Playing the Perfect Boyfriend (Gone Hollywood #3) by Julie Particka (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)


Title: Playing the Perfect Boyfriend (Gone Hollywood #3)

Author: Julie Particka 

Published Date: June 6th 2016

Genre: Romance


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Wild child Jade Easler has never met a dick she didn’t like, but there’s only been one she thought about keeping. And now he’s back in town…right after she’s slept with charming Hollywood up-and-comer, Dean Hartley. The fastest way to get her ex’s attention? Show up on the arm of a sexy younger man. She just hopes Dean is up for the task of fake boyfriend…

When he hooked up with his beautifully curvy photographer, Dean thought he’d only get the one night she promised. But when she needs help convincing a former flame she’s ready to settle down, who is he to argue? He’ll get to show her—in as many ways as possible—that giving up crazy, hot sex for a stale, predictable life isn’t what she wants. And prove that what she needs is him.

Each book in the Gone Hollywood series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Tempting Her Fake Fiancé
Book #2 Blackmailed By The Hero
Book #3 Playing the Perfect Boyfriend


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier’s  Review***
 I enjoyed most of this book; the story was interesting and kept me mostly entertained. I had some trouble with Jade’s character in several places of the book. On the one hand, I enjoyed that Jade is a single independent woman who isn’t a size two and isn’t ashamed of her active sex life. Too many books I feel have their main female character needing to be constrained to politically correct lifestyles and it was refreshing that Jade broke the mold. On the other hand, I felt at times she contradicted herself when she talked about wanting to be with her ex. She repeatedly called him the “safe choice”, yet Jade engages in risky one night stands and in a fake relationship with Dean. I didn’t dislike her, but she was very difficult to like. I felt bad for Dean the whole time because he tried so hard to live up to Jade’s dream man. At several points in the book, I had to wonder why the author was pushing this fake relationship as it seemed very strained and awkward. Dean was a very likable character and I enjoyed his wit and humor. I enjoyed that he was upfront with Jade when things got tough and when he felt she was using him.

Overall, it was an okay read that some of you may enjoy. It is the third book in the series, yet I didn’t have any trouble following the story.


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