Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall for Kindle Friends Forever
This is a first for me! I have never, ever wanted to shout out loud to the author in the first paragraph of any review I have done, but this book is… OMG, how could you leave me hanging on the precipice like this is downright cruel!!! Even though KKF was kindly offered the ARC for an honest review, we’d be quite prepared to buy hundreds of copies and do a raffle, a giveaway, whatever needs to be done to spread the word! I turned the last page only to be find To Be Continued… #2, Falling Star (hopefully, the end of July)! Oh dear Lord, those three ellipses nearly made me throw my kindle out the window, but I didn’t because this little eBook and I have a very intimate relationship! What the heck; with her frickin’ teases, a totally original storyline and the characters she has described so well has left me with a harsh case of book hangover. Her knowledge of the movie world, addictive issues and psychology is without a doubt, a merit in itself. The author’s ability to be such a versatile writer is uncanny, too.
The two main characters in this series have hang-ups with a capital H! Jake, aka Jason Wild, is a young up and coming arrogant English film director who one assumes has had it easy, but has he? You will see! Apart from him being sex on legs with a tattoo and muscles in all the right places, what I liked most about him was his English lingo. A man totally in control of his life will be put to the test when Star Davis rushes into his life against all his wishes. This manipulating teenage American super star, very full of herself, horrendously beautiful and used to having her own way regardless, is going to make him question his own rules, his own weaknesses, and his own morals. The attraction between them palpitates from the very beginning of the story and reaches a crescendo towards the last paragraph. Re: my frustration folks!
What I enjoyed most about this novella was how the author has told their POV in first person by using each chapter to their advantage. Every little detail is relevant. It might be a little book you can read in a few hours, but it will leave you with your mouth wide open!!!
A word to Ms Richmond. Obviously I can’t sum up this story since there’s much more to come! You naughty lady, you! I love your protagonists, the secondary characters are brilliant and I how you were able to carry off Leo’s speech defect for want of a better word, was simply perfect. I really hope we’re going to see more of this gorgeous man with his wonderful sense of humour in the follow up of this incredibly written story which is faultless to a tee. My only complaint I have made clear while writing this review is that it’s far too short for my liking but I’m absolutely sure that the wait will be worth it! Bravo!!
To quote my favourite passage; “That having Star in my house was like having the Devil as your best mate, when you were training to take your vows as a priest?”