Book Review for ChickLit Fans: Hollywood Ending by Lucie Simone

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 0 0 Flares ×

Trina Stewart needs cash. Fast. 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.


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.


From Lucie Simone’s website: So who is Lucie Simone? I’m a single girl living, working and dating in Hollywood. When I’m not batting my eyelashes at cute boys in bookstores, I pen my fantasies and even some of my nightmares (first dates, bad dates, fast dates, and what-happened-to-my-date dates) for the amusement of others. I have a degree in journalism and in television production, I’ve worked in entertainment and in advertising, I have amazing girlfriends, some fabulous guy friends, and sometimes I even have a boyfriend. But if you really want to learn more about me, just check out one of my stories, and you’ll know exactly who Lucie is. A nice girl who sometimes likes to be naughty.


If you are a fan of chick-lit and looking for a fun summer read, pick up Hollywood Ending.  Lucie Simone is writing for a young, single, sexy audience.  Even though that is not me (grin), I can appreciate the genre.  Next time, I think it’ll be a guest review from one of my single friends!

I laughed out loud a few times at the antics of the main character and shook my head, as well.  If you are living through the wild and crazy years, or want to reminisce, you will find triggers to refresh the memories of dating, um… “challenges”.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the book for review.


  1. 1

    Thanks for participating in the blog tour!
    Samantha recently posted..In My Mailbox- Week of June 19

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 0 0 Flares ×