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Hollywood Redemption

(Fairlane #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  175 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Collided by fate and pushed apart by distance, does love even stand a chance?

Alex was a single mother living in the middle of nowhere. Nothing exciting ever happened here, unless you counted being harassed by her ex-husband. Until one night changes the entire course of Alex's life.

But even with all the good that occurs in her life, Alex must overcome her past demons, the
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Feb 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Collided by fate and pushed apart by distance, does love even stand a chance?

Alex was a single mother living in the middle of nowhere. Until one night changes the entire course of Alex's life.

But even with all the good that occurs in her life, Alex must overcome her past demons, the very demons that caused her to become a shell of the woman she once was, that is if she wants to fight for the promise of the new life brought before her.

Luke was a Holly
Britt The Hatters
Holy sweet sugary goodness! Harlow Layne you get over here and give me more right now! This was my first time reading Harlow and it’s definitely not going to be the last. I need more of Alex and Luke RIGHT MEOW please! Seriously. It’s a need. I may actually wither away without more. You don’t want me to wither do you? If you can’t tell I really, REALLY, big loved this book. Always a sucker for super sweet and an even bigger sucker for a Hollywood romance, and the ultimate junkie of single parent ...more
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The heroine is Alex, a ingle mother. Our hot hero, Luke is an actor. The story seemed to drag on forever. I can appreciate how the characters took their time getting to know each other. But it still felt like forever. I kept putting to down and coming back to it. Connecting to the character was difficult for me. Alex had lots insecurities and baggage overall and Luke was very understanding of them. Book 2 will continue their journey with their relationship
Jessica -jessysreadingblog
ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review

OMG this is my first book I have read by Harlow Layne and I am in love. I couldn't put this book down. The story between Luke and Alex left me wanting more. I cried with them through this book.

Alex a single mother who struggles with her crazy ex who constantly harasses her. Luke the hot up and coming actor from Sweden.

I relate to Alex in the sense of how hard to be in a new relationship when you were emotionally abused in the last one. How
Cute and Sweet, Hollywood Redemption was a great read. Hollywood meets a single mom, regular Jane, Luke and Alex have sparks flying from the moment they meet. The chemistry continues through their story, and Hollywood Redemption runs the gambit of emotions. I loved watching the two of them learn more about each other.

Hollywood Redemption is a great story that is paced well and keeps you hooked. There *is* a cliffhanger that leaves you salivating for the next installment!

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Jennifer Pierson
HOLY ABSOLUTE SWEETNESS BATMAN! Hollywood Redemption was a fantastic read that I had no problem getting fully invested from the very get go. It's the story of single mother Alex, who has been hurt in her past relationships, especially her marriage, so meeting Luke when she went to visit her friend, was almost too good to be true. Luke is an up & coming actor in Hollywood, who isn't a man whore, completely unselfish, and really wants the whole family thing. They start getting to know each other, ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
-Lindsey, 4.5 stars

Alex and Luke are really one of these couples that captivate you and draw you into there world. Two different worlds collide and they become entangled. I actually loved this story it was not only a story of love but a look at second chances at love. I love the authors writing, the characters intrigued me, and the plot drew me in. Love like theirs is such a once in a life time experience. I really enjoyed every second of the roller coaster of emotions from the characters. I wou
FS Meurinne
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, reviews, famous
I am a Hollywood romance stories addict, Harlow Layne delivered with a cherry on top. I am so glad I got this book. Alex and Luke have a chemistry off the charts, they are perfect for each other. I was dragged into this story and wasn't allowed to stop until the end, the emotions, their own insecurities and how they tackled them was just perfect, kudos for the amazing story line. I need the next book now! ...more
Rose Croft
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this debut novel from Harlow Layne. It was a real love story with realistic issues. I thought the author did a great job of building up the characters Alex and Luke. I love a slow burn and that's what I got. I can't wait to see what happens next. Kudos, Mrs. Layne!!! ...more
Pamela with Dreamer's Books
Alex is single mom with a host of insecurities and has given up on finding love. Luke is an actor in Hollywood. The two meet over a drink and the sparks between them fly high. Will texts and phone calls be enough to keep them together? Will the distance be too much? I can't wait to read the next book to find out.

Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
As single mother with a horrible ex, Alex has always assumed she would never find anyone who she could connect with. But a simple encounter over a few drinks brings Luke, an actor, into her life. When the sparks fly can the two find their way being miles apart? Will the hours spent together over the phone and via emails and texts be enough? With beautifully written characters and a storyline that was completely honest and raw this was a great book. This is my first by this author but it will not ...more
Dawn Foster
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful story by Harlow Layne. I loved reading the beginning of Luke and Alex's story and am looking forward to the next book. ...more
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I’ve pre-ordered the next book and I can’t wait to read it! Luke and Alex have such a great love story. Ready to see how it plays out to the end!
Kate Bailey
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an awesome book from Harlow Layne! I loved Luke and Alex's story. It was filled with lots of sweet heat and I loved the realness of Alex's emotions and insecurities. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I need the resolution to that cliffhanger now! ...more
Cindra Lawson
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, steamy, drama
I loved reading about Alex and Luke's modern day fairytale romance and I can't wait to read how it ends. ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written story which is Alex and Luke’s story, and how from the moment they met there was an instant connection. However, can their relationship survive the distance and fame? No spoilers; this is a must read, you will not be disappointed! I was intrigued and hooked throughout, and look forward to reading more in this series.
Amanda Jones
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read! Such a sweet story, can’t wait for the next one to see how it ends! 😊
Mar 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slow burn with lots of heat

