Review | Heartthrob by Belinda Williams

Overview Can an average girl survive Hollywood? 

Ally Valenti doesn’t belong in Hollywood. Not like her friend and actress, Lena Lyons. Lena’s convinced Ally to pursue her dreams of fashion design, starting with some gowns for the awards season. 

Which Ally will get around to creating as soon as she can stop looking at Jacob Swan, Lena’s latest co-star. Not that she’s staring. Ally’s skeptical of anything celebrity and it’s not like she’d be pathetic enough to fall for a Hollywood heartthrob. 

Then Ally learns there’s more to Jacob than his good guy, all-American persona. She finds herself torn between the desire to get to know him better and her determination to stay out of the limelight. 

Of course the media has other ideas—and someone doesn’t like all the attention Ally’s getting. When threats aimed at destroying her fashion career go too far, Ally’s convinced she’s living in crazy town. 

The sensible thing would be to retreat home before it all ends in spectacular fashion. But will Ally be leaving more than her dreams behind if she says goodbye to Hollywood? 

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Publication Date: November 10, 2016
Stars: 4
My Review:  4 deliciously famous Hollywood stars. I've read several books by Belinda Williams and have pretty much loved them all. This is a bit lighter than her other books but is no less charming, romantic or clever. Both the heroine and hero are beyond likable and yet are also more than meets the eye. I'm a sucker for a hero that's genuinely a great guy but has a many layers to him which is why I loved Jake. Ally was real, sweet, loyal and hilarious. 

Kissing Jake was like falling into the most exquisite daydream. Hot and sweet, bright and...with butterflies. There were definitely butterflies floating around our heads in a Jake daydream. The man made me forget myself entirely. 

Allegra, she prefers Ally, put off her dream of becoming a fashion designer when her family needed her the most. She took over the family business and didn't complain. Her best friend from high school became a famous actress and decided, upon her divorce, it was time for Ally to come to Hollywood and become a designer. This, of course, forces Ally  to come into contact with Hollywood actors and leads her to Jake, America's heartthrob. 

Jake is an ex-football player turned actor. He's charming, sweet, thoughtful and very down-to-earth. His first time meeting Ally is hilarious and quite memorable. From there on, Jake is after any time he can get with her. He's infatuated with her and Ally is quite infatuated with him. This is their story, their struggle to come together against their own internal issues and external forces.