Lovers & Liars by Jean Joachim

Movie Lovers by Jean Joachim

This fourth installment of Jean’s Hollywood Hearts series is the story of Grace Brewster and Jake Matthews.  Grace, the sister of movie and Broadway star Cara Brewster, and an aspiring screen writer, has been betrayed and broken by Hollywood movie mogul Gunther Quill.  Hoping for a fresh start, Grace moves to New York to live with Cara, resuming her job as Cara’s assistant.  Shortly after her arrival, Cara sets Grace up on a date with her handsome co-star, but is he the man Cara thinks he is?  Will Grace open up and trust him or break his heart and destroy what could be love?

Jake Matthews, a movie and Broadway star from a small town, has been a ladies man for some time.  Lately, though, that life has lost its’ appeal.  Now, he is looking for someone to settle down with.  When he meets Grace Brewster, he thinks he has blown it after their first date.  But has he?  Can he change her mind about him?  Or will her lies close his heart off for good?

This book broke my heart!  So many twists and turns!  I had a hard time putting this one down.  One thing I love about this series, besides that it is always intriguing, is that characters from previous books return in subsequent ones.  Jean has produced a book that is hot and sexy, yet sweet and tender all in one.  An excellent read that I highly recommend!

5 stars

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First Rapture by Alexandra Ivy

This contemporary novella is the story of Madison Philps and Luc Angeli.  Madison, now a fashion model and agency owner, was once a poor, lonely teen in love with the Dark Angel, Luc.  On her eighteenth birthday, her only wish was for Luc to take her innocence, to be her knight in shining armor.  Luc granted part of her wish, taking her innocence and walking away.  For years, Maddy has been unable to love another, and has plotted her revenge against the Dark Angel.  Can she carry it through, or does she still love him?  Is Luc really her Prince Charming?

Luc Angeli, better known as the Dark Angel in Las Vegas, is also known as a womanizer, a take ‘em and leave ‘em guy.  But is he really?  The night he spent with a young, lonely girl eight years ago haunts him still.  Now, he finds himself unable to continue the lifestyle he has led.  But, he can’t commit to anyone, either.  When Maddy suddenly reappears in Vegas, Luc hopes to win her back.  But, did his betrayal all those years ago ruin his chance with her?  Can he prove that he has changed and win her heart?  Is she his Cinderella?

This novella is something totally different from what I have read from Ms. Ivy, having only read her paranormals.  I was swept away immediately into the story of Maddy and Luc.  The story was truly enthralling, from Maddy’s crush, to her heartbreak and eventual attempt at revenge.  I LOVED this book, and look forward to more from Ms. Ivy.  Great characters and plot development.  Totally amazing work.

5 stars

Movie Lovers by Jean Joachim

This fourth installment of Jean’s Hollywood Hearts series is the story of Grace Brewster and Jake Matthews.  Grace, the sister of movie and Broadway star Cara Brewster, and an aspiring screen writer, has been betrayed and broken by Hollywood movie mogul Gunther Quill.  Hoping for a fresh start, Grace moves to New York to live with Cara, resuming her job as Cara’s assistant.  Shortly after her arrival, Cara sets Grace up on a date with her handsome co-star, but is he the man Cara thinks he is?  Will Grace open up and trust him or break his heart and destroy what could be love?

Jake Matthews, a movie and Broadway star from a small town, has been a ladies man for some time.  Lately, though, that life has lost its’ appeal.  Now, he is looking for someone to settle down with.  When he meets Grace Brewster, he thinks he has blown it after their first date.  But has he?  Can he change her mind about him?  Or will her lies close his heart off for good?

This book broke my heart!  So many twists and turns!  I had a hard time putting this one down.  One thing I love about this series, besides that it is always intriguing, is that characters from previous books return in subsequent ones.  Jean has produced a book that is hot and sexy, yet sweet and tender all in one.  An excellent read that I highly recommend!

5 stars