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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Queen of the Universe by Geralyn Corcillo (Book Review)

In association with Goddess Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Queen of the Universe by author Geralyn Corcillo!

Book Review

Queen of the Universe by Geralyn Corcillo
Book 2: Love in the Limelight Series
Publisher: Blackbird Press
Publication Date: October 17, 2015
Format: Paperback - 294 pages
               Kindle - 2267 KB
ISBN: 978-1626780149
ASIN: B0167ZEH14
Genre: Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy

Buy The Book:

Buy The Series: Love in the Limelight Series
Book 1: Miss Adventure
Book 2: Queen of the Universe
Book 3: Catch a Falling Star

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Book Tours.

Book Description:

TV writer extraordinaire Lola Scott is about to lose her show because she STILL hasn’t cast the role of Sam Destry, the dark, brooding bounty hunter. But then HE walks in … Arlen Black, and he’s perfect for the part. One problem, though. He’s not an actor there to audition. Nope. He’s the handyman Lola hired to renovate her historic Hollywood house.

No problem. Lola gleefully offers him the dream job of a lifetime. No dice—the stoic recluse-in-a-tool-belt wants nothing to do with Lola and her show. But Lola doesn’t give up. She goes after Arlen using every trick she can think of, but her Hollywood machinations just bounce right off him.

Why can’t she get a bead on this guy?

A scrambling Lola is about to get the ax when Arlen surprises her socks off and signs on to play Sam. She has no idea why he changed his mind, but she doesn’t have time to stop and think about it. Not when she has to get him camera-ready, suppress her totally unprofessional attraction to him, and hide from the studio exec, her million-dollar leading lady, and the world at large that her ace-in-the-hole leading man is really just her sexy handyman.

As the show starts to come together, Hollywood gossip sinks its claws into Arlen. When one paparazzi photo threatens to destroy everything he holds dear, Lola finally understands why he upended his life to do the show and save her career. Now she’s got to move heaven and Earth not to save the show … but to save Arlen.

My Book Review:

Successful showrunner Lola Scott's dream of writing her own television drama series is about to become a reality. But she hasn't been able to cast the perfect leading man for the role of Sam Destry, a brooding bounty hunter, and the deadline to shoot the pilot show is two weeks away. That's all about to change when handsome handyman Arlen Black shows up at the studio and turns her world upside down! Lola knows that she has to get Arlen to agree to play the role, and she'll do whatever it takes!

In Queen of the Universe, the second book in the Love in the Limelight Series, author Geralyn Corcillo weaves a delightful romantic comedy set in Hollywood, that follows the trials and tribulations that Lola and Arlen face when their universe collides and brings them together on and off the set. From the time that they meet, there is an undeniable sexual attraction between sassy Lola and broody Arlen, and while both try to fight the attraction, they can't help but be drawn to each other, even when traumatic pasts, family and studio drama, and life's circumstances throws in some challenges that they need to overcome in order for their romantic attraction to blossom into true love.

Queen of the Universe is an entertaining tale that has a fun cast of characters; witty banter and comedic interactions; and the right amount of humor, romance, heartache, and drama that will captivate the reader's attention and leave them wanting more. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I really enjoyed Lola's quirky assistant, Ray Collier, he is hilarious and needs his own story! I look forward to reading Catch a Falling Star, the next book in the series that features the story of actress Wendy Hunter and Lola's younger brother Colin Scott.

Queen of the Universe is a wonderful romantic tale of letting go of the past and allowing yourself to find love.


About The Author

First and foremost, Geralyn Corcillo loves reader reviews! In other news...When she was a kid growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo dreamed of one day becoming the superhero Dyna Girl. So, she did her best and grew up to constantly pick up litter and rescue animals. At home, she loves watching old movies, British mysteries and the NY Giants.These days, she lives in Hollywood with her husband Ron, a guy who's even cooler than Kip Dynamite.

Visit Geralyn and even leave her a note at She loves to connect with readers!

Geralyn Corcillo (who has also written under GVR Corcillo) has won the following for her debut novel, Miss Adventure:
Best Humor Book 2013 - Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards
Best Indie Book 2013 - Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards
Book Buyer's Best Finalist 2014 - Single Title Contemporary Romance
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter Finalist 2014 - Romance

Author Website

Virtual Book Tour

Tour Participants:

Samantha March (Book feature) – July 13th
Heather McCoubrey – July 14th
Bethany Clark (Guest Post) – July 21st
Jersey Girl Book Reviews – July 27th
Kaisha Holloway – TBD


  1. Dear Kathleen, Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts about Queen with your fans! You got out of it just what I hoped readers would enjoy when I wrote it. And thanks for the shout-out about Ray Collier - what a truly deliciously fun character to write - I am so glad you enjoyed him as much as I did. Thanks again and rock on with your splendid blog! -Geralyn

    1. Hi Geralyn! Thank you for the opportunity to feature Queen of the Universe on my blog. This was such fun story to read. :)