Party planner Vicky Stone is on a post-divorce mission. Not only does she intend to land her dream promotion, she's going to indulge in a night of hot hook-up sex. Preferably with the hunky actor she just met at a work function, no-fraternization rules be damned. Fortunately, his drunken directions included a right that should have been a left, landing her in bed with her brother's extra-hot, extra-off-limits best friend instead of the unemployment line.
And, oh, he feels good. Too good.
Bad boy Dante Palladino's forbidden fantasies are about to come true...until Vicky realizes who she's feeling up. And to find out she risked her job for sex with some loser? Not on his watch. Dante throws down the ultimate, albeit self-serving, blackmail. Vicky will date him-and only him-and her secret will be safe. But Vicky swore never to fall for another guy who could break her heart...and Dante's on course to do just that.
Each book in the Gone Hollywood series is STANDALONE:
* Tempting Her Fake Fiancé
* Blackmailed By The Hero
* Playing the Perfect Boyfriend
This is book # 2 in the Gone Hollywood series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding of the characters and series, I recommend reading in the order intended.
Vicky and Dante have had a flame sitting dormant between them since before her bad marriage. Now divorced, she runs into him at an event she is working. He is happy to see her, but she is unsure how to react to him. After her brothers warning about him - his best friend seems both appealing and not.
Dante has waited years for Vicky to notice him again. Not sure why she always turns away from him, he is determined to find a way to get her to open up. He may have to use drastic measures to get her to look his way.
This is a story full of hot men, job choices, & big brothers who interfere. There is such heat between these characters. I loved every page!
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.
The Inferno is HOT!!!
I wanted to stay in Vicky and Dante's world a little longer. The story was full of the past and the present but it wasn't rushed. It flowed perfectly as we got to know each of the characters and learned what made them tick. They met each other just before she was to marry another. Her brother thought she was happy with her fiance, so he warned her to stay away from Dante. She married her fiance and he turned out to be her worst mistake EVER! Now, a couple years later, she runs into Dante at a Hollywood type party and all those old feelings come right back but she also remembers her brother warning her that he was bad news. Dante is gorgeous, built and quite sentimental and romantic. Vicky is a little hardened by her past divorce and that whole "being dependent on a man" thing. Mistakes were made but you'll have to read this fantastic book find out by who and if they were ever made right.
I loved it! This is my first book by this author and I'm now a huge fan. This book was well written and as I already mentioned, has great flow. I can't wait to see what's next.
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