Hollywood & Vine

In the land of Hollywood, bright lights cover lies, truths hide in shadows, and the lives of the rich and famous are illusions created by smoke and mirrors.When costume designer Josie Bane first lays eyes on Anders Ellis, she hates him instantly Conceited and arrogant, he s the epitome of a Hollywood playboy So it s much to Josie s dismay when he becomes the star of herIn the land of Hollywood, bright lights cover lies, truths hide in shadows, and the lives of the rich and famous are illusions created by smoke and mirrors.When costume designer Josie Bane first lays eyes on Anders Ellis, she hates him instantly Conceited and arrogant, he s the epitome of a Hollywood playboy So it s much to Josie s dismay when he becomes the star of her sexual fantasies.Never expecting to see him again, she gives in to her desires for a night she ll never forget However, Josie soon learns that life is full of surprises When their paths cross again, sparks fly With three little words, Anders changes everything.He s after one thing.She refuses to give it to him again.When Josie realizes she s falling for a man that will never let her in but refuses to let her go, she must decide if the risk is worth the reward.With a relationship shrouded in secrets and outside forces poised to tear them apart, did they ever stand a chance Before the smoke clears and the curtain falls, Josie and Anders must distinguish between what s fact and what s fiction in a place where the truth is never black and white.
Hollywood Vine In the land of Hollywood bright lights cover lies truths hide in shadows and the lives of the rich and famous are illusions created by smoke and mirrors When costume designer Josie Bane first lays

  • Title: Hollywood & Vine
  • Author: Olivia Evans
  • ISBN: 9780692334409
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Hollywood & Vine”

    1. OMG! THIS BOOK! There's a new author to add to your must click list people. I was seriously astounded to find that this is her first book! Well written, engaging, AMAZING characters, I devoured this book in 2 days (yes I did put aside other books for this one lol)full review to comeJUST READ IT!get ready to meet Anders and Josie!!!

    2. ***Possible Spoiler Alert*** I try to only discuss the basics of the story without giving away any spoilers. Anders Ellis is not only a Hollywood’s box office star; Anders is also the epitome of a Hollywood playboy and one of the biggest assholes that you’ll ever meet. Seriously, look up “asshole” in the Oxford dictionary, there’s a photo of Anders. Everything that Anders does, it’s for him and/or his career. His ego is as massive as the line of women who have bedded him or dying to [...]

    3. I'm very impressed with this debut novel from Olivia Evans! I had several of my books friends raving about it so I had to read it! Hollywood & Vine starts out with Josie Bane wanting a 1 night stand with a very promiscuous movie star named Anders Ellis. She has no hopes or expectations other than that 1 night with him. She doesn't want anymore than that. She is only hoping for a great night of wild sex. Anders sees the hot chick coming toward him with the predator gleam in her eyes and can't [...]

    4. 4.5 Star-struck stars!!!Wow!!! I’m absolutely blown away by Olivia Evans’ debut novel! It’s award season now in Hollywood and I can’t think of a better time to dive into this engaging story. I am a huge fan of Hollywood romances and very few authors get it right. Hollywood and Vine is right up there with Love Unscripted and Eversea. I loved everything about this book, the insider peek into the movie business, scheming actresses, the nightmare of gossip magazines and paparazzi, and the di [...]

    5. Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny‘That was the funny thing about life: it rarely gave a shit about expectations.’Well didn’t we fall in love with this sweet, funny and sexy Hollywood story. Anders the cocky and gorgeous movie star of the hour who sweeps through women leaving them the minute he’s had them once and once only. He was a cock – proper egotistical arsehole, but we just couldn’t help but fall in lust and love with him.‘He was an asshole and a fuckup, and he was going to ruin [...]

    6. Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny‘That was the funny thing about life: it rarely gave a shit about expectations.’Well didn’t we fall in love with this sweet, funny and sexy Hollywood story. Anders the cocky and gorgeous movie star of the hour who sweeps through women leaving them the minute he’s had them once and once only. He was a cock – proper egotistical arsehole, but we just couldn’t help but fall in lust and love with him.‘He was an asshole and a fuckup, and he was going to ruin [...]

