on January 2nd, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Brooklyn James should know better.
Born into Hollywood royalty, the brooding prince has a reputation as being a player. A manwhore. A womanizer.
Adoring fans are his thing.
His best friend’s little sister is not.
Even thinking about her the way he is isn’t cool.
Not cool at all.
And yet every time she pouts those sexy lips at him, she turns him inside out. Makes him harder than he’s ever been. Drives him to the brink of insanity.
Amelia Waters has always idolized her big brother, and the last thing she wants to do is disappoint him.
Falling for her brother's ex-roommate is off-limits.
She knows this, but she can’t help herself.
The way Brooklyn looks at her with those smoldering blue eyes makes her wet in an instant. Turns her into a shivering, shaking mess of sexual frustration. And soon the idea of spreading her legs for him is the only thing she can think about.
She wants him.
He wants her.
When they finally decide to give in to their insane attraction, they agree it will remain between them. That their illicit affair will be short-term. No strings. No baggage. No messy ending.
But when the first night of mind-blowing sex leads to another, and another still, how long can the endless hookups go on before Amelia’s brother finds out? Or worse yet, before feelings develop?
Brooklyn and Amelia know they need to walk away from each other before either of those things happens.
The problem is doing it.
Talk about a mess.
Hollywood Prince is a sexy, standalone, contemporary romance about a bad boy and the off-limits girl who steals his heart.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Amelia Waters is on the lookout for her Prince Charming. Having grown up as the only daughter in the Waters family, she is treated like a delicate princess, and for a long time, she let them do it. Now that she’s might have found Mr. Right in ballplayer Landon Reese, she wakes up after midnight to see that her life is not as perfect as she thought it to be.
Before she could go on and see if Mr. Right really is Mr. Right, she flies to California to confront her brother, Cam Waters, about their family and the secrets they’ve been hiding from her. Instead, she finds herself outside her brother’s house, soaked in the rain. He’s nowhere to be seen, and he’s not answering his calls.
Brooklyn James is Hollywood royalty but he’s no Prince Charming. With high profile parents and a successful reality show under his belt, he’s had his fair share of fame and everything that goes along with it–women, booze, paparazzi. After having his opened to what fame can do to ruin one’s life (a perfect example is his father’s), he stays away from the limelight and lives off royalties from his old show and from his job as a lifeguard.
Brooklyn spots a drunken and soaked Amelia by the doorway of his best friend’s house, and he realizes she’s no longer the girl who forced him to marry her when they were ten, no longer the girl who knighted her as Sir Towhead. She’s a woman through and through, even if she does still believe in finding her prince. She wants to stop being the good girl she’s always been, and if she needs something bad, he’ll be it.
If you’ve read No Pants Required and Bedwrecker, then you’ll see a lot of familiar names in Hollywood Prince. Told in dual POVs, we see two people who are perfect for each other but don’t even know it until it’s almost too late.
Kim Karr is amazing at writing sizzling chemistry and sexual tension between her protagonists. Brooklyn and Amelia have an instant connection you can’t help but root for, especially given their backgrounds. This forbidden romance has a bit of a second chance feel to it that made me giggle in my seat.
As much as I loved the sexual tension and the budding relationship between Brooklyn and Amelia, I hated that Amelia didn’t fully cut off Landon when she started her FWB relationship with Brooklyn. I loved Amelia most of the time, but I really disliked her in those moments she was stringing along a decent bloke who didn’t deserve it.
Other than that, I was swooning over two with their hot as sin sex scenes and adorable moments as they worked on Brooklyn’s script or acted so in sync with each other. And that epilogue? I was grinning throughout!
Hollywood Prince is a lovely forbidden, second chance romance where the princess finds that her Prince Charming was right there all along.
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