My rating: 4 of 5 stars
BUZZWORTHY is a standalone Hollywood romance and a first read for me from author, Elsie Moody. This one’s a sweet contemporary, one that pleasantly surprised me with it swoon worthiness!
Kate is an entertainment reporter who meets one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, Nick Archer (that SOUNDS like a movie star name, doesn’t it?!). They hit it off right away but of course, nothing is ever easy in Hollywood!
I already said I was pleasantly surprised and I truly was. The story flowed really well and the dialogue was easy and smooth. There’s not a whole lot of OTT drama or angst but there were a few unexpected twists that took the story in a new direction and I loved that!
Nick was not an alpha He-Man type. He was a unicorn in Hollywood, a heartthrob that wasn’t a man whore…refreshing! Kate was a spunky but lovable character. She was a bit jaded, with pretty good reason but in the end, she was still smart enough to recognize the good person that Nick was. They made a charming, newsworthy couple!
There was only a few small things that kept this story from five stars for me. First, I would have liked to read more about Nick and Kate’s “getting-to-know” you phase. Some of the scenes felt a little glossed over. I also had kind of a hard time connecting with Nick’s character, though that may have had more to do with my preference for reading dual POVs than anything else!
Overall, this was one of those nice, easy afternoon reads…a well written, feel good book. I’m looking forward to more from Ms. Moody! Told entirely from Kate’s POV with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
She had only one dating rule: no more actors.
For entertainment reporter Kate Ferris, interviewing celebrities is just part of the job, and she’s never been one to get starstruck. At least, not until she meets movie star Nick Archer in the flesh. One of the hottest and most elusive bachelors in Hollywood, Nick seems miles out of her league, so when he takes an interest in her at a press junket, Kate can’t help but be intrigued. She may have a strict rule against dating actors, but he’s drop-dead gorgeous and she’s only human.
As their flirtation blossoms into full-blown romance, Kate struggles to maintain her journalistic integrity, while potentially becoming a subject of tabloid gossip herself. Can she and Nick survive the public fallout when the painful mistakes of their past come back to haunt them both?
If only romance were as simple in real life as it is in the movies.