Title: Hollywood Prince
Author: Kim Karr
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 2 Jan 2017
Source: Review Copy
BUY LINKS: Amazon US
Synopsis from Goodreads
Brooklyn James should know better.
Born into Hollywood royalty, the brooding prince has a reputation as being a player. A manwhore. A womanizer.
Adoring fans are his thing.
His best friend’s little sister is not.
Even thinking about her the way he is isn’t cool.
Not cool at all.
And yet every time she pouts those sexy lips at him, she turns him inside out. Makes him harder than he’s ever been. Drives him to the brink of insanity.
Amelia Waters has always idolized her big brother, and the last thing she wants to do is disappoint him.
Falling for her brother’s ex-roommate is off-limits.
She knows this, but she can’t help herself.
The way Brooklyn looks at her with those smoldering blue eyes makes her wet in an instant. Turns her into a shivering, shaking mess of sexual frustration. And soon the idea of spreading her legs for him is the only thing she can think about.
She wants him.
He wants her.
When they finally decide to give in to their insane attraction, they agree it will remain between them. That their illicit affair will be short-term. No strings. No baggage. No messy ending.
But when the first night of mind-blowing sex leads to another, and another still, how long can the endless hookups go on before Amelia’s brother finds out? Or worse yet, before feelings develop?
Brooklyn and Amelia know they need to walk away from each other before either of those things happens.
The problem is doing it.
Talk about a mess.
Hollywood Prince is a sexy, standalone, contemporary romance about a bad boy and the off-limits girl who steals his heart.
I love the inter-connectivity of these novels – although stand-alones they connect the characters from No Pants Required and Bedwrecker, while it is not necessary to read the two previous books before delving into Hollywood Prince I am certain they add clarity to the relationship of the make-shift family within the pages of Hollywood Prince.
Brooklyn (Keen’s brother – Bedwrecker) is the royalty the title suggests born to Hollywood elite, unfortunately, that also translated into a lonely upbringing due to his parent’s careers coming before their child giving way to a lot of emotional issues and lack of boundaries as Brooklyn matured into the young man he is today. Add in a reality TV show persona he is equated too and you have a whole host of issues Brooklyn has to work through, especially his inner belief he has to take responsibility for his hack of a father’s actions. While Brooklyn’s mother’s star still shines in the movie business as a director his father has an air of entitlement about him resulting in him being nothing more than a washed-up hack. Brooklyn is determined to prove himself with his writing although he lacks the belief in himself required to truly succeed.
Amelia (Cam’s sister – No Pants Required) has lived in a carefully crafted bubble protected by the people around her until the bubble is burst in dramatic fashion on New Year’s Eve, paving a much-needed re-evaluation of her current path and the relationships she has. I adored Amelia and especially her quest for romance-seeking THE ONE, her Prince while littering her path with frogs, lol. Amelia’s fresh start leads her to her brother’s doorstep and next door to Brooklyn. Amelia and Brooklyn have known each other since late childhood due to their brother’s friendship, the memories of their interactions as children add depth to the plot and a certain cute factor to the narrative. Amelia’s pre-conceived notion of her Prince/Mr Right adds to the barriers between herself and Brooklyn, although I did love how she romanticized romance ♥
It is obvious from the beginning that Brooklyn and Amelia fit together perfectly; everything about their relationship is easy with a side of hot. They instinctively supported and guided each other, making each other better people for the experience. The only problem they seem to have is the way in which they view themselves which, therefore, creates boundaries between them, agreeing to a casual fling with a pre-determined end and keeping it secret from their families being the biggest barrier of them all.
Hollywood Prince shows how two people can grow and develop into who they are supposed to be with the aid of their friends and family, even if the journey has a few bumps along the way. Your family is the people who love and support you unconditionally, and it isn’t necessarily the people you are related to by blood. I really enjoyed watching the family Brooklyn and Amelia belong to grow and strengthen through the three stand-alone stories.