Ties That Bind (Hot in Hollywood, #1)

Ties That Bind (Hot in Hollywood, #1)

by Katee Robert

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BN ID: 2940154864456
Publisher: Katee Robert
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Series: Hot in Hollywood , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 78,547
File size: 240 KB

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Ties That Bind (Hot in Hollywood, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Ties That Bind by Katee Robert Book One of the Hot in Hollywood series Publication Date: September 19, 2017 Rating: 4 stars Source: eARC sent for review Official Summary: Once upon a time, Cora Landers was America’s Sweetheart and destined to be the Next Big Thing in Hollywood—but that was before her sex tape ruined her image and eliminated her contracts. These days, instead of being an A-lister, she’s divorce attorney to the A-listers. So when her ex—and fellow sex tape star—Jack shows up, needing her expertise, she wants nothing to do with it. Jack McArthur might have costarred in that sex tape, but he didn’t share Cora’s fate—instead of tanking his career, the tape skyrocketed it. Now, as one of Hollywood’s most buzzed about new directors, Jack has everything to lose—especially when he wakes up after a friend’s bachelor party gone wrong to find that he’s apparently married a woman he’s never met before…and now can’t find. Desperate, he goes to the only person who he knows can help—Cora. Cora reluctantly agrees to help Jack—both because he’s offering an absurd amount of money and because she loves seeing him as a disadvantage for once. Neither of them anticipate the very real problem of their being unable to keep their hands off each other—or that Jack’s accidental marriage might be anything but accidental. With both her heart and career on the line—again—Cora has to decide if she’s going to take the high road or leave Jack hanging in the wind the same way he left her twelve years ago. What I Liked: Usually I don't read books set in Hollywood, focused on actors or actresses or big shots living in L.A. I make many exceptions for books by my favorite authors, including Katee Robert. While a sex tape in the mix definitely didn't appeal to me, the ensuing romance did, and I'm glad I gave this book a chance. It was a lovely story, not quite second-chance romance but definitely one with a lot of history between the hero and heroine. The story is short and steamy and very satisfying. Cora used to be a child actress, but she got out of the industry when a sex tape of hers with Jack McArthur leaks. Twelve years later, she's pushing thirty and she's a divorce lawyer with no love life to speak of. But enter Jack McArthur, after twelve years, who needs her help. After getting blackout drunk and having no recollection of the night - definitely not signing a marriage certificate - Jack needs Cora to help him get a divorce. It has been twelve years, but the chemistry between Jack and Cora never diminished. Cora wants to keep things strictly business, but she finds it impossible when it comes to Jack. Cora is so prickly and tense, not a sweet and charming girl, but not a mean and rude one either. She's assertive and tough as nails, and she doesn't take crap from anyone. But she can't help but bend when it comes to Jack - Jack, whom she started to fall in love with when she was eighteen and lost her virginity to him. I can't say Cora is my favorite heroine (I didn't really love some of her logic), but I didn't hate her and I definitely understood her. I adored Jack (surprise!). He's a good guy with a good heart. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Kindle_Loving_Mom More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this short, sexy story! It's the first book in a duology, and I can't wait to read the second one! Cora Landers used to be America's Sweetheart when she was a kid. Her mom was the dreaded typical "momager", and she had Cora in TV and movies from when she was young. But, Cora wanted her own life, free from under the thumb of her mom, and her seriously binding contract. So, she took matters into her own hands and did something drastic to free herself. Now, 12 years later, she's no longer on Hollywood's A-List, but she is the divorce attorney all the A-List turn to when they are in need of her services. Jack McArthur was involved in Cora's downfall, but it was far from the downfall of HIS career. Those crazy gender-based double standards were in full effect in that situation. He's now transitioned from acting to directing, and he mostly keeps his nose clean and stays off the paparazzi's radar by being boring. But, when he's in Vegas for a good friend's bachelor party, he must have let things go too far. He blacks out, and wakes up alone in his hotel room, but with paperwork claiming that he married some woman he doesn't remember even meeting. He knows he's in trouble, and he has only one person he can trust to help him: Cora. Jack and Cora's instant connection is still evident, even 12 years after their initial meeting. They immediately realize they're in trouble again once they're in the same room together. I loved feeling their connection, as unwanted as it might be. They both don't know what to do with the other, and watching them flounder was quite fun. How they choose to handle their attraction is a joint decision, but they are both thinking vastly different things come morning. They both have to come to terms with their realities before they can decide if they'll continue with what's between them. This was a fun bit of sexy banter and excitement, along with a bit of a mystery regarding Jack's MIA "wife". I really enjoyed the story, and I look forward to reading about Jack's best friend, Levi, and Cora's BFF and roommate, Brooklyn in book 2!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
There's always a bright side to every dark cloud and although Cora has yet to find hers, fate has one more ironic twist. Jack McArthur. One indiscretion ruined her, but hardly touched the Teflon director. Now her worst mistake needs her help and her heart may prove the casualty. Ties that Bind is a humorous novella of sexy scenarios, twists of fate and second chances that will leave readers scandalized and hypnotized by the saucy ride. Five stars is not nearly enough to describe how much of a wild ride Cora and Jack are together, but it will have to do.