Reviewer: Connie Payne
Title: Hollywood Husband, Contract Wife
Author: Jane Porter
Release Date: October 2006
Genre/Sub-genre: Romance/Harlequin Presents
Year/Setting: Present Day - Hollywood/LA/Africa
Overall rating: 4.25
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual/Sexual (one-two brief scenes)
Violent Content Rating: Negligible
Language (Profanity) Content Rating: None
Jane's Website: www.janeporter.com
Between the covers of Hollywood Husband, Contract Wife is the stuff of every girl’s dream (except, perhaps, for Alexandra Shanahan)..."Ordinary" girl dates Hollywood star. But maybe not in the way Alexandra came to date Wolf, though...
Alexandra Shanahan had always been fascinated with Hollywood and the movies so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she ended up in LA working at a movie studio. But not in the capacity she wants. A proposition from Hollywood’s leading megastar, Wolf Kerrick, will secure that dream for her though. But has she sacrificed her morals/values for her desire to direct movies? That’s something she asks herself more than once as things snowball out of control.
Falling in love, going on location, learning what’s behind the mask Wolf wears shouldn’t be cause for concern or heartbreak, but it soon becomes more than a concern, it becomes a reality for Alexandra. A reality that may leave her living alone for the rest of her life since she and Wolf can’t seem to see eye to eye on or get past a major interference.
Jane Porter takes us on a journey of self-discovery as Alexandra slowly realizes what’s she’s been missing in herself, what she’s been afraid of, and gets a clearer picture of what she wants her goals to be. It’s a journey that will often tug at the heartstrings.
One thing I had hoped for was a little more insight inside Wolf’s heart and mind. Here and there we’re given a paragraph or two or three from his point of view, but it wasn’t near enough for this reader’s tastes. I felt as if I were left somewhat hanging as far as Wolf was concerned.
Aside from that, however, Hollywood Husband, Contract Wife packs single title punch into a category length romance. It has all the elements of an emotional romance that Jane Porter fans have come to expect and enjoy.
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