Starstruck

L.A. Witt
Starstruck
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Publisher
Riptide
Release Date
November 2014
ISBN
9781626491700
Series
Book 1 of Bluewater Bay
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Hollywood is full of dirty secrets, but Carter refuses to be Levi's.

Retired action star Levi Pritchard has made a quiet life for himself in the sleepy logging town of Bluewater Bay, Washington. But then Hollywood comes to film the wildly popular television series Wolf's Landing, and Bluewater Bay isn't so sleepy anymore. His retirement doesn't stick, either, because he's offered a part on the show—exactly the kind of complex role he'd always wanted, one that would prove him more than a glorified stuntman. The only catch? He has to stay in the closet—no matter how attractive he finds his co-star.

Carter Samuels is the critically-acclaimed male lead on Wolf's Landing. And now, the man who inspired him to take up acting—and made him realize he's gay—is joining the cast, and sparks fly between them instantly. But Carter is out and proud and determined to stay true to himself.

Remaining just friends is the only thing to do, as both the studio and Levi's disapproving, dysfunctional family keep reminding them. Except their friendship deepens by the day, tempting them with what they can't have but both desperately need.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Nov 08, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
116 people found the following review helpful
With an ending as sweet as that, how could I possibly give less than 4 stars? It's just not possible.

Levi was done with Hollywood. He was tired of playing the game, so he left. But he was soon pulled back in when he's offered the type of role he'd been waiting for, the role to break him out of the type-casting he was always subjected to. He decided to give it a shot.

What he found on the set was Carter and there were instant sparks. They had some awesome chemistry and they both knew it. The only problem was Carter was out and proud while Levi was in the closet.

They go for friendship and it so worked for them. I loved reading about their developing friend status. Basically, they shared the same quirks and were two likeable guys, and together they were perfect. Their movie dates were just to die for. They went totally geek over these indie films. I felt like I should have known what they were talking about half the time, but I had no clue. It didn't matter because the tension was turned on high. But, tsk tsk. No touching, you're just friends. Yup, major tension.

While I like a good slow burn story, it kind of dragged on at times. All the talk on set was boring to me. I really didn't want to read about their lines, but I could see how it all tied in together. Even though it bored me, it made sense in the end.

The end! Oh, what a ending. Talk about drama! I gave it a fourth star just for the spectacular HEA delivery. I loved it. I got all mushy and gooey, which is always a good sign.

I'm definitely in for the long haul with the Bluewater Bay Series. STARSTRUCK was a great start and there are some fantastic authors to come. I can't wait!
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