Blackmailed by the Hero by Julie Particka


Title: Blackmailed by the Hero

Series: Gone Hollywood book 2

Author: Julie Particka


A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

The wrong bed. The wrong guy.

Party planner Vicky Stone is on a post-divorce mission. Not only does she intend to land her dream promotion, she’s going to indulge in a night of hot hook-up sex. Preferably with the hunky actor she just met at a work function, no-fraternization rules be damned. Fortunately, his drunken directions included a right that should have been a left, landing her in bed with her brother’s extra-hot, extra-off-limits best friend instead of the unemployment line.

And, oh, he feels good. Too good.

Bad boy Dante Palladino’s forbidden fantasies are about to come true…until Vicky realizes who she’s feeling up. And to find out she risked her job for sex with some loser? Not on his watch. Dante throws down the ultimate, albeit self-serving, blackmail. Vicky will date him-and only him-and her secret will be safe. But Vicky swore never to fall for another guy who could break her heart…and Dante’s on course to do just that.



3.5 stars for this feel good, semi-spicy love story that was 5 years in the making for this couple. Our hero has a heart of gold and our heroine has a heart that has been broken but to paraphrase her best friend – broken bones that heal, they’re stronger. Vicky just needs to realize that fact and go after her man!

Side note – I totally envisioned Dwayne Johnson as Dante the whole time I read this book!! And I think that I would ROCK (did you get that pun?) as a party planner!

It’s a 2nd in a series but it is a standalone so I did not have any issues not having read the first book. I read romance because I want a HEA and the book gave me that!

Grade B


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