I Liked It!
Looking for an sweet and angsty romance? If so then pick up Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay today! This is the first book by Louise Bay that I read and I was blown away by the writing and the storyline of this book. I fell in love with Lana and Matt’s story and everything they went through together as well as apart. These characters were beautifully written and the story they had to tell was amazing.
Lana is living her life in Maine, running her jewelry shop and living her life. She’s happy with how things are going, and doesn’t want things to change, when the man renting her cottage ends up being the sexy stranger she yelled at the day before in the rain, everything changes for her. Matt is an up and coming Hollywood actor who needs to stay out of trouble and is in Maine filming a movie, but he can’t keep his eyes off of the woman next door. He loves that she has no clue who he is, and he is insanely attracted to her. Things between them heat up quickly, but when Lana finds out who Matt is, she shrinks back into herself again.
Watching Matt try to get Lana to get her to accept who he is, and Lana accepting it is awesome, and I loved him for it, I just wished that Lana would see past her insecurities and love him for everything that he was and not be scared to embrace him for who he was. Lana had a lot of things to overcome, and Matt was very patient was understanding, because all he wanted was her, but at times I even didn’t see how he dealt with everything these two went through.
I really enjoyed these two’s story but at times I really wanted to strangle Lana. Matt was in my mind amazing.. I loved his character, but Lana to me needed to really overcome her insecurity, and I’m glad she finally did. Sure, she went through something traumatic in college, but she shouldn’t have let that hold her back through her life. She had so much opportunity, but she let it hold her back, and I was so happy when she started to let herself embrace who she was. When she finally accepted things and embraced her relationship with Matt I was ecstatic.
These two truly are a match made in heaven, but their story at times wasn’t easy. This definitely was an angsty and yet at times sweet read. If you’re looking for an opposites attract, girl next store romance, definitely consider picking up Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay today!