The Hollywood Version

  • Title: The Hollywood Version
  • Author: Harry K. Malone
  • ISBN: 9781623804831
  • Page: 497
  • Format: ebook
  • The Hollywood Version Mark Lawler has always imagined the world as a movie With his overactive imagination he can t help equating life and art Currently he s living the dream successful actor beautiful wife and he work
    Mark Lawler has always imagined the world as a movie With his overactive imagination, he can t help equating life and art Currently, he s living the dream successful actor, beautiful wife, and he works with his best friend, television heartthrob Zach Pericles The problem is a certain contingent of fans are convinced Mark and Zach are really in love.When a compromisingMark Lawler has always imagined the world as a movie With his overactive imagination, he can t help equating life and art Currently, he s living the dream successful actor, beautiful wife, and he works with his best friend, television heartthrob Zach Pericles The problem is a certain contingent of fans are convinced Mark and Zach are really in love.When a compromising photo of them leaks to the press, Mark s life spins out of control The show s executive producer plans to kill off Mark s character, and Mark faces unemployment and life as a single man He turns to Ross Lockhart, an old acquaintance, to help him pick up the pieces Ross has to be the most frustrating man Mark s ever known, but he s levelheaded and wise for his years, and Mark envies the honest life he leads Maybe Ross can teach Mark a thing or two about finding his own happily ever after.

    • The Hollywood Version By Harry K. Malone
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    About Harry K. Malone


    1. Harry K Malone is a native of the Chicagoland area, where he has lived in nearly every neighborhood as well as several suburbs For better or worse, the city remains the one great love in his life, thanks to museums, excellent restaurants, summer street festivals, and, of course, Lake Michigan Although new to the m m publishing world, Harry has been writing stories about unconventional relationships and families since he was a child When not writing, Harry enjoys watching sci fi, playing video games, listening to NPR, and contemplating whether or not he should get a cat Harry is proud to be a part of Chicago s flourishing LGBTQ community.


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    1. Mark Lawler moved from a small town where everyone was "Minnesota Nice" to make his dreams come true in Hollywood. Somewhere along the way he lost himself. Becoming more focused on his image and living the lifestyle that on being true to himself. A popular television star he seems to have the perfect life; a beautiful wife, awesome best friend and is riding a rising star.Nothing in Tinseltown is ever as it seems. His relationship with his wife lacks passion, and the rising sexual tension between [...]

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    2. I was given a free copy of this book by the author for an honest review.If you are looking for a M/M Rom-Com this is it! This was a fun read for me, moved at a nice pace and not too much angst. I liked Ross immediately, Mark had to grow on me; which I think was the point of the story the more Mark grew the more you liked him.Ok so from the blurb you know Mark is living his dream and it comes crashing down all around him. I really like how the story build to the crash of Mark's dreams and didn't [...]

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    3. 4.5 StarsI received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the Don't Buy Me Love program in the M/M Romance group.First of all I need to say that I absolutely loved this book. It was adorable fluff. And I love fluff. It had it's ups and downs of course, but I found myself smiling much more often than not.Mark is an actor living in L.A. He is married to Alex, a gorgeous brunette actress. Mark is part of the cast of a quite famous TV series in which he shares the spotlig [...]

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    4. This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review through Don't Buy My Love.This is an interesting book, with a very gentle and slow tone. Mark is a TV actor in a fairly successful role in a popular show. He’s married comfortably, has a cool bestie, Zack, on the TV show, and is generally happy with things as they are. Until his life veers off-course. Faced with divorce and a best friend who’s avoiding him and the loss of his role in the show, Mark ha to face up t [...]

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    5. I receive this book free in exchange of an honest review.This was a really good read. There are several intertwined relationships in this story that make it a light fun read.It's about actors and their true personas and what they put on for the public. The relationships in this story are between Mark and his wife, Alex, Mark and his best friend and co-worker in a TV series Zach, and Mark and a old high school mate Ross. The Bro-mance between Mark and Zach is questioned in the media as to 'Are th [...]

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    6. I'm not familiar with this author and I love this book more than I thought I would. I'm not hugh fan of celebrities book and wasn't big fan of this cover. The cover made me think that the story would be cheesy and superficial. I admit in the beginning Mark was a bit superficial in the beginning and as the story progress he became real especially with the help of Ross. The celebrity aspect of the story wasn't so heavy that it became unrealistic. Mark's wife and best friend actions after leak phot [...]

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    7. Years ago, back when I was in my early twenties, I used to read Jackie Collins and Sidney Sheldon novels. They featured really glamorous, Hollywood-type characters, people whose lives were so far removed from my own reality, that they fascinated me. As I started reading this novel, I got that same feeling. The main character Mark was so different than me I often had to stop and shake my head. Then I'd wonder, is this even realistic? For half the book, I disliked him, and I don't want to sound ju [...]

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    8. I received a copy of this book via ' Don't Buy My Love program in exchange for an honest review.Mark Lawlor is a regular actor in Hollywood. He's got a great gig on a network drama, a beautiful wife--Alex-- and a cool bestie who is also his co-star, Zach. It seems that there's a big bromance between Mark and Zach, one that fans think is The Real Deal. It isn't, though it seems perhaps Zach might be interested--if it was all under cover.Truth is, Alex and Mark aren't overly swoony. She is a worki [...]

