Meet the men of the Thunder movie franchise... Movie Stars. Sex Symbols. Bad Boys. What's a good girl gonna do?
It's all make-believe. Smoke and mirrors for the press and paparazzi.
Carrie Johnson, ordinary businesswoman, has agreed to a fake romance with mega movie star Maxwell Hayes. He needs to show he's not heartbroken after his nasty and public divorce. She wants her family and friends to believe she's not devastated after being dumped by her fiancé. It's a mutually beneficial arrangement.
Carrie's not the type for designer gowns and expensive jewelry, but she finds herself getting dressed up, walking red carpets, and posing for the cameras. With Max at her side, she's dancing the night away and having a ball. Life with the gorgeous actor is better than she'd ever dreamed.
Max may play the handsome and charming prince for the tabloids, but Carrie's no princess. This relationship has an expiration date and there will be no happily ever after. It would be crazy to let her heart get involved. Wouldn't it?
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 Chronicles.
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Being an avid reader over 40 plus years leads me to admit I am getting picky in my "older" age but I also just discovered something about me, what I am currently reading and how I feel about it is being effected by the mood I am in - silly? maybe, a light bulb moment? definitely. Why would I admit this now? Well it is because of the last 2 books I have read, both in the same series, both having pretty much a carbon copy of the plot and an almost fairy tale outcome, so while in my "normal" frame of cynical, jaded, been here - read this mind, I might have not liked this book, the opposite occurred. I read both books while not feeling great, suffering along with half the country of whatever flu or virus like symptoms are going around and found that just like the chicken soup and ice cream I have been living off of, this story was comforting. A light romance pleasant characters, funny and fast paced dialog, predictable at times but so what, it was all I can handle at the moment and that is just fine by me.
So I decided to try the next book in the Showmance and again I was a little disappointed.
I think my problem is the type of hero - I don't seem to like the celebrity style character. That being said this book was better than the first. I definitely didn't skim read as much. Max and Carrie were a bit more interesting to me.
Will I buy the next one? Not sure but Tyler does sound more interesting so I might.
Loved this book by Olivia Jaymes. Carrie and Max are superb together from the first page to the last. Lived the verbal banter, snappy dialogue, pages turning plot, and all the feels. Besides, what woman doesn't want to be swept off her feet by a handsome movie star and have him as her leading man forever. Cannot wait to read the next book in this series!
This was another cute one! I really loved Carrie. She is such a strong character who is open and owns her mistakes. She really was a great match for Max. I liked Max a lot too, especially once he let his guard down a bit. It was so sweet to watch them fall in love. Looking forward to Tyler's story!
Another spectacular book in this series. Granted I was to smack Max upside the back of his head for being a typical man but that's a given with all great books. We really get into the feelings of both characters, the pain of the past and the present. I so enjoyed the ride with Max and Carrie and can't wait for the next book.
Carrie Johnson is mourning the loss of her multi-year engagement when she meets a very drunk mega movie star Maxwell Hayes who is feeling used by his almost ex-wife. When the self-absorbed Max suggests a “Showmance” to help them both get past their respective troubles Carrie is at first defiantly against the idea. She doesn’t even like this guy how is she to pretend to love him. He is the actor not her. But when Carrie walks in on his ex giving him grief she pretends she is his new lover and the Showmance is on. Carrie knows there is more to Max than the cold bastard front he puts on. She just has to get to know him. Max doesn’t trust very many folks in his life. Everybody wants something except it seems Carrie. She isn’t in the business and could care less how big a star he is except for whether it makes him happy or not. Can Max thaw enough to let Carrie in? Will Carrie be his worst nightmare or best dream? Will life find them Swinging On A Star. I really enjoyed this story. I’ll admit to having my doubts about Max but in the end he stole my heart too.