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A Kiss For The Cameras

(The Hollywood Showmance Chronicles #1)

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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  741 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Meet the men of the Thunder movie franchise...  Movie Stars.  Sex Symbols.  Bad Boys.  What's a good girl gonna do?
Nate Mason, Hollywood's latest heartthrob, is sexy, charming, and a favorite with the paparazzi whether he's getting a coffee or exiting a hotel after a torrid night with a lady friend.  Clearly he's not the type to settle down with one woman.
 
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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by Blonde Ambition Press
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MJ
1.5?

ISOLATED. That is the first word that comes to mind for this book. The characters are mostly isolated from everyone and everything going on around them. Apart from a few 'small' scenes about a red carpet do, a social event, or a meeting or two, they don't really interact with anyone much. And when I say they are small, I mean there's not much more than a couple of paragraphs before we are back to their contained world, sometimes less. On top of that, there's lots of 'telling us that happened
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The lady in Red
not bad but wasnt for me
Coco.V
Oct 19, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 stars

It did contain moments of charm, but overall I just wasn't very impressed.
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Marissa Chavez
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Paige and Nate made a deal to have a showmance. It worked out until they had real feeling for each other. In the end it all worked out for the best of them. 😊
Natward1yahoo.com
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Didn't finish after page 49. Between the generic, straightforward writing and my dislike for the lead female, Paige I just didn't care to go any farther in the story. It didn't feel natural in the slightest. The author needed to completely take out the part at the very beginning where Paige and her friend randomly see the hot celebrity, Nate at a coffee shop and jokingly talk about how he should play her book character in the movie she was trying to get made. And then, lo and behold, that very s ...more
Jill Oates
Apr 17, 2017 rated it liked it
So I went up and down on this book by Ms Jaymes - I love all of her Cowboy Justice books - Cowboy Truth is easily one of my favourites and have reread it more than once.

I have to say that generally I do not like "rock star" "movie star" or "celebrity" type books - so I am a little biased against this showmance. I think I didn't like Nate (and for me if I don't like the hero I generally give up on a book). I finished the book but will think long and slow about buying the next in the series - par
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Susan
Nov 17, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Pros:
1. The grammar was good most of the time, and there were only a few typos.
2. It was free.
3. I really liked Max and Carrie.


Cons:
1. The book is not about Max and Carrie.
2. It's about Nate and Paige. I liked Paige more than Nate, but the biggest problem with both is that the author wasn't consistent with their personalities. For example, Paige is described as extremely introverted but tough and honest, sometimes blunt. Those things are "shown" by panic attacks for large events and nerves for s
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Pratna Imrith
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet contemporary romance which is is full of drama, emotion and fun. It was my first time reading a book by Olivia James and I enjoyed her dual point of view writing style because it enabled the reader to understand both Nate and Paige. I liked Nate's character with his British accent and romantic side,but he got a little annoying when he decided he knew what was best for Paige and when his self esteem was getting in the way of his relationship. Paige's character was my favorite bec ...more
Whispers From
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First in the Showmance series

Nate is a British actor, charming, a playboy, and has had a rough couple of years due to his ex girlfriend, but it was only for show. His people tell him he needs to get some positive publicity.
Paige is a writer and widow with a teenage son. She wants to have her books made into a movie but she wants creative control and have a saw in who plays the lead character Flynn. Her publicist tells her she has to be seen by the public more. They want her to enter into a "sho
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Linda  Johnston
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it
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Paige Mitchell was a famous romance writer and she was wanting her book become a movie, but she wanted control was playing it and how it played out. Her people wanted to have a showman with Hollywood heartthrob Mate Mason from London. She didn't want to do it because she wanted to be honest, but later she changed her mind when she was so afraid to get out of the limo and walked down red carpet even though he didn't get her sign the contract. They end up working together. He was suppose to
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Katreena
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
A romance novel that encourages healthy emotional interactions? How novel!

I seriously love that this book focuses on the characters building a healthy relationship. They call each other on their crap and work to improve it. They both make mistakes, because people do, but they don't let it slide. The author chooses not to fall into the damaging tropes of controlling behavior being "romantic". I wish more authors would follow her example.

This isn't great literature, and the characters didn't make
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Michelle
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Nate and Paige. I liked the premise for the book, but I had to rate it lower because of the jarring foul language, her continuously calling him "handsome", him continuously calling her "darling" or "love", and him calling her baby doll (blech!) during intimate moments. There were, unfortunately, repetition problems with some of the writing as well. There was a section where Paige was making a movie recommendation to someone - this took a couple of paragraphs. A few pages later, the EXACT same co ...more
Julia
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story very much, and I appreciated that the characters behaved like real people who have to solve relationship problems. The main characters, flaws and all, seemed like people I could get to know and I was certainly rooting for them to find a HEA. Even the supporting characters were interesting and know-able. I kept thinking that I could picture this as a Hugh Grant movie!

