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Winning Hollywood's Goodest Girl

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Raquel and Harrison sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
First comes love.
Then comes marriage.
Then comes a baby in the baby carriage.

That’s how her brother used to sing it when we were kids—a simple ploy to get under my skin and make me stick my fist in his face—but man oh man, did he get the order wrong.

One night of “kissing” in New York catapulted us straight to the pregnancy portion of the song—surprise!—and now I have to figure out how to carry out the whole melody in reverse.

A baby on the way first.
Then love and marriage?
It’s complicated on its best day.

But our situation is far more problematic than just a simple twist of nursery rhyme lyrics. Before our night together, Raquel Weaver was the best-known good girl in Hollywood—a twenty-nine-year-old sexpot virgin whom the world adored and watched like a hawk.

Obviously, the consequences of that kind of reputation don’t just go away. Add in pregnancy hormones, the media, a fake fiancé, and a selfish manager, and you have the short list of my problems.

As a thirty-four-year-old, successful CFO of a multibillion-dollar media conglomerate, I thought I would be able to handle anything show business could throw my way, but I’m starting to think I might be in over my head.

Good thing I’m all in.
Winning Hollywood’s goodest girl is going to take everything I’ve got.

368 pages, Kindle Edition

First published June 11, 2020

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Max Monroe

56 books7,311 followers
Many moons ago, a dynamic duo of romance authors teamed up under the pseudonym Max Monroe, and, well, the rest is history...

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of more than thirty contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far. ​

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Author 56 books7,311 followers
June 11, 2020
WINNING HOLLYWOOD’S GOODEST GIRL is FINALLY LIVE + FREE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED!! This is a hilarious, standalone one-night-stand turned surprise pregnancy romantic comedy that is going to probably make you pee your pants! #sorrynotsorry ;)

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(Paperback coming soon! And Audio date TBD!)

And it comes with some SERIOUSLY big perks. No really, it does. And not, like, awards and commendations and the such...we’re talking TANGIBLE, real life, this-sounds-good pluses meant for the everyday reader.

1. You do not need to wear a bra, or pants for that matter. The dress code while reading this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy is 100% braless and lawless. Read naked if you want. We won’t judge.

2. Reading this book does not require gloves or a mask or hand sanitizer. Personal hygiene isn’t even a factor prior to reading. Truthfully, if you haven’t showered in 4 days, it doesn’t matter.

3. You do not need a teaching degree to read this book. Once finished, you will not be required to take any sort of quiz and you most certainly will not obtain more homework to help your child with. If anything, this book will make your child’s homework disappear. Well, sort of. Like, once you’re finished reading, the homework will still be there, but at least you won’t have to think about it for a few hours, right?

4. This book will not involve you in any sort of fight over toilet paper in aisle 4. Though we wouldn’t recommend it, if desperate, the paperback of this book could actually be used as toilet paper.

Trust us, this is the book you NEED in your life right now!
Hot and hilarious, it is ALL THE ROM COM THINGS!

Happy Reading!
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53 reviews2 followers
June 12, 2020
I need to preface this by saying that I absolutely LOVE Max Monroe. Every single one of their previous releases was a great read. Specifically, Kline Brooks and Quinn Bailey are forever two of my favorite book boyfriends. This book was a fluke for me and I fully plan to eagerly wait for new books by this awesome duo!

That being said, I hated this book. Quite a few times I got stupendously angry and had to set it aside. Here are a few reasons:

1. I HATED HEIDI. Oh my god what a terrible human being. Her over the top terribleness just made this whole story difficult to read and ruined the reading experience. The only silver lining was how that bitch truly got what she deserved in the end. Thank goodness for that.
2. I was so upset that Raquel had like zero backbone in regard to the control of her own life EXACTLY HOW HARRISON EXPLAINED. It wasn’t until he finally got through to her that she finally stepped up towards the end of the book. But then she had to get all butt hurt about it, ugghhh. Honestly, I did not like her one bit.
3. Just parts of this book made me irritable and angry so I had to skip paragraphs and it totally get me weird book funk vibes.

But, there was one shining savior who valiantly tried to rescue this book with his swooniess. OMG Harrison Hughes. You were beyond anything a girl could have asked for in a book boyfriend. Your sweet attitude and desire to be there for Raquel saves this from being a DNF.

All in all, I don’t know! This one was exhausting and weird and maybe I’m in weird mood? I’m so confused. IDK?!?!?

All I know is now I need to reread Tapping the Billionaire by this duo to get that good dose of Kline and Georgia and erase this one from my mind.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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2,136 reviews1,188 followers
May 30, 2020



We already heard about Raquel in her brother's book and of course we know Harrison from the Billionaire's Book Club Poker Nights. But this can be read as a standalone!

Raquel has been a famous Hollywood star for over 20 years now. And somehow she's become the most famous virgin on the planet.

