Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hollywood Ever After by Sasha Summers - Review tour and giveaway


(Full length contemporary romance)


This review is done in conjunction with the author's virtual tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding two $10 Amazon gift cards and One Romantic Movie Gift Basket (Movies that inspired Hollywood Ever After – Notting Hill, The Holiday, Love Actually, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding (US/Canada only)) to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour, so comment today AND follow the tour (if you click on the tour banner above, it'll take you to a list of his tour stops) -- the more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a fun prize!



She wasn’t meant for movie stars, Hollywood, or happy endings. And then she met him.

Happy Endings are for fairy tales. Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time. But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises. Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two… And her heart begins to want him as much as her body. Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair? Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?


He’s a movie star, she’s an abused, divorced mother of two. They meet when she makes a trip to Hollywood to spend some time with an old school friend. This friend has all kinds of connections in Hollywood, and introduces her to Josh. There is an instant connection between them. This sounds unlikely doesn’t it? Yet, this author makes it real and believable.

I started reading expecting this story to be a rather typical romance. It isn’t. After the first couple of chapters, it becomes apparent that there is so much more to this story. The abuse that she has endured has definitely affected her. Josh, the movie star, is unlike most people in the public eye. He wants to be loved for himself, and he finds this quality in her.

They become more and more involved and become a couple. She goes back to her home in Texas, to make a decision about moving with her teenaged daughter and young son.  Her ex-husband confronts her, and if her mother had not been present, could have caused significant damage to her physically.

There were times I had to stop reading because I became so tense over her situation. I closed my eyes, got up and decided to wait a while to read some more. When I couldn’t stop thinking about the story, I had to go back and start reading it again.

The children and the mother are delightful, Josh is wonderful and a great hero. They spend time in England, his home, and while there she is haunted with the vision of her ex-husband every time she turns around. He has become a stalker.

I can’t tell you any more about this story without spoiling it for you, but let me tell you that it is a heart stopper in many ways.

I really enjoyed this and loved the people. Although I had to catch my breath many times, it was definitely a book worth reading.

4 Flowers - This was a very good book!


Sasha Summers is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history, romance, and travel. She writes both lyrical romantic fantasy and contemporary romance. Her first play was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She's been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she's doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

Website/Blog: www.sashasummers.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/sashawrites
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sasha-Summers/213036208773108
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5759214.Sasha_Summers
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sashasummers/

InkSpell Publishing Link: http://www.inkspellpublishing.com/store.html

Amazon Links:
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Ever-After-Sasha-Summers/dp/0985148330/ref=la_B007W1HRX8_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1346250523&sr=1-2
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Ever-After-ebook/dp/B008L8HZO2/ref=la_B007W1HRX8_1_2_title_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1346250523&sr=1-2

20 comments:

  1. What a lovely review! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Hollywood Ever After. :)Josh and Claire were really easy for me to write because I liked them so much - I wanted the best for them. I'm glad you liked them too. Was there a favorite scene or character for you - or anyone else commenting that's read the book?

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  2. I'm so glad it's not a typical romance. A great review thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Mary, I'm pretty tickled over the review too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Good luck!

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  3. Great review, I enjoyed reading it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. *waving* at you Ingeborg! - Glad you stopped by again today ;)

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  4. Thanks for hosting today. It is great reading all these reviews. Think I am gonna get a copy when the tour ends

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    1. LmBrunken - thanks for commenting! I hope you do pick up a copy of Hollywood Ever After. And you let me know what you think! I LOVE to hear what people liked, didn't like, wanted to happen - that kind of thing!
      I'm thrilled over this review too ;)

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  5. This sounds like an amazing book with many different layers. Thank you for sharing such an in-depth review!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Chelsea - I'm delighted by the review and hope it piques readers interest. If you decide to give HEA a read, let me know what you think.

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  6. I am glad you shared with us that there is more to this book than just your average happily ever after. I have a friend who's ex is making her like very difficult and it is very sad and scary for her

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Shannon,
      I'm so sorry for your friend - I can only imagine how scary that would be in real life. I hope things will get better for her. Thanks so much for sharing and visiting today!

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  7. You have real talent to write a story that received such a great review. I can hardly wait to read this story.

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    1. Didn't mean to delete!! Sorry - THANK YOU MomJane!!!!

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  9. MJ...What a good review. The fact that you had to step away from the book a couple of times when it got intense is very telling.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm very intrigued - especially by the layer of depth suggested by the review. I've read so many novels that are all about the happy ever after. It's nice to read about a romance where the author takes a chance with some risky material. Cool.

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  11. Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  12. Sounds great! Good review!

    gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. sounds interesting and life's tough all over eh, like the review - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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