This was my first time reading this author and I’ll admit that as I first got into the story it was a little confusing. There were so many characters and names it was hard to keep track. Ultimately I did enjoy the story of Alex and Luke, and I plan to continue reading the series. As the story progressed it’s obvious this writer has talent and the confusion didn’t return. The character of Alex is very relatable but I do have questions about her past. Her time with Luke
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gotta say, this book was everything and nothing like I expected. I could not put it down once I started it and did not want it to end when I got there.
A captivating very well written read! An intense emotionally heartfelt story-line that grabs you right from the start keeping you engrossed and on edge throughout this beautifully written story!

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jessica
I’m going to start off by saying even thought you can read this as a stand alone I really suggest reading the prequel. In the start of this it gives a fast paced break down of that but I was totally lost, so had to read it to know what really happened and a sense of knowing. So read With Love, Alex first.

This book was a perfect Hollywood Star meets small town girl. The banter between the characters was cute and I liked most of the secondary characters. I liked the issues that the characters fac
Donna Till
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern
This is the first book that I have read from this author and I am glad that I did. The story flows well and I found it to be an easy and enjoyable read.
Alex has had her fair share of heartbreak in her life and is focused on her son and herself. Luke is an actor who is very private and likes to keep to himself. When they first meet the attraction is instant. I love how they manage to get to know each other, despite the long distance and Luke's very hectic schedule, I think it makes them both stro
Jenn the Readaholic
I recommend reading the novella first to understand where Alex is coming from, but I really liked this book. She and Luke have different views on life, and have definitely had different life experiences, based on where and how they were raised, but the friends-to-lovers transition was a slow burn while not seeming slow at the same time. That sounds funny, but I was halfway through the book before I realized it and we were only scratching the surface of Alex and Luke’s relationship and I couldn’t ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this book - it was so nice for Alex to meet Luke when she least expected it; she trusted herself with building a friendship first. She knew that she needed to get to know Luke better before she committed full on to a relationship, as she had to think about her son Mason. The friendship did indeed develop, it was nice to see him taking her feelings into consideration - he made her feel so good, she cried (too many times). She introduced Luke to Mason, and they hit it off wonderful ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Luke and Alex are worlds apart they come from two different backgrounds and lifestyles. Alex is trying to get past the demons from her past and mistakes caused by family and her ex all while raising a child. She meets Luke when she goes to visit her friend and the chemistry between them is off the chart. They have a lot to overcome but the love that is developing between them is undeniable. Will they get the chance for a happily ever after or will it all go up in smoke thanks to social media and ...more
Gwen Shafer
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this one. This is about Alex getting another chance at a another start to a new life. She believed that she had finally found someone that she could have something with but she was so wrong . But then she goes to LA to see one of her new friends Anna and there she meets someone that specials her. Knocks the wind out of her so to speak. Luke ladies I want a Luke. There is just something about him that makes you want to swoon. I absolutely loved watching these two get together. ...more
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed reading Alex and Luke’s love story. Emotional read. Divorcee and single mother Alex have been through a lot and is not looking for a relationship until Luke sat across from her. Luke is an up and coming movie star who doesn’t have time for a relationship until he meets Alex. As they settle on a relationship insecurities, job obligations challenges their relationship. It’s a cliffhanger. Engaging. Recommend read

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read. It was sweet, hot and kept me wanting more. Alex and Luke make a great couple. The side characters add depth to the story. This long distance romance had a few hiccups along the way. It was a getting to know each other story and a hot connection. Can they make it work? it was worth the read. It does end on a cliffhanger so I can't wait to read the next. I received it from booksprout and voluntarily left my review. ...more
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alex and Luke are 2 characters you can't help but love. I really loved their story once I figured everything out. I feel like at the beginning I was struggling to understand who each character was and how they were connected. It was a bit random. The main characters' conversations are a bit wordy and somewhat unrealistic but I think it's necessary for the author to keep the story moving along. All in all, I did enjoy it but the cliffhanger kills me! ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hot Scandinavian actor? Sign me up

After all her horrible luck in relationships Alex is done with men. She cant seem to pick the right ones. Until she meets Luke a hot swedish actor who makes Alexander Skarsgard look like a desperate wannabe. This story is hot steamy and add just a touch of humor. I loved this book so much and I cant wait to read part 2! Harlow Layne has written an amazing Hollywood meets small town romance.
Cindy Huang
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Luke and Alex are such an adorable couple! I really love how sweet Luke is and how their relationship progresses. I can't wait to read the sequel!! Having a long-distance relationship mustn't be easy, but I'm so glad to see that they make it even though there are surely some twists. I adore how Luke and Mason bonds. (swoon) Don't miss Hollywood Redemption!! ...more
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