But she's not anymore.

Because a few months ago, in a bar in New York, she met Harrison. The boy she remembers from joyful childhood days - before he left California when he was ten.

And after one night with him she's not a virgin anymore.

But she's still a very famous Hollywood star - which Harrison doesn't know. He has no clue about celebrities and whatnots. That's why it's slightly shocking when he finds out he's going to be a daddy on national breakfast television!




I loved this story!

It was such a sweet and funny and very emotional love story.

Raquel and Harrison are so perfect for each other, but it's not as easy as it could be.

She's famous and the paparazzi are following her around. And he's the CFO for a billion-dollar company and he has no clue about any of that Hollywood stuff.

But he wants to be an amazing father to his kid!

It was funny, sweet, crazy Hollywoody. Crazy Thatch & Cap-y!

BUT ...

I had a few tiny little problems with it though. Sometimes the writing seemed so weird. As if a 90 year old ? Professor or Lawyer had written it, instead of a young person in 2020. Weird sentences.

And then the storyline. Or rather some of the ways the story went. I HATED the whole fake fiancé thing. And I hated Raquel's whole team. Why hasn't she fired them all years ago? She's almost 30 and has been in the business forever - she has to know things. She has to grow up. It was ridiculous. I would've fired them all the second I first witnessed her whole team in one room - I'm kinda proud of Harrison for not killing any of them! And then towards the end when that typical romance-story - and in my opinion not needed - 'misunderstanding' happens?! UGH! Wouldn't have happened if we had just fired everyone sooner! I really hated the book in those moments. A lot. I almost DNF! I just can't understand how two talented authors can't come up with a smarter or more creative turn of events. I don't want this stupid over-the-top / unnecessary drama thing in all my books. It's been done too often. Get creative, or just don't add any drama at all - it's a rom-com - we want it all happy happy fun fun.

But, I still really loved the story. I loved Raquel and Harrison - and of course all the cameos of our all time favorite people like THATCH! And Kline and Cap et cetera. ♥ And I can't wait to read the next book about the Country singer turned Hollywood starlet and her co-star!

How are none of Max Monroe's books streaming their behinds off on Netflix yet??? The world is a weird and sad place!!

WINNING HOLLYWOOD'S GOODEST GIRL was a funny & adorable Hollywood-NYC-Baby love story! Hurry to your nearest amazon for your own Harrison - he'll be sold out in no time!!!

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111 reviews50 followers
October 14, 2020
Yeah I wasn't super into this writing style and the sense of humour just wasn't for me. There's a few things about this book I know are probably just not my taste but could definitely work for others but somethings I'm like uhhhh yeah no that is objectively ridiculous.

This book also just dragged on for a long long time with very little substance to it.
Overall there wasn't much to like her other than Harrison he was adorable the rest of it not worth the read.
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902 reviews38 followers
May 24, 2020
Well, that was adorable! Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl is the second in the Hollywood series, but it also could be included in the Billionaire series, yet still a standalone. The main characters from this story were Raquel, Luca’s sister from Taming Hollywood’s Baddest Boy, and Harrison, who we’ve seen in many of the Billionaire books. As it turns out, Raquel and Harrison were childhood friends, who lost touch with each other, and as fate would have it, they run into each other at a bar on a rainy night in NYC. Raquel is a huge celebrity and also an almost thirty-year old virgin. Harrison is a sweet billionaire who is completely unconnected from Hollywood. Their one-night stand shockingly results in a pregnancy. They both go back to their separate lives immediately following that one night. But, with all the cameras frequently on Raquel, her pregnancy doesn’t go unnoticed by anyone, including Harrison. They reconnect and begin a relationship. But, being a celebrity comes with all kinds of extra drama.

The characters were perfect. You couldn’t not love them. They were both so sweet, innocent and wanting to do the right thing. There are also some secondary characters that you will probably recognize, if you’ve read any of Max Monroe’s books. It alternates between present and the one-night stand night. The story kept my interest throughout, had me laughing and swooning. It was sugary sweet and a perfect addition to the Hollywood series. Looking forward to the next book in the series!

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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370 reviews38 followers
June 15, 2020
I was not sure if the Virgin getting pregnant on the first time trope here but this turned out to be a beautiful story. I don’t know why I ever doubted Max Monroe! Harrison is totally swoon worthy and Rocky is a Hollywood Star who keeps dealing with the Hollywood patriarchy and a manager who’s a gigantic bitch. I love that Rocky and Harrison aren’t totally strangers when they hook up, they have a history and were friends as kids. That makes this love story believable and sweet. Harrison is so sexy and the perfect man for Rocky. I loved this story and can’t wait for the next book in the series!
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393 reviews2 followers
June 14, 2020

The heroine is a complete whiny doormat. I liked the hero, but an unlikeable heroine makes the experience very shitty. You seriously expect me to believe a 29 year old white, American woman, with major clout in Hollywood, is such a spineless idiot that she's allowing her bully of an agent to run roughshod over her CONSTANTLY? What the hell??? It might've been "cute" and bearable if she were 19, definitely not so at 29. The virgin-at-29 thing was unbelievable enough as it was, especially in the Hollywood environment.

