again. And since her medical discharge she is determined to qualify for the fire department. The last thing she needs is a hot, action movie star at his peak inferring in her plans. Blake Johnston is more than just a big scree ...more
Michele Winton
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love love loved that it's the heroine who has the military past, and did you read the blurb - omg - kick ass. I really enjoyed this novella; it is a quick and emotional holiday read. And did I mention I loved the premise? Female veteran dealing with PTSD? Awesome.
Jessie is carrying around a lot of baggage, and Blake helps her see things with a little more perspective. Jessie definitely has opinions which I like and Blake isn't shy either. But Blake takes things too far and Jessie is hurt, aga
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Lovely story about surviving injury and survivor's guilt. Jessie is a purple heart recipient. The war in Afghanistan has left her scarred both outside and inside. Her goal now is to qualify as a fireman and serve her community the only way she knows how. Her injuries from the war affect her right leg and so she must endure the pain and bring her physical endurance up to par.

Meeting movie star extraordinaire Blake Johnston starts this competition for physical endurance training. Among all the tra
Jess is a wounded Marine trying to find her place back home. Blake is a movie star who is still trying to find his happiness.

Thrown together because of Blake's sister's wedding, they sort of repair and build each other up. But what do they have to offer each other, other than a wild Hot holiday fling?

Jess still isn't over what happened while she was over seas and Blake isn't quite happy wiht the way his life is going. He wants more. Together they discover there is more than just what they want
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic read! Christine Glover’s first novella is a winner! Tremendously well written, a great story, multi-faceted characters; it has it all! A superb female lead, a charming hero – not a cookie-cutter perfect alpha male but a real man; they are a perfect couple. Albeit a movie star, Blake wants more than a superficial career, and Jessie is a war veteran, she finds healing hard, and she is at a crossroads too. They meet, and it’s literary magic, but nothing feels rushed. Super! I can h ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Here's to another short and sweet romance novella. I couldn't help but be disappointed in this reading experience. I just wanted more from the two leads. Their chemistry was decent enough but the sex scenes left me wanting more. I wanted them to be more detailed, like the horndog than I am. I wish the conclusion didn't end with a proposal but I'm happy the conflict was resolved quickly since it was introduced so late in the story.

No favorite characters or scenes but I did have a good time readi
Delene Yochum
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
A movie star and a wounded vet. The difference here is the Movie Star is Blake an Action Hero restless to be more than just that in the film industry. Jessie, a wounded war vet with survivor's guilt. A no strings holiday affair while Blake is at the resort for his sister's wedding, both realize they want something more but can they trust each other enough to take those steps. A heartwarming, emotional and sensual read. ...more
Shannon Binegar-Foster
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved every minute of this book. The story really drew me in. It was wonderful how Jesse opened up to Blake and how he helped her work through her painful memories. It was a real feel good story. I would have liked it to be a bit longer thus the 4 stars(wish there was a 4.5).I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review of this book, which in no way influenced my opinion. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"3.5 out of 5 stars! A heartwarming novel about a Hollywood action hero meeting a wounded ex-Marine, healing each other’s past pains and their hearts, with a little holiday magic thrown in. I really enjoyed this fast-paced novel."

Read more of this review and TWO teasers here:
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jessie, a wounded vet is trying to heal her own scars and is training to try out for a fireman position when she meets Blake, a movie star also working out. Blake is staying at the resort for two weeks when they meet. Sparks fly, and they agree to a two week holiday fling but does it lead into more.
I really enjoyed this book, a quick read. Loved the hint of the fairy tales, don't we all believe in fairy tales and HEA. Highly recommend this book.
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USA Today Bestselling author Christine Glover writes sexy, intriguing romances. She loves discovering how her determined heroines and super sexy heroes with heart journey toward their own happily ever afters. Her characters are real people from all walks of life who embody classic love stories with a modern twist. She enjoys finding the silly in the serious, making wine out of sour grapes, and giv ...more

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