Today, we're proud to be one of the stops on the "Glamour Series" blog tour as hosted by AToMR tours. "Hard Glamour," is the first book in the sexy "New Adult," series.
"A promise to keep….
Honoring her mother’s last wish, Lane Channing vows to follow her dreams. She takes the ‘big risk’ and leaves her small Kansas town behind and heads to LA, the city of dreams. She’s got a stellar job lined up, an old jeep, and 20 bucks to last her to her first paycheck. Her hopes shatter when she arrives to find her job’s been given to someone else. Now she’s broke and will soon be living on the streets if she doesn’t do something fast. Welcome to cutthroat – Lane is most certainly not in Kansas anymore.
On the cusp of success…
Dillon MacAvoy has one goal–to become a star–whatever it takes. Even if it
means honing his bad-boy can’t-be-tamed-and-forever-single image. Besides the image isn’t far from the truth. Dillon cares only about his younger brother and his career. He’s on the brink of superstardom if he can just decide on the next right script. But for that, he needs a script reader he can trust.
In a strange twist of fate…
Lane Channing is Dillon’s last chance. If Lane lasts the summer without becoming MacAvoy’s latest conquest, she’s guaranteed a job in entertainment. No problem, as long as she can ignore the heat that pulses through her every time Dillon is in the room. After all, love and commitment with a sweet, hometown girl would only ruin the Dillon MacAvoy brand."
- summary provided by AToMR tours.
This is a quick, entertaining and very hot read. If it was summer time, I'd say it would make the perfect beach read.
I loved the initial premise. When I was in high school, I had similar goals to Lane's. I always dreamed of going to LA and working as a television producer. Lane took the leap that I was too broke and chicken to make. So, it was fun to live the LA dream vicariously through her. Lane is a very strong and intelligent character. However her initial naivete about what exactly an internship entails and doesn't entail seemed improbable to me but perhaps her age excuses that.
While Dillon had his charms and a back story that explained his flaws, I found that his issues didn't always justify his actions. I also had a hard time understanding how the success of his career seemed to rest solely on his wild bachelor image. Despite this, I found Dillon to be a likeable leading man in this tale.
I was also really intrigued by the subplots and secondary characters such as Amanda, Lane's LA friend and Dillon's brother Choo. The second, forthcoming novel in the "Glamour," series, "Broken Glamour," features Amanda. I suspect and hope subsequent novels in the series will focus on additional characters mentioned in "Hard Glamour," as I'd love to re-visit them and learn more about them.
stops on the tour and for more information on Maggie Marr and her books please visit her blog.
Please note that I received no financial compensation for this review. I received an advanced reader's copy of the novel from the tour hosts in exchange for a fair and honest review.
If you're a resident of the USA or Canada, you can enter to win a copy of "Hard Glamour," by Maggie Marr from our tour hosts!!