Some relationships go far beyond the Hollywood backdrop.
Fake romantic relationships have always been a thread woven into the fabric of Hollywood. In the old days, studios played the matchmaking game simply to promote their movies. Today the game remains the same, only now the stakes are higher and the players ever changing.
The two of us knew what rock bottom looked like and we needed a way out of the rubble before it destroyed our careers and our reputations.
From multiple staged paparazzi appearances and charity polo matches in the Hamptons to romps in the Caribbean and even being seen together at a high-profile celebrity wedding, the plan was simple-an agreement that would benefit all involved.
But, falling in love was never part of the plan.
And for two famous friends, one summer in the Hamptons could change everything.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
No. One word can seize your heart. I seriously think I was about to go in shock. So many situations in this book will cause that reaction. Friday's early return home definitely is in the top five. A few others come to mind immediately but I refuse to spoil the fun. Fun is exactly what this book is. It's sweet, sexy, and romantic but its also fun. A friendship brought on by proximity and mutual kindness. A chance for two "broken" people to just be. Fun situations and not so fun gossip make these two a constant center for blame. Too bad people don't know the truth. But even with even one out for blood, they make life their own. I admire their bravery and friendship. It's a beautiful thing what Grady and Harlow have. Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
This is the first book of Christy Pastore's that I've had the pleasure of reading. I loved Grady and Harlow's story. Harlow and Grady have known each other for years but never really spent too much time together. Chance has them crossing paths again after both of them suffered heartache. After a few conversations the two decide that faking a relationship would be the best way to get the media to stop reporting negatively about them and start reporting in their favor. Neither one planned to fall in love for real. Harlow and Grady quickly become best friends, opening up to each other and sharing things that they normally wouldn't with others. Their relationship turns into one of trust, honesty, respect and understanding. Now they only have to decide if they are willing to declare their love for each other and see where it takes them.
Christy Pastore never fails to take me out of my real world and into a much more enjoyable place. "Healed By You" features one of my favorite recurring characters - Grady James. He appears in the Scripted Series as well as "Bound to You". In those titles Grady's a cheeky trouble maker. But in "Healed By You" we see a completely different side to him. He's tender, thoughtful, yet still a dirty, dirty boy. The Heroine Harlow Trembley's a former lingerie model turned "Lifestyle Blogger". I feel she "over-reacts" and keeps things to herself that are better shared. Other than that she's charming. The basis for the storyline can be found in Hollywood arranging relationships for Public Relations purposes. Grady and Harlow are acquaintances, share a PR rep, and are both in need up image stabilizing. Because they propose this arrangement to the PR rep it hastens the romance. "Healed By You" is SPICY and SMEXY! Grady is the perfect combination of mischievous, sensitive, and Alpha. Harlow is fun yet has serious vulnerabilities which Grady tends to wonderfully. We see a lot of former Heroes and Heroines from The Scripted series and the first The Harbour series book. Ronan Connolly, Holiday Prescott, Ella Connolly, and Alex Robertson are prominent and a Riot Club of fun. Christy Pastore blows my mind yet again with another wonderful couple in a super sexy love story. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-29J This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed.
A touching book from such a cool perspective! I can't recall ever reading a story told from the "haves." The characters in the books I've read have always been "have nots," can't pay their rent, etc. But everyone here was shiny and famous and it was just really interesting to read from that side of the tracks! Grady's story was really heartbreaking. I felt for him, and that crazy things kept happening to him, and I couldn't wait to read how his whole situation got resolved. I enjoyed Harlow because, although she was famous, she really didn't come across as entitled or snooty. She, too, had a rough time, and I couldn't wait to see how things would play out. This was my first book by Christy, but I truly enjoyed her writing and I'd love to read more by her! (I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)