- Carina Press
- Release Date
- September 2016
- Book 2 of Hollywood Hot Mess
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
In a town where every illusion comes with a price, a girl can have love or fame. Carly Klein wants both. The A-list drama continues in this compulsively readable follow-up to Evie Claire's Hollywood Hot Mess
Hurricane Carly hits the big leagues and her offscreen drama hits DEFCON-level F*ck
From tabloid trainwreck child star to award-nominated starlet, Carly Klein wants it all. And being silver fox Devon Hayes's f*ck buddy isn't cutting it anymore. The gloves are off as she comes out swinging for the man she loves.
Devon Hayes, aka the sexiest man alive, is the toast of Tinseltown as half of a Hollywood power couple HeaVon—but he doesn't want to be. Yet his A-list showmance lover will stop at nothing to keep their marital sham alive. So when Carly and Devon's scorching connection off set threatens his soon-to-be ex's dynasty, a sh*tstorm of trouble is unleashed.
But pussing out isn't in Carly's DNA. Through sex tapes, murder and epic Hollywood takedowns, Carly and Devon will be together and HeaVon will burn in Hollywood Hell…
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Aug 03, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
110 people found the following review helpful
I feel like my view of Hollywood life has been irrevocably altered after reading this book. Between crazy celebs and even crazier secrets, this book is part cautionary tale, part tabloid fun and 100% awesome.
When last we saw former child star, comeback starlet and total trainwreck Carly Klein, she had turned her back on the man she loves and the career she was trying to rebuild. A-List star and love of her life Devon Hayes has told her the score, and for a while Carly was OK with being his dirty little secret, but she's sick and tired of being shit on every day of her life. Sick of being clean and sober. Sick of pining after a man she'll never completely have. Carly has one shot to stage her comeback, to finally be the star she's always wanted to be, but her addictions (both drugs and Devon) could be her downfall.
And then there's Devon's longtime publicist-arranged girlfriend Heather, aka the Hea in HeaVon, the female half of one of Hollywood's A-List power couples and a mega bitch in heels. She will stop at nothing to make sure her cushy life remains perfect for the spotlight and is holding some pretty heavy blackmail over Devon's head. But she's never gone toe to toe with Carly fucking Klein, a woman who has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
So. TOTAL TRAINWRECK is the follow up novel to the seriously incredible Hollywood Hot Mess. Carly's special brand of insanity reaches new highs as she falls off the wagon, goes crazy psycho girlfriend on Devon, throws her BFF's clothes in the toilet…and basically makes a damn spectacle of herself for the world to gawk over. I'm on the fence as to whether I love or hate Spence. He's definitely a bad influence, but he's also a terrific friend to Carly (in a fucked up kinda way). Devon…oh Devon. I just want to smack the shit out of this man! He wants it all, his happy tabloid family life and Carly as his beck and call girl, and despite his declarations of love he does little to nothing to get Heather out of his life 'till Carly pushes the issue.
With Carly's former TV sister and BFF Maria a hot mess and Devon's skanktastic pseudo-wife refusing to let him go, Carly is barely holding her shit together. And she repeatedly implodes in dramatic fashion throughout the book, much to my continued glee! She's immature as hell, a bit of a bitch and is desperate to be with Devon. The desperation thing is so familiar, as I see many women act like Carly when they feel backed into a corner, and Ms. Claire makes her patheticness into a living, breathing, AWESOME story. While I'm happy to have gotten Carly and Devon's whole story, I've got a total book hangover and am not sure anything I read next is going to measure up.
Bottom Line: This is not a glitter and unicorns Hollywood story. This tale is gritty and emotionally raw and so SO brilliant. Just do yourself a favor and pick Hollywood Hot Mess and TOTAL TRAINWRECK up as soon as possible.
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