Miss Congeniality (The Misses Trilogy Book 1) by Marie Garner
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Marie Garner
Reviewed by Lena
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Miss Congeniality doesn’t curse. Miss Congeniality doesn’t have tattoos. Miss Congeniality doesn’t drink shots. Miss Congeniality doesn’t ride motorcycles….Or does she?
When America’s sweetheart…
Brea Richards is America’s sweetheart. Dubbed Miss Congeniality by the media, Brea has spent years honing her current reputation. And being one of the leading stars of a prime time television show…priceless. It’s a long way from her humble beginnings, but that’s her secret to keep. Or at least that’s what she believes until she gets the phone call.
Meets America’s bad boy…
Lance Holder is America’s bad boy, the guy they love to hate. He lives life the way he wants, and makes no apologies, regardless of what anyone thinks. All everyone sees is the tattooed, motorcycle riding, reckless movie star, preventing anyone from looking beneath the surface. And that’s just fine with Lance. Until his new gig puts him right in the path of Brea.
Will either one escape unscathed?
Lance is the newbie on Brea’s show, and everyone is watching to see if America’s bad boy will influence Miss Congeniality. They don’t know Brea’s worst influences happened long before Lance entered the picture. And Lance seems to be one of the only ones to see beyond her current façade. Maybe America’s bad boy is just what America’s sweetheart needs…
Miss Congeniality is the first book in Marie Garner’s Misses Trilogy. First up Brea Richards, Miss Congeniality. What I liked about this book is that not everything is as what it seems. Case in point, Brea. Although on the show she stars in called Maggie Beach, she is Miss Congeniality, her real life story and personality couldn’t be further from that persona. Brea is a small town girl whose real life is filled with dark secrets that she would rather keep buried. She is successful until Lance Holder joins the cast as her love interest.
Lance is Hollywood’s Bad Boy and the tabloids would love nothing better than to see him corrupt Miss Congeniality. As Brea finds out, he really isn’t that bad of a boy. Lance helps her to be more true to herself than she ever was before. In Hollywood where people can quickly lose themselves, he manages to stay grounded. I like that he teaches this important skill to her.
In this story the hero brings more than physical strength to the table. He brings a mental toughness and realness that all three of the ladies can draw and learn from. If you couldn’t tell, it was my favorite part of the story.
I am giving this book 4.75 bonbons because I love when a hero saves more than just the day. I heart Lance Holder.
Rating: 4.75 stars
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