*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*
Blurb: Three years after a shrewd director’s eye plucked him from obscurity, Kyle’s movie career has taken him from rebellious unknown to reluctant movie sensation. Along the way he has acquired a well-documented reputation as an irresistible ladies’ man. But his unblemished womanizer record is in danger when he is cast to co-star with rising European actress Barbara Bertucci. Their titanic clashes are the talk of the town until they unexpectedly go off together on a romantic holiday in Moorea. Is their romance real, or just the usual promotional photo op?
About the “Kyle in Hollywood” series: Dry humour and a good dose of romance. He’s tall, he’s handsome and he doesn’t fit any mould. Kyle Harrison is a young Scottish actor blundering his way to the top of the Hollywood tree. Discovered on the Via Veneto in Rome, Kyle takes Hollywood by storm with his irreverent charisma. With his trademark slouch and deadly mixture of boyish charm and athletic good looks, Kyle is beguiling to the ladies but frequently misunderstood.
This is the second Kyle book, and if you enjoyed the first then you will love this one too!
Kyle is just too pure to be true. If Kyle jumps out of a plane, he lands on a bag of money with a supermodel in his lap. He then politely places her back on her feet and hands her the money to start herself her dream bakery stand, or something. If you shot him point-blank in the face, the bullet would graze his hair and the new parting would start a worldwide craze, gaining fortune and adulation. And he would share the proceeds with you.
So this is not reality fiction – it is sheer wish fulfilment. Pretty over-the-top and silly wish fulfilment for the most part.
I just had a massive goofy smile on my face the whole time I was reading the book, and for a little while afterwards. Kyle doesn’t just make all of the characters around him feel good, he infects you, the reader, too! You can scoff all you want as women fall swooning at his feet, and bruisers are downed with a single, swift tap of his fist, only to buy him a drink and make him godfather to their newborn when they regain consciousness. But as feelgood, easy-reading you would be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable Hollywood romp on the light-side!
By now a veteran of several films, he was always a little uncomfortable when people danced attendance on him, and he felt it a little ‘phoney’, but he knew that this, probably quite talented, aspiring actress had only managed to get a job as a personal assistant and not a part in the movie. It was all about luck, or maybe a good agent, or maybe a particular favour offered; but he didn’t want to believe that those kinds of things still went on. Surely not. Not nowadays, he hoped.
– Robertson Tait, Scot Free in Hollywood
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