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When Stars Burn Out Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B07CK1Q3CD
- Language : English
- File size : 3580 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 220 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 30,241 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When they reconnect 8 years after Paxton ghosted Demi, she wants nothing to do with him. There is a scene earlier on in the book where she tells him off and honestly, I was so proud of her character. I have to give it to Paxton though, he was determined to win her back.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read.
Demi, oh Demi. I love her, the job that she does, and how she still carefully dances around their relationship at first to protect her heart. I'm glad she didn't fall head first right away into Pax's sexy arms. She made him work for it a bit. Her past has also shaped her and encouraged her to make the choices she has, including why she works in the field she does (and she's a CEO, hands up for the strong independent woman!) And while I loved her as a person, I loved her and Pax together. They were sweet, and funny and sexy! And I really liked that the sexy time wasn't overwhelming or in every chapter of the book. it was spread out perfectly and made me enjoy the book that much more.
Over all, I really really enjoyed this book so much. it was sweet, swoony, heart wrenchingly sad, and had that little touch of angst that we all know and love in a romance book. I am so glad I've finally read a book by this author and am now making sure to read more of her books and add them to my TBR! A solid 4.5 stars for me!
It’s so beautiful ❤️
This book got me hooked from page one and devoured it in 4 hours.
Demi and Pax are so beautiful together.
Loved the dynamic and you could feel their chemistry.
I highly recommend it.
Was my first book from this author but not my last!
Our main couple, Pax and Demi, met in college... they were actually involved during those times.... although that may not be the best way to describe their "relationship"... Pax treated her pretty horribly back then... like a guaranteed booty call... and yes, she let him do it, always coming when he called and texted... but still... one day, he left without a word of goodbye and they don't see one another for eight years... now Demi has a non-profit foundation that works on granting sick kids their wishes, meeting a famous person and such, and Pax is one of the most famous football players... and yes, you probably guessed correctly... they meet again because of one of the kids in her foundation... and yes, he wants another shot with her... this time, a serious one... ok, that's basically all I can tell you about the overall plot of the story, so now let me jump into all the reasons why I loved this book so much and why you all need to read it :)
I am not the biggest fan of second chance romances... it's a personal preference, connected to my own backstory that you don't need to know ;) it's right up there with the other tropes I hate: cheating, love triangles and secret baby... :) I very rarely pick up those kind of stories, because it's almost never done in a good way... at least, not in my opinion :) please, don't get me wrong, I know that some people love those stories, and I am happy for you... go forth and read as many of them as you want :) but they are just not for me... so why did I pick this one up, you ask? that is a great question... :) I'm not really sure... I guess, I just... had a good feeling... plus, I wanted to give Carrie a chance to change my mind... "I can always put it down if it starts to annoy me" I said to myself before diving into it... yeah... I inhaled this book... I was simply unable to put it down... *sighs dreamily* it was absolutely wonderful... we have chapters written from two perspectives, so Pax, as well as Demi, have their own moments to show us what's inside their heads... :) and it was done incredibly... especially since there were also flashbacks to those college years between different chapters... and those parts broke my heart... to see how big of a jerk Pax was... how stupid and selfish he acted... how naive and hopeful Demi was... how she let him treat her like that... but it was necessary to fully understand how both of them changed... a lot of things happened within those eight years in both of their lives and they are two different people now... trust me, no one was more surprised than yours truly when I pretty quickly started to cheer Pax on to win Demi's heart again... no one... :) but their story... really hit me in all the feels... I ached for them... an don't even get me started on how they acted like adults... you know, talking and explaining how they feel... which does not happen as often as I want in books... how respectful Pax was of her boundaries... yes, he was pretty relentless and determined, but in the best and tactful possible way... :) there was no stupid, unnecessary drama... yes, there were problems and issues they had to face to find their happy ending, but all of that was understandable considering their past... but what I think got throught to me the most was the writing style... it was just... so raw... so honest... it hit me straight into my heart... I fell in love with both of them and seeing their happy ending might even brought a tear or two into my eyes... ;) I think this beautiful gem is now my favourtie story by Carrie :) I did my best to convince you to give it a try, and hopefully a lot of you will actually listen ;) trust me, even if you are not a fan of those type of stories, you should try it... if I loved it as much, I'm sure you will find something wonderful in it as well... :)
Demi Rosen was madly in love with the college football's star player. For two years she waited by her phone, because when Paxton called, she would go. She had never or never would, say no. Her friends were disapproving of her being at his beck and call. She knows she is weak, but knows she won't stop. Because being with him is the best high she had ever known. Because when he touches her, there is no better feeling in the entire world. Paxton's relationship with Demi (if you could even call it that) when they were in college, was him being a total jerk. When Paxton Shaw left Demi Rosen without so much as a goodbye, he took her star shine with him. Her universe exploded!
Eight years have passed since she had last laid eyes on Paxton Shaw. Demi had started her own charitable company, and was CEO of Wish Upon a Star. She had started it with an inheritance from her grandfather when he died. She lost a younger brother to cancer when he was only seven. All the children that she worked with now reminded her of stars who might lose their shine here on earth, but they would be watching from above. Imagine her surprise when the wish of Ryan, one of her favorite children at Wish Upon a Star, had his very wish standing in front of her. Paxton Shaw, all-star tight end in the National Football League was now playing here in Charlotte. She wanted to run, but being the professional that she was, she stepped forward to help Ryan's wish come true.
Both of them were now thirty years old. They were not the young college students, and both had drastic changes in their lives. Demi felt he had ruined her for anyone else, forever, and was never going to be hurt by him again. Paxton was filled with guilt over how he had treated her back then. How his life would be so different if they had only both committed to each other. He wanted her now like he never had back then. She denied him, but every time she saw him, amnesia set in where the feelings of abandonment were concerned. That he was the earth and she was the moon, and she couldn't help but get pulled back to him.