What happens when you allow perceptions and stubbornness to get in your way? This is exactly what happens in Star Struck. Heather Wainwright is a high profile actress who comes from the wrong side of the tracks and fears being branded ‘White Trash’. Seth Rafferty is a humble and giving Production Designer who also was raised on the poorer side of life. Only he doesn’t see it as a secret to hide and be ashamed of. Emotions run high in the first part of this book. Heather first meets Seth and when she comes to believe he is a carpenter she takes a step back.
“He was too appalled—and turned on—to speak. Anything he said would just get him in trouble, and not the good kind of trouble.”
The chemistry between Seth and Heather is combustible. Seth knows Heathers type: ‘Demanding, and self-important’, so rather than reading her in on his actual profession Seth allows her to believe he’s just a carpenter. Very rarely do I find a romance book where I have more empathy for the male lead. This very action occurred whilst reading Star Struck. I truly got whiplash with my feelings towards Heather. There were times when I preferred her PA Lexie more so than her. Heather, in my mind became redeemable when she became a human being with feelings. When her past rode her back, when she didn’t know which way to turn, but knew that Seth was intoxicating and she couldn’t get enough of him.
“She wished it could cover up Seth’s bite marks and her flushed face, and her trailer park past and her pathetic excuse for a soul that never let her move anywhere beyond white trash.”
Enemies to lovers more often than not work for me because of the abundance of emotion in them. I relish the push and pull of the Hero/Heroine trying to figure out whether they want to slap or kiss each other. The passion, when the book is done right, makes the pages sizzle when it comes to the more intimate scenes.
Since I discovered this author, I have found her books to be ones that I always enjoy. Be it because of emotions they elicit, because of a the characters or scenarios she creates, they all feel incredibly real to me. The twists and turns oftentimes leave me pondering or downright obsessed with how and why something happened. Laurelin Paige has fast become an auto-click author for me and Star Struck has only cemented those feelings in me.
5 Stars What's better than having a few hours to yourself and curling up with a good book? I can't think of much at this time, especially when this was such a good book. I read it in one sitting, I wasn't able to put it down.It was great to escape into the lives of Heather and Seth for the morning. I was a bit gutted when I got to the end, as I didn't want to come back to normality.
The characters are great, even Lexie Heather's PA and friend, she's also probably the only person Heather can trust. Lexie is an amazing friend to have, she certainly isn't bothered about telling Heather what she thinks and she is funny, she made me laugh more than once!
I do love the characters, although Heather's snobbery did frustrate me in the beginning. I think it frustrated her; which is why I forgave her quickly. Seth is very lovely and quite controlling when it comes to sex and boy was that hot, it made me fidget in my seat a few times! The writing flowed perfectly it was so easy to read, get the feel of the characters and what was going on. What are you waiting for? Go and one click this now! A Book Lover's Emporium.
Wow! I really really loved this story, the writing, the characters, (most especially our alpha lead Seth Rafferty). The whole book worked for me. Light hearted enemies to lovers (just) with some super sexy moments that had me blushing somewhat. When Seth meets Heather Wainright in the set of a 24 hour Play he thinks he's got her pegged, diva, to put it mildly. So why is he so drawn to her? Heather will not live up to the expectation of her father, she is not tailor trash and she will not associate herself with a manual labourer. Except they make each other feel something ‘more’, there’s a spark, a need, that only the other can fulfil. Can they both get beyond their pasts and learn to accept each other? Heather finally comes to terms with everything, sadly Seth is still trying to deal with his little untruth, is it going to snowball out of control? A great read that had me hooked from the first chapter. A fun, flirty read that I highly recommend. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Star Struck was another fantastic edition from Laurelin Paige. This is an enemy to lovers romance that follows Heather a star who uses many walls to keep others out and Seth a production designer whose set to knock all the walls around her heart down to see who is behind the diva Hollywood mask. There are many hurdles and obstacles that Heather and Seth need to face before they get their happily ever after but in true Laurelin style you won't be disappointed! You'll have trouble putting star struck down, I know I did. It was a perfect Saturday winters 5 star read. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion on Star Struck, my opinion is it is a 5 star read and sometimes lies are worth forgiveness, especially with this tool boy!