It hurt my soul to have to give such a low rating to a Max Monroe book, as I've never given one of their books a rating lower than 4 stars. But unfortunately, the female MC of this book was REALLY not my cup of tea.
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190 reviews2 followers
May 26, 2020
I am sorry! I am genuinely Sorry. I wish I knew that these two authors were going to be this great I would have read their book earlier than this. I am guilty while Admitting that this book was my first by these authors but I can assure you that this book definitely won't be the last. Gonna read all the books ;-)

This is the story of Raquel Weaver who is the Hollywood's good girl as she was the virgin until Harrison Hughes, the CFO of the company, came into the picture. Harrison didn't know that she is Hollywood's renowned actress as he was never interested in movies or any kind of entertainment but he still remembers her as the childhood neighbour who used to play with him.

Everything changes when this meet and greet became more than that. A one night stand and a small Mistake changes everything. Hollywood's good girl became pregnant and she was not even prepared for it. She didn't even tell the Harrison.

Harrison was shocked when he came to know that the childhood neighbour girl who he slept with four months ago was an actress and she became pregnant. Of course, He has no doubt that the child was his but he didn't expect this to be true. It took him some time to accept this news but from the inner he was happy that he is going to be the father. The problem was he can't do anything from the other side of the world i.e New York. As the actress lives in California and he needs to talk to her first.

Well, it was kind of shocking for Raquel to see Harrison in California but they decided to things work out. Though It will be a lot difficult for both of them as Harrison knows nothing about her world and she knows nothing about his.

How will they manage? That's quite a task.

I fall in love with Harrison Hughes. He is officially my new book boyfriend. Though man, what a roller coaster ride this book is?! I love the plot, I love the characters, I love the chemistry. As I am a big fan of ROM-COM books. The comic timing in this book was SOO AWESOME! I was literally laughing soo loud. And don't forget the crazy people Thatcher and the Cap, I love them. They are literally the coolest people in the whole book. Sorry, I should say the whole group was of CRAZY people but still LOVE THEM.

I have to say, Authors have done CRAZINGLY FATAMBULOUSLY AMAZING WORK! This book is going to break records.


ARC was generously provided for an honest review.
Profile Image for Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog.
2,301 reviews115 followers
June 11, 2020
3.5-3.75 stars. This is a cute book! Winning Hollywood's Goodest Girl is set in the world of the Billionaire Book Club. This is Harrison and Raquel/Rocky's story. Rocky is the younger sister of Luca, from Taming Hollywood's Baddest Boy. She is a former child star turned Hollywood actress. She is also known for being a "good girl" and a lot is made of her virginity in the press. Harrison was her childhood neighbor who she lost touch with. She happens to run back into him at a bar in New York on a work trip. He recognizes her as his childhood friend, but has no idea she is now a big movie star. Rocky loves that she can be her true self with him. They share an attraction and a wild night together, where she loses her virginity to him, although he has no idea. Afterwards, they go their separate ways, with Rocky returning to her life in Hollywood. So, Harrison is shocked when, a few months later, he sees Rocky on tv and the news is that she is no longer a virgin and is pregnant! He immediately wants to be a part of his child's life. Spending time together preparing for parenthood leads to love between the couple, and an HEA.

I thought this was a fun, cute, light story. We are only told in flashbacks about Harrison and Rocky's night together. After Harrison finds out about the pregnancy, he is determined to be an involved father. The two spend time together and get to know each other more, becoming friends and then beginning a relationship. They have a very slow burn relationship progression, without very much chemistry, which continues most of the book. I liked Rocky and Harrison okay, but both very a little timid. Rocky lets her manager and the rest of her professional team walk all over her throughout the book. She does grow a backbone eventually, but it took quite a while. Harrison is a very nice guy. He knows he wants to be a father to Rocky's baby, but he grows to want a romantic relationship with her, as well. But he is not pushy or very alpha about how he goes about winning her favor. Rocky is a lonely woman and not at all a diva. She really needed Harrison and his friends to help bring her a more full, less work focused life. I liked them both okay, but didn't totally love their characters. I did think it was a little far-fetched that Harrison recognized an adult Rocky as the 5 year old neighbor he remembered, when he ran into her at the bar. I also didn't really like the villain storyline or all of the trouble they caused. I wanted to see them get their just desserts, but it is only vaguely mentioned in the epilogue. Still, I liked the fun story and surprise pregnancy is one of my fave tropes.

Overall, this is an entertaining, easy read. I was happy that Harrison and Rocky came together and made a sweet little family. I am still a fan of this series and look forward to more from Max Monroe in the future!