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    9. I received this book for free in return for a honest review.This is an interesting book with a slow pace and unfortunately unsympathetic characters. I never really connected to both the book and the characters. The writing was solid, as was the plot, but I really didn’t like Mark, self-absorbed model turned actor. In the beginning of the book Mark is married (which I liked), obviously very much in love with his best friend Zack (which I liked), and very much unaware about how obviously gay/bis [...]

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    10. As some may know, I love books with characters who are celebrities, so this book was right up my alley! I got a copy from the writer to review and it did not disappoint me!The main character is Mark Lawler (as a non-native English speaker, I wonder how to pronounce that surname, it sound so unnatural and forced when I say it!). He is an actor and plays in a TV show and there he met his best friend Zach Pericles. He also met his wife on set there; she had a guest role. He and his wife don't seem [...]

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    11. 3-3.5 starsI received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This was an entertaining read centered around Mark Lawler, who is a TV-celebrity in Hollywood. Mark is married to Alex, another minor TV actor and in love with his best friend and Co-star Zach - although he is not aware of this himself. When compromising pictures of the two TV stars appear online Marks world start to unravel.Mark suddenly finds himself homeless, jobless and in the middle of a divorce. [...]

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    12. I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.Mark is a married, supposedly straight, TV Star.Zach is his co - star, with whom people think he is having an affair.When pictures of a drunken Mark, sitting in Zach's lap looking like they are making out hit the newsstands, his life starts to fall apart.His wife asks for a divorce, he moves out of his home and learns that he is to be killed off in his show.He turns to an old high school friend Ross, for a place to live. [...]

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    13. I was given a free copy of this book by the author for an honest review.4.5 starsThis book took me by surprise, I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. I didn't take to Mark at the beginning, he has flaws. This actually made the story a little more interesting and gave me quite a few laughs. The other main character, Ross is great. Its well worth reading. I have a new favorite author, yeah!

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    14. originally reviewed for: liveyourlifebuythebook.wordpre3.5 starsThis is the mostly up, sometimes down, yet always engaging, story of a Midwestern boy who finds fame in Hollywood before he has truly found himself. I enjoyed this story and its’ somewhat unique take on celebrity.From what I could determine, this is the first published story by the author. He’s off to a good start.This is a character driven story, which centers on Mark, a charismatic and likeable guy from Minnesota, who bypassed [...]

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    15. This one has a slow start. I had moments of hesitation over this, but it’s worth it to persevere. After I got past the slow opening it picked up, and I started to really enjoy it. This would have been a B rating for me except for a few sticking points.It is a behind the scenes look at Hollywood from a TV series actor’s perspective. I really enjoyed the way the author didn’t make it all glamourous, but showed how much pressure there is to be beautiful, for men as well as women, and how much [...]

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    16. 3 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpress/Mark is living the highlife, he’s a popular actor, he has a beautiful wife, Alex, and the greatest best friend, Zach, but everything begins to fall to pieces when a compromising picture of Mark and Zach leaks out. The producers of his show plan to kill him off, his wife demands a divorce and his best friend turns his back on him, and Mark doesn’t know who to turn to in his time of need except Ross, an old acquaintance [...]

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    17. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.It's kind of hard for me to review this one, because it didn't evoke very strong feelings in me. The beginning of the book felt a bit slow and I must admit I had an instant dislike toward the wife. She seemed detached yet demanding, I don't know, I just couldn't sympathise with her even thoug Mark was hardly perfect himself. What I did like, was how the author made Zach seem very nice and caring before showing his flaws. He was [...]

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    18. 3.5 StarsThis is the mostly up, sometimes down, yet always engaging, story of a Midwestern boy who finds fame in Hollywood before he has truly found himself. I enjoyed this story and its’ somewhat unique take on celebrity.From what I could determine, this is the first published story by the author. He’s off to a good start.This is a character driven story, which centers on Mark, a charismatic and likeable guy from Minnesota, who bypassed college to pursue a modeling career. Mark eventually m [...]

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    19. Mark Lawler is doing well for himself as a series regular on a television show. His chemistry with co-star Zach Pericles is grounded in their friendship. However, both seem to want more, unfortunately at different times. Mark's marriage is shattered when a picture of he and Zach is misconstrued. That leads to major career changes instigated by unlikely parties. Fortunately, a high school friend of Mark's, Ross Lockhart is there to help him. Mark's life undergoes major changes in the book, and wh [...]

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    20. It started off okay, but as I read more and more I felt my teeth clench together tighter and tighter. I really wanted to just smack all the characters and yell, "What the hell?!?!". Whine and obsess much, Mark? Oh, you (view spoiler)[two cheated on Mark - with each other (hide spoiler)] but you're the ones who are acting betrayed? Insecure, egotistical, childish, etc. are not emotions I want in a grown man as a "hero" of a book.I guess the writing is great if the emotions that I was feeling are [...]

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    21. Mark thought he had the perfect life with the perfect wife and a terrific best friend.That is, until the actor was "outted" innocently.Mark learns just who his true friends are and how much his life was becoming a Hollywood drama. Meeting Ross was the Hollywood ending he needed with his life crumpling at his feet. Ross made him become the man he should have been.Enjoyed this book and have added it to me to be read again pile.

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    22. /review/show/This review sums up my 'in two minds' reaction to this book.

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    23. Something about that cover makes me uneasy. Toe-itchingly uneasy.

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