A sexy and swoony new adult romance…
Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be’s corset, she’ll need more than her camera and smarts, she’ll need help from her biggest rival–hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy accent can melt the panties off any woman. He’s the last person Jess should trust, but he’s her only ticket in.
William Harrigan wants one thing – to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he’s scored his best shot at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot easier, however, if he didn’t have ulterior motives…
But there’s no faking the intense attraction between them. Try as they might to resist each other, soon sparks are flying, as they devise a plan to sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess’ new celebrity client raises the stakes, she starts to smell blackmail, and soon she and Will are chasing down cheating directors, staking out clandestine trysts, and making fake IDs, all while sneaking scene-stealing kisses and hot nights together.
The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where everyone’s acting and no one’s playing by the rules, can Jess and William find their own ever after in time?
**Stars in Their Eyes is the start of the sexy, swoony and scandalous new adult series Wrapped Up in Love, which is a spin-off of the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Caught Up in Love series. You don’t need to have read Caught Up in Love to follow this new series, but you’ll likely enjoy those books!**
This is a fun love story with a hint of mystery Hollywood style. From high profile celebrities and paparazzi to infidelity and blackmail, this story is sure to grab your attention and keep you guessing until the last tick of the clock.
Jess’s days are spent behind the lens or with her nose stuck in a textbook. Other than the occasional volunteer opportunity at the hospital, Jess is either working towards getting into medical school or working to pay for medical school. She is driven to reach her goals and determined to keep her demons at bay.
William (aka HBG – Hot British Guy) is not about to let Jess keep him at arms-length, especially after the kiss and run act she pulled. He can’t deny the intense attraction he feels from their brief encounter or the searing kiss Jess abruptly planted on his lips.
There is no denying Jess and William make a great team as they work to uncover the latest Hollywood scandal. But their chemistry makes it impossible to keep things platonic and Jess learns William’s tongue is a force to be reckoned with – from the kisses he delivers to the delicious Italian words he speaks in the throws of passion.
I really enjoyed this light and entertaining story. The characters are likeable, the chemistry is great and the witty banter is something I have come to love with Lauren’s characters. There were also cameos from other characters in the Blakely Universe and I always enjoy catching up with them.
Overall Rating: 4 STARS
I was provided a copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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A sexy and swoony new adult romance…
There are no two ways about it — William Harrigan is a certified babe. He’s sexy, smart, and British, and he wants nothing more than to charm the pants off fellow college senior Jess Leighton. Well, he does want other things; he just can’t tell her about the job he’s working on since it maybe, possibly involves her. Jess, who moonlights as a celebrity photographer, is laser-focused on earning enough money snapping pics to pay her way through grad school, but when the criminally handsome William starts moving in on her turf, she’s got to fend off the competition from him as well as resist her desire to smother him in kisses because William makes her heart race and her skin sizzle.
Too bad this man is not to be trusted.
Right? Except if Jess wants to snag the million-dollar picture she desperately needs, she’ll have no choice but to trust Will, and he’ll have to come clean about everything he wants from Jess. Including her.
*A STARSTRUCK KISS is book 1 in WRAPPED UP IN LOVE, a spin-off series of the NYT Bestselling CAUGHT UP IN LOVE series.*
About Lauren Blakely:
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Her, Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, The No Regrets Series and The Seductive Nights Series. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.