Being late to an interview lands her the biggest job opportunity of her life.
He may be rich and successful–but he’s just this side of miserable.
Can a wannabe be The One for the biggest star in Hollywood?
Cassie Carroll came to Hollywood with big dreams that never materialized. Acting isn’t even on the back burner anymore–it’s completely off the stove. Working for a third-rate agent, Cassie hopes to land a new job that will give her credibility, as well as help pay the rent. Late to her interview, she swerves to avoid hitting a dog–and totals the car of Hollywood’s leading action superstar. Surprisingly, she walks away from their encounter with a job–as the sexiest man alive’s personal assistant.

Rhett Corrigan is bored with the movies he makes and the drop-dead gorgeous model he’s dating. He’s afraid that Hollywood has typecast him–and that he’ll never be able to break out of his action mold and try new acting challenges. When Cassie Carroll literally slams into his life, she brings a breath of fresh air and common sense to his world. She pushes him to be a better actor and a better man.

Can these friends become lovers–and can their love survive–in a tabloid-happy town that thrives on rumors and backstabbing?

Titles in the Hollywood Name Game series include – Hollywood Heartbreaker – Hollywood Flirt – Hollywood Player – Hollywood Double – Hollywood Enigma

Title:  Hollywood Heartbreaker
Series:  Hollywood Name Game #1
Author:  Alexa Aston
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 6, 2020
Publisher:  Independent
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Hollywood Heartbreaker‘ is the first title in the new ‘Hollywood Name Game‘ series, and delivers an emotional, charming romance between two seemingly quite unlikely people to ever meet let alone fall in love.  But don’t let the surface fool you, one may have found the dream to be not all he expected and the other is still searching for a dream she’s given up on – but together they just might find a far different dream they both can live.

You may be a reader who is more familiar with Alexa Aston from her Historical Romance titles, if that’s the case then sit back and enjoy the writing you’ve always loved simply set in a different time period.  Cassie and Rhett will quickly show you why this author is a wordsmith and can easily draw you into a love story with real people even in the fakest place of all – Hollywood.

I liked Cassie and Rhett individually, yet together they shine with a special kind of magic that Hollywood cannot match.  Each is from a humble background, each still deals with that history in their own fashion, but neither has forgotten where they came from.  Rhett may have reached the height of his action movie career yet he still wants more, to break out of the mold the industry (and his agent) has placed him in and move onto different types of roles that challenge him.  So far he’s done little to make that happen, living instead as a Hollywood stereotype with the high salary, the toys, and the beautiful woman on his arm when necessary.  The fact that none of that really gives him any satisfaction should have been a wake-up call long ago.  It will take a real-life car explosion and one very insightful woman to show him the possibilities – it’s up to him to reach for them and risk everything he’s accomplished in this town full of lies, fakes, and mischief.

Cassie had her dreams once, now they’ve moved into the background as simply surviving has become her reality.  When she’d swerved to avoid hitting a runaway dog straight into Rhett’s expensive car she saw her life (and her money) flash before her eyes.  Never in her wildest imagination could she have seen that she’d soon have a new, well-paying job, become the friend of one of the most powerful men in this town… or that real love would start to grow between them.  What they did with that fact would change lives – forever.

If you’re in the mood for a love story full of possibilities, laughter, tears, feelings then you’ll want to dive into ‘Hollywood Heartbreaker‘ and get started on this new adventure right now.  I had fun with the story, enjoyed the characters, and fell in love with this world.  I believe you will, too.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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