New Release Review: Malibu Secrets by M. K. Meredith

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Title: Malibu Secrets
Series: Malibu Sights

Author: M. K. Meredith
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
Publication Date: December 14, 2015
Format: eBook, Paperback
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 270 pages

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Where to buy:   Amazon   Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Every girl has a secret (or two)…
On the verge of losing the Malibu home she inherited from her great-aunt, Addi Dekker is completely failing to prove to her family she can make it as a writer. Not exactly how a girl proves her independence. If she doesn’t want to give up her dream and go back to the soul-sucking job she just left, Addi has to swallow her dislike of Hollywood and rent the house out to the sexy-as-hell film producer.
And maybe (shhhh!) save money by secretly living there, too.
Roque Gallagher is pouring his heart and savings into his first independent film to make the industry acknowledge him for his talent and not just his family name. Addi’s home is perfect for the shoot, but she’s far too tempting. He’s never been able to handle work and a relationship, and this is the film of a lifetime. Between a shrinking budget and his director quitting, the last thing he needs is a sexy-as-sin tease like Addi. And he has a feeling there’s something she’s hiding…

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Malibu Secrets is an enjoyable, sweet romance about two people with something to prove who find they need each other. When their pasts and secrets threaten to ruin things, can they find support in each other?

Addi’s family thinks she’s irresponsible and out of control. Roque wants to make a name for himself in Hollywood without his family’s name or money helping him. Addi needs help to save her inherited house.  Roque needs to make his independent film perfect.  They need each other to succeed in proving their worth to their families, but secrets and lies get in the way.

I liked the book once it finally got going. It was a little slow in the beginning, but the pace picked up nicely as the book went along. Unfortunately, I didn’t really feel the connection between Addi and Roque. It was there, but I think it just needed a little kick.  However, there was a happily ever after that was satisfying, the writing solid and the characters likable.  The plot was unique and that is a good thing.

If you like romance, Hollywood and HEAs, then this book might be for you.

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