*arc provided in exchange for an honest review*
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1,440 reviews324 followers
October 28, 2021
Tenía tantas ganas de leer este libro, la trama era bastante prometedora.
Sin embargo, terminó siendo UNDERWHELMING.

La historia no se desarrolló como yo tenía pensando o por la sinopsis creí que pasaría, la manera en que se contó tampoco me gustó o sea tuvimos capítulos en pasado a lo largo del libro cuando ellos tuvieron su noche loca y esa escena yo la esperaba al principio.

Pero lo que más odié y me frustró fue la protagonista y su debilidad, todo el libro estuvo controlada por su agente que era una perra maldita la trataba muy mal, dictaba todo lo que tenía que hacer la obligaba hacer cosas que no quería y ella no tenía la capacidad para defenderse y fue bastante desesperante.

Estaba a punto de abandonarlo pero quería saber cómo pagaba la maldita y a la protagonista le crecía un par.

Lo único bueno y la razón de las dos estrellas es el final ese epílogo donde sale Luca y Billy porque su libro me encantó y yo pensé que este sería así de bueno pero ya sabemos como resultó.
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448 reviews41 followers
June 14, 2020
Well, I read this days ago, but for some reason, there was an issue with my review saving via the app version; so here I am... retyping it now. Gah, I hate it when that happens.

Winning Hollywood's Goodest Girl is the latest in the series of Max Monroe's sort of nebulous interconnected standalones. I really enjoyed this one. Bawdy humor that we've all come to expect from the dynamic duo of Max and Monroe, with the punch of heart and cameos of fan-favorite characters... (hi there, Thatch and Cap, I've missed you!)

As is the always the case, I don't recommend reading this book while having a drink in your mouth, for fear of becoming a fountain...I quite literally laughed out loud *several* times while I read this book straight through in one sitting. An incredibly well-written book and an escape into the glitzy glamorous world of Hollywood...although, this time with a slightly new twist. 4.5 stars and thank you to Max and Monroe for the ARC copy in exchange for my honest review.
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2,238 reviews106 followers
June 12, 2020
***ARC Provided by the Authors***

I can't say I didn't know what this book was going to be about, the blurb tells you about the path Raquel and Harrison are going to be on...and, it's accurate.

But, and I am not sure why, there was something missing for me. I believed their connection in the beginning when you see a bit of what happened before, but, strangely enough, I was actually less invested in their story by the end.

Not sure why. There were parts of this story that were funny, and really enjoyable. And, other parts that seemed sort of tossed in to make the story work or to make it funny, or to make it in line with some of the funnier books by these authors.

I bounced from engaged with this story to not as engaged. I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't my favorite by this duo either.

I do recommend this if you like some of the sillier Max Monroe titles.
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598 reviews17 followers
June 11, 2020
First of all the cover is amazing. It‘s hot and you really can‘t miss it if you see it anywhere. It suits the book pretty well.

Secret Pregnancy, Fake Fiancé and a hot baby daddy? What can you want more. I can‘t think of a better thing.

The story was really great. It was funny, kind off emotional and soo cute. It‘s low angst.

Harrison and Raquel actually know eachother aince childhood but meet again after 25 years. A fateful night leaves Raquel pregnant and alone. Harrison finds out a few month later and moves his life to the other side of the country to be with Raquel and the baby. Raquel‘s management obviously have other plans for her and set her up with a fake fiancé and the story begins.

I loved Harrison from the beginning. Since he found out he was going to be a father he stept up massively. He‘s very hot and a secret billionaire.

Raquel is the best in the show biz. She lets her life be directed by her agent since she doesn‘t really know anything else in her life.

I really enjoyed their story. I fell for both of them pretty quickly and wanted them to be happy so bad.
The book was funny, steamy and just a feel good story for anybody.

I also loved the cameos from previous characters. It was fun seeing them all interact with our main characters.


ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Shatarupa  Dhar.
605 reviews77 followers
June 17, 2020
Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl is a standalone story of Raquel Weaver and Harrison Hughes. She wants to finally kick off her purity ring and be a siren for her friend from childhood. But she’s in for a surprise when the one-night-stand leads to pregnancy.

Harrison never expected that Rocky, his arch-nemesis’ little sister, will grow up to be so beautiful. And that night that he spent with her, he couldn’t get her out of his mind for months after. So when he chances upon the news of her pregnancy, he sure as hell would step up for the role.

This is the first book that I’m reading by the author duo Max Monroe. And right in the beginning, the author keeps up with the times in her Author’s Note. The story starts with an introduction (mmm… something different!), one night in August where Raquel is flummoxed with the number of mirrors all around the walls in a man’s bathroom. At twenty-nine-years old and a Hollywood starlet, one would expect nothing would surprise her. But she’s as naive as they come.

Narrated from his and her first-person perspective, this was a fun read. Harrison is the CFO of one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, and a week away from Christmas, when he gets to know about Raquel’s pregnancy, what shocks him more is that she’s famous and he didn’t know. He last met her when she was five and he was ten when he left California. And now, he can’t seem to get in contact with her.

The younger sister of Luca Weaver from Taming Hollywood's Baddest Boy, this book also had a poker night with protagonists of all the other Max Monroe books! Thirty-four-year-old Harry is ready to move his life from New York to California just to be with Raquel, but her stardom doesn’t make it easy. That was just such a sweet gesture, so so sweet. But, Raquel’s manager Heidi Morris is such a character! I haven’t hated someone so strongly in my recent reads. Always coming between Harrison and Raquel. The pop-culture references at all the right places had me chortling.

Reading this, it felt like being a celebrity is a really bittersweet business. With fame comes folly, and all that. The most laughs in the book came from Harrison’s group of friends who are all the protagonists from the author duo’s more than half a dozen billionaire line of books. It was one huge laugh riot, especially when their meet-cutes were discussed. Even though some of the jokes weirded me out, good weird or bad weird I don’t know. And the greatest thing is that there is justice in the end. Delightfully satisfying justice!

The story rounds up nicely with literally a big epilogue and three extensions which bring in the entire Weaver family, together with who the next book is going to be about.

Thank you to Social Butterfly PR for an e-ARC of the book.

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4,965 reviews158 followers
June 11, 2020

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You know that little childhood rhyme, sitting in the tree K-i-s-s-i-n-g!
First comes love.
Then comes marriage.
Then comes baby in the baby carriage?

Yeah, well that's the usual order of things, but for Raquel and Harrison, they sorta did things a bit differently, which honestly in this day and age, is not a big deal. What is a big deal is that before, Rachel was known all over the world for being Hollywood's good girl, a nearly 30 year old virgin who wore a purity ring. Yep. Yet somehow, one little one night stand with a childhood "friend" and that status is out the window. Now it's up to Harrison to step up and be the man he's fully capable of being, the man Rocky deserves.

And damn did he step up and be one swoony af man who's as sweet as a billionaire can be, sexier than he has the right to be, and the world's best dad in training. And Rocky was the lucky woman on the receiving end of all that sweet, gorgeous man, and she deserved it because she's just as awesome as Harrison with one tiny exception - when she let her obnoxious team run all over her without ever standing up for herself. Aside from that one little flaw, I loved her, and I loved this sweet, sexy story.

ARC via Social Butterfly PR for an honest review.

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977 reviews55 followers
June 12, 2020
I've been eye balling this book since I binge read a hefty amount of this duo's impressive backlog. It popped up on my recs on the kindle app as a pre order and I've been waiting not so patiently for its release since then.

This story follows the little sister of Hollywood's baddest boy Luca, the previous book in this standalone series.

Raquel is Hollywood's sweet virginal golden girl. Not by choice I may add. Thrown in at the deep end from a young girl Raquel has been thrust into the greedy hands of everyone and judged by the many since before she can remember. Not much has changed as she grown, they still continue to treat her like a child and take advantage of her vulnerability. No one expected her to turn up pregnant though. Plot twist.

Harrison aka whore-I-son is not a stranger. In fact he's very much a important part of the bromance of the billionaires book club. He holds his own and comes with that very much loved quirky sarcastic witt and ability to take life as it comes without to much of a freak out. I mean meeting a girl from your past... like 20 years ago past is a lot right?. Then factor in the fact you knocked her up. Oh and she's Hollywood's princess.. no biggy right. He dealt with that spectacularly I think.

These two are a hot mess. I think I spent equal parts of the story pissed off and in fits of hysteria laughing so hard I looked like I was seizing. It has a lot going on. From interfering unwanted help to trying to navigate a secret baby daddy in the world of Hollywood. From nosey lovable friends to a guy with DDtitties. It a crazy rollercoaster. The chemistry between Harrison and Rocky is fire but this is a slow burner with the exception of the first time. Rocky has a lot of character development through this story where she grows into her own and stands up for herself. It at times is frustrating but it's apart of her journey and in the end makes them better together and I was there for it. Even if I was shouting occasionally in frustration. Harrison is fucking perfect. Like he just did and said all the right things. I loved him hard and his devotion to becoming great support system for Raquel.

I mean you can't not expect me to mention Thatcher and all the other lovable rogues. Obviously including their lady loves. As with every book they just add so much character to every page they're in. Their friendships run deep and the love is there hardcore. Also... the cock punches Cassie throws are savage and I love it. Bahahah.

To round this up, I loved it. It's crazy and outrageous and ridiculous but it's also sweet and hilarious with a side of sexy. I laughed to the point my ribs hurt. I shouted in frustration and sighed in utter satisfaction. I fell in love with them along the way and totally routed for them and their happy.

