Sunday, November 9, 2014

Book Review : Tempting Her Fake Fiancé (Gone Hollywood, #1) by Julie Particka

Tempting Her Fake Fiancé
Gone Hollywood, #1
by Julie Particka

October 27th, 2014


Source: Purchased

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A proposition leads to compromising positions... 

Journalist Stasia Grant needs a hero. Specifically one who will help her humiliate her ex-husband after he publicly left her for another woman. In Vegas for the biggest interview of her career, Stasia is grappling with a broken heart, her cheating ex (and the other woman), and a serious need for revenge. Her salvation comes from the most unlikely place charming and sexy-as-all-get-out action star Evan Stone. 

After spending his life playing a superhero, Evan has a plan for delicious satisfaction: a fake, week-long engagement. He'll not only show Stasia's ex what he's missing but gain some sympathetic publicity to turn around his image as a player. It's win-win for them both. But neither expected the sizzling chemistry that erupts whenever they're together. Stepping out for the paparazzi, Stasia and Evan are about to pull off the performance of a lifetime...but will they fall for their own con?

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Tempting Her Fake Fiancé, by Julie Particka, was an awesome reading escape! As a reader, I always know who to turn to when I want a book that will leave my heart happy. The Brazen Collection is always there to save the day! I have discovered many authors by reading books in this category, and I loved every single moment of it! 

This was my first time reading a novel by Julie Particka. It was great discovering a new author and she totally delivered a story that was fun, sexy and romantic! Tempting Her Fake Fiancé, is the first installment in the Gone Hollywood series. In this first installment, we follow Stasia Grant and Evan Stone's beautiful journey together. 

Stasia is a reporter who is starting a new life. Her ex-husband, Paul Travers, is a total jerk who cheated on her. His betrayal has hurt her deeply, and not only did he destroy their marriage, but he also shattered her self-confidence. This has affected her deeply and she will do whatever it takes to start get the life that she deserves. She has worked hard to get where she is and she is determined to show Paul that she's capable to conquer the media world without him. When her next assignment sends her to Vegas, to interview sexy A-list star Evan Stone, she is in for the surprise of her life when Evan Stone proposes a plan to get her what she wants ... revenge on her ex-husband. What Stasia does not know is that Evan Stone is irresistible off-screen like he his on-screen. Will she be able to play her part without falling for her fake fiancé?

I was totally invested in these characters and their journey from the first chapter. I completely fell in love with them. Stasia and Evan had such a beautiful and romantic love story. Even if their story was fairly predictable, I enjoyed every single moment of it! Julie Particka took one of my favorite tropes and made it her own. Her writing style was captivating and her characters were easy to relate to and simply irresistible! I read this book in one sitting and I was smiling and cheering for Stasia and Evan to find their HEA. Oh, and let me just say that these two have some major chemistry together! *Fans Self*

This book played out in my head like one of the many romantic movies that I love to watch over and over again. That final chapter left me with a huge smile on my face! Evan was such a sweetheart! He made Stasia feel beautiful every.single.time! I was so happy to see Stasia's confidence grow by the minute with Evan by her side. He made her feel things in a few days that Paul never did in so many years. I highly recommend the first installment of the Gone Hollywood series! I have no clue who will be the next character to get a book, but I'm crossing my fingers that it will be Vicky, Evan's sister, she totally rocks!!! 


I give, Tempting Her Fake Fiancé, by Julie Particka 4 steamy, charming, passionate stars!

About the Author

Julie Particka was told to get serious about her future in Junior High. Several years after getting a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she realized being serious was over-rated and went back to her first love–writing. Now rather than spending her days in the drudgery of the lab or teaching science to high school students, she disappears into worlds of her own creation where monsters sometimes roam, but true love still conquers all. 

She can most often be located in the Detroit area with her favorite minions (the ones who know her as Mom) where she is currently hatching a plot for world domination. It involves cookies for everyone, so she’s pretty sure there’s no way it can fail…except the minions keep eating the cookies.


  1. Gotta agree. She snagged me from the first page too and I left satisfied.

  2. I like the concept of this one. The author is new to me as well but it seems like an interesting read. Nice review. I should read more Brazen releases too.


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