Lucas’ Review: Starstruck by Lesley Davis

Posted April 4, 2016 by lucas in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Lucas’ Review: Starstruck by Lesley DavisStarstruck by Lesley Davis
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Published by Bold Strokes Books on January 19th 2016
Genres: F/F, Romance
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Source: NetGalley
two-stars

Actress Cassidy “C.J.” Hayes is famous for her role in The Alchemidens, a fantasy show where she plays a kick-ass heroine. Her rising success has brought her quickly under Hollywood’s glaring spotlight. It also gained her the unwelcome attentions of an obsessive fan who wants more than just an autograph. Aiden Darrow is both a well-respected screenwriter and a writer of lesbian romances. As a big fan of actress C.J. Hayes, Aiden is astounded when the woman of her dreams ends up moving into the house next door to her. Their attraction is undeniable, but Cassidy is understandably nervous about getting too close to anyone. Aiden, meanwhile, is trying to separate reality from fiction because Cassidy is nothing like the character she portrays so well. All through her childhood, Aiden dreamed of a hero to come rescue her, but can she be the hero that Cassidy so desperately needs now?

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

review

2 Stars

OMG THIS BOOK! I had such high hopes for this, I loved the previous books I read by this author, and after reading the prologue I didn’t want to keep reading, but I did it because I really loved the other books and I thought it was going to get better, for me it didn’t so instead of writing a long winded review, I’m going to make a list of the stuff I liked and the stuff I didn’t so you can form your own opinion.

Things I liked:

  • It keeps Davis style and it’s something I enjoy, it’s provides a nice reading rhythm.
  • I loved the little cameo of characters from previous books.
  • It has funny moments, that I really enjoyed and laughed in real life, not just a hahaha in my head.
  • Love me some dapper main character. I love women in suits.

Things I didn’t like:

  • The set up for the romance is rushed, I found myself having a hard time rooting for the couple to get together, stay together and all of that fun stuff we look for in a romance.
  • The whole pacing of the story felt rushed, the characters fell flat for me, I never got their struggles or their motivations, it took a lot of effort to connect.
  • The whole stalker thing was poorly managed, it felt poorly researched in terms of profiling the character so we could understand his obsession.

I don’t think this is a book I’d read again, it really took a lot of forcing myself to finish it, it’s the first time that this happens to me for a Davis book. Maybe it was because I don’t like the cliche’d and over used trope of actor/writer. I don’t know exactly what’s rubbing the wrong way but sadly, I didn’t enjoy much this book.

two-stars

lucas

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