These authors just never disappoints with their original characters, sassy one liners, crazy happenings and sweet romancing. It's seamlessly written and delivers on all the feels. I can't get enough.
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2,050 reviews122 followers
July 1, 2020
One night leads to an unexpected pregnancy for Hollywood starlet Raquel (Rocky) Weaver, known virgin and all-around good girl. An ok read, the way in which the tropes were used didn't have me potently drawn in. Main characters I liked, although wish Rocky had a bit more fire in her. I liked Harrison and loved how he didn't let the madness of Hollywood or annoying Heidi stop him from being there for Raquel (Rocky).

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970 reviews52 followers
June 1, 2020
It has been a long time since I finished a book in one sitting! I did just that with Max Monroe newest one! I am obsessed with Rocky and Harrison. I loved everything about these two. Harrison is such a knight in shining armour to me. They way he looks out for Rocky and tries to make her happy. And make sure she is taken care of is so swoon worthy! Rocky's Hollywood life is far from the norm and really crazy. I love how she is with Harrison and I enjoy seeing how empowered she becomes. I love their story and I become emotionally invested so freaking quick. They are the kind of couple you just want to root for and for them to fall in love and get their happily ever after. I was happy for them, angry for them and just plain engulfed by them. Add in the fact we get to see the Billionaire gang and this book is pretty freaking perfect. This is probably in my top 3 of Max Monroe reads...and for the record I've read all of their books. Seriously you need this in your life!
*I chose to review an early copy*
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734 reviews9 followers
June 14, 2020
These two ladies are one funny pair!!
Continuation of the billionaires club. We get the story of Harrison and Rocky. The two knew each other from when they were little kids. Lost track of each other and then hook up randomly.
Only their hook up becomes so much more. Add a baby more and we have their story!
These women like usual are funny as hell. Sarcastic. Sexy stories just spew out if their heads.

I have one ick with this one that I didn’t have with the other books is that there is a lot of filling in this book. There is too much of the unnecessary fillers. It would have cut the book down quite a bit and it would have been perfect!

Loves it and will definitely continue to read anything they write. Yes they are that good.
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1,737 reviews
May 26, 2020
Sweet addition to the series!
Easy read with old faces making an appearance.
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9,520 reviews147 followers
May 24, 2020
Harrison is just such a pushover where his woman is concerned, “okay , Rock. If that’s what you want, that’s what we’ll do.” His warm smile makes my chest expand. “And I’ll move heaven and earth to make sure you get it, baby.” I liked this book, I loved Harrison.
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841 reviews32 followers
June 17, 2020

When you have to skip through the first ten pages cause the writing is just bleh. It’s not worth it.

If it had continued into “the sex” and we got to see it happen AND then moved on to Harrison sure. But you cut us off with out anything happening and then boom pregnant. Nah.
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1,220 reviews29 followers
June 11, 2020
Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

What the world needs now is love….nope. What you need is Max Monroe’s newest book, Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl. Especially in our current climate when escapism seems like an everyday need, this book proffers that escape. One thing you can always count on with a Max Monroe book is the laughs. With a cavalcade of recurring characters (I see you Thatch and Cap) who tickle your funny bone, a book such as Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl allows you a respite from the stress of wanting to commit the homicide of your loved ones due to quarantine or the inanity of the talking heads of our media. This book has everything you love about a Max Monroe book with some surprises, so here goes. These are the many reasons WHY this book should be your read tonight:

*To date, Kline Brooks has owned my heart as Max Monroe’s perfect reflection of a book boyfriend. In the first book in their first billionaire series, Tapping the Billionaire, Kline sets the bar high for the rest of their heroes. Yes, I love the zaniness of Thatch and the pragmatism and neuroticism of Wes (the OG billionaires). The next series of billionaires are all charming like the OG guys, but the “come from out of nowhere” hero to upend Kline Brooks from his pedestal is the newest hero of WHGG, Harrison Hughes. Talk about a shock. Other than someone who teases Caplin Hawkins and a potential suitor to his sister (c’mon, we knew it was Theo the whole time), Harrison Hughes is a shocking discovery. He was so unassuming UNTIL Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl where he wooed the heck out of Raquel “Rocky.” If you love a hero who is self-reflective, insightful, intelligent, socially responsible in his ideologies, and empowering, then you will fall for Harrison. He is probably the one hero in the MM universe who isn’t easily dissuaded from his heroine. I won’t tell you what causes the upending of their burgeoning relationship (we know this happens in MM’s books), but it takes a major plan of deceit for this to occur. Until that point, Harrison shows us a secure, astute, emotionally mature hero. And I. AM. HERE. FOR. THAT. and I suspect you are too.

