Hollywood Scandal, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay is available NOW!!
Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay
Release Date: August 22nd
Genre: Contemporary Romance
HE’S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR. SHE’S LITERALLY THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
One of Hollywood’s A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I’m going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one night stands.
Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine and I’m determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly.
She doesn’t recognize me, she’s never heard of Matt Easton and my million dollar smile doesn’t work on her.
Ego shredded, I know I should keep my distance, but when I realize she’s my neighbor I know I’m toast. There’s no way I can resist temptation when it’s ten yards away.
She has a mouth designed for pleasure and legs that will wrap perfectly around my waist.
She’s movie star beautiful and her body is made to be mine.
Getting Lana Kelly into my bed is harder than I’m used to. She’s not interested in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but I’m determined to convince her the best place in the world is on the red carpet, holding my hand.
I could have any woman in the world, but all I want is the girl next door.
A sexy, standalone romance.
“You have a boyfriend?”
She took another sip of wine and set it back on the table before she replied. “You’ve half asked that before.”
I chuckled. True. Not that I was going to act differently if she told me—either way I needed to keep my distance. I just wanted to meet the man who had managed to land this woman. “And I’m still coming up empty.” I glanced at the rise and fall of her creamy breasts, only barely covered by her camisole, and swallowed. Hard. I really should leave.
“See that?” she asked, pointing up over the ocean. “Lightning. And again.”
“Wow, that nearly cut the sky in half.”
Our eyes locked first in excited, shared understanding and then the connection transformed into something that had nothing to do with the lightning. She looked away first. I would have stayed, my eyes fixed on hers the whole night, if she hadn’t. “The air feels charged with something.”
“I don’t have a boyfriend,” she whispered.
It was an invitation, and not one I wanted to turn down. I wanted to touch her, see if her lips were as soft as they looked.
“I want to kiss you,” I said, shifting so that she, and not the storm, had all my attention.
The thunder rumbled again.
Despite the noise surrounding us, I could only focus on the sound of her breathing. My pulse jumped under my skin, at my neck, in my wrists, in my dick.
I really shouldn’t be doing this.
But it was just a kiss.
And she was so beautiful.
And then it would be over.
I slid my thumb over her bottom lip. “Look at me,” I said.
My gaze flickered down as her breasts rose with her breath. It took every ounce of control not to yank her cami down and put my mouth on that warm, soft, pliant flesh.
As I looked at her, our eyes locked, and this time heat passed back and forth between us, growing more scorching with each passing moment.
She wanted me to kiss her. Maybe even strip her naked on this deck and fuck her hard and long until I knew every part of her.
I groaned, blood rushing to my dick, and leaned in to press my lips softly on the corner of her mouth. Her breath was hot and heavy against my cheek. I dropped my hand to her ass and slid her onto my lap.
Wrapping my hands around her silky hair that smelled of the ocean, I pulled, tilting her head back and exposing her neck.
I’d been kidding myself to think this was just a kiss. I wasn’t sure if it was because it had been so long since I’d fucked someone new or whether it was the storm or just the way Lana looked at me, but my whole body reverberated with lust. I wanted to touch, hold, possess her.
I trailed my teeth along her jaw and she squirmed in my lap. I slid my palms up her thighs and lifted her so she was straddling me.
Just a kiss. Right.
I wanted her closer, so I wrapped my hand around the back of her neck and brought her mouth to mine in a fractured, desperate connection. With my other hand, I pushed her ass against me. The heat of her covered pussy against my erection made me groan. Sliding my tongue against the seam of her lips, I delved deeper. Fuck, I’d forgotten how hot making out could be. The stuff before the fucking. Before my reform, it had been all about release. All about seeing how fast I could have a woman’s mouth wrapped around my cock after making eye contact with her.
But not now. Not out here on the porch with Lana. All I could think about was how I couldn’t fuck her, how I’d never make it that far.
She smelled so damn good. Tasted even better.
Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay
Rosa's rating: 4 of 5 iScream Cones
"Worth getting rained on for."
Hollywood Scandal was my introduction to author Louise Bay. I was intrigued by the synopsis and decided to give her a try. I couldn't resist a Hollywood movie star and the girl next door.
There were lots of things I enjoyed about this story. The locations. The colorful support characters. The chemistry between the main characters. The witty banter. The chosen professions of the main characters and the details about those career choices.
Matt is a well known actor with his career on the rise after a recent embarrassing fall. He's determined to do everything he can to prove he has his priorities straight and he's ready to work. He has to be very careful about his image and who he's seen with. The media has a way of knowing everything he does. His agent and his publicist want him to be photographed with starlets and models, women who can advance his career and keep him in the public eye. But the woman who has his attention is the girl next door. Yeah, the one that prefers to stay in her remote little town away from the public eye. The one that is sexy as sin and keeps him thinking about her all the time. The one that did not recognize him and has no idea he's a movie star.
Lana used to dream about moving away from her home town where everyone knows all her business. She had big ideas about a career in New York. But something happened while she was attending college there. Something that changed her mind and sent her running back home. Something that made her content to stay single and happy with her nosy neighbors. While she still dabbles in her career of choice, she's downsized her dreams, settled for a less public version.
When the latest renter next door turns out to be the sexiest man she's ever seen, Lana reconsiders her life of loneliness. She knows he's only there temporarily, for a job. Why not scratch the itch? He makes her feel beautiful the way he looks at her. Should she give the gorgeous stranger what he wants? What she wants?
Imagine her surprise when she discovers that Matt lives in a fish bowl. The last place she ever wants to visit. Too bad she's already addicted to his touch. Is it possible for her to have her cake and eat it too? Or will she have to choose between her privacy and him? Is he, "Worth getting rained on for?" Will he be able to convince her to step outside of her comfort zone and risk her secrets? Will her past mistakes find their way into her future? Will she risk becoming a Hollywood Scandal?
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!