Full Disclosure (Hollywood #3)

Title: Full Disclosure (Hollywood #3)
Author: Tibby Armstrong
Publisher: Loose id
Buy Link:  Buy Link Full Disclosure (Hollywood #3)
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: novella
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary:  A messy, complicated romance that made me so freaking angry.  It was everything I was looking for and I really enjoyed it!

Blurb: Weddings are stressful under the best of circumstances, which this certainly isn’t. Following the release of his debut movie, No Apologies, Greg Falkner is working hard to be a better man to fiancé, Aaron Blake, despite his baser instincts. When their alma mater contacts Greg and asks him to serve as their celebrity master of ceremonies, for an upcoming charity event, he grudgingly accepts at Aaron’s urging.

Aaron admires the new man Greg has become, yet craves the old independence of his lover. He’d love to strike a compromise in the relationship and hopes that returning to their beginning will help Greg lay some personal demons to rest.

Neither man anticipates the violence that will befall one of them, potentially changing both lives in unimaginable ways. What emerges from the darkness, through frustrations and determination, is true deep love.

Review:

Once again I’m going to say that you really need to read this series in order, and there will be minor spoilers of the previous books in this review. Anyway, with Full Disclosure we return to the lives of Greg and Aaron. It should be a happy time as they plan for their wedding but they have some demons in their past they need to confront in order to move forward. Aaron feels he has to face his mother and stepfather, who basically disowned him when he came out. Greg needs to face his former classmates that made his life hell while in school.

I always say that I like my books messy and complicated. Well, I got my wish here. Nothing is easy for Greg and Aaron and nothing magically works out for them. It’s a lot like real life, some of the people who hurt them in the past have grown up and some haven’t. The people that didn’t change made me angry. I had to put down my book a couple of times because I was so pissed. That’s not a complaint, I love books that make me feel that strongly involved in the lives of the characters!

My anger and outrage were only directed at the new circumstances Greg and Aaron found themselves in. Beneath all that was the long-term relationship which I still enjoyed. My interest in the dynamics of their relationship has grown with each book, and the new obstacles they were facing only added to it.

I have to say, I’m really liking this series. I love that both couples make appearances in every book. I get just enough information about the other couple to keep them current in my mind and make me wonder what’s happening in their lives. This is a series that stands out for me in a genre which can become a bit monotonous sometimes.

10 comments

  • Thank you for the thoughtful and eloquent review, Andrea.

    I love reviews on Jesse Wave–so in depth and honest. It’s very refreshing!

    I’m glad you enjoyed the story.

    And a hello/shout out to Buda for his review of No Apologies. His insight taught me a great deal as a new writer. I really did appreciate his honesty. 🙂

    ~Tibby

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  • Awesome, Andrea! If my review convinced you, then I did my job–just as you did with this one! I’m off to purchase. Thanks!

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  • Andrea, I read (and reviewed) No Apologies but haven’t read Acting Out. Is that one necessary to follow this story? Great review.

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    • I read your review and it was what convinced me to give the series a try. 😀

      No Apologies is the only previous book you need to have read. Acting Out was good on its own but doesn’t add any important information about Greg and Aaron. All the essential background on them was in No Apologies.

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  • Sounds good, I too like my books messy and complicated instead of everything magically working out.

    My only question is: the violence in this book. What kind is it? Lately I’ve found I have a problem with characters who just let themselves be: [insert whatever kind of violence] instead of fighting. And I’m staying back from those books 😉

    Thanks for the review!

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    • That’s a tough question to answer without giving too much away. 😕

      The best answer I can give you is that it’s a hate crime. It’s a surprise attack and the victim never had a chance to defend himself. The reader doesn’t experience the attack as it’s happening. The victim is found after the fact and the exact events are filled in later.

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      • Okay, phew! Then it doesn’t fall under my hangup. It;s something that’s been bothering me more than normally, so hence I’m trying to stay far away from it 😉

        Thanks!

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