The Men of Holmby Hills: Chase (The Holmby Hills Series Book 1) by Allyson Simonian – Review by Ashleigh Whitwell

The Men of Holmby Hills: ChaseThe Men of Holmby Hills: Chase by Allyson Simonian
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Men of Holmby Hills: Chase is the first instalment in an exciting and sexy new series. Set in the world of fame and fortune, this has the making to be your new guilty pleasure. Throw in some arrogant actors and a small-town heroine, you know you’re in for a treat.

If you’re not a fan of insta-love, this might not be the read for you. This book moves fast, but that’s to be expected in such a short read. The author doesn’t skimp on setting the scene though, and I felt like I had a good idea of Chase’s character in the opening chapters. I won’t say that my judgements were completely inaccurate, but there are definitely some surprises along the way. From the blurb we know that Chase isn’t going to be the most endearing of men, but he has his own way of charming the ladies, including myself and his wife, Carrie. We know they’ll be married, but what we don’t know is the circumstances. As for Carrie, I’m torn! You know what you’re getting with Chase, but Carrie’s character left me feeling a little conflicted. When we first meet her, I like her principles and values. But these seemed to get confused and lost as her relationship with Chase heats up and I struggled with some of the contradictions being made. If you can get past this, both Carrie and the story are really quite enjoyable reads, especially if you need a quick fix of drama and passion.

While I’m left with some questions, this was a fun little read that I got through in one evening. I haven’t read too many actor-type romance reads, so it was interesting to delve into an unfamiliar genre. It has definitely caught my interests and I think I’ll be looking out for the next book in this series; I want to see how the characters progress!

Review by @ashleighw

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