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All she wants for Christmas is for Hollywood to love her again. But once she meets him, her Christmas list changes.Jen’s only Christmas wish: Hollywood falling back in love with her. Meeting ex-Marine Gunner was a bonus. She likes that he isn’t impressed by celebrities or the movie biz. She likes that he’s funny and sweet … and drop-dead gorgeous. And she loves that he hasAll she wants for Christmas is for Hollywood to love her again. But once she meets him, her Christmas list changes.Jen’s only Christmas wish: Hollywood falling back in love with her. Meeting ex-Marine Gunner was a bonus. She likes that he isn’t impressed by celebrities or the movie biz. She likes that he’s funny and sweet … and drop-dead gorgeous. And she loves that he has no idea who her alter-ego is: Jen Fleming, Hollywood bad-girl and paparazzi target number one. Why ruin an amazing affair when he’s leaving after the new year? But the closer they get, the harder she falls, and the more she wants to tell Gunner everything. Especially once he shares his secret with her. Her new Christmas wish: Gunner accepts and loves her for who she really is....

Title : Hollywood Holiday
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ISBN : 15732996
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Number of Pages : 195 Pages
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Hollywood Holiday Reviews

  • Cecilia Robert
    2019-03-02 07:40

    Hollywood Holiday is a wonderful romantic story. I haven't read the first book in the series. I didn't need to. Ms Summers wrote this sequel in a way that one doesn't need to read the first book in order to read the second.Jen is going back home after spending time in rehab. Inside the plane she meets Gunner, who is also flying to LA to visit his family. Jen has a phobia: She doesn't like flying. But the goodlooking man-Gunner-sitting next to her helps her through the turbulences until they arrive to LA.Gunner doesn't have any idea who Jen is, and knowing he might reject her, Jen decides not to tell him-For just a little bit longer.Hollywood Holiday was a wonderful read. Ms Summers did a great job with the characters and the attraction between Jen and Gunner. Both characters have secrets that they fear if the other knows, they will be rejected. The characters in this story aren't perfect, and that is a good thing. Personally I don't like perfect characters. Flawed is way much better.I look forward to reading more of Ms Summer's work.

  • Pamela
    2019-03-17 00:30

    Rate: 4.5Hollywood Holiday is the sequel to Hollywood Ever After which I previously reviewed and loved. In this book you have Jenny, a famous Hollywood actress who is returning home after a stint in rehab for a problem with alcohol. She's terrified to fly (unless she's drunk), but the man she ends up seated next to on the plane is more than kind and helpful to her while she's freaking out, and he doesn't even know who she is. By the time they arrive in L.A., they both are interested in seeing each other again even though Jen is afraid that Gunner, the ex-Marine she befriended, will hate her if he finds out who she really is.Gunner is headed to L.A. to visit his family for Christmas after several years of not seeing them, one year of which was spent in a military hospital. There is something about Gunner that makes him shy away from closer relationships with woman, but he really liked Jenny and is hoping to see where it might lead.This is another great story by Sasha Summers. I loved that Jen was not in anyway like you might expect a Hollywood starlet to be: mean, arrogant, selfish, etc. She is very down to earth, humble, and caring. She's not above taking public transportation due to having her license revoked for a drunk driving accident. She wants to put her life back on track and be a better person than she was before. And she just hopes that Gunner can see her for who she is now and not the person she was before. The problem is ... telling him.Gunner doesn't like actors, or liars. An incident from his past has made him a bit prejudiced against them. Even when Gunner finds out that Jen is an actress, though he is still unaware of who she really is, he's accepting of her job choice and realizes that he was being unfair. I absolutely loved Gunner! He is perfect. I don't know what else to say about him. There were a couple things that didn't add up for me though ... and I read the book three times. As I'm sure you can imagine, Gunner does find out what Jen's professional name is. But I don't understand his reaction; I don't understand his anger. Sure, he feels lied to even though Jen tried to tell him more than once. He never once recognized her as someone famous. He'd never met her before. She never did anything to him worth getting so upset over. So why? I am leaving out part, so as not to give anything away, but even then, it doesn't make sense to me. Apart from that there were a couple things that I feel, having read book one a couple times, were inconsistencies within the story but are very minor things. And although I did like that Jen wasn't arrogant and she has some insecurities, I think that I would have liked her even more if she didn't obsessively worry about what Gunner's reaction to learning the truth might be.One last thing, I loved that practically everyone from book one was brought back for this story! I really enjoyed getting a glimpse into Claire and Josh's life since book one. Plus Claire's kids, mother, and Josh's father and sister. I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series!** I received an eARC copy of the book from InkSpell Publishing for review.**

  • Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
    2019-03-24 00:43

    I have to admit it at the very beginning that I haven’t read the first book in the series. But with romance novel series I had usually seen that though the characters often overlap, each book can stand on their own. And it is with this belief that I picked up this book. I was right and though reading the first book in the series will definitely be an advantage, you can read this as a standalone too.So, Jen is famous for all the right and the wrong reasons. As she is on her way back from a rehab, she meets an ex-marine on the plane. Gunner is a gorgeous guy, who lets you hold his hand and holds you when you are freaked about flying. There’s an instant connection between them and they decide to see more of each other once they land up at their destination. But there’s a catch, Gunner isn’t aware of Jen’s real identity and Jen doesn’t know Gunner’s secret from his marine days. They each have a lot to learn and face before they can have their happy endings.As characters that shape up this novel, both Jen and Gunner are very lovable and true to life. On one hand Jen lives this glamorous life of Hollywood star, but she has made her fair share of mistakes. What makes a reader like me like her is that she is truly trying to atone for it. It was also a change to see the life of a star from her point of view, while reporters & paparazzi invade your private space like you don’t deserve it at all. Gunner on the other hand is handsome, sexy, caring and funny – all wrapped up in one! A perfect fictional character [:P Yep! They just don’t make ‘em like that in real life.] They somehow do complete each other.The plot was simple and predictable like most romance novels. The relationship in this one too moved a bit too fast for my liking. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer the wooing-dating-getting to know each other period to be a bit more spaced out. The author’s style of writing is easy to get into and as result it turned out to be a pretty fast read. And, to round it up – it was a pretty enjoyable read.

  • Elle (Ligia)
    2019-03-08 00:46

    Rating: 4.5 stars.Get ready, because with Hollywood Holiday you’re in for a ride!Jen Fleming is a Hollywood actress; she’s a party girl, a trouble maker. Paparazzi follow her every move and after one too many bad decisions she only wants to be her old self again. She just wants to be Jenny again; the woman, the actress. Without the baggage and problems trailing right behind.Things start looking up when on the flight home she sits next to a gorgeous, sweet, and completely swoon-worthy ex-marine. If only he didn’t recognize Jennifer Fleming in her, then we’d be all good.It appears Jenny is on a lucky day, because cute-dimples-Gunner is not a movie guy. Now there’s only one thing missing for Jenny to be completely at ease. Get over her irrational fear that the plain is going down.The beginning of Hollywood Holiday was completely hilarious. Jen had some serious problem with her brain filter, not that I blame her with Gunner siting right next to her. She also had some funny monologues. It was hard not to giggle."He grinned and I stared. Good looking didn't cut it. He was seriously hot. And he had a dimple. A really adorable dimple." Really, if she could just stop talking about his dimples! That was on the second page, and I was in love with Gunner already. Damn his dimples!Ah! Hard as it might be to believe Gunner was much more than a hot body and a couple of dimples. He was so incredibly sweet, I melted. Not everyone is going to let you squeeze his hand until it hurts, or hold you when the plain is going over a rough patch, or let you sleep on his chest when you’re having a complete freak-out. Especially not if you’re a stranger to him.Swoon, anyone?Ugh, he was funny too! Such perfection is not fair. And yes, you can totally picture me pouting right now, because I am. Where’s my Gunner, damnit! *wink*He was a bit cocky sometimes, but in a funny way. It never failed to make me giggle. Yet… oh yes, because we need to make him more perfect, there was vulnerability and tenderness behind all that muscle.[For the record. This is so not me complaining, alright?]Jenny was not far behind. She was going through a hard time both in her personal life and her career, so it’s understandable that she would feel a little down and needy. But she had a way of seeing herself that made me sad. Sure, she made mistakes, don’t we all? Yet she always made it seem like she didn’t deserve a second chance, and it made me sad."Bottom line: he was a good guy. And good guys didn't end up with girls like me. No matter how much I might wish things were different."Try as she might though, she didn’t stand a chance against Gunner. He was sweet and caring and thoughtful and hot. Did I mention hot? Right.The closer she got to him, the harder it was to stay away. The harder it was not to fall for him. And the harder it was to keep her identity as an actress a secret, because the second Gunner knew who she was he was out the door, and she knew it.While Hollywood Holiday might fall into the category of predictable books –meaning we know where the story is going –you’ll be surprised with the twists and turns the story takes. I admit I was actually gasping once (don’t worry it wasn’t anything bad). And that just made me love it more.Hollywood Holiday has it all. A swoon-worthy hero, a funny –yet sometimes needy –heroine, a cute dog, annoying and loving family, butt kicking, and some steamy scenes. What else can we ask for?Not much left, huh? Now I’ll just make sure to pick the first book in this series to read as soon as I can, there’s no way I’m missing Sasha Summers’s amazing storytelling skills. And you better don’t!If you’re looking for something funny, something sweet, heartbreaking and steamy, Hollywood Holiday might just be it.For more reviews, please visit: My Life Through a BookI received an e-copy of the book from the publisher. This in no way affected my review.

