secret life of a hollywood sex and love addict
Book Review / Brianne Davis

Brianne Davis | Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex and Drug Addict

The Book: 

Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict by Brianne Davis
Published February 12th 2021 by Just B Productions
Date read: July 23, 2021

The Characters: 

Roxanne/All fake names!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

Imagine if Sex and the City’s Samantha discovered she was an addict and her drug of choice was MEN. Go on a hilarious, inspiring, and at times, shocking journey as Roxanne conquers her fears, changes her ways, gets closer to healthy relationships and begins loving herself a little more each day. 

After years of working as an image-obsessed actress in Hollywood, Roxanne finds herself at rock bottom from a disease that is anything but glamorous.

In her first year of recovery, Roxanne has to take accountability for her past. From tales of being mistaken for a prostitute at the Hotel Bel-Air to botching a threesome attempt with an A-list celebrity, she must face the truth about herself and stop playing the victim.

Roxanne’s odyssey of using sex and love—as destructive and beguiling as an alcoholic reaching for a bottle—is a veritable rollercoaster of ups and downs, laughter and tears, and a true testament to facing your absolute truth and conquering your fears. 

Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict has the vibrant, relatable vibe of chick lit, the soul-baring honesty of a memoir and the wisdom of a self-help book.

So take a front-row seat into this complex world and the 10 RULES Roxanne learns along the way.

The Review: 

Thank you to the author for a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book was unlike anything else I’ve read lately. It’s memoir-meets-chick-lit. While many of the experiences are the author’s own, it was written as a novel in order to add more aspects of being a sex addict to educate and destigmatize it for readers (according to a news article I read about it, paraphrasing a quote from Brianne). I often have to “force” myself to read nonfiction, but this book was the perfect cross between genres.

Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict follows the story of Roxanne, meant to represent Brianne herself, as she realizes she has a sex addiction and begins to deal with it. This book does an amazing job of taking a misunderstood and misrepresented disease and presenting it in a way that is understandable, relatable, and downright hilarious. She writes in the forward that she hopes readers are able to have a laugh at her expense, and I certainly did.

I loved the behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood culture, the steamy (and sometimes hilariously awkward) romance scenes, and especially the main character’s growth and journey towards self-love.

Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict wasn’t on my radar before the author reached out to me, but I am so glad she did. I’m excited to share it with you, and hope some of you decide to pick it up! If you like books about addiction recovery, Hollywood gossip, or personal growth journeys, or just a hilariously raw look at one’s own experiences, you’ll enjoy this novel.

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Andre McKee
August 10, 2021 at 9:52 am

Just received my signed copy of Brianne’s book!!! Keeping me glued to my set!!! Bestseller all the way!!! Get Yours Copy Today!!!

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