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Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
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5 Country Bumpkin Stars!!

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Brilliant Miss Torre absolutely Brilliant!!! I will admit the first 25% was a little slow, I understand the importance of character development, really I do. However once it really kicked off and Cole and Summer made their debut I was addicted. Addicted like a fat-person-loves-cake addiction. Intense. Overwhelming addiction!

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There are a few items that must be addressed. Some of my favorite parts, that are so unbelievably noteworthy I need to take my time to make sure I don't botch them.

1.) Bennington Payne. At first I didn't really understand his and Summers relationship. Was it strictly business or were they besties? It wasn't until roughly 22% of the book when the comment "the remnants of Ben's and my mani-pedi party still on the coffee table, that I realized they were closer then the book led us to believe. I love Ben, seriously LOVE HIM. The scene just before Cole is about to arrive with his HAWT attorney made me giggle uncontrollably. "Why would they come in? They probably wont come to a complete stop - will just roll by and pop open the door, yelling and waving for Ben like he was chasing a train"

2.) Summer was kick ass. "You are not a man. I thought. A man doesn't drink sparkling water; he chugs tap water from the hose after changing his oil." Yes she has her insecurities, lets face it we as human beings all do, but she stuck to her guns. Whether it was kneeing men in the balls, threatening to shoot them (at which point Ben states: "She means it. She has guns in her closet" or reminding us women, that to be humble is to be genuine and is to be cherished and respected. After Cole (view spoiler)"what is it called when one person makes a huge mistake?........ "Easy. That's called life".

3.) Cocky. I don't understand why this stupid rooster played such an important role in this story. Or why it had such a huge influence on Cole's character, but it did. Taking it to the feed store to get "checked" or trying to buy him treats. On point he mentioned buckling him into his truck. It contradicted all mean actions Cole did. Null. Void. Non-existent. And allowed us into the real Cole. The Cole that had his childhood taken, his innocence, and reminded us that even if you have the world at your fingertips you can still miss out on living.

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4.) The catty gossip columns. Miss Torre did these beautifully. We were allowed a peek at the nasty town without taking valuable time away from Summer and Cole - Well played Alessandra.

5.) The constant comparing of Summer to Nadia. I hate Nadia. I hate her because she is a fake ass, money hungry bitch. At first I was annoyed with Cole's constant comparing of the aforementioned females in this book. Then I dissected and dug a little deeper. Cole finally realized he was with Nadia for all the wrong reasons. Fake appearances, good sex, no fights, appearances, sex and more sex. Their relationship was purely physical, whereas Summer challenged him and made him see MORE. However, when he decided this Summer-addiction would fade "She'd lose her mystery, would lose her charm. Then, with just one month left of filming he'd have her out of his system and be ready to return to LA." - Prick.

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"They say that love is finding your soul's match in another." Whether it was Cole trying to find a collar for his chicken, Summer demanding they put on paper-bags and run a muck. The story was perfect. The way she forced the characters on to one another deleted the insta-love feel, and made it all fit perfectly together. LOVED IT
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Reading Progress

September 6, 2015 – Shelved
September 6, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 16, 2016 – Started Reading
January 18, 2016 – Shelved as: billionair-hottie
January 18, 2016 – Shelved as: book-boyfriend
January 18, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites
January 18, 2016 – Shelved as: lmfao
January 18, 2016 – Shelved as: read-now
January 18, 2016 – Finished Reading
March 21, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
July 13, 2017 – Shelved as: 2016-favorites

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✦❋Arianna✦❋ Awesome review, Meagan! ;)


Sophie "Beware Of The Reader" Fantastic review Meagan and I'm really happy you loved it too!


Meg (booksandwinewithmeg.blog) Me too! It was so exciting, I couldn't put it down!


Dilek VT I am on page 70 and want to drop the book because I am so bored but now while reading reviews I saw that you said it is slow at the beginning. Maybe, I should give it a little bit more chance... ?


Meg (booksandwinewithmeg.blog) Keep going! It is slow at first, but it gets better!


Dilek VT Meagan wrote: "Keep going! It is slow at first, but it gets better!"

OK, thanks a lot... Hanging in there for a bit more then :)
I hope I will start to enjoy it...


Dilek VT ✤Maria✤ wrote: "patience, dear! lol"

Oh, Maria... It is so boring now but I do hope I will start to enjoy it. I am so tempted to drop it but still hanging in there...


Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦ really? hmm, well I was listening to the audio book and I think I was busy doing a bunch of things while I was at it so... I might not have been playing 100% attention there at the start lol. but it did pick up the pace o.o


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