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How to Sleep with a Movie Star

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,888 ratings  ·  135 reviews
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 2006)
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Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
This is another book I overhyped for myself. I expected this to be THE best book of 2018 and unfortunately I just couldnt love it, which is okay not all books are for everyone. Dont get me wrong its probably a really good book but it felt as if I`ve read it at least 5 times already. I seriously despise characters that are only made to be hated and this one had a lot of them, the whole she-hates-me-cause-she-wants-to-be-me feels a bit high-schooly to me. I wish there was some character developmen ...more
Samia Ruponti
Feb 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: hollywood
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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
Sep 22, 2012 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
May 09, 2012 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
Mary Herring
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Despite the title, this was a sweet G rated story. Perfect for a beach read.
Nov 06, 2008 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
Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 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
Jan 08, 2011 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
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
Nov 16, 2007 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.
Apr 27, 2009 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.
Jan 15, 2011 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.
Jan 17, 2010 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.
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-d
omg! best romance fiction ever!
Love the always-dependable, always-predictable chick lit. Laughed out loud and put a smile on my face. Lovely :)
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Extremely entertaining and witty.
May 08, 2008 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!!
Aug 01, 2009 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.
Ally Finlay
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
I found Claire's lack of self-esteem to be frustrating and unrealistic. The direction of the plot was obvious even though the main character remained oblivious and surprised. Cole never got to see the good side of Claire, their interactions consisting of her fobbing him off and being rude. I saw no reason for him to actually like her at all.
I also found the use of adjectives distracting.
The author can clearly write, the dialog flowed although at times was also predictable. I also found the chara
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I forgot I'd read this book until I started reading it again and remembered that while I liked the book previously I found that the biggest problem was that the male MC was missing for 90% of the book. That was kind of a problem for me as I really wanted to find out more about Cole

It's a cute read though with mean girls galore.

And I do love the ending as it is very much a feel good one.
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A random grab off of the library shelf. I was actually quite surprised by it. The only thing that was annoying was how often Cole was referred to as Cole Brannon. Especially once he became a solid character in the story. Otherwise it was a good summer read!
Jordana Martin
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book. It's one of my favorites, I have no problems reading it over and over again.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
Very nice indeed, humorous and easy-read for summer. Plausible characters etc. Highly recommandable.
Nicole Alvarez
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loveeeed ittt. It was really good, I was hooked from the beginning. But it was an infuriating book at the same time.
Robyn Choate
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Easy read - definitely predictable but characters have a good sense of humor.
Cat Gray
Nov 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Cute story, very fast read. I read most of this while standing in the long checkout line at Whole Foods.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
A short and incredibly enjoyable read.
Apr 15, 2012 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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Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of THE ROOM ON RUE AMELIE, THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING, THE LIFE INTENDED, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN, and several other novels. Her latest, THE WINEMAKER'S WIFE, is coming in August 2019 from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has also freelanced for many other publications, including American Baby, Men ...more