Media Darling – A Review



I absolutely fell in love with ‘Media Darling’ by Fiona Riley. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. Ms. Riley has created a perfect contemporary romance that is sweet, steamy and chock full of electrifying romance.

Hayley wants to be a screenwriter, but those jobs are scarce in Hollywood, so she works as a reporter at a Hollywood gossip magazine. Emerson has been an actress since she was a child and is now finishing up her dream role that she hopes will make everyone see her as a serious actress and improve her seriously tarnished image from her teen years. A conflict with a co-star, however, puts her back in the world’s eyes as a villain and also threatens the privacy of her family. After Emerson and Haley meet, Emerson feels that only Hayley can write the true story about her past and what happened with the co-star. This draws Hayley and Emerson together, but at what cost for Hayley?

I believe the chemistry between the two main characters is what makes this story so strong. When the two are together, the reader can almost feel the sparks. This connections begins the first moment the two see each other for the first time and only gets stronger throughout the story.

I also learned a great deal about life behind the scenes in the film industry. Not only did Ms. Riley do an excellent job with the characters in the story, but the setting and plot were superb. I just loved the story and I can recommend it to any romance lover.

I received an ARC from Net Galley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.


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