*Unlike other Max Monroe books, the real focus of this book is Raquel. This is, in my opinion, one of their most layered heroines. Through her evolution, we are treated to the message of this book which I think is finding your own power from within yourself. In other words, self-confidence and self-knowledge are necessary for living an abundant life. While Raquel seems to “have it all,” we find out quickly that her life is very one-note. When Harrison enters her life, he adds in color and depth. He challenges her, and he helps her see that she holds control of her life. As he supports and acknowledges her needs, Raquel is able to bloom and finally realize what she wants from life. And I’ll let you guess what that is. Max Monroe’s characterization of Raquel, their evolution of her character, is the “meat” of their story, and it holds important lessons for their readers. We don’t have to be Hollywood Superstar actresses to be reminded that there is “life” in the word living, and we control how much “life” we put in it.

*I’m pretty sure the “villain” of this story is the worst person in Max Monroe’s world of billionaires. I will NOT divulge this character, as you should read this book, but I can’t think of another character in their books who I hated more than this character. Max Monroe craft her in such a way that you almost love to hate her/him. Thankfully, there is retribution and justice meted out in the story, so all is set right in the end.

*A surprise baby story ALWAYS makes for an interesting romance. As Raquel navigates the twisted world of Hollywood complete with a doting baby daddy, you can’t help but laugh and cry in equal part about the challenges and steps of their story. I will say that this story is a) a bit slow to build and b) a serious slow-burn. Obviously, there is an early physical interaction, but it takes AWHILE for Raquel and Harrison to couple up. Max Monroe build the suspense of their relationship so slowly that you almost throw your Kindle at the wall waiting for their hero and heroine to “get their s%it together.” Yet, it’s that chemistry and tension that keeps you chained (this is good) to their story. Additionally, the delineation of their chapters in this story is interesting. I would love to pop into their minds a bit to understand their choices. However, even though those choices seem strange to this reader, they have written a story that feels complete in the end.

I can never get enough of Max Monroe’s storytelling. I had been looking forward to Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl because I needed levity during a time of COVID and racial unrest. It isn’t meant to be used to hide from these challenges; instead, it feels like a respite from the world for just a bit of time. Offering up a hero such as Harrison, you can’t help but wish you had someone like him in your corner right now because you would know that there is someone who can help you through the challenges of your day, someone who sees your needs and offers your help to meet them. This solace coupled with the hilarity of Raquel and Harrison’s story is the perfect read for today…and tomorrow. If you are like me and looking for some levity, Max Monroe’s Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl is the perfect medicine.
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712 reviews61 followers
June 11, 2020
4 stars!!

I loved Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl. The storyline has its own unique take on the unplanned pregnancy trope and it was not at all what I expected. The surprises are entertaining and I couldn’t wait to see how everything unfolds. It is so much fun and full of so much heart, and I quickly became invested in the characters.

Raquel Weaver, is the sister of Luca, the hero in Taming Hollywood’s Baddest Boy , and a Hollywood star who is constantly in the spotlight not only because of her wonderful acting ability but because she is also a virgin. Harrison, is a hardworking, successful business man who grew up having never watched much TV. He knows very little when it comes to celebrities and he has no idea that his friend “Rocky” from his childhood is actually the Hollywood starlet, Raquel. So, when they bump into each other years after having lost touch as children, they have a great time catching up and end up spending an unforgettable night together. They part ways in the morning and it’s not until the world realizes that Raquel is sporting a baby bump that Harrison discovers who she is and what resulted in their passionate night together. What follows is a wonderful surprise pregnancy, friends-to-lovers romance that will make you laugh, swoon, and fall in love.
“Life’s a mess,” Harrison says. “But there’s art in all the splatters.”

Harrison and Rocky are as wonderful individually as they are together. They are endearing and lovable, and I liked them from the start. Rocky has been in the industry since she was a child and its shaped the way she's grown up. Stardom hasn’t been easy but she’s dealt with it the best way she can. There were times I was frustrated with her but she has a lot of character growth in this story and I loved watching her realize her strength.

I absolutely adored Harrison. He is such a great hero and to me, he really steals the show. I love that he knows what he wants and goes after it. He would do anything for Rocky and the baby and he has such a big heart. He is compassionate and kind, constantly putting Rocky and the baby first, and I just swooned every moment he was there.

The media attention and the “villains” are well thought out and even when I wanted to scream when things weren’t going my way, I enjoyed seeing things develop between Harrison and Rocky. There is enough drama to keep you on your toes but nothing is over the top.

I loved the way the story flashes between the past and the present. I enjoyed seeing the night evolve and how it affects them, as well as how they connect now that they are faced with the unplanned pregnancy. I thought their relationship was well paced, their connection felt real, and their feelings are believable. They are just so much fun together and they constantly put a smile on my face.
We are in control of our own destiny.
Whether it’s a plan we’ve had forever or a plan we never saw coming—it doesn’t matter.
All I know is I sure as hell picked a good one.

