Author: Sariah Wilson

Guest Review: #Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson

Posted July 10, 2018 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Guest Review: #Moonstruck by Sariah WilsonReviewer: Tracy
#Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson
Series: #Lovestruck #2
Also in this series: #Starstruck
Published by Montlake Romance
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Point-of-View: First Person
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320
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three-half-stars

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

#Lovestruck

three-half-stars


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Guest Review: #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson

Posted February 2, 2018 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Guest Review: #Starstruck by Sariah WilsonReviewer: Tracy
#Starstruck by Sariah Wilson
Series: #Lovestruck #1
Also in this series: #Moonstruck
Published by Montlake Romance
Publication Date: January 16th 2018
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 320
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four-stars

“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?

Zoe has been a fan of Chase Covington’s since she was 12 (he was just a teen actor at the time).  When she responds to one of Chase’s tweets and lets him know that one of his movies was sub-par, it catches Chase’s attention.  They start to converse via direct message and ending up meeting. After an incident with a bowling ball and his PA, Zoe becomes his personal assistant.  She’s not sure how she’ll do it as she is in her last semester of college, takes care of her brothers and sisters when needed and has an internship at a foundation as well.  Chase makes it easy on her and they spend a surprising amount of time together.

The more time that Chase and Zoe spend together the closer they become although at times Zoe’s not sure what Chase’s intentions are.  They seem to be on dates at times, but he never kisses her. He seems to have no problem with the fact that she’s celibate and waiting for marriage, but is that what’s holding him back? When a question of trust comes up between Zoe and Chase neither one is sure they can trust the other to be in their life for the long haul.

This was a very cute and sweet story.  I really liked Wilson’s writing style and her sense of humor.  She made me laugh on more than one occasion and I loved that.

Zoe was a great girl and I really liked her.  She tried to be the best person she could be.  She was so good with her younger siblings and I loved seeing them interact.  She kept her relationship with Chase a secret from her best friend and roommate, Lexi, which I had mixed feelings about.  They didn’t seem like they would have a relationship where they would keep secrets but I kind of understood Zoe’s insecurities and thoughts that Chase might choose Lexi instead.  I didn’t think he would be I got that a young girl might think that way.  It did kind of annoy me that she kept thinking of him as Chase Covington for such a long time rather than just Chase.  I guess that goes with the title of the book so I tried to let it slide when it happened.

Chase was a nice person.  He said he hadn’t always been but the person he was at the time of this story was kind and for an A-list star, pretty down to earth.  He did have one moment in the book where I wanted to hit him, hard, but he made up for that in the end. 🙂

Overall the book was cute and fun and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Rating: 4 out of 5

four-stars


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