REVIEW: The Hollywood Marriage Bargain by Lila Monroe




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Fake date. Real trouble. Fall for a new trope-tactic, fake dating rom-com read from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe! Perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey, Ali Hazelwood, and Emily Henry.

Jackson Kane is a hot Hollywood A-lister… and the first guy I ever loved. We spent a magical summer together ten years ago, but now he’s off dazzling on the red carpet, and I’m… up to my elbows in cranky plumbing, renovating my grandparents’ old B&B on Cape Cod. He’s the last man I’d expect to run into with a wet T-shirt and a Minions bra (don’t ask)  — until it turns out, he’s shooting his latest movie right here in Blackberry Cove.

And he wants me back.

There’s no way I’m getting swept up in his celebrity circus… until my bitchy cousin lays claim to our family heirloom engagement ring, and I need a fake boyfriend to beat her game. A handsome charmer with perfect acting chops… Now where can I find one of those…?

It’s supposed to be just for show, but Jackson is determined to show me our chemistry is just as strong as ever. And boy, is he impossible to resist. But between movie shenanigans, stroppy starlets, and – oh yes – the hoards of paparazzi suddenly trailing our every move, this fake date is more real than I ever imagined.

Can we find a way to take a second chance at first love? Find out in the hot & hilarious new romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!

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The Hollywood Marriage Bargain was another light-hearted, sexy and entertaining romantic comedy from Lila Monroe! This second-chance romance features a newly single Tessa back in her grandparents’ home town to renovate their B&B. Jackson is in town filming a movie—and trying to rekindle the magic of their romance from ten years ago. The chemistry between Jackson and Tessa was palpable and their banter was witty and fun. Lila’s writing style is engaging and flows well, making for a quick and enjoyable read.

The plot is well-paced and keeps the reader hooked throughout the book. The movie set background created a fun and interesting backdrop, and I loved the glimpses into the relationship pitfalls between an A list actor and a non-celebrity. An amusing plot and a sexy, sweet, swoon-worthy romance about a couple I was pulling for from the start made this an addictive, fun-to-read romance that kept me smiling the whole way through. The Hollywood Marriage Bargain by Lila Monroe gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo



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