#Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson
Series: #Lovestruck #2
Also in this series: #Starstruck
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Point-of-View: First Person
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Over one million “likes”—but only one of them matters.
After pop star Ryan De Luna praises Maisy Harrison’s YouTube cover of his classic hit, he offers Maisy and her fledgling band the opportunity of a lifetime: to be his opening act.
Music may be Maisy’s life, but she has one ground rule: never date a musician. That goes double for a heartbreaker like Ryan. If only she didn’t feel so vulnerable to his larger-than-life charm. And maybe now more than ever, when he asks for her help to shake off his playboy image. How can she resist playing the part of his fake girlfriend for the duration of the tour?
Ryan’s never met anyone like Maisy. She sees past all the star-studded fame and treats him like any other guy. And the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling for her. Now he’d like to make their imaginary fling an IRL thing. But can he convince her to take a chance and trust him with her heart?
Maisy Harrison used to be a crazy Ryan De Luna fan…when she was 14. Now that she’s in her 20’s? Not so much. That doesn’t stop her from going to one of his concerts with her best friend because that BFF is crazy about Ryan. When she meets Ryan back stage, Maisy isn’t impressed and even tells him off a bit when he gets cocky. The next day she realizes that she can’t find her phone so she calls it via her brother’s phone. Finally someone answers her texts and she starts to have a conversation with Ryan’s cousin, Diego, who was the one who had taken a picture using the phone the previous night. They have great conversations and when she tells him where her band (the one she has with her three brothers) is playing a gig, he says he’ll be there. Maisy’s shocked when she finds out that it wasn’t Diego she was texting, but Ryan. Not only that, Ryan liked her band’s sound so well he then asks them to be his opening act on his current tour.
Maisy and her brothers are thrilled that they are getting notice on the tour, but touring with Ryan is hell on Maisy. She realizes that Ryan’s not the arrogant ass she thought him to be, and she’s crazy attracted to him. She doesn’t want to start anything with him that might jeopardize her band’s standing on the tour. Ryan makes it hard to stay away from him, however, because he actually pays Maisy to be his fake girlfriend so that he can look better in his record producer’s eyes. When Ryan wants to make their fake relationship real, Maisy is so tempted but her number one rule is: no dating musicians.
This was a pretty cute book. I liked the first book in this series so when I saw this one was coming out I jumped on it. I’m glad I did, as it was a fun book to read.
Maisy’s dad was a musician and a huge player and liked to get women pregnant…constantly. He hurt Maisy’s mom horribly which caused lasting damage to the family. Maisy and her brothers basically grew up without a father and while they each inherited musical ability from him, they wanted nothing else to do with the man once they were adults. Because of how her father was with women and children Maisy decided that dating musicians was out of the question. Until she got to know Ryan she never had a problem sticking to that rule. Once she became close with Ryan it was almost impossible not to see him for the wonderful guy he was.
Ryan was a pretty cool guy. Yeah, he’d been an ass in younger years but he’d grown up and wanted different things in life than he’d wanted previously. Unfortunately, the record producers just saw him as a pop singer and when he wanted to possibly change his music up, they didn’t agree. I think they saw him as immature and not able to make his own decisions despite the fact that I think he was 27 years old. Crazy. Maisy helped him in other ways besides being his fake girlfriend and the pair grew throughout the story both individually and in their relationship.
The conflict in the story was a bit too drawn out for my liking. I understood it but thought that it could have been resolved more quickly than it was. Despite that issue liked the story overall.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5