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Crashing the A-List

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  1,588 ratings  ·  390 reviews
After four months of unemployment, former book editor Clara Montgomery is still stuck sleeping on her little brother’s ugly couch in Queens. Determined to keep her minuscule savings account intact, she takes a job clearing out abandoned storage units, but is in no way prepared for stumbling upon dead snakes or trying to identify exactly where the perpetual stench of beets ...more
400 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by Mira Books
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Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
Hello Hollywood!!

As a result of a not so friendly take-over, Clara lost her job as an editor in a publishing house. Landing her squarely on her brothers’ couch, reduced to emptying deserted storage units to make a few extra dollars.

Rifling through one of the many boxes she’s clearing, she discovers some potentially damaging information regarding one of Britain’s heartthrobs. One who is now making a splash on this side of the pond!
So…should she bury it? Or is there a way to twist this to her ad
Susanne  Strong
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it
3 Stars

Clara is a down on your luck gal who recently lost her job at a publishing company, who now finds herself living on her brother’s sofa. To make some extra cash, she gets a temp job at a storage company, cleaning out abandoned storage units. Talk about depressing. What she finds at times is enough to run screaming. Thank goodness she has her best friend CiCi around to cheer her up.

One day while cleaning out a storage unit, she comes across papers that give her pause. They appear to implica
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock

Enemies to maybe friends or more in this often humorous and clean romcom.
Clara is working temporarily to clear out some storage units while looking for a job. Ethics override the chance for some quick money but Clara’s actions are suspect by Caspian. He doesn’t believe her claims of innocence.

I really liked that as Clara was interviewing, she knows the insider industry details. That makes her quite professional and prepared.
I think the hero was too quick to
Aug 07, 2019 marked it as dnf
I’m really disappointed. I was enjoying this book, but decided to dnf 170 pages in. It’s a hate to love romance, but the author honestly does too good of a job of making you hate the love interest, to the point where there was no coming back. So when I got to the apologies that were supposed to excuse all of his completely inexcusable behavior, I realized I would never get behind the relationship, which kinda killed any chance of enjoying the second half of the book.

The writing style is super wi
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
**Crashing the A-List generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

3 "...but for real this time." Stars

This one started out great for me. Hilariously set up with intrigue thanks to strange circumstances where the heroine comes across a piece of a hot celebs past. Set in NYC this heroine is stumbling her way through life when one drunken phone call sets off a new course in her life she never saw coming.

The characters and the dialogues are utterly hilarious. I found myself laughing out
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock is a new contemporary romance. This one is a romantic comedy that brings together a pair of opposites that engage in a fake dating plan.

Clara Montgomery had lost her job as a book editor and only with the help of her brother and the use of his couch had so far managed to stay in the city and continue looking for work. In the meantime Clara had taken on a not so glamorous job of cleaning out storage units to make some quick cash.

When Clara and her best friend
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Crashing the A-List has a very interesting premise, but unfortunately I found the love interest to be so unlikeable that I couldn't root for the couple, despite scenes of groveling intended to make up for his bad behavior. Honestly, I kind of wanted Clara and her best friend Cici to end up together because they had such a better relationship and more chemistry!

The story follows Clara, an assistant editor who loses her job after a merger, and has to crash on the couch of her little brother and h
Jun 22, 2019 marked it as dnf
On being a little way in I have decided I am not the audience for this book. So far the heroine is whiny and first person narrative has to be really good to hold me. I also don't appreciate the language, so I am not prepared to commit valuable reading time to it. I am sure though other audiences will possibly be quite happy to read it. ...more
Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)
I loved this, but I think I've been cursed to not read some decent smut right now. Or maybe I just need to lower my thirst levels. Probably a bit of both. It was a great story (with a love interest based 100% off of Benedict Cumberbatch, (which I called before even starting the book) and I'm not mad at it), but there was zero smut. Colour me disappointed. ...more
Robin Loves Reading
Due to a business change by her employer, Clara Montgomery has lost her job as a book editor. She has a lot of feelers out there, but for now she is down on her luck. She is currently living on her brother's couch and has been forced to take a job cleaning out storage facilities.

