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Holly Hearts Headlines
(Holly Hearts Hollywood Book 2)
by Kenley Conrad
Publication Date: Oct 27, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Genre: YA, Romance
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 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?
Guest Post – How to Maintain a Low Celebrity Profile (… or try to)
Holly is so bad at maintaining a low profile, and she isn’t even technically a celebrity! Here’s what I learned about being a low key celeb while writing the Holly Hart series, and in true Holly fashion I’ll write a list. She loves lists and so do I.
1. Don’t write in your journal 24/7. If you’re writing in your journal you’ll be distracted and you won’t notice what’s going on around you. This will result in you getting in trouble and making a faux pas.
2. Don’t secretly date a celebrity when he’s dating another girl. This will end badly and cause you to make a scene in the middle of a nightclub with paparazzi all around.
3. Don’t trip and fall when you are trying to run away from paparazzi. Because it will not only hurt, but you’ll probably drop your purse and a bunch of tampons will fall out. Next thing you know there’s a photo of you on the cover of US Weekly with a startled look on your face and tampons in your hands.
4. Fake moustaches aren’t a good disguise option and won’t fool anyone.
5. Don’t make enemies with Hollywood producers.
6. Above all else, keep your private journal filled with Hollywood secrets safe and under lock and key!
If you were a celebrity, what would you do to keep your name out of the press?
About The Author:
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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