Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays: Holly Hearts Hollywood by Kenley Conrad Book Blitz with Giveaway #ReadSwoonRepeat

**I received a copy of this book via Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Any thoughts and opinions are my own.**

Welcome to this week’s
Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays!

This week features:
Holly Hearts Hollywood by Kenley Conrad!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!


Holly Hearts Hollywood is the first book in a series. 
Seventeen-year-old Holly Hart wants to be a star. She moves to Los Angeles from the small town of Cedar Junction, only to hear she’s too fat and ugly to be a famous singer.
But when Shell Shocked Records looks past Holly’s plus-size and less-than-graceful-personality to offer her a recording contract, Holly cannot believe her good fortune. On closer inspection, however, the the record execs want Holly to do all the singing, and a thinner and more beautiful girl, Lacey, would lip-sync and get all the credit. Holly goes for it because after all, she wanted to sing. 
Contractually bound to secrecy, Holly is more than happy to sit backstage and write in her journal while Lacey shimmies in the limelight and basks in the fame. Before she knows it, Holly is friends with Serena, the pop-star daughter of a music-mogul, flirting with an intern, and developing a strange half-friendship with Lacey. 
When Grayson Frost, the biggest country star in America, and coincidentally, a former school bully begins dating Lacey, Holly hopes that he won’t recognize or torment her.
Through a series of embarrassing and weird events, Holly gets to know Grayson and learns that he is much nicer and more mature than he was four years ago. Holly is horrified when she starts falling for him. When Grayson admits he fell for Lacey’s voice, what is a girl to do when she can’t legally tell the truth at the moment when the truth matters the most?

Holly Hearts Hollywood is going on my favorites list! This is a great story with awesome characters! I heart Holly in this book! Her journal entries make her more personable and lovable. Her personality and her self-esteem also blossom as the story goes on.

I already knew that Holly signing on to be the voice behind Lacey was going to be an absolute disaster but I could understand why Holly jumped on such an opportunity. She still gets a recording contract and still gets to sing but she doesn't have to be out in the limelight. Someone else gets to do all of that legwork. It sounded great in theory but I knew it was just a matter of time until something blew it all up. When Grayson steps into the picture and admits that he fell in love with Lacey's voice, I swooned and cringed all at the same time.

Following Holly on her journey through Hollywood and on her journey finding herself was a roller coaster ride of emotions. I am pretty sure I laughed, teared up, and cussed at least one character in this book before I got to the end.

I can't wait to read more from Kenley Conrad!

(There are going to be more books, right??)

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Holly Hearts Hollywood
by Kenley Conrad
Publication Date: September 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance

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Kenley Conrad
From nine to five, Kenley is a home insurance agent. At all other hours of the day she is a young adult author, singer, dancer, cat lady, fangirl, wife, bookworm, and internet enthusiast. Her favorite pastimes include crying over really good books, riding with her husband on their motorcycle, and binge-watching seasons of television shows. When she's not working or writing, she likes to perform in local community musical theatre productions.
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