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The wrong bed. The wrong guy.
Party planner Vicky Stone is on a post-divorce mission. Not only does she intend to land her dream promotion, she’s going to indulge in a night of hot hook-up sex. Preferably with the hunky actor she just met at a work function, no-fraternization rules be damned. Fortunately, his drunken directions included a right that should have been a left, landing her in bed with her brother’s extra-hot, extra-off-limits best friend instead of the unemployment line.
And, oh, he feels good. Too good.
Bad boy Dante Palladino’s forbidden fantasies are about to come true…until Vicky realizes who she’s feeling up. And to find out she risked her job for sex with some loser? Not on his watch. Dante throws down the ultimate, albeit self-serving, blackmail. Vicky will date him—and only him—and her secret will be safe. But Vicky swore never to fall for another guy who could break her heart…and Dante’s on course to do just that.
"The two of them together is a powerful combination, and definitely made for a great romantic tale. Can't wait for more by Julie Particka!" ~ Thoughts at One in the Morning
3.5 - "Don't knock the vaj - those things can take a pounding and come back for more." Stars!
I really enjoyed Blackmailed by the Hero, being the second book in Julie Particka’s Gone Hollywood series we are now given Vicky Stone’s story, she is the younger sister of Actor Evan Stone (book one).
Vicky's best friend convinces her she needs to have a wild night of no strings sex. She's been divorced for two years and is more focused on her career, she's a waitress trying to work her way up to event planner. On the night she's looking for a little fun. she's working as a waitress at a party... ...more
3.5 "Does this mean i'm special?" stars
Having met Evan Stone in the first in this series, this story follows the trials and tribulations of his sister, Vicky Stone.
Not wanting any handouts from her family, Vicky finds herself a year on from divorcing her husband, and attempting to make a life for... ...more
There are a lot of things to like about this story. Unfortunately, none of them are or relate to, leading lady, Vicky Stone.
Full review will be up with the sun. ...more
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.. ...more
Vicky is no stranger to Hollywood and definitely no stranger to the alluring Dante. Vicky is in the process of rebuilding her life after becoming a divorce woman. The last thing she wants is a new man to consume her, and Dante is the man who has that very power. Vicky is looking to hook-up with s... ...more
Vicky Stone just needs one night to really let loose and have a little fun. When she meets a bad boy actor at a party she's working, she decides tonight is that night! When she sneaks into his room and his bed later that night, she's in for a little surprise!!
Dante has secretly lusted after Vicky... ...more
Blackmailed By The Hero was a quick, fun and enjoyable read.
I liked both Dante and Vicky, their love story was entertaining and held my interest from start to end.
Looking forward to reading more from Julie Particka in the near future.
Thank you Entangled Brazen via Netgalley for the advan... ...more
This story for once was different in the fact that the woman, Vicky Stone, didn’t want to be saved or taken care of by a knight in shining armor. It rested on her wanting to do so alone yet almost to solo. And at a risk to her safety. Vicky was a totally different than most LA types though. She... ...more
3.5 Dreamy Alpha ex-Fighter Stars
This story is really about how sometimes big brothers mess up. Bad.
Vicky has been dependant and leaned on people all her life, whether at home her mother, her brother (a famous actor) and later on with her husband. She never lived by herself until she finally gets... ...more
Darn it, I completely spaced out and haven't yet read book one in this series, Tempting Her Fake Fiancé . I have no excuse--I own it, for pete's sake; fortunately, it didn't matter at all where book two in the series is concerned. I really enjoyed the author's voice here and the snippets we saw... ...more
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews
* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.
Recently divorced party planner Vicky Stone is trying to work her way up to her dream promotion without capitalizing on her Hollywood connections. Alon... ...more
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books
I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating.
Sneaking into the wrong bed mixed with a little second chance romance...the promise of laughter and steamy f... ...more
Holy Hotness! Blackmailed by the Hero is one smoking hot book. Never before has a wrong turned lead to such a perfect ending.
About two years ago, Vicky’s life got turned upside down- her husband wanted out. Instead of wailing in self-pity Vicky put her big gal pants on and decided to make someth... ...more
Stubborn is as stubborn does.. and Vicky Stone is as stubborn as it gets. Determined to make a go of life, ON HER OWN, following a painful divorce - she is working as a low paid entertainment waitress just hoping for the chance to move up to party planner.
Dante Palladino is a former professional... ...more
Rating 3.5 to 4 stars
Vicky is post divorce and slowly hoping to work her way up in the party planning business in LA. Currently, she is at the bottom rung, waitress. The book opens with her serving at a party filled with people she recognizes as friends or associates of her brother (at movie star... ...more
Vicky Stone is recently divorced and finally living her life on her own terms, she is ready to get over her ex-husband, by indulging in a guilt free one night stand. So when a hunky actor offers her just that she is all to eager to take him up on his offer. He gives her all of his room details an... ...more
Vicky Stone is on a quest to do something out of the ordinary for her in celebration of her divorce: indulge in a one-night stand and she has just the perfect person in mind. Due to a mistake, she finds herself in the wrong bed, with her brother's best friend.
Five years ago, Dante Palla... ...more
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.
Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Blackmailed by the Hero is the second book in the Gone Hollywood series by author Julie Particka and turns the spotlight on Vicky Stone, who was briefly introd... ...more
At first I thought this story was going to be about a couple of young guys trying to get one woman, but I was wrong. Vicky is just coming off of a bad divorce where her ex used her and cheated on her. It is hard for Vicky to get over these things and she just wants to work and make a way for hers... ...more
***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****
Vicky is getting over a divorce, one that was very stressful and extremely painful. She is also learning to be more independent. She is working as a waitress and putting her money back so she can open her own business someday.... ...more
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.
I read Tempting Her Fake Fiancé, the first book in the Gone Hollywood series, last year and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was driving me nuts waiting on the next book in the series, but it was worth the wait to read Vicky an... ...more
Vicki Stone has two missions for herself: 1. land the promotion she wants and 2. have a hot, hot, hot hook up. As Vicki is working a party where a lot of movie stars are, she gets an offer that is hard to refuse. A handsome actor offers to show Vicki a good night and she can't say no to that.
I wanted to stay in Vicky and Dante's world a little longer. The story was full of the past and the present but it wasn't rushed. It flowed perfectly as we got to know each of the characters and learned what made them tick. They met each other just before she was to marry another. Her brother tho... ...more
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second book in the Gone Hollywood series, the first being Tempting her Fake Fiance, where we are first introduced to our main charactere here Vicky, who is Evan's sister. I loved getting to read Vicky's story. After r... ...more