3 out of 5
This is your typical boy has been in love with girl since forever. Girl is dumb and blind. Boy becomes successful actor, girl becomes a single mom.
Don’t believe me? Check out the description…
Lex Harrington is living a stranger’s life. After high school, she and her boyfriend, superstar quarterback Brad Wakefield, headed off to college, secure in the knowledge of their brilliant future. Then an injury ended Brad’s football career, and he convinced Lex to drop out of school and return home with him, where everything fell apart.
Because the glossy surface of their relationship concealed a dark truth: years of emotional abuse culminating in Brad’s walking out on Lex and their infant son. At twenty-three, she’s a single mother with no future prospects, struggling to make ends meet while dealing with the aftermath of her destructive marriage.
When Jaron Richards left for college, he vowed he’d never look back. Brad laid waste to his friendship with Lex, leaving nothing to bind Jaron to his hometown. But his unrequited love for Lex has never faded, even as his star has begun to rise, making him Hollywood’s hottest new actor.
Now Jaron is back in town to film his latest movie, and his presence stirs up everything Lex would rather forget. Can they find a way to pick up the pieces and build a future together?
Starstruck held me enough to finish the book but not much else. I picked it up and put it down half a dozen times. I liked Jaron, he had the patience of a freaking saint… Me, I would have given up. I understood Lex’s apprehension in getting involved with someone, but for the love of all that is holy, she has known Jaron for years. They were best friends at one point. Hence the reason I couldn’t sit there and read it consistently, emotional whiplash at its finest.
I could have taken Starstruck or left it. It was meh for me.
This ARC was provided by Sweenix Rising Books via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review