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Title: Breaking Hollywood
Author: Samantha Towle
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Publication Date: 3 Oct 2017
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Breaking Hollywood is a a hot and hilarious standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle…

It wasn’t supposed to be like this…

I wasn’t supposed to be boyfriendless, homeless and jobless at twenty-eight. And I most definitely wasn’t supposed to hit Hollywood’s resident bad boy Gabriel Evans with my car and break his foot.

Now I’m stuck in his apartment, taking care of him while he’s incapacitated. Living with the hottest guy in Hollywood, who I’ve had a crush on forever, doesn’t sound like a chore, right? Wrong.

Gabriel Evans is rude, crude, drinks way too much and, as soon as his foot is healed, I’m out of here.

So, why do I keep forgetting to check the classifieds? And keep getting flustered when I see him shirtless? Breaking Hollywood wasn’t part of the plan. But neither was falling in love with him.


Ava is having one of the worst days of her life, soon-to-be evicted and then made redundant due to down-sizing, Ava understandably, has an emotional meltdown in her car leading her to run over the foot of her Hollywood crush, Gabe Evans. Except Gabe isn’t as nice as she imagined in her fantasises, in fact having his foot run over seems to have turned him into a bit of an a-hole.

Ava is a wonderful character, with a sunny disposition and what seems to be an unending well of optimism. Don’t let that fool you into thinking she is a push-over, she is more than capable of standing up for herself and makes ingenious use of her sass to do just that.

Circumstances lead Ava into aiding Gabe throughout the duration of his recuperation in exchange for room and board for herself and her pygmy goat, Gucci. The banter between Ava and Gabe ignites the sparks between them. Although they both agree to a no-strings attached arrangement, it is obvious there is more to the connection between them than either of them want to admit. Especially as Gabe has a lot of skeletons he keeps tightly locked up in the proverbial closet.

There is a cross-over with Breaking Hollywood and some of the characters in Wardrobe Malfunction that add depth to the plot.

Forced to confront his demons alongside his feelings for Ava while freeing for Gabe, unfortunately, leads to a terrible situation for both Gabe and Ava. Luckily, they have some very good friends in their corner.

Breaking Hollywood makes you consider the lengths you would go to to ensure those closest to you are kept healthy, happy and safe – what would you sacrifice for those you love ♥