Review: “Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl” by Max Monroe

Book Title: Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl

Author: Max Monroe

Rating: 5⭐

Release Date: June 11th, 2020

Blurb: Raquel and Harrison sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
First comes love.
Then comes marriage.
Then comes a baby in the baby carriage.

That’s how her brother used to sing it when we were kids—a simple ploy to get under my skin and make me stick my fist in his face—but man oh man, did he get the order wrong.

One night of “kissing” in New York catapulted us straight to the pregnancy portion of the song—surprise!—and now I have to figure out how to carry out the whole melody in reverse.

A baby on the way first.
Then love and marriage?
It’s complicated on its best day.

But our situation is far more problematic than just a simple twist of nursery rhyme lyrics. Before our night together, Raquel Weaver was the best-known good girl in Hollywood—a twenty-nine-year-old sexpot virgin whom the world adored and watched like a hawk.

Obviously, the consequences of that kind of reputation don’t just go away. Add in pregnancy hormones, the media, a fake fiancé, and a selfish manager, and you have the short list of my problems.

As a thirty-four-year-old, successful CFO of a multibillion-dollar media conglomerate, I thought I would be able to handle anything show business could throw my way, but I’m starting to think I might be in over my head.

Good thing I’m all in.
Winning Hollywood’s goodest girl is going to take everything I’ve got.


Max Monroe have done it again! I genuinely don’t have all the right words to express how much I loved this book, but I’m going to do my best. Because this book is, without a doubt, my favourite book by the duo ever. EVER.

While not technically a second in a series – since all their books connect somehow or the other – Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl follows the story of Raquel “Rocky” Weaver and Harrison Hughes. Rocky is the sister of Luca Weaver (from Taming Hollywood’s Baddest Boy) and Harrison is one of the billionaires from Thatcher’s book club. See what I mean? The worlds collide. And oh, how hilariously they do.

Keeping it simple – Harrison, Rocky and Luca grew up together. When he very young, Harrison was moved away from California and then spent the rest of his life in New York. he comes from a family that doesn’t watch television and he’s always so engrossed and captivated by his work, that pop culture and celebrity sightings mean nothing to him. Rocky and Luca, on the other hand, grew up in the spotlight. They both got thrust into acting, whether they liked it or not, and it messed with who they are as people. Luca vanished into the wilderness (Read Taming Hollywood’s Baddest Boy for that awesome story) and Rocky just kept on keeping on.

Rocky is Hollywood’s most famous and favourite virgin. She’s had her whole life planned for her, she’s got a purity ring and she’s kept men out of her pants. By choice, it wasn’t forced upon her. Harrison is a charming, sexy and absolutely delicious billionaire who knows nothing about Rocky. To him, she’s just Rocky. To the rest of the world, she’s Raquel Weaver.

The story alternates between the two main characters, but also goes back to the one night that changed it all – the first time Rocky had sex, the first time Rocky had seen Harrison in years and the time that Rocky got pregnant. When Hollywood’s favourite virgin gets knocked up, it’s an absolute PR nightmare for her team, but also an opportunity to do something more. There’s all the sexiest and disgusting interviews she does with vile late night hosts, there’s the sneaky, bitchy manager who is taking all of her money and then there’s the fake fiance who could care less about Rocky.

Rocky is my favourite Max Monroe heroine. Harrison is my favourite Max Monroe hero. Let’s just start with that. He forces his way back into her life when it’s clear that she’s pregnant with his kid and every single minute from then on is absolute perfection. Harrison doesn’t like being told that he can’t be around Rocky, so he takes on the role as a member of her team till everything starts spiralling out of control.

The great thing about this book was that while sexual tension is delicious and there’s sex, the whole thing focuses on their relationship. Rocky and Harrison are a perfect match. She’s innocent, smart and beautiful; he’s handsome, smart and caring. And together, they are just perfect. I didn’t think Max Monroe could write a more perfect couple than Rocky and Harrison, but boy they nailed this one. ALL THE STARS!

Thanks to Social Butterfly PR & Max Monroe for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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