Review: Breaking Hollywood by Samantha Towle

Posted November 6, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review:  Breaking Hollywood by Samantha TowleBreaking Hollywood by Samantha Towle
Published by Headline Eternal on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 352
Format: E-Book
Source: Personal Copy

Breaking Hollywood is a a hot and hilarious standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle...

It wasn't supposed to be like this...

I wasn't supposed to be boyfriendless, homeless and jobless at twenty-eight. And I most definitely wasn't supposed to hit Hollywood's resident bad boy Gabriel Evans with my car and break his foot.

Now I'm stuck in his apartment, taking care of him while he's incapacitated. Living with the hottest guy in Hollywood, who I've had a crush on forever, doesn't sound like a chore, right? Wrong.

Gabriel Evans is rude, crude, drinks way too much and, as soon as his foot is healed, I'm out of here.

So, why do I keep forgetting to check the classifieds? And keep getting flustered when I see him shirtless? Breaking Hollywood wasn't part of the plan. But neither was falling in love with him.

'Breaking Hollywood is romantic comedy at its best. It's laugh-out-loud funny, incredibly sexy, sweetly heartfelt and unadulterated fun... You'll be smitten with everything about this entertaining, steamy and feel-good romance' USA Today's Happy Ever After

Loved Breaking Hollywood? Check out Samantha's sexy, laugh-out-loud romance, Wardrobe Malfunction, out now!

Also by this author: Under Her

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Samantha Towle is one of my go-to, automatic one-click contemporary romance authors. I’ve spent many a night staying-up waayy too late enjoying one more chapter.  Her latest book, Breaking Hollywood, fell along the same lines and I devoured this quick read in one sitting. 

Note:  Breaking Hollywood is a spin-off of Wardrobe Malfunction. However, this book can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.

What Happened:

Ava suddenly finds herself an unemployed Hollywood costume designer with no boyfriend and no place to live. In a moment of emotional panic, Ava accidentally hits Hollywood heartthrob, Gabriel Evans, with her car and breaks his foot. Gabe takes pity on the unemployed Ava, and offers her a job as a live-in caretaker to help with his recovery. Obviously, taking care of yourself is difficult with a broken foot – resulting in lots of hilariously awkward bathtub and shower scenes where our two characters fight their growing attraction.

This is a classic enemies-to-lovers romance.  In Gabe’s defense though, it would be difficult to like someone who just ran you over with their car.  Even before the accident, Gabe has a reputation for being a jerk but fell in insta-lust with Ava.  (Fun fact:  Under all of his tough jackassery-alpha-male-machismo-ism, he actually has a soft and squishy marshmallow center. Some might even call him sensitive). Ava can also be difficult to like.  She’s a fiery, fast talker, but tries to play the martyr card quite a bit.  Once again difficult to generate sympathy for someone when they’ve run over your foot…

What I Liked:

Both characters are filled with their respective vices. Eva is eccentric, quirky, and a little flighty; however, she is determined to do her job as Gabe’s caretaker well. Gabe is also full of vices – smoking, drinking, and womanizing – but draws a clear moral line when it comes to sleeping with the people that work for him. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make his growing attraction to Ava any easier next line…

Where I Struggled:

Overall Breaking Hollywood was a pretty good book but the final plot twist felt somewhat unoriginal and you could sense how it would be resolved from a million miles away.  If you’re looking for a different twist on the Hollywood bad-boy story, you won’t find it here.  However, you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a standard Hollywood-actor type romance – this book will be right up your alley.  Plus Samantha Towel is an amazing contemporary romance author, so you know you can’t go wrong!


2 responses to “Review: Breaking Hollywood by Samantha Towle

    • Mallory

      Still totally worth checking out! I borrowed it for “free” with the Kindle Lending Library and finished it rather quickly. There’s just a little bit of angsty drama, but nothing over the top and the characters are pretty fun – including a super cute goat named Gucci – I think you may like this one 🙂

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