  • Alyson LaBarge
    2019-03-01 01:34

    I loved reading and sharing Hollywood Ever After so I was really excited when I got to help celebrate the release of Hollywood Holiday earlier this month. Of course, I have been looking forward to sharing my review with you ever since! This one, set again in Hollywood, has a gorgeous leading lady with an Oscar-full of troubles she is trying to overcome. The hunky hero has some healing of his own to do as well. They have 316 pages to figure out if they can work through their individual problems as well as any difficulties that might arise while they decide if they can be a couple.The Good: Jen and Gunnar had me hooked from the very first chapter. Jen was not what the paparazzi made her out to be and though I got the feeling I should, I just could not dislike her. Gunnar (I envisioned Channing Tatum the whole time) was really amazing...right up until the time they got together at his family's house. .....chirp, chirp, chirp..... (crickets, in case you can't tell). Of course, I cannot tell you what happened because that would spoil the suspense but let me tell you that as much as I liked them both at the beginning, I loved them even more at the end. The story is a page-turner - and it's not even an action book!The BadGood, Pt.2: The secondary characters were multi-dimensional and really helped to build the story. I especially enjoyed Maurice...I have had a good friend like him before. I also really loved Natalie and Jaws. And the mother-in-law....I loved to hate that spiteful ol' biddy! It is so cathartic to be able to hate a pretend person, don't you think? ;)The Snuggly: Oh the Snuggly! I know I start a lot of my Snuggly sections like that but I just cannot help it with this one. I think it was the eye connections...sparkly blue, then the dimples...two of course...and the boy cooks! Holy Hannah, I need a fan just thinking about THAT. And I haven't even gotten to the good part yet. Pressing bodies, tender hands trailing along faces, heartfelt apologies, the brushing of the lips....yeah, all the good stuff. Oh and great sex too.;) Not for under 18. ;)Well, if I haven't convinced you by now of how much I loved Hollywood Holiday and why, it's never going to happen. I really just wanted to go all fangirl about it but that might have been somewhat indecipherable. So instead, just know that this was one of the most well thought out, engaging, heartfelt romances I have read in a long time. And it is yours for the reading. ;)Hmmm...maybe I'll go make some Gingerbread...with lots of raisins... 5 Stars and more, 3 Flames for sure!**NOTE: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are totally 100% my own!

  • Kelly
    2019-03-04 05:27

    Hollywood Holiday was a cute, quick read with the added bonus of it being based around Christmas. I knew what the outcome would be because Hollywood Holiday was predictable, romance stories in general usually are, but that in no way stopped me enjoying the journey to the sweet ending.I loved the easy writing style which in turn made for an easy read. The main characters were well developed and there was a good supporting cast of other lesser characters. One thing that did confuse me was who some of the much lesser characters were when they were only named once or twice in passing, but that wasn’t a major issue since those characters weren’t all that important anyway.There were a few sexy scenes between Jen and Gunner here and there. If you’re a lover of sexy scenes going all the way, and not fading to black, these will tick the boxes for you.It’s the first I’ve read of Sasha Summers’s books but I already have Hollywood Ever After lined up and waiting on my Kindle for me and I’m looking forward to reading this in the new year.

  • Bia
    2019-02-26 02:52

    Ok, I've received an ARC of this book a while ago but I hadn't had time to read it up till one day ago when I started this amazing book!I loved how you don't have to read the first one to really understand Jenny and Gunner's story!I loved all about it and I'm looking forward to read other books of this author!

  • Cocktails and Books
    2019-02-26 03:24

    *sighs* Such a great holiday story. Review to come.

