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Hollywood Scandal

Hollywood Scandal

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by Julie Rowe

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Dr. Calla Roberts has seen too much death, destruction and betrayal to ever believe in fairy tales or men who are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Which is why LA Lawyer Alex Hardy irritates the crap out of her. He's a lawyer who practices radical honesty in a city famous for make believe. When an actor who thinks he can buy or cheat his way


Dr. Calla Roberts has seen too much death, destruction and betrayal to ever believe in fairy tales or men who are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Which is why LA Lawyer Alex Hardy irritates the crap out of her. He's a lawyer who practices radical honesty in a city famous for make believe. When an actor who thinks he can buy or cheat his way out of anything attempts to discredit Calla, Alex (with a crooked nose for trouble) champions her desperate cause. She slowly begins to think that good guys do exist, until she discovers Alex has lied about who he is, and who he loves.

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Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Seacliff Medical
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Julie Rowe's first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she'll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, "No one would believe them!". In addition to writing contemporary and historical medical romance, and fun romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Carina Press, Julie has short stories in Fool's Gold, the Mammoth Book of ER Romance, Timeless Keepsakes and Timeless Escapes anthologies. Her book SAVING THE RIFLEMAN (book #1 WAR GIRLS) won the novella category of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today's Parent, and Canadian Living. You can reach her at www.julieroweauthor.com , on Twitter @julieroweauthor or at her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JulieRoweAuthor

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Hollywood Scandal (a Seacliffe Medical Novel) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
An arrogant & panties dropping lawyer verses a curvy sexy female doc! Who will win? Dr. Calla Roberts was highly skilled reconstruction surgeon in Chicago, but now works in Hollywood at the Seacliffe Cosmetic Surgery & Spa because she is in debt up to her children's eyeballs. With a brother who is a quadriplegic in 24/7 medical care & an ex-fiancé who cleaned out her bank account, she needed to go to where the money was. On the plus side, her boss, Helen Ridgeway, runs Helen's House which is a free clinic & Calla gets to use her extensive skill to help make a difference to the ones who need it the most, like Alicia Deleon, a hit & run victim. Alex Hardy is a high powered LA lawyer know for his ruthless honesty. His Grandma Maddy was a famous 50s star & he knows the ins & outs of Hollywood. Alex just tossed his money hungry, cheating with his ex-friend & fame starved ex-fiancée to the curb. He has a kooky family trying to baby him & boost his confidence, but really they love to jerk his chain. Will he ever find a truthful woman without stars in her eyes & her hands out? Calla's life sucks with all the patient's photos & info being leaked left & right to the media & also has an actor, Jeff MacKay, stalking her because he was the hit & run drive that almost destroyed Alicia leg & hip. So why is the most arrogant, tactless & panties dropping Alex Hardy, the spa's legal rep, sitting in her office? Alex asks her if she is selling drugs to kids, because he saw her handing pills to a kid in the parking lot. As far as misunderstandings go this one is a whopper, but she explains her poor hit & run patient's son came for antibiotics. Alex is so turned on by her righteous anger, so he decides that he needs explore this white-hot need of lust, for the little curvy doc. Since his family is driving him crazy, he decides to ask Calla to go to his Grandma Maddy's kooky, squabbling, insults flying & sometimes knock down drag out fights family dinner. He offers her a deal, free legal consul for one night of pretending to be his GF! Calla is so stressed that having dinner with a famous movie star says like a HOOT! What she doesn't expect is the driven need to crawl into the sexy lawyer's lap & let her hormones go into hyper drive! Soon all their passions are like a out of control tsunami, Calla's is accused of dealing drugs, paparazzi everywhere, a mysterious romantic admirer, more media leaks, creepy actor still stalking & a meddling famous Grandma & quadriplegic brother join Fairy Godperson powers to slap some sense into this hopeless couple. Is a few days enough time to fall in love? When will Calla learn to trust love again? Will Alex honesty bite him in the a$$? Can he save her medical career & heal her heart? Who will play who in the movie? Julie Rowe is a new author to me & I am a true historical romance geek, so I really enjoyed this contemporary romance because it had a historical flavor to it. Calla played a brilliant surgeon, but doubted herself as a desirable woman, a bluestocking. Now yummy Alex is a lawyer with a famous family & just wanted to be loved for himself, a Duke. Ms. Rowe wrote fantastic scenes up against the walls, a headboard & on the bed for Alex & Calla. These two would have problems, if they stayed in bed. Fairy Godfolks are a favorite of mine, whether they are furry, 4 or 2 legged, male or female, so long as they are determined to throw, slam, collide & mix up the lovers' world! Why? Because it makes the story unique, kookier, ROF"hyperventilating"L & UNEXPECTED! Ms. Rowe is a new author discovery for me & plan to SHOUT (insert pompoms here) IT OUT! This contemporary romance with a historical flair get my score of 4 fingers up & 8 toes. NetGalley ARC was given for my honest review.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
This series started off a little slow - but each book has gotten better (just check out the reviews going from 2 - 4 rating). The characters in Hollywood Scandal are really what made this one work so well for me. She had an amazing attitude and was incredibly intelligent. She seems to have the ablility to put anyone in their place when they decided to verbally spar with her. Those very traits are what attracts Alex to her - Alex, the brutally honest lawyer who just doesn't know what to do with the amazing and beautiful woman. The way these two characters played off of each other was absolutely brilliant.  Now toss in a couple really great side characters and an actor that thinks he owns the world and you have a great well-rounded cast. I just wish the actor would have gotten a little worse than he did in the long run. There is also the persisting problem of leaks out of Seacliffe Medical - causing all sorts of problems throughout all three books so far. I think I know who it is and want to shake them all so bad because they can't figure it out.  This series really seems to be growing on me and going someplace interesting. I wish more of the characters from previous books had a small part in the current ones. I love when that happens.  *This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
I found Hollywood Scandal to be a fast-paced read with well-developed characters. I loved the bits of humor in the book and watching the characters grow closer together. All and all, it was a great book.
sharonc06 More than 1 year ago
Hollywood Scandal by Julie Rowe was a great book. This is the third book in the Seacliff Medical series.  Being that this is first book I read in the series it can be read as a standalone.  I look forward to reading the first two books in the series.    I really enjoyed Calla Roberts.  She is strong yet so innocent.   She always looking to help others.   Alex is the truth telling lawyer.   I love the interaction between both characters.   I love that the storyline that has more than just the romance.  I enjoyed the book from beginning to end. 
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Dr. Calla Roberts works at Seacliffe Cosmetic Surgery. The clinic has been targeted by the media. How the press was able to get confidential patient information is a mystery. Now they have zeroed in on Dr. Roberts. The Clinic's lawyer, Alex Hardy, comes to her defense but things keep getting worse. Is Hollywood actor Jeff MacKay behind this vendetta against Calla? Is he afraid of her testimony in his hit and run case? Alex and Calla always argue but now they join forces to find the truth. Their attraction grows as they work closely together. Can their relationship survive the glare of the spotlight? This is an enjoyable story from start to finish. The characters are well written and determined people. Their emotional intensity and caring make for a compelling story. The twist and turns never stop. The emotional connection between Calla and Alex tugs at the heart. The Hollywood setting adds glamour to the story and the sassy secondary characters provide humor. I enjoy the Seacliffe Medical Series. I needed to know who the leak is! Julie Rowe has done an excellent job. Hollywood Scandal has it all - romance, suspense and a HEA. A perfect book to take to the beach.