How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder Audiobook follows Grey a 27-year-old just out of work, an actress, still trying for her big break. Currently jobless, and never leaving her couch for social interaction, she gets set up for the fake dating publicity stunt with the older and out of work for five years, big show-stopping star of her teenage years, Ethan. He, however, does not necessarily desire coming out of a grief-stricken, career & marriage ending hideout. But need it in the hopes to finish a project he and his best friend Sam, had been working on before he tragically passed which catapulted Ethan’s life into chaos and addiction. The connection was undeniable and the journey only starts there before we are thrown into a whirlwind. How to Fake it in Hollywood Audiobook is a June must-read you shouldn’t miss for anything.
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How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder Audiobook Free Download Details
- Book Title: How to Fake it in Hollywood Audiobook
- Author: Ava Wilder
- Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Andrew Eiden
- Published: June 14, 2022
- Goodreads Link: How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder Audiobook
- ASIN: B09HN4FCRC
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 36 minutes
- Format: Mp3
- Size: 3 MB
- Genre:Fiction, Romance novel, Contemporary romance
- Language: English
- File Status: Available
- Price: $0
How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder Audiobook Summary
A talented Hollywood starlet and a reclusive A-lister enter into a fake relationship . . . and discover that their feelings might be more than a PR stunt in this sexy debut for fans of Beach Read and The Unhoneymooners.
Grey Brooks is on a mission to keep her career afloat now that the end of her long-running teen soap has her (unsuccessfully) pounding the pavement again. With a life-changing role on the line, she’s finally desperate enough to agree to her publicist’s scheme… faking a love affair with a disgraced Hollywood heartthrob who needs the publicity, but for very different reasons.
Ethan Atkins just wants to be left alone. Between his high-profile divorce, his struggles with drinking, and his grief over the death of his longtime creative partner and best friend, he’s slowly let himself fade into the background. But if he ever wants to produce the last movie he and his partner wrote together, Ethan needs to clean up his reputation and step back into the spotlight. A gossip-inducing affair with a gorgeous actress might be just the ticket, even if it’s the last thing he wants to do.
Though their juicy public relationship is less than perfect behind the scenes, it doesn’t take long before Grey and Ethan’s sizzling chemistry starts to feel like more than just an act. But after decades in a ruthless industry that requires bulletproof emotional armour to survive, are they too used to faking it to open themselves up to the real thing?
How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder Audiobook Review
What a debut! Character growth is at the forefront—this was soo much more than just a romance. Tackling alcoholism to drown out grief, intrusive, diminishing, and insecure thoughts along the lines of always letting people down and being a disappointment. Grey and Ethan were a spark of instant connection. No instant love though, this was very much slow-burning with gripping sexual tension. A marvellous and moving piece of work from Wilder!
Grey Brooks, fresh off a starring role in a hit teenage soap opera, is struggling to make it to the next level. Ethan Atkins is a reclusive A-lister looking to find his way back into civilized society. When their mutual publicist suggests a fake romance to set Hollywood abuzz, they reluctantly agree. Sparks flying, gossipers gossiping, and soon both Grey and Ethan are unsure where their fake relationship ends and a potential real one begins.
What I expected to be a rom-com, is actually not a com at all. Ava Wilder’s highly anticipated debut novel is a full-fledged romance/women’s fiction novel about relationships, love, self-doubt, dealing with past traumas and so much more. While the overall premise is fun and light (who doesn’t love the fake dating trope, especially one set in Hollywood), some of the issues addressed are anything but.
Wilder’s characters are rich in-depth, with struggles and insecurities anyone can fall victim to. The dialogue, and specifically the banter between the two main characters, was a treat. I also adored all of the other supporting relationships in the book including those between Grey and her best friend Kamilah, Ethan and his ex-wife Nora, etc. And a big shoutout for a very inclusive cast of characters, including one of only a handful of non-binary characters I’ve encountered recently.
This was a very enjoyable, fast-paced, steamy and romantic book. I found myself reading at a pace quicker than usual, and I became very emotionally invested, which is always a good sign for me that the book is going to be at least a 4 star read. Also, what a gorgeous cover!! I’ll definitely be pre-ordering a physical copy for myself. Highly recommend.