Star Struck

Star Struck Our memories define us don t they And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best friend and fianc It s left scars inside and out which have destroyed her career

  • Title: Star Struck
  • Author: Jane Lovering
  • ISBN: 9781906931698
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Our memories define us don t they And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best friend and fianc It s left scars, inside and out, which have destroyed her career and her confidence.Skye hopes a trip to the wide dusty landscapes of Nevada and a TV convention offering the chance to meet the actor she idolises will help her heal.Our memories define us don t they And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best friend and fianc It s left scars, inside and out, which have destroyed her career and her confidence.Skye hopes a trip to the wide dusty landscapes of Nevada and a TV convention offering the chance to meet the actor she idolises will help her heal But she bumps into mysterious sci fi writer Jack Whitaker first He s a handsome contradiction cool and intense, with a wild past.Jack has enough problems already He isn t looking for a woman with self esteem issues and a crush on one of his leading actors Yet he s drawn to Skye.An instant rapport soon becomes intense attraction, but Jack fears they can t have a future if Skye ever finds out about his past Will their memories tear them apart, or can they build new ones together Predominantly set in the Nevada desert, this is a novel which will have the readers crying with laughter

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    1. Earlier this year I read Jane Lovering’s debut novel with Choc Lit called Please Don’t Stop The Music. I absolutely loved it. It was such a refreshing read and I loved the fact the characters weren’t perfect, that they had their flaws, and their troubles and I loved the plot and loved the entire book. I was over the moon when I read Jane would be releasing a second novel this year titled Starstruck. I thought it sounded like quite a unique read and I adored the cover – showing the vast N [...]

    2. Not only does this book have a story centred around a Sci-fi TV show convention - something I am fascinated by - but it is also by Jane Lovering, who's last book I read I really enjoyed.The story starts off very dark, and doesn't really change from there throughout, but the author still manages to inject some very honest and funny moments. There is something about her style that is very appealing - it flows naturally, is chock-full of dry humour, as well as very emotional.Both the hero and heroi [...]

    3. We have all had a massive crush on a celebrity we all wish we could meet them and they would find us drop dead gorgeous. Skye is lucky enough for this to happen to her. She also has every other guy falling for her too. I quite liked this book. Most of the time lived all the characters. But sometimes u was like oh come on this never happens I. Real life. But it was an enjoyable read none the less

    4. Jane Lovering did it again; made me just fall in love with her characters, just like before! I just love her way to build up the atmosphere slowly and so beautifully, and make us see the complexity of the human lives in all its forms! Pls, Jane, never stop writing these stories!

    5. 3.5.Enjoyed the book and it was easy to read. Particularly enjoyed the romantic interest. However, found the protagonist's short coming over the top/annoying/repetitive at times.Really easy, chick lit type novel.

    6. chicklitaholicWhile never having read any of Jane Lovering’s previous novels, I had seen a large amount of other great reviews for Star Struck. I knew that if all of my friends and fellow chick lit bloggers were enjoying the novel it was highly likely that I would too. Therefore I was excited to read the novel and form my own opinions. Skye is a recluse, scared to be away from her daily routine, not even wanting to leave the house. Why? Well Skye was in a car accident that left her with scars [...]

    7. This is Jane Lovering’s second Choc Lit novel (the first being ‘Please Don’t Stop the Music’ published February 2011).Our introduction to Star Struck is with a prologue on the set of sci-fi TV programme ‘Fallen Skies’. The prologue ends with writer Jack berating himself in his thoughts for being a drunk and a waster. The story begins as best friend Felix is playfully presenting tickets of the convention of television serial ‘Fallen Skies’ to Skye. Straight away we know that Skye [...]

    8. I have just finished Star Struck by Jane Lovering. This is the first book by Jane Lovering which I have read and also the first book published by Choc Lit and I have to say after reading this book I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more books published by Choc-lit if this book is anything to go by. I also hope to now read some of Jane Lovering’s other books.PlotOur Memories define us don’t they?And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best fri [...]

    9. Skye Threppel was in a horrific car accident that took the lives of her fiancé and best friend, and left Skye without all her memory. Skye has more than physical scars to remind her of the accident – she has the internal ones that haunt her as well. The memories that have been lost, the confidence that was stolen, and a new life that she is trying to adjust to. Felix, her best friend’s brother who is also still trying to deal with the accident and death of his sister, suggest the two of the [...]

    10. This book is not straight out contemporary romance, instead as I wrote it's more romantic fiction. The feeling of the book is darker, there are a lot of issues and people struggle. The tone is this mix of serious and more.Skye is really messed up. She is afraid of crowds and wants to stay inside. She was in a horrible accident which killed her fiancé and best friend and the trauma is still with her. Poor Skye, so broken, and not remembering one bit about her life before. I did like her, because [...]

    11. Originally posted at: longandshortreviews.cSkye needs this trip to America. She's been in hiding and mourning ever since a devastating accident that stole much of her memory, confidence, and two of the most important people in her life. But time has passed, and she needs to live again, to move on. So she ventures across the globe with her friend Felix to a convention. It's a chance to see a place she'd been wanting to go to for years, and to meet some famous people. There she meets mysterious Ja [...]

