Published by Samhain Publishing on June 17, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Onto every diva’s backside, a little wood must fall.
Hollywood actress Heather Wainwright was looking forward to a long, relaxing break before starting her next shoot. Except her assistant volunteered her for L.A.’s annual 24 Hour Plays. Nervous about doing a good job for such a worthy charity, Heather falls back on “diva” mode, a defense mechanism that always carries her through.
Until she encounters something that really gets on her nerves—a lowly carpenter whose Norse god eyes pierce right through her. Highly sought-after production designer Seth Rafferty has little patience for A-listers with superior attitudes, which is why his attraction to Heather is absurd. Yet, sensing vulnerability beneath her screen-queen act, he lets her assumptions play out.
After the wrap party, Heather awakens with little memory of the night before—except that Seth gave her the best orgasm of her life, then disappeared. When he shows up on the set of her next movie, she winds up to give him a piece of her mind...and Seth shows her just how stinging hot “chemistry” can get.
Warning: Contains an outwardly snobby actress with a good heart, a delicious carpenter with a power drill, some much-deserved spanking, and an appropriately consensual—if tipsy—orgasm, as well as sex at an inappropriate time of the month.
Star Struck is the second book in the Lights, Camera Series. The first book, Take Two was about Movie star Micah Preston. This book is about his co-star from the movie they were filming the in the first book, Heather. I was really happy that this was Heather’s story, because other than knowing she was a big time movie actress that had a tendency towards being stuck up, we really didn’t get to know her at all. In Star Struck we really got to break past all of her walls and defenses and we got to know her really well. That is my favorite kind of character development lately. When you can actively see the growth; slow and constant. Laurelin Paige did an excellent job telling Heather and Seth’s story.
Heather is complicated. She certainly has a diva flair to her, but it is not for the reasons that you might be thinking. She doesn’t only think that she is too good for other people. She fears fans, and anyone really, getting to close to her because she is nervous that they will discover her secret and consequently think that she isn’t worthy anymore. It was sad really. Her parents really did a number on her. It was crazy, and sad, to see such a successful and confident woman doubt her self-worth. The thing that I loved the most about Seth was that he always made it known that he thought she was worthwhile, even when they were fighting like cats and dogs.
I understood Seth’s secret a little bit better. It made the book a little bit predictable, but the story was still oh so much fun. I loved watching them go from fighting to more. It wasn’t fast or rushed. They each tried to deny what they felt for the other. But even more than their awesome chemistry, they were great because they each pushed the other to face their fears. It was whole other layer to Star Struck that I really enjoyed. I might have even liked it more than the first book! Laurelin Paige knows how to write an awesome Contemporary Romance. I am loving her Lights, Camera Series.
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It sounds like this was a great addition to the series even if it was predictable at times.
Michelle @ Book Briefs
Yea sometimes predictable is not a bad thing. It was satisfying in this case 🙂
Okay, the warning alone on this book made me laugh – I think I might need to check this series out!
Michelle @ Book Briefs
Yeah, the warnings on this series are great. The one on the first book is hilarious (and fitting) as well.
Thanks for stopping by Nicole 🙂
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence
Wow, I have to admit Heather does sound like a headcase but at least it can be attributed to her parents. Lovely review!
Michelle @ Book Briefs
Yea she has some issues, that is for sure, but she had real growth as she worked through them. And that is always worth something in my book. 😉
I definitely wouldn’t mind checking this series out! I hadn’t heard of it before now but I’m intrigued after reading your thoughts. Great review!