Review: Start Struck (Hollywood Heat #2) by Laurelin Paige

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review:  Start Struck (Hollywood Heat #2) by Laurelin PaigeStar Struck by Laurelin Paige
Series: Hollywood Heat #2
Also in this series: Sex Symbol
Format: eARC
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Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance, Romance
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She uses her fame as a wall around her heart, and only he can tear it down.

Seth Rafferty knows Heather Wainwright’s type.

Demanding. Check.
Self-important. Check.
Leggy and blonde. Yeah, he knows the drill.

He’s been a Hollywood production designer far too long to have patience for A-listers with a superior attitude. Beautiful women with a chip on their shoulder are a dime a dozen.

Which is why his obsession with Heather makes no sense. Nothing about her is attractive.

Except the vulnerability under the sass. The honesty under the attitude.

So when wrap-party flirting gets carried away, Seth doesn’t stop it from turning into a sizzling night of passion. Too late, he realizes, one night isn’t going to get her out of his system.

On to plan B: uncover the real woman under the diva.

Soon Heather will find out that Seth isn’t just a simple carpenter she can use and lose without consequences. He’ll play the part of the builder, but it’s her walls he intends to break down.

This book was previously published. It has been re-edited for this release.



You, my friend, make a very bad first impression. Almost immediately upon being introduced to you I thought, “what a spoiled, entitle bitch.” Then when you met Seth and found out that he was a carpenter, I was assured that you were definitely a spoiled, entitled bitch. That’s not to say that Seth gave me a great first impression either. While I’m not sure I would’ve agreed with your assessment that he was an asshole, I would definitely say he came across as both bitter and cocky.

However, the more I got to know the both of you, the more I could understand the attraction and the fact that both of you present yourselves in a certain manner to build a wall so that people won’t find out who you really are, or rather where you came from.

Fortunately for me as a reader, you both couldn’t deny the physical attraction between you from the very start. You guys do know how to steam up a room!! The sex with you guys had the perfect amount of kink but also a sort of sweetness when it counted. Seth is the real deal kind of Alpha, not overbearing and controlling, but demanding and confident that he knows what he’s doing.

I have to admit, though, that Lexie might have been my favorite character in this book. She sure knew when and how to set you straight. I’m just glad someone was there to give you a swift kick in the ass when you most needed it.

You and Seth bring out the best in each other. I hope that your past is finally in your past and that you can move on to your future together. I think as long as Seth brings his drill, you’ll be okay.

May your lives be filled with lots of wild monkey sex,



About Laurelin Paige

NY Times & USA Today Bestselling author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.

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I'm the quiet one. I probably won't initiate a conversation with you, but I'll never turn one down either.
My favorite romances to read are friends to lovers, second chance romance, and lifelong love stories. I read mostly YA, NA and contemporary but I've been known to enjoy a good erotica romance now and again. I enjoy sex in books but it's not required for me to enjoy a story. Too much sex can be worse than none, in my opinion.
I don't really enjoy books with love triangles and/or cheating, and I don't read a lot of paranormal/fantasy or suspense books.
On any given day you'll find me camped out on my couch with my Kindle in one hand, a Mountain Dew in the other, the tv on in the background (Food Network or Hallmark Channel) with one or both of my kids and my husband trying to get me to answer them about when we might eat again.
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