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Historical Fiction. True Crime. Profession: Author. Event Coordinator. Film Executive. Foreign Publisher. Literary Agent. Funny, sexy non-stop romp. I love Cynthia and the cast of characters in this novel. The dogs are great, too. And how can you lose with a major Hollywood star, lots of sex, a crazy ex and a love- or lust- hungry best friend. Oct 15, Lauren Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: steamy. I really enjoyed this story. I finished it in one sitting of about four hours.
As predictable as I thought it was going to be, there were actually a few surprises. I wouldn't call it an "intelligent read", but it was intelligently written. Oct 10, Kelsey Weller rated it it was amazing. Great book. I really enjoyed all the hollywood references and the handsome star Lolita's dogs are my favorite and I can't wait for the next book! Dec 05, Jackie rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley-e-book , e-book-edition-for-review , read-in My Thoughts Following closely in the footsteps of the first book in the series this one picks up with Cynthia once again thrust into the madcap and slightly overwhelming world of matchmaking.
Her new best friend Lolita Albion, Lolita's dogs Max King and Wilfredo all play a significant part in helping make Cynthia's new business a success as well. Cynthia is once again on the fast track to hooking up more clients, including her own outrageous mother who once she commits herself to the idea takes the initiative to go on the dating site and find her own idea of the perfect man which of course leads to Cynthia pretty much having a nervous breakdown as Margie manages to pick a well known Lothario for her date!
Add in the fact that leading man Jack Stone refuses to give up in his quest to seduce Cynthia himself and you have some of the best out takes in show business just waiting for the right moment to happen. This second book brings back ex Max, long ago crush Peter Blatt and ends up causing Cynthia to nearly lose her mind trying her best to keep her business demands fulfilled and at the same time keep her multiple suitors straight.
Hollyweird at it's zaniest!
All in all another hilarious look at some of the pitfalls of being involved in the loves and lives of Hollywood's players, even though Cynthia is on the outside looking in it still can get pretty intense when all those egos collide in dramatic fashion! May 26, Tracey Cramer-Kelly rated it liked it. The idea of this story is hilarious. At the same time, her on-again, off-again boyfriend shows up.
AND her teenage crush moves back into town. Unfortunately, it was difficult to read; it would have benefited from a good edit. We were told The idea of this story is hilarious. We were told about the teenage experience with Pete not once but twice almost an exact duplicate. I had to go back and re-read a few times to figure out who was speaking and I think a couple times the dogs were speaking??
I could not get into Pete, and I could not get into the instant sex Cynthia has with him. On the other hand, resisting and then showing up the mega-movie star was hilarious. Jan 18, Marie rated it it was ok Shelves: don-t-bother. Oh dear. Where to start hmmm? I didn't like the POV changes, the writing style annoyed me and the whole story wasn't well developed in my opinion.
I feel I didn't get to know any of the characters very well at all, in fact all of them annoyed me. Lolita was actually very bitchy and was always in a mood. Cynthia was just all over the place, her relationship with her mom, Jack and Pete was shambles. Jack- well I don't even know what to think about him, especially at the end and Pete well he was ve Oh dear. Jack- well I don't even know what to think about him, especially at the end and Pete well he was very childish and wouldn't even wait to hear things out when he had no idea what was going on and had only met Cynthia hours before.
This book felt very rushed.
I got very frustrated with it and the story didn't seem like much of a story. In fact what was of it I felt was very boring.
Not much happened except for everyone going crazy and moody with each other. The twist at the end felt like a one last attempt of trying to get the readers to feel surprised but honestly I thought it was a hilarious fail. I don't see what the point of it was. Dec 30, Katie-marie rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley. Well the main characters judgement of character has gotten better in this book. We find out the best friend becomes even more of a psycho and Max is still an ass. One character that really improved for me in this book is her mom. I did not really like her in book one, but I loved her by the end of book two.
The love interest in this book are much better and more interesting than book one. I liked the main character a lot more in book two also. She starts to think more about what she wants and st Well the main characters judgement of character has gotten better in this book. She starts to think more about what she wants and starts to put herself first. I liked this book much better than the first. I recommend it. Most definitely. If a third book comes out, I will be reading it.
I believe this story had a lot of potential. The idea of a matchmaker in Hollywood who handled some notorious persons would have been quite the story. Scott Fitzgerald to name only a few - but if I am going to be honest with you at least to a point , I have to confess that one of my favorite guilty pleasures is to steal away and lose myself in the deliciously naughty novels of Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, and Janet Evanovich.
Their stories make me dream, fantasize, love, laugh and cry. And they always leave me wanting more, hungry for their next books. Somewhere along the way, I found myself wishing that I could write books like theirs that women would lust after. Much to my surprise, Dilbert not his real name either has been so supportive that he doesn't even complain when I am burning the midnight oil writing the next chapter in Cynthia's rollercoaster of a life story.
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Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview As her Second Acts Dating Service truly takes off, Cynthia Amas discovers that in the heady world of high-end Hollywood romance, with success comes complexity.