In one unit, she happens upon some shocking and scandalous information. She has discovered proof of a former escort service and is stunned to see the name of a successful British actor among the many names. His name is C
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Summer Heacock's Crashing the A-list was a welcome departure from my usual fare. I found it to be an upbeat and humorous twist on the "Hate turns to love" trope. Although CiCi gave me lots of laughs, my favourite character was Clara. I loved that she had a strong spine and valued herself enough to speak her mind.

Special thanks to Justine Sha at Mira Books, NetGalley and Summer Heacock for access to this title.
Clara Montgomery was a children's book editor until the publishing house she worked for was bought out by a soulless e-book retailer. Now she's unemployed, sleeping on her little brother's (extremely uncomfortable) couch and working for her brother's fiance's rather shady Uncle Charlie emptying storage units. When she comes across evidence that a famous British actor called Caspian Tiddleswich was once a male escort she and her BFF briefly consider selling the information to the gossip rags but ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Almost two years ago I fell in love with theauthors debut, The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky and I’ve been anxiously awaiting another book from her ever since. Her brand of writing was perfect for me, witty, smart and full of heart and I’m so happy to say that I loved this book just as much as I had hoped!

Heacock has a real knack for writing about friendship in a true and genuine manner, her dialogue between best friends Clara and Cici was not only hilarious, it felt like I was eavesdroppin
The Lit Bitch
Last spring, I was completely obsessed with the royal wedding and as a result looked for a number of books on the royals and a-listers.

Sadly I didn’t get to read as many as I wanted but I adore modern fairy tale type books with a basically unknown female meeting a huge star or royal, and having it turn into a romance.

So when this book came across my desk many months later, I was so excited to read something kind of in that same vein. I thought this one sounded like a feel good, romance which was
I've been reading a lot of rom-com's lately and was excited to get my hands on Crashing the A-List.

I mean look at that cute cover!!

Poor Clara.. what a start for her in the beginning of the book. She lost her publishing job and is living with her younger brother cleaning out storage units to make some money. Talk about a downer!

So, I didn't like the male character Caspian at all. He was really a big jerk to be. honest. So... couldn't find myself rooting for the love/romance in this one at all.
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sometimes you just need a little RomCom in you life and Crashing the A-List hit the mark!

Clara is down on her luck, lost her editing career and is living on her brother’s couch. To get some money she takes a job cleaning out all the defunked storage units. Cleaning out the units she comes across records from an escort service. In these records, she finds “resume” for a British “A-List” actor. She uses her editing contacts to track him down to reassure him she won’t tell anyone, only to drunkenly
Crashing the A-List was pure escapism and the perfect summer read. The situation that Clara gets herself into (inadvertently blackmailing a famous actor and then fake dating him) was so clearly unrealistic and over the top that it just ended up working. Clara's snotty barbs to Caspian and her banter with her best friend were spot on!

The one area where I felt that this one didn't succeed as strongly as I was hoping for was the romance aspect. This was much more of a self-discovery story than I w
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coffee dates with Crashing the A-List

First Date: Our dates begin when Clara, an unemployed publicist discovers something in a storage unit and fumbles the return of said information, leading the intended recipient, sexy British actor, Caspian Tiddleswich, to believe Clara is trying to blackmail him. When a photo appears them, everyone assumes the secretive Tiddleswich has a girlfriend. The two enter a twisted arrangement built off a stack of misconceptions. I loved the whole setup, Clara’s BFF a
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
Clara Montgomery is unemployed but still has a strong desire to be independent. She takes a job cleaning out abandoned storage units, and finds some incriminating evidence about a big movie star. He, of course, thinks she wants to blackmail him. Let the misunderstandings begin!