    7. I'm gonna keep this short and sweet. Anders Ellis is one of the biggest ***holes I have ever read. Unapologetically so. It is so refreshing to read a story where the characters stay true to who they are, yet are able to grow. Josie Bane has a crush, but just because of it, she is not going to let herself be walked all over. The flow of the story is impeccable and I found myself flying through it. This book is LONG and a STAND ALONE!! That is like porn to my reader brain. You get a COMPLETE long [...]

    8. H&V is a healthy, sexy dose of celebrity goodness you don’t want to miss! What do you get when you mix together a jilted heartthrob, the girl next door, a man-eating costar, and the paparazzi? A totally hot and steamy read!! I highly recommend this one!!! :)

    9. Looking forward to this!! In the land of Hollywood, bright lights cover lies, truths hide in shadows, and the lives of the rich and famous are illusions created by smoke and mirrors.When costume designer Josie Bane first lays eyes on Anders Ellis, she hates him instantly. Conceited and arrogant, he's the epitome of a Hollywood playboy. So it’s much to Josie’s dismay when he becomes the star of her sexual fantasies.Never expecting to see him again, she gives in to her desires for a night she [...]

    10. The way this book was written was rather jarring. It hopped around from one narrative to another, and just didn't flow well because of it. Not to mention, the back and forth between Anders and Josie got old. Always sad when a 4+ star book disappoints me but this one fell flat for me.

    11. I read an ARC of Hollywood & Vine and was captivated by the characters and their unfolding story. The author has an excellent ability to make you feel invested in her characters. My husband read the ARC as well and excitedly discussed the progress with me as he read. This book has a wide appeal and will draw you in until you feel like these characters are your friends. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

    12. * A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour * Link--->> Hollywood & Vine ~~ 5 Drama and Angst Filled Stars ~~This book was brought to my attention by a beta reader for the book who couldn't stop raving about this debut novel.  I have to say I was intrigued because I'm a sucker for that movie/rock star type storyline.  This was a movie star story but it was still unique and entertaining.  For being a debut novel I was truly impressed with how well written this book [...]

    13. Anders Ellis is a Hollywood bad boy, box office hit, playboy, and all around ass hole. He is conceited and never does anything unless it benefits him. After being burned in the past it is his way or no way. He has a strict “no repeats” policy when it comes to women. There is so many lined up for him that this is not a problem for him. Anders fucks up more than he does right and he is probably the worst choice you could make for a boyfriend. This is why I love him. He is who he is. I love men [...]

    14. Great debut from Olivia Evans. The story is about a Hollywood costume designer (loved this) Josie, and Hollywood star, Anders. I liked the seemingly real-take on life in Hollywood and life surrounding celebrities (I say seemingly because I'm not in the industry or have first-hand experience, so to me, it's seems very real).Josie and Anders have great banter. This is told in third-person which I sometimes have trouble getting into, which wasn't an issue here.Looking forward to more from Olivia Ev [...]

    15. This was a DNF for me at 35%. I just couldn't get into it. It could have been great but the characters POV jumped from one person to the next in one paragraph! and it was kind of hard to keep up on who's POV you were reading.

    16. 5+++ stars, this book had everything I love! Great writing, angst, hot guy that's an ass but still very like able and a strong h. So glad I had the honor of being one of the first few to enjoy it. Loved!

    17. "I don't have any warts," he mumbled, his nose grazing the side of hers."Oh, I don't know, every prince has warts." "You think I'm a prince?""Well." Josie grinned, her hands slipping under the hem of Anders' shirt. "Only after the princess kissed you and changed you from a fly-eating frog.""And I suppose you're the princess?" Anders chuckled."I damn well better be."Anders, Anders, Anders What can I say about him Anders is a Hollywood star and he's pretty damn important. He has a huge fan base an [...]

    18. 4.5 stars--It was maddeningly perfect and tragically flawed, but it was real, tangible.Another recommended read from Christine over at Shh! Mom’s Reading and I loved it. My emotions were flopping back and forth between hatred for Anders and complete and utter devotion for him. With Josie my emotions bounced between compassion, understanding, sadness, and frustration. Let me explain, shall I?Hollywood & Vine is the story of Hollywood playboy Anders and his less than stellar commitment skill [...]

