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Tabloid (Dirty Laundry #1)

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1 gossip writer + 1 A-list movie star = 1 fake relationship…or does it?

After breaking a story that rocks Hollywood, Talia is the top gossip writer around. One night will put all of that into question. The writer becomes the story when she gets caught doing the walk of shame from A-lister Zee Jaxon’s home.

To save both of their reputations he suggests a fake relationship. Pr
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Paperback, 267 pages
Published May 25th 2019
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Laura
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
***ARC provided by the Author***

2.5 Stars

I loved the blurb of this title, and I was really interested in watching a gossip columnist try to navigate the world she has reported on.

Talia seemed a little one dimensional to me, and the main thing about her personality seemed to be her weight, and the comments that people make about it. I had a tough time with this, or finding it funny as it really felt cruel.

Zee was well-developed and interesting. I felt like I got to know him, and that there was s
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Stephanie Ditmore
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! What an amazing read. This is a new to me author and I just loved this book. Talia the tabloid queen broke a hot story that involved her brothers best friend Zeke, the man she's despised almost her whole life and when the tables got turned on her and she becomes the gossip Zeke has a proposition for her to save them both. Talia is a beautiful woman, she's curvy and voluptuous and little does she know that Zeke has harbored feelings for her for quite a while and he's fighting to keep his han ...more
Anne Milne
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Movie star and gossip writer is a match made in tabloid heaven. This was a fun at times sweet story to read. Talia and Zeke have known each other for years and it shows in their dialogue with each other. They have an antagonistic relationship with each other. I really like the back and forth banter between them, it helps the reader understand them a bit better and it made me laugh. Zeke is the typical Hollywood star. He's the life and soul of any party whereas Talia shuns the spotlight.
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Mindy McCray
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great debut book from new author Jackie Paxson!

I wasn't sure what to expect going in but I was left wanting more! I didn't want to put this book down. There was many unexpected moments throughout. Overall a great read! I can't wait for more in this series!!
Sara Oxton
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tabloid by Jackie Paxson a five-star read that will make you see lights. This is the first novel in the Dirty Laundry series and I cant wait for the next story, I didn’t know what to think of this story as I hadn’t seen anything by the author before, but I am a luddite and I love the cover so I figured what the heck give it a go and I am so glad I did. It blew me away, I was sobbing like a crazy person at times and my heart broke for Talia, she really was put through the ringer. I wanted to shak ...more
Luisa Rivas
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I love Hollywood stories, especially when a gorgeous actor falls for a plain woman. In this case, Talia was not only plain but also overweight. She was a brilliant writer who was wasting her talent in a gossip magazine. Zeke Rogers, famous for his Defender hero movies, was also her twin brother’s best friend and they all grew up together in Georgia.

One night Talia was waiting for her date and she happened to see Zeke’s fiancé in a romantic date with Zeke’s agent. She reported it in her gossip ma
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Joanna
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
“‘No one notices me. That’s what has made me good at my job.’
Zeke stared at her. ‘I’ve always noticed you, Lia.’”


The premise of this story really drew my attention. A gossip columnist, an A-list movie star, and a fake relationship. Bring it on! When I started reading I was surprised to find the story also included the enemies-to-lovers trope and I’m a sucker for those.

I enjoyed both of the main characters. Talia Walker and Zeke Rogers (Zee Jaxon for all the movie star fans) have known each other
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Talia is a top gossip writer around because as she puts it, she blends in around the Hollywood scene. Zee Jaxon is a Hollywood A-Lister, and frankly, kind of an a-hole in my opinion, but they grew up together, so when she breaks a story that messes with him, she can't blend in at his party, and he makes sure that when she's doing a "walk of shame" from his place that everyone knows about it, so it affects her career. Now, she needs him to play pretend relationship with, so she moves in with him ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I will start by saying that I enjoyed this book and liked the overall plot of girl met boy years ago because he is girl's brother's best friend and they all grew up together. Girl has been put through the ringer because she is not a size zero and has really taken hits on it. Boy grows up to be super famous and a bit of a jerk. There were just a few moments where it was a lot to take in.

The writing style was extremely humorous and I liked a lot of the situations that the characters were in, but t
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Emily Goodman
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jackie Paxson reeled me in with her synopsis of a Hollywood movie star and a gossip rag writer falling in love with Tabloid, her new release. Tabloid is set to be the first in Paxson’s Dirty Laundry series. In this book, Paxson features a false, make-believe relationship that turns into something unexpectedly more.

Talia and Zeke couldn’t be more opposite. He’s hot, flirty and famous. She’s behind the scenes, voluptuous, but an ordinary girl who happens to have a knack for exposing celebrities d
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Becky Wise
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tabloid is a fabulous read. I love Talie's tell it how it is attitude. She will have giggling and full on laughing out loud throughout the read. You also feel for her in many ways to but I will leave it to you to discover that. As for Zee aka Zeke, one version of him I really liked the other not so much. This Hollywood actor is more then he seems. Even his friends I loved but hated. There are a few swoonworthy moments when it comes to Zeke. Being old friends Zeke and Talie have a lot of chemistr ...more
Ashlee  Turf *Rabid Readers Book Blog*
This was such a good read. It was a fast and easy read from start to finish. The story was amazing and unique. Talia is a writer for a gossip column and Zeke an actor. A fake relationship, what could go wrong? I don’t know why but it’s a guilty pleasure of mine when it comes to the stories with fake relationships. It’s like a hallmark movie, you know what’s going to happen but you still love it. The bumps in the road in this story work with everything and it flows really well. I loved the charac ...more
Amy Stephens
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love something different from the ordinary and that's exactly what Jackie Paxson did with her latest, Tabloid.

