I Liked It!
Why has this book sat on my Kindle for so long?! I am seriously kicking myself for not reading it sooner! Miss Congeniality by Marie Garner is a unique take on a Hollywood romance that shows the hard side of dating and life in the Hollywood spotlight.
Brea Richards has come so far from who she was growing up. She left her past behind her and has become Hollywood’s “Miss Congeniality” part of the trio of “Misses”. She’s the good girl who can do no wrong, and only a select few know where she came from and what she left behind. Her past isn’t pretty but has defined her and made her who she is today. All of her good girl image is about to take a turn when Lance Holder, Hollywood’s bad boy, is named as a new co-star on her show, and sparks fly between the two of them.
The chemistry between the two of them is undeniable, but Brea tries her hardest to ignore the attraction between Lance until it becomes a problem at work and they are forced to work out their differences. As Lance and Brea start to find peace with one another and try being friends, things definitely heat up and you can tell there is no going back for these two. Things definitely get complicated and you can see both of them have things in their past that define them, and their public images may not technically be true to who they really are.
Lance’s character is amazing and a true alpha. He takes care of Brea and protects her, and does everything in his power to keep her safe. He pushes her when she needs to be pushed, tells her the truth even when she doesn’t want to hear it, and gives her the space she needs even if she doesn’t want it. He’s perfect for her, even if sometimes she is too stubborn to realize it. These two balance one another out, but at times push each other a little too much. Their relationship has many ups and downs and at times I was like is anything ever going to work out for them and will they catch a break?!
I adored their story though, and I loved watching Brea come to terms with her past and realizing she can’t change it, and she can accept it and not be afraid of how it is going to affect her. She can let the bad go and let the good continue to be in her life. Her friends (also her co-stars) are amazing and are always there to give her a swift kick when she needs it and I can’t wait to dive into their stories next! If you want a crazy wild love story about not so perfect Hollywood actors, I highly suggest picking up Miss Congeniality by Marie Garner today. This book, even though part of a trilogy, is a stand alone and is Brea and Lances book, and the ending is AMAZING!!