    12. Having read (and loved) Please Don’t Stop the Music, I decided to read some more of Jane Lovering’s work and downloaded Star Struck.Skye Threppel is an actress disfigured by a car accident. Not only did the accident take away her career, but it also took her best friend, her fiancé and huge chunks of her memory. Since then, the two main stays of her life are her best friend (and brother of her late friend) Felix and the TV series Fallen Skies. When Skye goes to a Fallen Skies convention hop [...]

    13. From the first line, I thought – this is classic Jane Lovering. Her trademark wit leaps off the page and starts the book off with a smile.Jack Whitaker is a jaded script writer who is dark, brooding, disobliging and a tiny bit curmudgeonly. He isn’t your first pick for a Romantic hero. As Jane Lovering often extols the virtues of the Beta-male; I agree. Gethryn is the Alpha-male of the story, but he is so slick and full of himself- my money would be on Jack any day of the week. Skye in many [...]

    14. After reading Jane Lovering's last novel Please don't stop the music, and seeing the cover and blurb for Star Struck I was looking forward to reading this latest novel.Skye Threppal is a messed up girl. She was involved in a car crash that no only left her shattered and grieving for the loss of her friend and fiance, who she cannot remember, but also a recluse. She has her friend's brother Felix as an emotional crutch and her only link to her past before the accident. More about him later.Jack W [...]

    15. Jane is a fellow Choc Lit author and I really enjoyed her other novel, Please Don’t Stop the Music, so I had high hopes of this one – I wasn’t disappointed. Although the writing is full of humour and there are some fabulous one-liners that had me chuckling out loud, the underlying theme of the book is quite dark and truly gripping. The hero and heroine, Jack and Skye, both have issues with memories – he with bad ones that won’t go away, she with the fact that she can’t remember even [...]

    16. It was a bit different this book and that's why it gets four stars from me. A well written chicklitty type story but with more depth. There were some great moments of humor in this that made me laugh out loud - and they were balanced with -oh my God - moments when certain back story issues were revealed. My issues with it were lack of pace at times. I seemed to get bogged down in stuff that didn't take the story forward. It almost felt like a book of two halves. First part fairly light - though [...]

    17. I agree that a sci-if convention is a wonderfully unique premise, but a few things got in my way of enjoying this book. Most of all, I've read and loved Jane Lovering's other books, and this just doesn't hold up. It's not funny, and the characters are all (all!) more deeply troubling than endearing. I thought the heroine a shallow twit and even as I ft deeply sorry for her loss of identity, I wanted a character with personality and if at all possible a sense of humor. The hero, while sweet, was [...]

    18. This is Jane Lovering's latest release. She once again takes two people who have been given second chances due to disastrous events in their lives. The characters are well written and the story is a little darker than one would expect. It's the same in her previous book as well. The darkness adds a new depth to the book. You are never really quite sure what Skye was like before her accident and whether or not Felix has her best interests at heart. In fact all of the characters have gray shades. [...]

    19. I thought it was a terrible book with terrible characters that were all just idiots. Cant say much else without getting angry that i wasted time reading this book Writing style: 2 starsStory: 2 starsFlow of the story: 2 starsCharacter development: 2 starsHeroine: 1 starsHero: 1 starsSecondary characters: 1 starsTone/mood of the book: 1 starsEmotion evoking: 1 starsOriginality: 1 starsEnjoyment: 1 starsEffect on me: 1 stars

    20. Gosh I love the way jane writes! In every book there is a feeling of mystery and magic. She is one great writer! The story is ingaging, believable and lovebly quircky. The characters are a in a lovable way weird, but it is also very believable that somebody is the way her characters are. Every character has a past that influences them and made them the way they are. Very, very good!!!

    21. Tried really hard to get into this book. The story line was good but it was just the characters, there seemed to be nothing to them I felt. I usually enjoy Jane Lovering books but this was not one of the best. Sorry for leaving a negative review but if you decide to read this, then you may enjoy it, you may not.

    22. This was a freebie and the story is a bit different from what I usually read, it being set at a sci fi convention. The writing and storyline was good but I got so irritable with the characters, who were so woolly and dim. Not good at all! If you like a quick and easy read then this book will give you that. I just found it wasn't to my taste at all.

    23. I read this book after reading Please Don't Stop the Music; as a result I had high expectations. Star Struck did not disappoint, although some of the concepts were predictable and others far fetched, I do recommend it as an enjoyable read.

    24. Yet again, I struggled at the beginning, stuck with it, and eventually began to enjoy the story, would recommend.

    25. An interesting and original chick-lit novel filled with dark secrets that keep you turning the pages but which I feel were revealed a little too late in the novel.

    26. A quirky fun novel from Jane Lovering. I didn't enjoy this as much as her debut, Please Don't Stop the Music but certainly a good read. Highly recommended.

    27. This is one of my favourite books ever! Being a fangirl and convention attendee myself, I enjoyed it very much. Loved Jack more than anything.

    28. Good book, like that the characters all have flaws. Nice sci fi spin. Felt the book was disconnected at times.

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