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Review : Heartthrob by Belinda Williams

Heartthrob (Hollywood Hearts, #1)

***   ARC provided by the author for an honest review  ***
Heartthrob is the first book in the Hollywood Hearts series by Belinda Williams.
Ally Valenti has always dreamed of being a fashion clothing designer. However, when her father got sick and then passed, she put her dreams on hold in order to be the rock and dependable person in her rather large Italian family. She is now thirty-one years old and her oldest friend, Lena Lyons, has invited her to Hollywood in order to be able to begin to meet her dream. Lena wants her to make two dresses for two awards ceremonies. This is Lena’s way of helping her friend in the best way possible.
Jacob swan is a famous Hollywood star, mostly known for his romantic comedies and action flicks. He used to be an All American football star, but after an accident, he turned to acting. And he hasn’t looked back.
Ally is hesitant to participate in the Hollywood circle of life. It is too much for her sensible personality. She stays to herself and begins to work on the dress for the first award show. She then begins working on a new line for herself. She is feeling dedicated and accomplished. After the awards show, she begins to receive notoriety, and her name becomes popular.
During this time, Ally and Jake start to get closer. They really like each other. Jake likes Ally’s open honesty. Ally likes the private side of Jake. Things are progressing slowly for the two, because the lack of privacy due to the Hollywood lifestyle and star popularity.
Everything is going good, then the stalking begins. After the first awards show and all of the success, Lena’s house is broken into and Ally’s designs are destroyed. Now the goal is to figure out who is being stalked and who the stalker is.
Will Ally and Jake be able to be together despite their differences in lifestyles? Or will their differences draw them apart?
I would give this book four stars.
Reviewed by: Nicole W.