Overall, Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl is a fantastic addition to the Hollywood series and another rom com hit. Harrison and Rocky stole my heart and I loved their story. And of course I have to give a shout out to all of the secondary characters whom I have loved for a while. Kline, Thatch, Wes, and Cap, their wives and more are very present in this story, and they are as fantastic and hilarious as ever. I love them and they always bring on the fun. I can never get enough of this gang!

*ARC generously provided by the author and Social Butterfly PR*

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1,912 reviews77 followers
June 14, 2020
5 K-I-S-S-I-N-G Stars!!!

I started this book early yesterday morning and literally read all day and into the night because I couldn’t get enough of Rocky and Harrison! I absolutely loved everything about this book… Rocky and her naivete and wanting to change the one thing that she’s so well known for in the Land of Glam and after a stressful night doing what she does, she got the perfect opportunity when she runs into her childhood crush who also happened to be her older brother’s best friend when they were younger….who better to lose the Big V to than the boy she crushed on all those years ago? Except there’s a reminder of that night and that’s when her life really changes.

Harrison has thought about that night, but he’s a high powered executive that relieves some of the stress that comes with his career by having a “book club” with his friends and aren’t we the lucky ones that these friends are all the MM heroes that we love and adore…let me tell you that when they’re all together, it’s a freaking riot!! Thatch is at his most hilarious! When Harrison learns that his Rocky is pregnant he does what he needs to do to see her again, and to say certain people weren’t happy about it is putting it mildly…there’s people in Rocky’s life that aren’t necessarily looking out for her best interests!!

I absolutely adore how cute these two were together. I know cute seems like an odd word when it comes to a Max Monroe book, but it just fits with this couple. Rocky for as long as she’s been in this business hasn’t really found her inner strength and Harrison is the man that’s going to show her who she is capable of being because of his love for her. He’s there at all the right moments to see her growth and strength develop because hey he’s going to be there for his baby!!

This books moves a great pace seeing as it’s set in La-La Land and things can change rapidly. What doesn’t happen rapidly but at just the right pace is Rocky and Harrison falling in love with a little frustration sitting on the sidelines with their slow burn to their chemistry that is sizzling between them. I loved Harrison so much for how he moved at the exact right pace with Rocky…he’s definitely in it for the long haul!!

Throughout the book we get to laugh and swoon and get to know everything there is to know about Rocky and Harrison and their forever love. I loved how the guys and girls were all there for Harrison and Rocky too when they met her because they’re as in love with Rocky as Harrison is. Add in some people getting what they deserve and some healing relationships and this book is everything I love about a Max Monroe book!!
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1,361 reviews444 followers
June 9, 2020
I love Max Monroe’s rom coms. I hate secret babies. So you can understand the dilemma I’m in with this book. It’s got everything I love about Monroe’s work - light, fun moments, interesting characters, quirky humor, and an unpredictable storyline - but I really struggled to get onboard with some of the plot. It’s personal preference more than anything else that detracted from my enjoyment, but this definitely wasn’t my favorite from the author. That being said, I loved Harrison - he is such a great guy, and his determination makes him a very, VERY swoonworthy hero. Pair that with all of the humor, and I still enjoyed this one despite having a few issues with the plot.

The story follows Raquel/Rocky, an actress who has been in the business for years. Her team manages her entire life and the purity ring she wears is starting to feel outdated as she nears thirty. After a bad day, she runs into a blast from her past. Harrison hasn’t seen Rocky since they were kids, but they start up a conversation that goes late into the night. One thing leads to another, and it’s not long before Hollywood’s goodest girl is turning in her v-card that very night. But these two live on different ends of the country, so there’s no way it can be anything more than one night… or at least it seems that way, until Harrison discovers that their night will change his life. Harrison might’ve discovered that he’s going to be a father from celebrity gossip, but that doesn’t change his determination to fight for his child.

Let me start by saying that, to me, there’s a BIG difference between a surprise pregnancy romance and a secret baby romance. One is accidental, the other is intentional deception. I thought I’d be reading the first but ended up with the second. That’s where a significant part of my disconnect comes from. These two aren’t exactly on the same page, and that leads to misunderstandings and wasted opportunities. So the first half was a struggle for me. HOWEVER - and this is a big however - it did turn a corner in the second half, and I loved having these two get to know each other better. Harrison is the ideal hero for a book like this; he is patient and loyal, understanding and accepting. Basically, a fantastic guy. He steals the show here, though the humor is also an integral component of what makes this work. It’s not my first (or second, or third) choice of trope, but there’s a lot of goodness to the story. And, hey, if you like a secret baby romance - you’ve got gold on your hands. I eagerly anticipate the next book from this team of authors, because they’ve given us the setup for what’s coming next, and I am all for it. I received an ARC via Social Butterfly PR and am voluntarily leaving a review of this rom com.
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