The font is very big so for the price this is a very quick read. This new book series set up could be lots of fun: a big Hollywood production of a werewolves/detective tv show being shot in a small town in Washington with MCs coming from both worlds. Hopefully it will get better: this is a bit ordinary. The MCs are interesting enough and should contrast well: an older ex actor typecast as an action hero who never realised his true talent nor come out of the closet and a younger talented actor who has never denied his sexuality. Maybe because they are big fans of each other this all reads a bit flat. Some angst but no real drama or plot. It just unfolds with a few scenes and lots of internal dialogue.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
I've read some of the later stories in the Bluewater Bay series and it was great go back and read Starstruck.
Levi is the older, in the closet movie star/action hero and Carter is the up and coming star of a hit TV show who is a huge fan of Levi's work. Carter is also openly gay. Levi is staying in the closest for the sake of his career and because his parents will disapprove. We see the emotional damage caused to people Levi loves and to Levi himself by his decision not to come out.
If your a reader that likes lots of build up and the slow burn then Starstruck is for you. Levi and Carter have great chemistry but Carter refuses to get involved romantically with Levi if it means they have to keep their relationship secret. So they agree to be friends. They spend all their free time together bonding over their love of movies. They are really having a relationship but without the physical intimacy. But there is plenty of emotional intimacy and it really is only a matter of time before something gives.
I loved Starstruck. It is a solid m/m romance and reading it made me happy.