Talia is one of those characters you can't get enough of. Known as the queen of gossip, I fell into this story line and didn't want to stop until the end. I needed to know what was going to happen with her and Zeke and their "fake relationship." Zeke was one of those guys you either loved or hated him and I kind of went back and forth. Don't get me wrong, his character made for a perf
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Kelly Graham
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Talia and Zeke are total opposites.
He’s the gorgeous, huge movie star while she’s the voluptuous, plain therefore easy to hide in the background gossip columnists.
They are thrown into a fake relationship with each other to save their jobs when Talia suddenly becomes the gossip and not the writer.
Being thrown into the limelight isn’t easy and Talia hides her hurt at peoples comments on her size with her sassy attitude and quick witted mouth.
Will their relationship remain as fake as the gossip wri
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Anu
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC of this book.

The love story between a Hollywood movie star and a gossip writer? It starts as false, make-believe relationship, but what happens when they find out that other one really has warm feelings towards the other one?

I liked the idea of this book. The story went forward the whole time, but it was bit slow until the very end that felt a little rushed. The text is very descriptive. For me it felt that something was missing.

A girl and a guy, childhood fri
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Shae
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Debut Novel

This story is quite funny and entertaining, it kept me turning the pages all through the night.

Talia is quite funny especially her no filter when it comes to dealing with Zeke. Zeke is very romantic. However, they just can't seem to make things work for them to be together.


Since this is book 1 in a series, I hope to see other stories about the other characters too had major roles in this story.

Reasons I enjoyed this book:

Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Funny, Happily Ever After, Pa
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Wendy Livingstone
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For a debut novel this is an amazing story which is well written and flawless, and this is certainly an author to look out for in the future. Talia is a gossip writer, and she scoops the dirt on her brothers’ best friend A-Lister Zeke. When the tables are turned on Talia taking the walk of shame, Zeke comes up with a fake relationship to protect both of their reputations. This story is filled with witty banter, explosive chemistry, and is an all round entertaining read. I was totally captivated ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
Tabloid by Jackie Paxson was an opposite’s attract fake relationship romance. Talia and Zeke have known each other for years. Zeke is famous, sexy and charming, even as he drives her crazy. Talia is gossip writer who has curves and not the type of woman you would normally see with a celebrity. But when circumstances has them faking a relationship, all bets are off. Suddenly fake feelings become real in a world full of lies and secrets where image is everything. Can they a way to be together? Tab ...more
Melissa Parnell
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this debut story. The banter is great and the storyline kept me coming back for more. I thought the characters were great and I loved how Zeke knew what he wanted and went for it. I felt the writing style was a little short, but it did not keep me from enjoying it. I did have some trouble with the body shaming, but that was partly because it was real and relatable and definitely hit home. I am so looking forward to reading more from this author.
Linda Barrett
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tabloid is a book that will pull you in to the story from the beginning and hold your attention throughout.
It's very well written and a fun storyline.
The banter is amazing,the chemistry is off the charts and these two are great for each other.
I love finding new authors and I will definitely be reading the rest of the dirty laundry series.
Go one click this new author and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Truly
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tabloid is the first book in the Dirty Laundry series by Jackie Paxson and romance novel that will sweep you off your feet A lovely story full of drama and romance with a touch of humor. The characters are well written and develop at a steady pace. A relatable story that is sure to stay with you long after reading. * I received a complimentary copy from RABT Book Tours and Jackie Paxson in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.*
Cindy Hughes
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tabloid was a fantastic book! It pulled me in from the first page and kept me reading until the end! I couldn’t put it down! Zeke and Talia were great characters! Their banter was fantastic and their chemistry was off the charts! What started as a pretend relationship soon became real! I loved this book and I recommend it to everyone!
Kate R
Jun 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.5 stars
Tabloid is a solid book from a new author. It hits on several tropes: brother’s best friend, fake relationship, and celebrity. It was definitely a quick, entertaining read, but I did have a lot of trouble connecting to the characters. I can’t say that I hated either main character, but I didn’t really like them either. Some of it was that I was confused pretty often as to which character was speaking. However, my biggest issue with the story was all of the body image talk. Personally,
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Hi'D's Book Hub
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tabloid by Jackie Paxson is definitely a five-star read that will leave you with a book hangover!! Its the first novel in the Dirty Laundry series and my first Jackie Paxson book! Zeke and Talia have known each other for years and end up faking a relationship that causes them to grow true feelings for each other! Their story had be drawn in from the first page! I can't wait for book two!!!
Messy Bun Book Blog
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a great debut book for Jackie! I loved that Talia and Zeke were so different, but that just made their attraction seem so much better. The banter was so great! I can't wait to read more from Jackie!
Charlotte Massi
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book holds your interest from the first page to the very last page. I love all the characters especially Zee.. Cannot wait for the second book to come out.
Emma Johnston
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book had me pulled in from page one and hooked throughout. I read it in one sitting. This is yet another new author to me and I'm super excited to see what's next
Brandy Freeman
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing read!
lowkeyreader
I really enjoyed this debut! It was a fantastic book! It pulled me in from the first page and kept me turning the pages until the end! I couldn’t put it down! Zeke and Talia were great characters! Zeke and Talia have known each other for years and end up faking a relationship that causes them to grow true feelings for each other! Their banter was fantastic and their chemistry was fire! A lovely story full of drama and romance with a touch of humor. The characters are well written and develop at ...more
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