26 Oct 2015


Holly Hearts Headlines
Author: Kenley Conrad
Series: Holly Hearts Hollywood Book 2
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.

I don’t know if you’ve ever been shopping for men’s clothing, but it is a LOT different from women’s clothing. Besides the obvious lack of fun dresses and skirts, men’s clothing is boring. They don’t wear fun floral patterns or bedazzled skull jumpers. I mean they could if they wanted to, but I guess designers aren’t feeling it this season. Hey, if any haute couture designers are reading this, and I hope to God you aren’t, don’t be afraid to add a little color and fun to men’s clothing! It doesn’t all have to be simple, neutral colors you know.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah. So, the first issue I was running into was just finding Grayson’s SIZE. Women’s clothing is sized with the ever-ambiguous small, medium, or large which can greatly vary depending on what store you’re at. Even worse than the small, medium, or large setup is the 2, 4, 6, 8, and so on size chart. There’s just no logic. Men’s clothing is sized in inches from waistline to leg lengths. It is so much more accurate and practical.

So I was standing in the men’s department with a pair of raw, denim jeans in one hand and a relaxed fit Henley shirt in the other when I had a horrible realization: I don’t know a lot about my boyfriend. Sure, I know basic stuff his fans know like his birthday, favorite color, and favorite flavor of ice cream. But I don’t know his shoe size or his favorite cut of jeans. How am I supposed to buy my boyfriend an awesome birthday gift if I don’t know his waist to pant leg measurements? I AM A HORRIBLE GIRLFRIEND.
Catch up on the series by reading...
Holly Hearts Hollywood 
Author: Kenley Conrad
Series: Holly Hearts Hollywood #1
Publication Date: September 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance

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 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?
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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