Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hollywood Homecoming Review...

“Hollywood Homecoming (Red Carpet Series, bk 3)”

By Sasha Summers

Make-up artist to the stars. The favorite aunt. Dance teacher. Baby sister. Talented musician and song-writer.


Why did that word rank above the rest? Helen loved her family and understood they wanted her to have the real love they’d all found. It’s just that she’d found her someone special and learned to live without him. She’d been too young for the quirky, idealistic doctor-off to save the world-to notice. And, really, if she had it her way, he’d never know how she’d felt. Now, he was one of her best friends, a pen pal, losing him would be too much.

Seeing him at their parents wedding, Helen realizes the horrible truth: she still loves Joseph… which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t in the situation she was in. 

But she was. And her secret will change everything. 

Will it destroy hope for a Hollywood happy ending too?

By Lorena:

This was a very beautiful love story and I couldn’t seem to put the book down once I started reading it.

Helen is a very caring and compassionate woman who loves her family and will do anything for them, she is very close to them and loves to spend time with her nieces and nephews.  She is happy for everyone, and even though she is single, she loves her life because of the family she has.  She does realize that the only thing missing in her life is love but she refuses to give it to anyone because to her it only belongs to one person and that is Dr. Joseph Foster.  Even though she claims she is over him after 5 years, she knows deep down inside that she still loves him.  They have kept in touch throughout the years by writing to each other.  Joseph is out in Africa saving lives and returns to the States to attend his mother’s wedding, who is marrying Helen’s father.  Helen realizes that she is still madly in love with him when he returns and she tries really hard to act like he’s just her “best” friend, but deep down inside she knows that he’s more than just her “best” friend.  She tries very hard to keep it platonic but it’s really hard because Joe has strong feelings for her as well and between them both trying hard to just be friends is pretty impossible.

Joseph has always had a thing for Helen, but he never thought that she felt the same for him.  He wanted to be more than just her friend but he was never good at expressing his feelings in letters.  He did however hint to her that he wanted to be more than just her friend several times, but she did not want him to stay with her because he thought he was obligated to.  She felt like he was with her, not for live, but to be an honorable man, she wanted him to want her and love her the same way she did him.  She soon realizes that Joe has the same feelings for her as she does for him.  Helen feared he would leave her to go back to Africa, but Joe’s intentions were to stay in California and win her heart.

As much as these two went back and forth, it was a lovely love story and very entertaining.  I love how in the end they both expressed how they really felt about each other and found a way to make it work.

I give this book 4 stars!

Sasha is part gypsy. Born June 9, 1974, stories have always played an important role in her life. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

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