Secrets have a way of snowballing, even in the scorching heat of southern California.
Cam Harris just has to clean up his act enough to get the part in a family friendly, major motion picture, and then he can go back to his partying ways as long as he keeps them secret. But what if he doesn’t want to party all the time? His brother Zach won’t let him forget they are the Harris Brothers, and partying is their style. Cam wants more from life than beer, blunts, and babes, but he’s not sure how to break free.
Rose Underwood has no money at the middle of the month, much less the end. She needs a miracle, but flashing flesh at the struggling diner where she serves burgers and fries isn’t cutting it…Until the Harris Brothers walk into her life. After getting invited to Zach’s party, she’s over the moon, but she doesn’t understand Zach wants her there as a party girl for pay. The misunderstanding boils over when Cam comes to her rescue—well, kind of rescue. His act of “kindness” makes life much worse for Rose and may cause her to lose her job. When Rose’s journalist roommate, Kady, hears about the incident with the Harris Brothers, she is livid since she didn’t get in on the action. Now Rose may lose her job, and her place to live. Secrets are thick, and keeping them quiet is impossible in Hollywood. It seems like life can’t get any worse, but that’s where Rose is so very wrong.
Q & A with the authors
Q – Where did you get the idea for the Hollywood Binge series?
A from Julia - I love pure romance. Writing romance without a mystery or paranormal element is my heart. I think Hollywood with all its glitz and glam is exciting, but more than just exciting, Hollywood is people. It’s dreams and disappointments wrapped up with dirty, perfect, imperfect, lovely, and disgusting life.
A from Rylie – Well said, Julia. I completely agree. Hollywood is a mindset, a place of dreams and hope, a place for new identities and second chances. It’s fast paced, open-minded and thousands of miles away from West Texas.
Q – Julia’s male character is a movie star and Rylie’s is a football player, did you focus on a specific type of career for the guys?
A from Julia – I love the idea of old Hollywood, but I didn’t want to write about the past, but the present. Bad boys and their toys are exciting and Cam Harris knows how to get into and out of a load of trouble. I didn’t force the career for Cam, he just kind of picked it.
A from Rylie – What I like about the Hollywood area, no one’s bigger than the area. In LA, sports in general, football in particular aren’t near the live and breathe mid-set like in other place such as Pittsburgh or Dallas. I like Roan getting a taste of being a small fish in a big pond. What’s different for me than Julia, I think I needed Roan’s big attitude lost in the hills of Hollywood. Dark and dreamy is plentiful in Orange County. Not quite so many cheerleaders cheering him on from the sidelines. He’s got to get knocked down a peg or two.
Q – What was the most difficult part of writing about Hollywood?
A from Julia – There are plenty of preconceived notions about Hollywood and how the other half lives. I’ve found that Hollywood is more than an idea or a cliché. It’s hope and dreams that mix with real life people who are working hard to make their way in the world.
A from Rylie – Well, Hollywood isn’t West Texas. Getting the vibe down while losing the cliché as Julia pointed out was important. Las Angeles is an eclectic hub of every nationality all packed into one place. I wanted a single-mom to be able to make her living there while not sacrificing her goals - making the book real and relatable while keeping the fun and exciting feel of the area. Let me know if we achieved that goal.