Star Crossed

Emma Holly
Star Crossed
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Emma Holly
Release Date
April 2016
Book 4 of The Billionaires
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

A.J. Hoyt is as cynical as she is badass, a former cop turned bodyguard. A lifetime of hard knocks taught her not to trust—a handy trait in her line of work. Given the right motivation, she knows anyone will betray their near and dear. Rather than let them betray her, A.J. keeps her shields nailed up.

On the surface, Luke Channing's life seems charmed. He's a Hollywood action hero whose looks inspire fantasies. Known for being easygoing and kind to fans, his latest film made him a billionaire producer. Problem is his high profile is attracting a dangerous class of admirer. Threats like the one Luke faces aren't new. A.J. saved his life once already. Now he doesn't trust anyone but her to guard him. With a deadly enemy lurking in the shadows, this star-crossed pair better pray A.J.'s skills are sharp!

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jun 26, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
143 people found the following review helpful
When you pick up a book by Ms. Holly, you know you're in for something crazy hot!

A.J. Hoyt has always wanted to be a police detective. Even as a kid, that's all she ever wanted. As an adult, her burgeoning career has been cut short by the good ole' boys club, but just as she's mourning her loss, she has a chance run in with up and coming model Luke Channing, and the pair wind up in bed. After unceremoniously dismissing him in the morning, the two don't have another encounter until 5 years later, when Luke is a huge movie star and producer. Someone's out to get him, and the only person he wants guarding his body is now-bodyguard A.J. Time has done nothing to dilute the heat between them, and when the planets finally align for these two star crossed lovers, they'll experience their very own version of the Big Bang.

STAR CROSSED is book 4 in The Billionaires series by one of my favorite authors, and I loved it just as much as I adore all of her wickedly hot reads! I'll admit I was worried I wouldn't dig this as much as usual since Ms. Holly has a knack for MMF menage that I drool over, but she nailed yummy MF just as well! How sexy is Luke!? He's sweet and sexy without coming off as pretentious or fake even though he's Hollywood's newest celebrity billionaire. The connection between the two turns out to be a hell of a lot deeper than it seems on the surface, and I loved that fate kept giving them opportunities to be together. And GROAAANNN, their sex scenes went beyond steamy and right into the stuff of midnight fantasy material!

The suspense element was well done too, I had a few ideas as to who was behind the threats to Luke, but the red herrings Ms. Holly threw into the mix were well done and I genuinely didn't know who the culprit was until shit hit the fan. Ms. Holly is one of my auto-read authors, and anyone who digs a good story with some seriously hot sexy sex and great characters will adore her books.

Bottom Line: Three words: Oh. Hell. Yes.
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Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Aug 18, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
113 people found the following review helpful
Sultry, suspense and star-crossed! I read the blurb and I thought, I have to read this to see what Ms. Holly does to crank up the sexual tension.

A.J. Hoyt is woman who is strong and will take no crap from anyone. She's been kicked down before but it didn't put her down. She came back up fighting and still finding a way to do what she loves. She may no longer have a badge in law enforcement, but she can still work a case better than others. She has the connections and she knows how to pay attention to the details to find clues that others miss. Moving on from her law enforcement days, she now works in the private sector for a security company run by her father. When her latest assignment takes her back to a lover she had to let go, it may be her chance to find love again.

Ms. Holly delivers another sexy erotic story about two tough characters. Both A.J. and Luke are stubborn and used to getting their way. Their chemistry is blazing hot and everyone around them is impacted by their sexual tension. The sex is, as always, fabulous with erotic scenes designed to raise the body temperature of the reader.

What I liked about this book is that it is more than just an erotic sex fest. Ms. Holly develops her characters. The motivations and back story build a solid picture of both A.J. and Luke. Their past is what makes them who they are today. Their maturity through past experiences are shown as they handle problems and communicate with each other without whining or drama. Sure, it is probably not recommended to sleep with the client, but that is what makes this story naughtily illicit. Dancing this fine line is appealing and generates a feeling of wicked fun. Ms. Holly gives a mischievous wink as she invites the reader into her world of blurring the lines and enjoying life with passion and intensity.

This erotic romance is recommended for readers who like lovers reunited at the right time.
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