Hollywood Ending

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Trina Stewart needs cash. Fast. She’s barely got enough dough to keep her fanny off the streets, let alone any spending money for hot nights clubbing on Sunset Strip. And her job teaching English as a Second Language is seriously lacking in both pay and glamour. But not just any job will do. She’s after a real Hollywood job. The kind that makes her $100,000 in film school debt and ten years in Tinsel Town not seem like such a big fat waste of time and money.  But a girl can’t fritter away all her time fretting over her next paycheck, can she? Certainly not when a man like Matiu Wulf, a sexy Maori from New Zealand, parks his oh-so-fine self in the apartment above hers while he takes his best shot at Showbiz.

If only Matiu didn’t seem so… repelled by Trina. Really, though, it’s Los Angeles that Matiu finds so revolting. He’s only in L.A. to get some scene design experience to beef up his resume, and then he’s headed back to New Zealand to follow his dreams in peace, thank you very much. That’s his plan, anyway, until he falls hard for Trina…and Trina falls under the spell of a toothy-grinned wannabe actor who charms the pants right off her.

With Matiu on a mission to win Trina’s heart, and Trina on a mission to nail down that ever elusive Hollywood job, these two soon discover that when love gets tossed in the mix, life in Tinsel Town isn’t all red carpets, after parties, and celebrity gossip. In fact, Hollywood can be a downright bitch!

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Praise for Hollywood Ending:

“It left me with warm, fuzzy feelings (and a lingering smile) long after I’d read the last page – I love nothing better than the opportunity to laugh at life and it’s hardships. I certainly look forward to Lucie’s next book!”
Reviewed by Tlassy Beyond Belief
“Reading Lucie Simone’s Hollywood Ending is like taking a quick, fun, froth-filled trip to the City of Angels without the regrets or hangover afterwards.”
Reviewed by The Brazen Bookworm
Hollywood Ending has all the elements of summer chick lit – a young woman trying to find her way in the world, a dreamy leading man and enough missed connections and misinterpretations to infuriate and titillate the reader.
Reviewed by Bitch Lit
“Filled with an unexpected twist, a hot, steamy romance, and many laughs along the way, this is a great escape from reality, with a glimpse into the struggles women face on the road to success. A great chick lit book that does have it’s happy ending!”
Reviewed by Kristin, Always with a Book
“In all, Hollywood Ending is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon, in my opinion. It’s witty, charming, and full of swoon-worthy romance. So do yourself a favor and give this book a try!”
Reviewed by Lauren, Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf
“I couldn’t wait to keep flipping the pages and see what would happen to the main characters”
Reviewed by Mrs. V, In Search of Balance
“Hollywood Ending has it all…glitz, glamour, romance and comedy!
Reviewed by Cheryl, Cheryl’s Book Nook
“There was the perfect mix of Hollywood glitz and glamour balanced with the day to day realities of actual life in Hollywood…it’s not all parties and cocktails! This really was a fast, enjoyable read and I found myself totally routing for Trina and Matiu right from the beginning!”
Reviewed by Jessica, I Read to Relax
“Lucie Simone has written an engaging, frothy romance that will entrance readers and leave them determined to discover how Trina’s life will turn out. This book is recommended for readers ready for some light-hearted fun.”
Reviewed by Sandie, Booksie’s Blog