Monday, January 7, 2013
Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols
Wendy Mann loves her job rescuing celebrities from public relations scrapes. She grew up with nothing, and now she’s drawn to glitz, glamour, and a lighthearted lifestyle. She speaks her mind, so she’s just the tough cookie to tell stars the truth about how other people see them, even when they don’t want to hear it. But after six years at the top of her game, Wendy crosses the line. A star she was sent to save rebels against her and nearly gets her fired. To salvage her job, she must rehabilitate the career of a singing starlet with a penchant for posting inappropriate photos of herself and arguing online with her famous ex. Problem is, the ex is represented by Wendy’s arch nemesis from college, the hot and haughty Daniel Blackstone. And both stars are scheduled for a collision course on national television, broadcast live from Las Vegas.
Daniel’s uneasy when he hears Wendy Mann from his firm’s most hated competitor has been brought in to revive the career of his client’s ex-girlfriend. Daniel must win at any cost. And if he has to seduce Wendy to smooth the way to their partnership, he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the cause. But Daniel doesn’t count on the scorching heat between them—and when they get to Vegas, all bets are off.
Star Crossed was my first Jennifer Echols book. I must admit, I liked her writing style a lot. I was hoping that the book would be more about the celebrities interaction with the publicist. It wasn’t. It was mostly about Wendy, the publicist from Stargazer and her arch rival Daniel, the publicist from Blackstone. Then again, it’s to be expected from a romance novel. The book started off slow. It took about eighty pages for me to get into it. However, once I got into it, I couldn’t put it down. I took it everywhere I went and managed to finish it in a little over 24 hours. The plot was great. It had me in suspense wondering when Wendy’s stalker was going to show up next or what he was going to do. The book made me chuckle a few times. It’s interesting what publicists will do in order to make sure their client will get good press. I liked all the characters. At first, I thought that Daniel was an absolute jerk but he turned out to be ok. The story ended with all the loose ends wrapped up, so I am interested in how the author will turn this into a series. Based on Star Crossed, I will definitely be reading more of Jennifer Echols work in the future.
I give Star Crossed: 3/5.
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I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.