After penning a series of bestselling novels, Eleanor Riley vowed to leave her past—and the man who broke her heart—far behind. As the creator of one of television’s most beloved dramas, Elle couldn’t have written a better comeback for herself. But her success doesn’t leave much room in her life for romance…until Luke Kingston enters the scene.
Luke, a stunningly handsome star, is set to play the latest love interest in Elle’s show…but he’s got his eye on Elle, and she can’t deny their sizzling chemistry. Then Elle has a chance encounter with Troy Saladino—the man who had been the love of her life—and suddenly a million old feelings are rushing back.
With two gorgeous men pursuing her, Elle can’t decide who holds the key to her heart: her new love or her old flame. Will her choice bring her happiness—or more heartbreak?
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About the Author
Melissa Brown was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois and is the mother of two fantastic kids. An avid reader and hopeless romantic who enjoys baking, painting, making handmade gifts for her family and friends, and quoting movies from the ’80s and ’90s, she’s also a huge fan of the television shows New Girl, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal.
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Eleanor/Elle had created the character of Riley, and was head writer and showrunner of “ Follow The Sun” the most popular television drama. Elle was also a perfectionist. The show was based on her novels. It meant everything to Elle. Trey had broken Elle’s heart and that is what the show is based on. The scenes had to right because if Troy happened to watch her show it showed she was whole, fulfilled, and satisfied. Linus was Elle's terrier and she had just turned 35, and was celebrating at home with Linus. Ten years before she had married and it lasted thirty six hours. Elle's best friend was Whitney and even she didn’t know everything. Troy and Elle had became friends in ninth grade and together most of the time their teen years. Then Nolan her show's male lead announces he is leaving the show but Luke takes his place once he is gone. Elle and Luke have some hot chemistry between them. Then Elle and Luke go to a famous restaurant and encounter Troy as he owns it. Now Elle is very confused about what to do. I loved this story. I thought the plot was great. I was ready to hate Troy when he came back into the picture but he did win me over. I truly enjoyed this story and the characters were excellent. Especially Elle and all the twists and turns she goes through. I highly recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
The early 1800’s French originated whimsical ritual of plucking petals off a daisy while chanting “He/She loves me, He/She loves me not” comes to mind while I struggle with writing this review for Red Carpet Kiss by Melissa Brown. It seems all the characters involved were unconsciously sharing this same mindset. I could even use this analogy in trying to determine my conflicting feelings toward this contemporary romance. If the author’s intent was to provide a love triangle full of contradictions, frustration, questionable judgement/actions, romance, insecurities, and back and forth dialog resulting in on and off again dating while still pulling off a HEA, she succeeded greatly. However, it came at a price. We are left at the end with a heroine, Elle, who seems impossible to please and even unlikeable at times. Years ago, she was upset when the love of her life, Troy, wanted to marry her. In present day, she was quick to fall for Luke but was not trusting of his motives for feeling the same, despite his sincere gestures. When she did have a good reason to walk away, she would still continue to date them. To be ambiguous as possible, so as not to reveal spoilers, let me just say the writing was on the wall as to whom she should pick. It just became smeared and difficult to decipher until one big reveal, which was a turning point for me. One guy definitely begins to stand out and you will root for him. Unfortunately, it took Elle longer to connect the dots. I think most readers will not be able to guess the outcome or even decide for themselves until near the end. Ms. Brown did a good job of making you lean towards one guy then have him say or do something that made you dislike or question him to the point you were uncertain once again. Now to get to some technicalities, no explanation was fully given in regards to Elle’s need for full control and relationship insecurities. Ultimately, I think there are some issues in this story that will bother some avid traditionalist romance readers. Discussing them now will not only bog down my review but could give the story away, so I will refrain from doing so. Just prepare yourself to not like some of the characters’ behavior/decisions/past history. Just accept the story as it is. Overall, I enjoyed Red Carpet Kiss, but it was a very frustrating journey to its HEA. (This review is based on ARC e-book generously provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.)
Melissa Brown's new book Red Carpet Kiss is a great read! Melissa Brown always writes amazing stories. In this book Eleanor(Elle) Riley is looking to see where are heart will lead her. She will need to choose between a love from the past or a new love. I love this book! It was the perfect love triangle! There were times I was hoping Elle would choose one way and than I would be completely swayed another. I am one who hopes that love from the past can shine through but a new love can put you somewhere completely different. Troy is such a different character than Luke. I found some great qualities with both Troy and Luke. There was also some qualities I didn't care for in both men. In the end I can see why Elle choice won her heart! I love the story between all the characters. Melissa Brown book had me hooked all the way to end!
What a Fun and Sexy read. This was well written and I loved all of the supporting characters and I am hoping to see a couple of these in another story. Elle Riley best selling author turned into a successful creator, head writer and show runner of one of the most popular TV drama "Follow The Sun". The show is based on her life with her first love, Troy Saladino and their on again off again friends to lovers story that ended in divorce 36 hours after getting married. Elle is a perfectionist who has buried herself in her work and lives with the pain and regret of a past love through every episode. When her leading man turns in his notice that he will not be back the next season she is forced to hire a new love interest for the female lead. Enter devastatingly handsome, sexy, charismatic, and ridiculously talented Luke. Just the thought of him is exhilarating to Elle and he is taken by her also, and although Elle is apprehensive about dating an actor on her show the allure is to great. When she runs into her past on a date with her new boyfriend she has a decision to make and it is going to be a hard one. It has been ten years since she has seen or spoken to Troy, but he can still make her heart flip. All of a sudden Elle is in a Love Triangle with two men vying for her affections, and other complications with behind the scenes drama that surrounds Hollywood celebrities that you just can't resist. Who will she pick? Will she be able to put the past and her regret behind her? Will Elle and Troy pick up the pieces and write a new story? You are just going to have to read this to find out. Loved this Fun Sexy Read! This was entertaining and fun as well as filled with drama. Loved Luke, he was charming , sexy and so persistent. This is the first book that I have read of Melissa Brown's and it won't be my last she kept me on the guessing who Elle would pick to the end. Highly Recommend this story. LOVED IT! I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.