  • Vanessa
    2019-03-03 23:39

    I was very grateful to receive an ARC copy from the publisher. Such an engaging love story for the holidays! Sensual and with a happy ending! I hope there will be more book in the Red Carpet Series!

  • Neliey
    2019-03-01 00:39

    My review link

  • TSN
    2019-02-25 23:33

    This is an almost stupidly sweet story, but it definitely is an enjoyable book and who don't like a happy ending.Even though all those situations where Gunner and Jen was accidently thrown together was a bit ridiculous, and in my opinion wasn't necessary, it didn't hurt the story all that much.

  • Veronica of V's Reads
    2019-03-15 01:44

    Sasha Summers spins a stellar sequel.Try saying that three times, fast!Yes dear ones, HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY is everything we can expect coming off the HOLLYWOOD EVER AFTER high. In a delightful twist, the second book of the Red Carpet series focuses on two fresh characters—Jenny Fleming, and actress and good friend of Claire and Josh Wiley—and Claire’s younger brother Ben “Gunner” Foster, a combat veteran who lost a limb.This unlikely pair meets en flight to LA. Jenny, a recovering alcoholic, is terrified of flying and Gunner comforts her through a panic attack…or two. Traveling under an alias to avoid paparazzi, Jenny is unsure if she should reveal herself to Gunner. Plus, she’s not interested in becoming another tabloid scandal. The spark they ignite isn’t wasted when they disembark, however.They reunite at a community center where Jenny is completing service for a DUI conviction. Gunner is a volunteer helping the disabled athletes program. A few fits and starts as each character aims to self-defend, but soon we realize why Gunner won’t take off his clothes. Jenny is able to assuage his fear—OMG Thank Goodness!!—but he discovers her true identity in Jenny’s characteristically humiliating fashion and freaks out.Without Gunner’s constancy, Jenny fears she’ll hit the sauce again, so she throws herself into training for her new action movie. And fending off the advances of her co-star, Chris Gibson—who I’ll call McGrabbyhands for the duration as this seems more accurate.Oh! Guess who pops onto the set as a technical stunt coordinator…Gunner! Yea!Jen’s determined to rebuild her career, McGrabbyhands is determined to capitalize on Jen’s notoriety, and Gunner’s determined to avoid the drama despite his attraction to Jen. Oh, and Gunner’s mom hates Jen for some drunken smooching months back. Thinks she’s a home wrecker. So, yeah, it’s complicated. Jenny’s heartbroken and takes off to a mountain retreat to rethink her life. Unexpected arrivals bring on the HEA.In the end, we get a bit of separation and then no separation at all. And, really, I’m relieved I didn’t have to reach inside the book and smack sense into Gunner!HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY is a fast-paced contemporary romance with some sizzling scenes sure to please.

  • Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews
    2019-03-22 23:38

    I am sure you all remember how much I loved Hollywood Ever After by Sasha Summers. It was a 5 star read and if possible I loved Hollywood Holiday even more! It was just a wonderful read and at times gave me a bubbly-omg-that-is-horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach when something bad was going on but at the same time that instant connection between Jen and Gunner . . . wow.Gunner was wonderful, he is an ex-Marine, loves to cook, is super sweet and more. I just wanted to hug him and never let go! Jen was likewise a wonderful character and like Gunner has had a horrible time of it the past year or so. They are both pretty fragile emotion wise even if they put up a good front, but you can see the relationship blooming from the start and they made each other stronger. I was not sure if this book was going to tie in with the first but it did and we get to catch up some with the characters from Hollywood Ever After.Overall Hollywood Holiday is a stunning second novel to the Red Carpet series and I look forward to more romance and gut-clenching emotional moments by Sasha Summers! I would recommend Hollywood Holiday to anyone who read and liked book one Hollywood Ever After, but I'd recommend the series to anyone who is looking for a wonderful, at times funny, romantic, sexy, sweet and all around lovely contemporary romance.I am so getting Sasha Summers Loves of Olympus series ASAP!*I received a hardcover/paperback/eBook copy/ARC of this book for free to review from the author/publisher/tour site; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-06 02:43

