Today I’m so excited to be participating in the launch tour for #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson. This is the first in her new series #Lovestruck. Be sure to check out my review (spoiler: I loved it!) and an excerpt below. Also don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post for your chance to win an Amazon/PayPal gift card.
I received this book via I Am a Reader. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.#Starstruck by Sariah Wilson
Series: #Lovestruck #1
Published by Montlake Romance on 2018-01-16
Length: 320 pages
Reviewing eARC from I Am a Reader
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release Challenge, COYER Winter Switch
“You’ve done better.”
With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.
Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her…
When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?
Love, love, love this book!! #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson is the first book in a new contemporary romance series called #Lovestruck and the first of this author I’ve read. Don’t worry, I’ll be correcting that very soon 😀 This book had it all: drama, swoony moments, sweet (and some steamy) kisses, and the best book boyfriend ever!
An innocent tweet turns Zoe Miller’s life upside down. An extreme introvert, Zoe is happy to be the wallflower. Nearing the end of college, she is working hard to attain her dream of working for a local nonprofit. Then the tweet happens. She answers her childhood’s crushes tweet with “You’ve done better,” this is in reference to his new movie. However she never expects a reply. The reply throws her for a loop and puts her on cloud nine. Yet the introverted Zoe has zero self-confidence. I love Zoe. She is me if I hadn’t been married at her age. I like her determination and how she hasn’t quite let go of her childhood fantasy and how she fangirls. It’s kind of perfect!
And Chase, the super star Zoe fangirls over, is a perfectly flawed character who I fell in love with. He is very down to earth, and Zoe realizes fairly quickly how lonely he must be as a movie star. When Chase isn’t filming, he is pretty much sequestered in his home. Why? Because he can’t go anywhere in public without being mobbed. It’s heartbreaking and it puts a lot of stress on him. I loved how well he handles it all though, how he falls for Zoe, and how kind he is, not just to her but everyone he comes in contact with.
I thought this was a really cute, fun romance. Seriously I had a dopey grin on my face through most of the book. I couldn’t help it. It was just so sweet and swoonworthy. Zoe and Chase’s relationship builds naturally and slowly. They take the time to get to know one another, but the chemistry is instant and off the charts. The obstacles they encounter along the way are true to form, even if a bit predictable.
Overall I loved this book! Have I said that too much? I devoured the book, finishing it in one night and not regretting one bit the 4am bedtime in doing so. While this isn’t a squeaky clean read (there are some innuendos, talk of sex, but no language), it is a fantastic read. I’d highly recommend this one to anyone that enjoys contemporary romance.
“My mom is home. You have to go. Right now.”
While my mother had matured over the last eleven years since she’d married Duncan, I didn’t want her to meet Chase and get all fangirl and weird and talking about her own brush with fame. It was humiliating enough in school; the last thing I wanted was for him to find out.
But he wasn’t budging. I pushed against him again, and it was like trying to move a brick wall. A hot, muscular, well-defined brick wall, but still. “I’m serious. You have to go.”
“Are you embarrassed by me?” he asked in a voice that was both bewildered and amused. But at least he finally took a step back. I grabbed him by the wrist, dragging him into the living room. I grabbed his jacket off of the couch and started shoving him toward my mom’s bedroom in the very back of the house.
“That’s not it. It’s…difficult to explain.”
“Aren’t you a little old to be in trouble for having a boy over while you’re babysitting?”
“You just need to leave.” I opened one of the windows and pulled out the screen, dropping it on the ground. I’d put it back later. I indicated that he should use the exit I’d just provided.
“Do you seriously want me to climb out a window?”
I heard the door from the garage to the kitchen open and then shut. My mom called out, “Zoe?”
Frantic, I started pushing him, trying to force him out. He laughed quietly but did give in. “I’m going, I’m going. But you have a lot of explaining to do.”
“Whatever,” I said.
He sat down on the windowsill, hanging one leg over the ledge. His attention was drawn to the massive poster that hung over my mother’s bed. It hadn’t even occurred to me to try and block his view or take it down. “Is that your mom?”
That stupid picture had made my life miserable for years. I would have kept it from him if I could.
My mother called my name again. It sounded like she was coming down the hallway.
I was about ready to throw all my weight against him. “Yes, it’s my mom. Now go!”
Laughing, he swung both legs through the open window and jumped the three feet to the ground, landing easily. Then he made a dramatic, Shakespearean-type bow. “’Til next we meet, my lady.”
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