Monday, January 20, 2014
Review: Jackie Ashenden's Hollywood Blackmail
Title: Hollywood Blackmail
Author: Jackie Ashenden
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
I am a huge fan of Miss Ashenden's and this book just made me love her books even more. Her characters are so vivid, that feel like they are real life people.
My book description:
Sizzling, oh-so-sexy read that you won't be able to put down until the very last sentence.
I loved this plot as it seems to be the norm twisted as its the heroine that leaves the hero in the past. I am a sucker for "fun" blackmail plots and this is one of the best that I've read. The conflict is revved up and the sexual tension is hot coming off the pages. I want to live in that world!
The characters are so skillfully written that they feel real. I absolutely love the characterization as the heroine, Lizzie Kent and the hero Ash. The characters are well developed and skillfully written so that the reader feel as if they are inside the skin of the characters. Lizzie is a strong heroine with a good heart. She is a heroine that female readers can sympathize with and immediately you are rooting for her. And Ash, well he's just plain sexy. I love his character and how passionate he is. These two are a match made in sexy heaven!
The writing itself, is magnificent as the deep point of view is something that writers can study (I know that I do). And the sexual tension and sizzling scenes - wow! If you are looking for a fun, sex read, then I would recommend this book. You will not be disappointed!
I would give, Hollywood Blackmail four and a half stars. It is just a great read!
* Received ARC from Publisher for honest, unbiased review. *
Lizzie Kent needs to forget the past. She lives in total anonymity, immersing herself in nursing to help her forget. But when a man from her previous life turns up in her clinic, the life she’s tried to create for herself may come toppling down.
Ash knows what he wants and he wants Lizzie, the girl who left him all those years ago. As Hollywood’s greatest action superstar no one says no to him, but when Lizzie refuses to acknowledge their shared past, he has to resort to a little old fashioned blackmail.
Will Lizzie revisit her past to enable her future with the man she loves, or do old wounds run too deep?
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Jackie has been writing fiction since she was eleven years old. Mild mannered fantasy/SF/pseudo-literary writer by day, obsessive romance writer by night, she used to balance her writing with the more serious job of librarianship until a chance meeting with another romance writer prompted her to throw off the shackles of her day job and devote herself to the true love of her heart – writing romance. She particularly likes to write emotional stories with alpha heroes who’ve just got the world to their liking only to have it blown wide apart by their kick-ass heroines.
She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr Jax, two kids, two cats and some guppies (possibly dead guppies by the time you read this). When she’s not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.
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