Audiobook Review: Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay

The Story:

This is the story of a girl named Lana. She lives in a small town in Maine, and by the grace of god, she
meets a Hollywood star that’s in town filming a movie. Not only is he in town, he is renting her cottage
right next door to her own, and she has no idea who he is, even though he is one of the biggest stars in

Imagine it’s you, living in a small town in Maine, by the beach, you make jewelry for a living, and you
own a cottage that you rent Airbnb style. You enjoy to sit in your front porch and watch the storm while
you drink wine, and then one day Chris Evans is living next door to you, and you admire how beautiful
he is from afar, but you have no idea he is super famous, or that he is in fact, Captain America.
The story is every girls dream in a book. I mean, who wouldn’t want to fall in love with a Hollywood star
and live your own romantic movie?

Lana, that’s who.

Lana had a super bad experience with a college boyfriend. Basically her ex was a dick-what who posted
her nudes all over her college campus and this caused her to leave school, leave New York, and go back to
her small town. Of course that would be a traumatizing experience for basically anyone, but even years later, Lana is terrified of getting her picture taken, and she seems to be extremely preoccupied of ending up on tabloids.

The relationship between her and the Hollywood star, Matt Easton, develops pretty quickly, and before
we know it, she is doing everything in her power to not be recognized or exposed, even to the point of
almost accepting for Matt to sign a contract with another actress, for her to act as his girlfriend for
several years, which would include going to his premiers, and going on vacation together, and basically
just acting as a couple in front of the entire world.


The story develops, and a lot I am not going to mention (because you should definitely listen to this book) happens, and the entire time I am thinking, Lana, are you fucking crazy?

Yes I get it, dating a Hollywood star would definitely mean exposing some of your personal life, but this
man is literally HEAD OVER HEELS over you, and you’re too preoccupied about your picture being taken?

Please! Where is Matt? I volunteer as tribute!

The story, as every other book I have read by Louise Bay, is beautifully written, but Lana gets on my
nerves. On one of the last chapters Matt calls her infuriating, and that’s definitely how I felt about her
throughout most of the book. Exasperating, infuriating, to the point of annoyance.

Regardless of Lana, I enjoyed the story, and I would watch the movie and throw popcorn at the main

The Narrators:
Sebastian York and Andi Arndt

I have to say that I am a HUGE Sebastian York fan. I fell in love with him the very first time I listened to a
book narrated by him. I must admit I’ve found new authors and listed to certain books simply because
he was the narrator. I’ve even listened to a few bad books just because Sebastian York is impossible to
. With this particular story, I think that Sebastian made me like Matt even more than I would had if
I had read this book, instead of listened to it, which made Lana even more exasperating for me.
Sebastian has a way of just making anything sound absolutely sexy, and as much as I enjoy other
narrators, I will take him over anyone else, any day of the week.

Andi Arndt is an absolute gem. The first book I listened to with her as a narrator was Rules of
by JT Geissinger, and I absolutely loved her (and Sebastian York) in Park Avenue Prince, my
very first Louise Bay book. I absolutely love her and I wish she would read a TL Swan book. She would be
perfect for any of her characters.

I give this story a 3.5 over 5
The story is great and I kind of wish it had happened to me. I think I’m mostly annoyed with Lana
because I would had acted in a completely different manner.

The narrators
Sebastian York 5 over 5
Andi Arndt 5 over 5

Will I read it again? Probably not.
Will I recommend it? Definitely.

Now, I am curious. Have you read, or listened to this book? What did you think of it? Am I totally crazy for disliking Lana?