BLACKMAILED BY THE HERO by Julie Particka: Review

Posted August 27, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments

BLACKMAILED BY THE HERO by Julie Particka: ReviewBlackmailed By The Hero by Julie Particka
Series: Gone Hollywood #2
Published by Entangled: Brazen
Publication Date: August 11th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Buy Online: Amazon  B&N  Kobo

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

The wrong bed. The wrong guy.

Party planner Vicky Stone is on a post-divorce mission. Not only does she intend to land her dream promotion, she’s going to indulge in a night of hot hook-up sex. Preferably with the hunky actor she just met at a work function, no-fraternization rules be damned. Fortunately, his drunken directions included a right that should have been a left, landing her in bed with her brother’s extra-hot, extra-off-limits best friend instead of the unemployment line.

And, oh, he feels good. Too good.

Bad boy Dante Palladino’s forbidden fantasies are about to come true…until Vicky realizes who she’s feeling up. And to find out she risked her job for sex with some loser? Not on his watch. Dante throws down the ultimate, albeit self-serving, blackmail. Vicky will date him-and only him-and her secret will be safe. But Vicky swore never to fall for another guy who could break her heart…and Dante’s on course to do just that.


Vicky Stone is on a quest to do something out of the ordinary for her in celebration of her divorce: indulge in a one-night stand and she has just the perfect person in mind. Due to a mistake, she finds herself in the wrong bed, with her brother’s best friend. 

Five years ago, Dante Palladino met and fell for his friend’s sister but her upcoming wedding prevented him from pursing the attraction. Now by a stroke of luck, she is in his bed and he’s definitely not letting go this time, even if he has to resort to blackmail to get her to spend time with him.

Dante was portrayed as the bad boy ex-fighter by the media but he was in fact more. He knew the value of hard work but also learned that a helping hand made the struggle for success easier and so he was willing to lend Julie a hand in getting her career off the ground. 

Vicky’s ex-husband had demolished her self-esteem, so that she felt that she had to make it all by herself and Dante’s tendency to swoop in and play hero was not something she liked, but with time she realized that accepting Dante’s help was not such a bad thing after all. 

BLACKMAILED BY THE HERO was sweet, fun and entertaining.  My favorite character is Vicky’s best friend Jade, with her lack of filter and I really hope she gets her story.


About Julie Particka

Julie Particka was told to get serious about her future in Junior High. Several years after getting a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she realized being serious was over-rated and went back to her first love–writing. Now rather than spending her days in the drudgery of the lab or teaching science to high school students, she disappears into worlds of her own creation where monsters sometimes roam, but true love still conquers all.

She can most often be located in the Detroit area with her favorite minions (the ones who know her as Mom) where she is currently hatching a plot for world domination. It involves cookies for everyone, so she’s pretty sure there’s no way it can fail…except the minions keep eating the cookies.

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