Faded Star

Shawn Bailey
Faded Star
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Silver Publishing
Release Date
November 2011
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Drunk and distraught over a news report about his sexuality, movie star Heath Evans accidentally drives his truck into a freeway embankment. Expecting to be ostracized by family and fans alike, he welcomes death.

Physical therapist Seiji Kichida doesn't let the often rude actor faze him with his insults and stereotypical comments. His job is to tend Heath's injured body, not heal his injured soul, but lonely Seiji has idolized Heath since he first arrived in America. Can he help Heath face his future as an openly gay man? He'll need to stand up to Heath's rage, but will he succumb to the actor's sensual glances and tender advances?

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Feb 11, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
126 people found the following review helpful
After the first few sentences I thought to myself – I will hate this guy – but it took me just a few more to change my mind.

Heath is a movie star who had just been outed by his coworker and ex-boyfriend. Taking the news rather harshly, he drinks and drives, ending up in an accident and with a few broken bones. That brings him into seclusion organized by his sister where he is cared for by Seiji.

Seiji is pretty much one of my favorite types of characters in m/m. From his looks to his personality and the general way he acts, I just loved reading about him. I even liked Heath's grumpiness and rude attitude, which just hid all the emotional pain he felt.

I liked them very much as a couple. The writing was a bit bumpy and abrupt which I don't care for but I was able to ignore just because I loved the guys so much. For a good part of the story this was a four star rating for me. I felt comfortable reading it and was very curious about what would happen next.

The reason why my rating dropped was because the abrupt writing turned into rushed, and instead of the slow development of their relationship, the guys jumped from subtle seduction to a set future together. The first sex scene really didn't work for me plus it also lacked all the details the story had up to that point.

I badly wished for a better resolution of this story because the starting romance was just right and the characters meant for each other. Still, I did enjoy it and do recommend it for an hour or two of pure relaxation.

Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Silver Publishing.
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