Still, I would have preferred a "sweeter" version with fewer bedroom scenes and less language. I am adept at sk
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Nina Ann
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this book

Man, I had no idea what to expect when I came across this book in a newsletter for freebies. I usually pick up whatever is highly rated, give it a try and this time I was far from disappointed. Actually, I liked it so much that I'm giving it one of my rare reviews. A cute story with a dash of drama, but not so much that I feel like I have to hide under my covers and pray for it to end so I can go out in public without a purple face. (I'm a blusher) Its worth a read. I'm planning on
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Kathy
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable light read about an Author and the Actor she swore she didn't want playing her leading man in her book series that Hollywood wants on the big screen. Well best laid plans and all that have a different outcome as they start a "Showmance" Said Actor Nate has a scandal that is costing him his reputation and the Author Paige would rather sit at home in her pj's writing (to all my author friends, does this sound familiar?) than do major public appearances. The story is light, quirky an ...more
Claudia
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Light Hollywood romance story.

I felt myself skim reading a lot of it and didn't really feel like there was any real drama, like there was issues in the relationship but they felt forced to keep the reader engaged. I guess it annoyed me because I feel like a simple conversation would've cut this book in half and a lot of the drama was unnecessary.

I also would've liked to of gotten to know Jason, her son, more. I know this wasn't his relationship but I think involving him a bit more in his mums ne
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Rachel Smart
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!!

I really fell in love with this book. Paige is a romance writer who has a chance to turn her book into a movie. However she wants creative control over it. To do that her Publicist recommends a "showmance" with a famous actor to get her in the spotlight. Enter Nate the hunk of British actor wanting some good publicity after a "bad incident" with a manipulative diva actress that has almost destroy his career. These characters are so cute and lovable. The author draws you into the story
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Amanda Siegrist
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a cute and enjoyable read. I liked how strong Paige was and how she wasn't afraid to say it straight. It was very refreshing. The only thing that really bothered me was the ending. Nate said some pretty harsh things to her. He should've been the one to reach out to her and grovel for forgiveness, not Paige giving in and going to him...and her friend saying it was on her to do that. Umm...no, it's on him for being such a jerk! That's really the only part that bothered me, and sorta made ...more
Elizabeth
Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a cute read. It was a bit of a slow start, but became more entertaining the more I read.
I enjoyed that our heroine was a successful author working to take control of how her works were presented to the world.
Given the set up for the book, it felt like the author missed a chance for potential conflict. The idea of a "showmance" is in the title, but isn't really talked about for most of the book. While I enjoyed the story, it just felt a little disconnected from the title and the set up
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Linda McTague
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful love story.

This love story has all the emotions. What was so enjoyable is that there was no repeat of what the story was about. So many romance novels repeat and repeat a situation. The main characters Paige and Mate were terrific. I couldn't put this book down. Wouldn't it be just wonderful if we all found love like this.
Olivia James you are a wonderful writer. Thank you so much for this book.😊 I would highly recommend this book, just a wonderful love story!!!
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Sandra
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-it, ebooks
An enjoyable contemporary ‘movie star’ romance with likable characters. Paige is particularly relatable. I like how down to earth she is, her honesty and her anxiety. And I can especially relate to her love of pjs and food. The romance was believable – the characters spend time together and actually get to know one another and while Paige may not be an A-list star (yet) she is still famous in her own right so she isn’t too intimidated by Nate’s fame.
Brittany Price
I made it about 2/3 of the way through the book, but I had to call it quits. I didn't feel any chemistry between the main characters. The story line didn't do much for me, either. It just kind of dragged on. No twists. I really push to finish books, but I couldn't do it with this one. I do think the author is a skilled writer, though. Good sentence structure and there weren't grammatical errors all over the place. ...more
Susanne M.
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Authors and Movie Stars

A very good romance with no cliffhanger and a happy ending. I appreciate the good proofreading. Although a few mistakes, nothing that stumbled the flow. There are characters to love and some to really dislike. If you like a wee bit of steam with your romance, you will definitely enjoy this read.
Fran Rice
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Author VS the Movie Star

Olivia shows us that "famous people" can be just as nerdy and stupid as "everyday people". I love all the characters in this book and can not wait to read more about them. Nate and Paige are a perfect compliment to each other, and they help heal each other.
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Vicki
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Silly story of a writer who wants control over her best seller being made into a movie but, she's an introvert so her agent sets her up with an actor who is aging. He needs to be the lead in her movie and wants to direct it to. Showmance set up has a few twists and turns.....seems like it could be real or close to it. ...more
Am
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
The first half was okay. I was irritated by the author's insistence on calling the male character "kinky" and "selfish" when he was blatantly neither. But I had to bail when I'd reached that moment when the characters are happily in love, so someone had to do something stupid to rock the boat and keep the plot going. Sigh. ...more
PepperP0t
Author Paige Miller wants her latest novel on the big screen… rather she wants the hero of her new novel on the screen. Her agent suggests one of Hollywood’s most prolific bad boys, Nate Mason for the role, a suggestion Paige vehemently disagrees with. But it’s a moot point since Paige won’t sell the novel without being involved in the casting.

Along with presenting Paige’s with a slate of public appearances, her new business manager suggest she enter into a ‘showmance’ with Nate Mason in additio
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Judy
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Unexpectedly Enjoyable

I downloaded this and figured I would most likely abandon it part way through. However, to my surprise, I finished and totally enjoyed it. The characters are just plain likeable.
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Olivia Jaymes is a wife, mother, lover of sexy romance, and caffeine addict. She lives with her husband and son in central Florida and spends her days with handsome alpha males and spunky heroines.
She currently has five series: Cowboy Justice Association, Danger Incorporated, and Military Moguls, Midnight Blue Beach Trilogy, and her brand new contemporary romance series The Hollywood Showmance Chr
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