Star Struck, a sexy, standalone from New York Times Bestseller Laurelin Paige is live!
She uses her fame as a wall around her heart, and only he can tear it down.
Seth Rafferty knows Heather Wainwright’s type.
Leggy and blonde. Yeah, he knows the drill.
He’s been a Hollywood production designer far too long to have patience for A-listers with a superior attitude. Beautiful women with a chip on their shoulder are a dime a dozen.
Which is why his obsession with Heather makes no sense. Nothing about her is attractive.
Except the vulnerability under the sass. The honesty under the attitude.
So when wrap-party flirting gets carried away, Seth doesn’t stop it from turning into a sizzling night of passion. Too late, he realizes, one night isn’t going to get her out of his system.
On to plan B: uncover the real woman under the diva.
Soon Heather will find out that Seth isn’t just a simple carpenter she can use and lose without consequences. He’ll play the part of the builder, but it’s her walls he intends to break down.
iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Google Play
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
What happens when you allow perceptions and stubbornness to get in your way? This is exactly what happens in Star Struck. Heather Wainwright is a high profile actress who comes from the wrong side of the tracks and fears being branded ‘White Trash’. Seth Rafferty is a humble and giving Production Designer who also was raised on the poorer side of life. Only he doesn’t see it as a secret to hide and be ashamed of. Emotions run high in the first part of this book. Heather first meets Seth and when she comes to believe he is a carpenter she takes a step back.
“He was too appalled—and turned on—to speak. Anything he said would just get him in trouble, and not the good kind of trouble.”
The chemistry between Seth and Heather is combustible. Seth knows Heathers type: ‘Demanding, and self-important’, so rather than reading her in on his actual profession Seth allows her to believe he’s just a carpenter. Very rarely do I find a romance book where I have more empathy for the male lead. This very action occurred whilst reading Star Struck. I truly got whiplash with my feelings towards Heather. There were times when I preferred her PA Lexie more so than her. Heather, in my mind became redeemable when she became a human being with feelings. When her past rode her back, when she didn’t know which way to turn, but knew that Seth was intoxicating and she couldn’t get enough of him.
“She wished it could cover up Seth’s bite marks and her flushed face, and her trailer park past and her pathetic excuse for a soul that never let her move anywhere beyond white trash.”
Enemies to lovers more often than not work for me because of the abundance of emotion in them. I relish the push and pull of the Hero/Heroine trying to figure out whether they want to slap or kiss each other. The passion, when the book is done right, makes the pages sizzle when it comes to the more intimate scenes.
Since I discovered this author, I have found her books to be ones that I always enjoy. Be it because of emotions they elicit, because of a the characters or scenarios she creates, they all feel incredibly real to me. The twists and turns oftentimes leave me pondering or downright obsessed with how and why something happened. Laurelin Paige has fast become an auto-click author for me and Star Struck has only cemented those feelings in me.
About Laurelin Paige:
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.
Connect with Laurelin:
Never miss an update! Subscribe to Laurelin’s mailing list: