Sunday 15 May 2022

Lucky Star (Starstruck #4) by Susannah Nix (2022)


A lonely barista’s dreams come true when her celebrity crush asks her to pose as his fake girlfriend for the paparazzi.

Boone Sheridan is a TV heartthrob with a public relations problem. He needs to clean up his image and create a distraction ASAP. What better way to do that than pretending he’s settled down with a nice, wholesome, ordinary girlfriend?

Eve Tracey is as ordinary as they come—a pre-school teacher and part-time barista working two jobs to make ends meet. She also happens to be a recovering Boone Sheridan superfan. So when the object of her former obsession walks into her coffee shop and makes her an unbelievable offer, how can she refuse?

Acting like she’s in love with Boone Sheridan is no problem for Eve. But she’s read enough fake dating fanfics to know that being on the receiving end of Boone’s pretend affection is almost certainly a recipe for heartbreak—and she’s too realistic to believe the fantasy will extend any further than that.

There’s nothing for a starstruck fangirl to do but brace herself for the pain of letting Boone go at the end of their temporary arrangement.

I only realised after reading this book that it's the fourth in the series! What a fabulous read. I binged it in one day, I couldn't get enough of Boone and Eve. 
Eve is having a crappy time at the beginning of the book but still manages to be really nice to everyone she meets. 
Boone steps in with a favour to ask which could solve both their problems. I loved how nice and supportive he was even though he and Eve weren't actual friends in the beginning. They made very cute and sweet friends at the beginning of their relationship. I loved how honest they were with each other and that there were no surprise secrets to tear them apart later in the book.
I was expecting more tension or problems to pop up in relation to Eve's ex-boyfriend but all the angst and drama was centrally focused on Eve and Boone's own personal inner feelings and insecurities.
The author teases the reader with a lot of sexual tension and a build-up of romantic feelings. I loved the slow burn aspect of the story. It kept me turning the pages. 
The earlier books in the series have now been added to my TBR. Alice and Griffin's story was alluded to in this book and it really caught my interest. Another character I liked was Chuck Hammer. He was funny and flirty and I hope the author gives him his own story next.

Lucky Star will be published on Tuesday the 17th May.

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