Complete Standalone: Hollywood theme, hate/love romance.
We also recommend reading To Love Jason Thorn – we loved that too!
*Lucy’s story is a complete standalone*
So you may ask, who is Adam Connor? He is the recently divorced, Academy Award-winning actor who just moved in next door with his kid. He also happens to be an exquisite male specimen and the most infuriating sly bastard I’ve ever come across.
Let’s be honest here, wouldn’t you wanna take a peek over the wall to catch a glimpse of him, hopefully when he is naked? Wouldn’t you melt away after watching him work out as his five-year-old kid cheered him on? Do I even have to mention those abs, the big bulge in his pants, or that arm porn? Oh, wait, you would never spy on him? Sure…
While I was being thoughtful by not breaking and entering and was actually considering going over to offer him a shoulder—or maybe a boob or two—to cry on (y’know, because of his divorce), instead he had me thrown in jail after a small incident. Jail, people! He was supposed to grant me countless orgasms as a thank you, not a jail cell.
After that day, I was mentally plotting ways to strangle him instead of jumping his bones to make sweet love. So what if my body did more than just shiver when he whispered dirty little things in my ear? I can’t be held responsible for that. And when was the last time he’d kissed anyone anyway? Who’d enjoy a kiss with a side of heart attack?
Even if he and his son were the best things since sliced bread—and I’m not saying he was—I couldn’t fall for him. No matter what promises he whispered on my skin, my curse wouldn’t let us be. I wasn’t a damsel in distress—I could save myself, thank you very much—but deep inside, I still hoped Adam Connor would be the hero of my story.
Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
“You can’t look at me like that.”
“Because I’m not supposed to like you.”
“But I like you very much, Lucy.”
What a fabulous read! This one ticked all the romance ‘want‘ boxes! It was sweet, funny, had a drool worthy hero, a feisty heroine who certainly made him work for her affections and fabulous banter between Lucy and Olive, her best friend. Not to mention Adam is a Hollywood heartthrob and Hollywood’s hottest Dad to THE most ADORABLE little five year old boy you could ever meet. Who, we might add was written exceptionally well! Authors don’t always deliver child age appropriate dialogue but this author had it down pat. We wanted to pick little Aiden up and give him a great big squeezy hug….hmmmm, and we’d like to squeezy hug and paw his sexy Dad too!
“Lucy, I hope you’re being gentle with your heart, taking care of it for me.”
Adam Connor has it going on alright, he was one delectable man! Hmm how do we love you Adam, let us count the ways!
Hot successful Hollywood star ✔
Exceptionally good looking ✔
Hottest Dad in Hollywood ✔
Single after being recently divorced✔
Doting Dad of an adorable 5 year old little boy who stole our hearts ✔
Swoooony romantic ✔
Well-equipped and a demon between the sheets ✔
Filthy dirty talker ✔
Sexy sinful smirker✔
Abs to die for✔
Oh yeah, no wonder Lucy hated him…….wait…what? Lucy girl, are you insane?? This man was handpicked by God. This guy was…he was perfection, swoooooooooony perfection!
‘And now, on top of everything else, I had to start hating him for making me feel like he could be my home one day.’
But we can forgive the feisty Lucy her temporary insanity in hating Adam Connor, after all, she’s cursed where l.o.v.e is concerned. That’s right, Lucy believes a love curse has been passed down to the women in her life resulting in them never achieving their happy ever after, so men are off limits to her heart! If you don’t open your heart to love, you can’t get hurt, right? Well, in theory it’s great, but her heart didn’t forsee Adam Connor swaggering into her life!
“I’m going to un-break your heart, Lucy.”
Following a break up, Lucy temporarily moves in with her best friend Olive, an author married to another Hollywood heartthrob, Jason Thorn (check out To Love Jason Thorn). After a few commiserating Tequila shots, the pair embark on a perving expedition on the guy next door who happens to be none other than Hollywood hunk, Adam Connor. Well, let us tell you, this scene with Lucy and her little green Olive, was priceless. These girls had us giggling as we imagined their cheeky during this escapade! We wouldn’t mind gawping at the sexy, shirtless, ripped, good looking Hollywood star right along with them. It would be rude not to, right?
“Sweet Jesus, even his throat is sexy. And there is a big bulge, Olive.”
“Is he hard?”
“No – hell, I don’t know, but it couldn’t possibly be that big when he is soft.”
Whilst Lucy may lust after every luscious inch of Mr. Connor, it is while witnessing the interaction between Adam and his darling son, Aiden that softens her heart. The care, attentiveness and pure love that pours from Adam when Aiden was around…well, if that didn’t win her over, nothing was going to. These two sure as hell had our hearts in melted mess.
“I don’t want you to cry, Daddy. I won’t leave you and go fly again. I promise.”
There’s no doubt about it, Ella Maise writes a fabulous Hollywood tale. There was so much we loved about this romance! The little Gossip Mag snippets were an entertaining and wonderfully crafted addition which at times felt so real, we forgot we weren’t following an actual Hollywood couple! This book encapsulated everything we love in a swoony Hollywood boy meets girl romance, with the delightful inclusion of a gorgeous little boy and some hilarious BFF fun banter…plus not one, but two Hollywood hotties! And colour us surprised if Ella Maise didn’t even manage to throw us a curve ball or two that had our hearts teetering on the edge. We walked away from this story with hearts were full of warmth in this entertaining, sexy and fabulously fun read!
“I hope you’re the hero of my story, because I deserve to be loved, goddamit.”
TO LOVE JASON THORN and TO HATE ADAM CONNOR