My favorite part of this was the relationship between Clara and her best friend CiCi - they were so funny and CiCi was so supportive. I wasn't so sure about Caspian through much of the book - he got really mean. However, a
Samantha W.
Nov 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
Honestly, while the premise of this book is good the execution of it was utter shit. I enjoy the whole enemies to lovers but Caspian was an utter dick and Clara was a limp noodle of a main character. She was just a sad little panda the whole time, and let Caspian treat her like utter garbage for 75% of the book! Also, it was beyond vulgar and I'm sweary af. Everything about this book was not a good time. If I hadn't gotten over 200 pages in before I realized how terrible it was I wouldn't have e ...more
The Nerd Daily
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Mimi Koehler

I am still suffering from whiplash after reading Crashing The A-List. If I had to compare the experience of reading this book, I’d say it’s like following six seasons of The Vampire Diaries all the while being emotionally torn apart by the push and pull of a certain couple – sans the supernatural element but all the more gushing and ripping out your hair at the characters’ actions. However, I would gladly suffer through that hell ove
Stacey Kade
Jul 12, 2019 added it
Shelves: read-2019
Oh my gosh! I LOVED, LOVED this book!!! One of my favorites so far this year! Highly recommend it for fellow fans of rom-coms, enemies-to-lovers, and Benedict Cumberbatch. 😉
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four fun, witty, rompy, entertaining stars to Crashing the A-List! ⁣⁣
A period of bad luck has left Clara unemployed, adrift, and worst of all- crashing on her brothers uncomfortable couch. Desperate for cash, she accepts a job offer that has her cleaning out abandoned storage units. It’s here she comes across a unit full of paperwork for a former escort service. Enclosed in the paperwork is a resume for a world famous actor. Intent on doing the right thing, Clara contacts him to return the inc
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went into Crashing The A-List hoping for a fun romcom style story, and I was not disappointed. This story is definitely everything a romcom and a beach read should be. Witty and quirky characters, snappy dialogue, problems that aren't too heavy and a dash of fun shenanigans. This is a delightful story that will pick you up and make you smile. I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a sharp yet laughable romance. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Dec 29, 2019 added it
Shelves: dnf
I stopped about halfway. I felt like it read more like ya but with a lot of swearing.

The heroine was whiny and immature and Hero was kinda a douche and there was no growth or getting into the characters personalities(maybe it did later but from the style of writing I seriously doubt it). Just a lot of inane conversations/ arguments and boring apologies and groveling and insults with the "f"s and "gdammit"s flying .The heroine also had plenty of rant filled, sweary, thinky thoughts. This could h
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: priority, 0719, con-rom
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

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Uproariously funny while still having a good dose of emotional depth, Crashing the A-List was a fake romance, enemies-to-lovers romcom–a modern take on Pride and Prejudice, actually–that will delight and entertain readers from page one.

I think I’ve found a new writer to stalk, er–I mean follow! (lol) Summer Heacock is a new-to-me author who has so far written two novels: Crashing the A-List and her debut, The Awkward Path to Getti
Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock was not my kind of book. I had a rough start with it and I couldn't read more than two or three chapters at the time. I thought that Clara's behavior was all over the place and was like a feather in the wind. I also didn't like the way her character was portrayed and I had a strong dislike for the heroine for most of the book. Her constant fighting with the man who was supposed to be the hero of the novel also didn't help. There was too much drama and fighti ...more
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am still suffering from whiplash from reading Crashing the A-List. If I had to compare the experience of reading this book, I’d say it’s like following six seasons of Vampire Diaries, being emotionally torn apart by the push and pull of a certain couple – sans the supernatural element but all the more gushing and ripping out your hair at the characters’ actions. And I would gladly suffer through that hell over and over again if it means having as much fun as I did reading Crashing the A-List.
Donna Hines
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Desperation or Despair either way you don't want to be on this list.
It's all about the career, the job, the unemployment drama, but the prostitution ring??
Well, the casting couch is active these days but when Clara stumbles upon incriminating evidence against a celebrity it changes the game forever.
Caspian the actor is more than just an actor you could say he's part of the sting operation about to be set into operation.
Clara knows the truth but she'd never spill the beans unless of course she's
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