    This book had a little bit of everything that you could want. From a hot actress to a soldier, drama, and a sweet yet complicated love. After going to rehab, Jenny is trying to stay out of trouble and get her life back together. She has been hurt time and time again. While on her way back home, she meets Gunner, a big, sexy, bad-ass ex-Marine with dimples who allows her to curl up on him during the flight. Jenny doesn't want to trust anyone with her heart again but something about this glorious man makes her reconsider seeing him again. They leave with promises to see each other again. Along with rehab, Jenny has to do community service at the youth center. Gunner walks in and automatically turns on the charm. Afterwards he makes her dinner. Jenny is ready to throw all reservation out the window but Gunner isn't so easily persuaded. As things heat up and emotions grow, they can't seem to get past the secret each are hiding. Jenny is falling for Gunner but she can't seem to tell Gunner that she is Jennifer Fleming. Once Gunner's secret is out, Jenny finds it even harder to tell him. As Jenny tries to talk to with her best friend Claire to find a solution but when she is invited for dinner, everything blows up. Jenny's biggest fear all along come true.My heart broke for both Jenny and Gunner. I have a soft spot for Gunner and he definitely won me over with him dimples. Jenny was handed a sucky hand and she reacted the way most people would. After being screwed over so thoroughly I definitely understand her trust issue. Her dedication and contraction were admirable. She didn't allow anyone nor any circumstance to get in the way of her job. In the first book you get a glimpse into what its like having paparazzi after you but this book really made you want to jump them repeatedly. I love that the problems that arose were realistic and handled the way an average person would deal with it. Every girl who loves a love story with a soldier needs to read this!On my blog

  • Anatea Oroz
    2019-03-20 23:23

    This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.I'm glad I decided to accept to review this book. It was sweet, fast-pacing and enjoyable book. I liked that it is Holiday themed, as I haven't really read any Holiday/Christmas themed book this year. Jen/Jenny/Jennifer, or whichever you prefer, is a famous actres. The paparazzi are watching her every move, and often making her life hell. On her return from rehab, she met Gunner on the plane. He's an ex-marine, a very-hot-and-nice-and-cocky guy. They, you could say clicked, from the very beginning. Soon they start hanging out and Jenny really likes it, but the problem is, Gunner doesn't know she's famous and when he finds out, he won't be happy about it.I liked Jenny, even tough she's famous and she did make a lot of mistakes in her past, she is sorry for everything she has done and is trying to be a better person. I liked Gunner too. He was your perfect boyfriend, a nice, hot, smooth-talking guy. You're bound to fall for him. But there was also more to the story. As an marine he was injured really bad and he was affraid that once people find out, they won't look the same at him.To sum it up, I enjoyed reading this book. It is sweet and with a happy ending. I would recommend it to everyone who likes a cute romance story.

  • Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
    2019-02-24 07:36

    3.5 StarsFor this review and more Live Read and Breathe So I was looking forward to this book because I thought Hollywood ever after was adorable.This book was cute and had some great elements but the thing that irked me a bit was the actual love story between Gunner and Jen.In the story it is portrayed as a falling in love story but it happened so quick I couldn't get the true essence of that bond. If it was more portrayed as love at first sight it would have been more believable to me. Due to this it felt like boom they meet and then wham within a couple of weeks they are getting married.Now besides that, it was a cute story. It was great to have a continuation of Claire and Josh. The connection between Gunner and the others was surprising in a good way. Another good twist was the surprise for Claire and Josh.All in all it was a quick, cute, holiday love story with a hollywood twist

  • Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
    2019-02-24 03:48

    This book has a hot ex-Marine in it, does there need to be anything else to sell you on reading it? Ok how about the fact that the author knows how to write characters in a way that you feel like each of them are your friends? Like in book #1 of this series one of the main characters just happens to be a Hollywood star and just like the first book the fame theme never overshadows the love story. I also really love that we get to read more about Josh & Claire and their families.

  • Morgan
    2019-03-25 07:34

    HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY was a sweet story of love and recovering. Jenny's story was perfect! Gunner really was her soulmate. They both love each other so much!!! I really loved finding out that Gunner is Claire's brother Ben! That was a great twist in the story. I really enjoyed reading about Josh & Claire as well as reading about Jenny & Gunner's love. They both deserve to be happy!!!

  • Tammy
    2019-03-18 03:49

    Hollywood Holiday5 stars. I absolutely loved reading Hollywood Holiday it was everything I hoped for. I loved reading Jen and Gunner's beautiful story. This is a must have buy it you won't be disappointed.

  • Kristi
    2019-03-01 23:24

    Really really enjoyed it. Always live books where after someone has made some mistakes they learn from them and start being a better person I think Gunner and Jen make a cute couple and are good for each other

  • Rachael
    2019-03-04 23:32

    A sweet & sexy book! Review to come for the blog tour! [3.5 / 5]