‘Breaking Hollywood’ – Samantha Towle

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this…

I wasn’t supposed to be boyfriendless, homeless and jobless at twenty-eight. And I most definitely wasn’t supposed to hit Hollywood’s resident bad boy Gabriel Evans with my car and break his foot.

Now I’m stuck in his apartment, taking care of him while he’s incapacitated. Living with the hottest guy in Hollywood, who I’ve had a crush on forever, doesn’t sound like a chore, right? Wrong.

Gabriel Evans is rude, crude, drinks way too much and, as soon as his foot is healed, I’m out of here.

So, why do I keep forgetting to check the classifieds? And keep getting flustered when I see him shirtless? Breaking Hollywood wasn’t part of the plan. But neither was falling in love with him.

So I couldn’t wait to start this one! I loved Under Her and Trouble and as soon as I heard about this book it was on my wishlist.

The banter between the two main characters had me laughing out loud. Literally. Sat in the office looking like a crazy woman. I love the nicknames, the chemistry, the verbal sparring between them. Gabe is an arrogant Hollywood star who is rude and a jerk, Ava has not idea who she is dealing with when she offers to move in and help him out. After all, it is her fault he is in this mess. But the two of them are the perfect combination and compliment each other, even if they are too blind to see it in the beginning. I love the little digs they have at each other, Speedy and Hoppy have definitely met their match with each other.

Ava is having the worst day, she lost her job, she is being evicted from her apartment and now she has run over a superstar’s foot. Her life is definitely not going the way she planned. The crush she had on him after watching his movies should be long gone now she has seen how rude and arrogant he is in person, but for some reason she finds herself offering to look after him. I love Gucci, the idea of Ava sleeping in her car to keep her beloved pygmy goat is adorable. Gucci added to the quirky character of Ava and seeing Gabe warm to the idea of Gucci was cute too. Seeing the relationship between these two develop was great, Gabe opening up to someone for the first time and breaking down his barriers. Ava standing up for herself and what she wants for once, refusing to be intimidated.

When things took a turn for the worse I wanted to stop reading! Loved these two so much I didn’t want to see them ripped apart. But it was resolved quickly and gave Gabe the kick he needed to realise he had a problem and that he had found his soulmate in Ava.

I really enjoyed reading this. Gabe and Ava are two completely different characters but they work together so well and fixed each other. Loved all Sam’s books so far and this one is no exception.


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