    19. first things first, what in the world did i just read? i don't usually give a one star rating unless the book is horrible and in this case, yes it's horrendous's the thing, it started out great. i loved the banter, the storyline and i loved the fact that josie was sassy and seemed to be someone who doesn't take shit from anybody. then the renowned hollywood playboy starts to woo her and (view spoiler)[decides to commit to her (hide spoiler)]. now, that's where everything goes downhill.i hated an [...]

    20. I am happy to say that despite the fact it took too long to finish, the book was very good. Full review to come with my tour date of 1/4/15**FULL REVIEW**“No matter how many warning bells told her to walk away, she thought she could handle him. She never imagined having any kind of emotion response to him where anger wasn’t the motivating factor. Somewhere along the way, though, Anders had gotten under her skin.”Josie thought a one-night-stand with Anders Ellis would be just that. Except t [...]

    21. I never imagined it would be possible to gush over an a class a$$hole but then I was introduced to Anders Ellis. Man whore to the max, sinfully sexy, and cocky as all get out Anders infuriated me but also kept my heart thumping throughout this entire book. Josie is the perfect leading lady A spitfire with a good heart and great head on her shoulders. I love the banter between these two, it reminded me a lot of how little boys tease little girls when they really like them--but totally turned up l [...]

    22. I used to judge books by their weight before the advent of e-books.If the book was truly heavy I assumed I was getting value for my money.But sometimes in this case the adage less is more would have been much more appropriate & this e-book seemed to weigh a ton.The story delivered would have been more enthralling if it had been wrapped up at maybe page 250 but it went unnecessarily on & on & on & on.It stopped.It started.It stopped.It started.Still with all this occurring I still [...]

    23. 4.5 stars!! I was fortunate enough to read this early, cannot believe this is the authors first book! You all know I can't resist an asshole, and Anders certainly stayed true to his character. I love how Josie had him all twisted up i knotslove that outta control feel in a book. I read it straight through and it got me over my book slump, now what?

    24. I liked both Anders and Ivy (Josie), and I liked the basic idea of the book. Hollywood hottie who has been f***ed over in the past and become cynical meets a 'real' girl, a costume designer who doesn't fall for all of the hype and glam stuff. But the book was just too angsty for me. Aubrey was such an immoral, manipulative bee-arch, and some of the things that happened made me want to cringe and yell out noooooooo don't do it!!!!!!So a couple of times I just stopped reading the book altogether b [...]

    25. Review by Jen SkewesHollywood and Vine is Olivia Evans debut novel and I really enjoyed this one. I was a little skeptical at first because I have a tendency to read reviews and saw that the main character was a bit of an asshole. And honestly an asshole hero who has no redeeming qualities is not something that appeals to me. But after meeting Anders Ellis I came to find out that I was completely wrong. Yes he had asshole tendencies but not in the way that I expected at all. I honestly fell for [...]

    26. Olivia Evans gave us a backstage pass to the intricacies of celebrities. Their egos, demands, insecurities, frailty, talent, and all-round superstardom. This book included so many instances of manipulation that my head hurt. But everything that was described I could just imagine. The way the words were written, I became a part of the story. An unwanted and helpless observer. And I enjoyed every minute of it!Josie (aka smartass aka Ivy) was an awesome character to read. Spunky, intelligent, succe [...]

    27. Anders Ellis is an arse. A larger than life, egotistical, jackass. He’s also a handsome devil with a silver tongue and the hottest actor in Hollywood. With his steadfast love’em and leave’em mentality the fast lane suits him just fine. He has been burned once. Burned to the ground and he doesn’t need or want the complication of letting any one else too close. He lives his life on his terms, out in the open and his “what you see is what you get” way of living has made things simple in [...]

    28. Do you want to meet a hot, cocky movie star? One with a huge God complex that believes the sun rises and sets for him alone. I read the blurb and couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into this one!We all love those books were the male lead is a complete a$$hole. Somehow or another I always seem to fall for them. They’re magnetic, turn me on and the bigger the douche, the more I love them. Well in Hollywood & Vine, Anders Ellis takes the Oscar for world’s biggest asshole. He’s a “one and [...]

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