Title: Heartthrob (Hollywood Hotties)
Author Name: Mia Watts
Publication Date & Length: April 17, 2015 – 62 pgs
Brett Shackley came to Hollywood for a taste of the fast life and hot, famous men. He never expected to find love behind the scenes.
Brett Shackley has watched his best friend find love with a famous actor. His connections have also given him the opportunity to work as a personal assistant to another Who’s-Who in Hollywood. He’s a bit flamboyant and perhaps a tad too giddy when he settles on a new celebrity crush. So blinded by the brilliance of the bright lights headliner, he fails to see what’s right before his eyes.
Brett follows his boss to yet another movie set, preparing to scope out the new faces on the latest project. Sadly, it also means he’s sidelined with all the other assistants and behind the camera crew. Brett doesn’t mind too much as long as a certain actor gets a shirtless scene—and soon!
Eddie Huff has been around a couple of years. He knows a thing or two about playing it cool. The fact that Brett, a fellow personal assistant to the stars, is going gaga over Eddie’s A-list boss annoys him. What’s worse is that he now has to stay in close proximity with Brett. He gets to hear each longing sigh and flattering gush of superlatives— every single day. It’s enough to drive a guy insane.
What’s worse is, Eddie begins to suspect that he might be just a teeny bit jealous that Brett’s single-minded attention is wasted on a star who couldn’t care less about anyone except himself.
Eddie thinks Brett might be the man for him. Now he has to convince the starry-eyed novice that the right heartthrob for the part isn’t the guy in front of the camera
I kept expecting this book to turn and be about Dexter, but I was happy with the way it went.
Brett is surprised by his attraction to Eddie. I do wish there was a bit more clarification at times because I felt confused like Eddie was about whether Brett was in it for him or still trying to get to Dexter.
I liked how even though Brett hadn’t expected a relationship, especially not with someone unfamous, the way he looked at it. He had the man behind the man, the one who helped him be as successful and on top of everything.
Eddie was jaded and Brett’s bright and cheery outlook showed him life isn’t always the way Hollywood acts.
I will say the twists and turns were quite unexpected.
As usual, the writing was well done and I can’t wait for more from Ms. Watts.
Brett is an eager assistant in Hollywood – the newbie has not been jaded to the Hollywood lifestyle yet. He is not immune to the glitz, glamour or the tabloid news – whether he believes it because he truly believes or because he wants to believe in the Hollywood dream, who knows?
Eddie has been in the business of making his Hollywood star shine – he is used to covering up the darker side. When he is befriended by Brett – Eddie must choose.
I wanted to slap Damon – what an idiotic, mean-spirited Di*k. And Eddie, I wanted to slap him too for being so jaded as to think the worst of Brett.
I love Brett’s character – so innocent yet so naughty – he knows what he wants and goes after it. Unfortunately, sometimes, the stars in his eyes blind others to his true intentions.
While this wasn’t my favorite of the series thus far, it was still a sweet story. It was just a little too quick for me.