Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Tour: Holly Hearts Headlines

Title - Holly Hearts Headlines
Author - Kenley Conrad
Series - Holy Hearts Hollywood #2
Genre - YA, Romance
Published - Oct 27th 2015
Publisher - Swoon Romance
Format - Kindle Review Copy

Holly Hart has it all: designer clothes, affluent friends, a recording contract, and she’s dating the biggest pop star in America.

It’s too bad he can’t be seen with her in public. It’s even worse that he seems so very cozy with Lacey, the girl who seems to enjoy stealing Holly’s dream and taking all the credit for their platinum-selling album.

And Lacey? Well she couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, but that hasn’t stopped her from basking in the glow of the fame and fortune that comes with pretending to be Holly.

Yet, Holly signed a contract vowing to never reveal her true identity as the girl behind the hit songs. Her record label doesn’t want anyone to know their teen dream is really a chubby, insecure girl from Iowa.

Holly needs to focus on finals. She can’t let herself be distracted by the extremely hot and talented Grayson Frost or his prevailing attachment to Lacey. This is the deal Holly made, and she has to honor it no matter how much she hates it.

As if that’s not enough pressure, her grandparents have come to stay, her mom is dating a guy who makes his own deodorant, Shell Shocked Records want Holly to distance herself from Grayson, and she’ll probably end up failing Driver’s Ed.

In a town full of gossip and secrets, Holly wonders just how much longer she can continue to live a double life.

When the media gets a little too close for comfort, both Holly and Lacey are at risk. Soon Holly realizes her dream isn’t only about her and if she is to ever be truly happy, she’ll need to find a way past her insecurities.

Filled with laugh out loud and hold your breath moments, Holly Hearts Headlines is the follow-up to Holly Hearts Hollywood by Kenley Conrad.

Holly Hearts Hollywood
Published - September 20th 2014
Publisher - Swoon Romance
Check out my Review (Here)

I received Holly Hearts Headlines in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter. This is the second book in the series start not long after the prior book has ended with Holly keeping her relationship a secret while he pretends to have a relationship with Lacey. However Lacey knows that it’s all fake and hates that Holly stole her boyfriend. Holly has the singing deal, she’s only a few short classes away from graduating she just needs to make it through the tour if only it was that easy. Grayson is super busy with the upcoming tour and when he does have time his dates are in secret. As if Holly doesn’t have enough going on her grandparents on her dad’s side lost the farm forcing them to move in with Holly’s family because they had no one else.

Holly’s got an insane amount of issues to deal with and she’s not being the friend she should be. Since Holly is so wrapped up in her own world she doesn’t see that she’s hurting the friends that matter but after seeing them pull away she needs to find a way to win them back. She also needs to figure out what she plans to do after high school as well as how she will handle the tour that her secret boyfriend will be taking with her former friend and current nemeses. Can Holly survive her own drama this time around or will she crash and burn as secrets come out that she’s hidden from friends and even family? Will she get the guy in the end?

I like Holly she’s a typical insecure plus sized girl which I find refreshing. However in this book she’s so wrapped up in her own world that she forgets to think about anyone else becoming super selfish. However she learns to accept what she’s doing fixing her problems with her friends and becoming more supportive. She does a lot of growing in this book as a character which I liked even if she does do a few things I didn’t care for we all have our faults. I love Grayson he’s perfect for Holly even if they have to keep their budding relationship a secret I think it works. I’m curious to see how it’s all going to play out in the future.

I’ve been impatiently waiting for Holly Hearts Headlines so the moment I received the tour notice I had to sign up. I’ve been dying to see how things are working out between Holly and Grayson since they had just found each other in the prior book. The characters are easy to connect with I loved Holly even if I she did shock me a little with her plans against Lacey in the end she redeemed herself. I keep forgetting because she acts mature that she’s still a high school girl so her behavior shouldn’t surprise me. I really like the concept for Holly who doesn’t want to be in the spotlight still getting to sing having Lacey being the person. It’s an interesting story I actually finished it in a few short hours over a couple of days because real life keeps getting in the way of my reading.  I think Holly Hearts Headlines is a perfect installment in one of my favorite series. It’s a captivating story that is beautifully written a true coming of age. I can’t wait to read the next one I just have to know how it’s going to all play out after everything that happened in this one.

Author Bio
Kenley is a twenty-something cat lady who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. When she’s not working her office day job or writing books, you can find her either singing and dancing or binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.

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  1. that is so mean! having a company like that could really ruin someone's confidence. I'm all about that base, you know