#Starstruck

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By Sariah Wilson
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Series?: Yes, Lovestruck #1
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2018
Length: 320 pages
Format: Kindle Unlimited
Rating: 3 Stars

The Blurb:

“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?

My Thoughts:

This one started out soooo strong for me. I loved Zoe! The granddaughter of an Amish couple knew herself and was not going to compromise her beliefs for anyone. She took on a classroom of angry feminists with ease, defending her choice to be celibate until marriage. She had spunk!

But after her Hollywood crush returns one of her tweets, Zoe totally loses everything I loved about her. She becomes uncertain and whiny and utterly dishonest.

Maybe it’s because I’m “older and wiser” (gag! I can’t believe I actually typed those words. I used to HATE it when people told me I’d understand when I’m older and wiser!), but I found Chase’s intentions blatantly obvious. He made it pretty clear he was into Zoe. But she was still whining about how he just wanted to be friends and he wasn’t being clear with her. Please. Until this moment Zoe was a virgin, not an idiot. It’s her grandparents who were Amish, not her!

Also, we all knew that Zoe’s roommate, Lexi, would be upset when she found out about Zoe and Chase. So when Zoe was presented with opportunity after opportunity to tell her BEST FRIEND the truth and ignored it, I was frustrated.

By the end of the novel I was more in love with Chase than Zoe, though she did gain back some of my affection when she confronted her boss for putting her in a tight spot. But it was kinda too late by then.

All in all, the book was fun. I just would’ve liked it a whole lot more if our heroine had kept an ounce of what made her special in the beginning.

Three stars!

Favorite Quotes:

Trivial pursuit games ended with me drinking the tears of my fellow players and leaving a trail of bloodied hearts all over the board.

Oreo has started putting jokes on the side of packages. Listen to this—‘Serving size: three cookies.

I want to remember the happy times,” I said. “But all I can remember is when he hurt me. Why is that?” “Probably because happiness doesn’t leave scars.

4 comments

  1. Boo! I hate when a book starts off strong and totally ends up flopping. And maybe it is because I am also “older and wiser” than a lot of the main characters in the books I read, but I find myself rolling my eyes at immaturity or over-the-top insecurity more and more. Some authors can pull it off, others it ends up driving me nuts.

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