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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Fig (Sept. 19 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615399096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615399096
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Hollywood needs to read this book! Oct. 8 2010
By G. Earls - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We all know that Hollywood is an expensive and sexy joint, full of starlets, paparazzi and glam. However the town was built by real people who sacrificed a great deal of love and comfort before seeing any part of the glitz and glamour of that town. Hollywood Ending focuses on those young wannabe filmmakers who trek in from the Midwest (and as far away as New Zealand) to try and break into the business. The trick is figuring out how to balance work, love, sex and success!

This book is like "Sex and The City" for the young Hollywood set, but MUCH more genuine thanks to the witty protagonist, Trina Stewart. This is a girl who teaches to pay the bills, beats the Hollywood pavement, cooks a helluva stack of pancakes (the description literally made my mouth water) and will rock your world between the sheets. Watching her and her love interests (note the plural) navigate the bottom rung of the industry ladder while trying to find love at the same time is a trip! As somebody who arrived in Hollywood in his early 20's, I especially enjoyed the read. It also gave me a nervous stomach, because some of those situations hit way too close to home!

But this book is for everybody because when it comes to making life decisions, experiencing a broken heart and finding love, we've all been there. And if you haven't yet, then pick up this book. It's a good primer. A sexy and hilarious read, I hope I see this as a film someday soon!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A love story in Hollywood June 7 2011
By Laura Kay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a Hollywood love story, ok well it's more like a story of two regular Joes looking to break into the business--but an ending with true Hollywood style. Trina Stewart and Matiu Wulf are both looking to make a name for themselves in Tinsel Town. Well trying to make a name doesn't pay the bills. Trina teaches English as a second language as her day job, but has been dreaming of breaking into the business for the last ten years--and according to her best bud what Trina really needs is a good man!

Good guy, Matiu, is in Hollywood for six weeks to take a class and head back home to New Zealand. He is not looking for any entanglements just looking to build his resume with some Hollywood credentials. But all bets are off when Trina banged on his front door.
Hollywood Ending is a really quick read. The story is easy to follow has a few surprises along the way. The language was a little stronger than what I normally read, but it added color to the story and characters. In the beginning of the book I wasn't a huge Trina, but mid-way through the story when Trina quit chasing after Matiu I really began to like her. Near the end, I felt sorry for Trina as she tries to figure out her heart. The end of story lives up to its title. I found I liked the book the more I read. I found this to be a fun lighthearted book. I can't wait to see what Lucie publishes next.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Great Read Nov. 30 2010
By Lauren - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Looking for a fun and summery romantic read? Well, look no further because Hollywood Ending is the book for you!

Hollywood Ending tells the story of Trina and Matiu. When Trina moved to Hollywood several years ago she had a grand future planned out, but now she's broke and has a job far from the Hollywood movie scene she craved before. But she's okay with it. She's sending out applications and one will get her somewhere, right? Plus she has an awesome best friend and a possible boyfriend in the charming and foreign Matiu. The thing is Matiu wants nothing to do with her, or does he? Told in alternative, he-said-she-said narrative, Hollywood Ending is sure to have even the most reluctant reader clamoring for more!

I really adored this book! Yeah, it was bit predictable but it was the perfect bubble-gum type read for a quiet afternoon. Plus there was just so much to love about this book.

For instance, I had nothing but admiration for the characters. Trina was a girl I feel many will relate to because of the way that she was constantly trying to find her place in the world throughout the story. I also thought she was witty and smart. Plus, I loved her friendship with Juliet because it brought out quite a few funny scenes. Furthermore, Matiu and her? They were so sweet and cute together, and because of that it was so hard not to root for them to get past their differences and get together.

While the plot of this had the typical romantic comedy type feel, I still fell head-deep into Hollywood Ending. I was constantly curious, as I'm sure most others will be, about whether or not Matiu and Trina would end up together to whether Trina and Matiu would get there dream jobs. In addition to this Ms. Simone's writing gave this story the perfect fun feel, while still giving her characters and plot lines plenty of development. I truly can't wait to see what she has in store for her readers with her upcoming books!

In all, Hollywood Ending is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon, in my opinion. It's witty, charming, and full of swoon-worthy romance. So do yourself a favor and give this book a try!

Grade: B+
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I really loved this book Feb. 24 2013
By BronteFan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This was a page-turner for me, and even though I guessed the plot twist, I still enjoyed the journey the author took me on. War and Peace it ain't but it's a fun little escapist read, very well-written. And irony of ironies, would make a good tv movie.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Painful July 31 2012
By cjehawks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This was a painful book to get through. The characters were completely unrealistic, and the author doesn't really get into the "behind the Hollywood scene," that I like to read in these types of books. Even if you get it free, totally not worth your time.

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