I read Falling Star by Olivia Brynn in summer 2011, but I was going through some of my books for a feature I’m working on, and remembered really loving this one. Since I read this before I started blogging, I don’t have notes or even many highlights, but I had written a short Goodreads review. So I will write a shorter review than usual, but that doesn’t mean I loved it any less.
Adam Nash is a superstar. House, cars, money, women … he’s got it all. Yeah, he’s conceited, but with his looks and talent why shouldn’t he be? Not until he’s banned from another hotel for his drunken antics does he realize that it’s time to grow up and treat his music as a career and not a free ride. Now Adam has set his sights on florist Jade Graham. She’s not the kind of woman he’s used to, she’s too smart to play the role of arm-candy. Adam is going to have to keep his celebrity status a secret for as long as possible, because what woman in her right mind would get attached to a playboy without a conscience? Jade Graham is going to be one tough case, but she seems hell bent on proving that there is more than one way for a star to fall.
Actually, the description didn’t really describe this that well. I read this book looking for something like Love Unscripted by Tina Reber, and there were some good similarities.
Adam is a country-rock music star. He loves his fame, but is getting tired of the fans and paparazzi. When he forgets a gift, he runs into a quaint little flower shop expecting to be recognized. Jade, the owner of said shop, has no clue who he is. Adam wants to keep it that way.
He goes out of his way to arrange a secret date, and they narrowly avoid being mobbed. Then whisks her away on a boat for a weekend. But as they start to fall in love, he finds it harder and harder to tell her the truth.
This was a quick, sweet love story. I love the quick, light, fairytale Cinderella type story of an ordinary girl and a famous guy. There wasn’t a lot of angst, but I remember it being pretty damn hot!
Rating: 4.5 Stars 4.5 Heat
Here was my original Goodreads review: I have read so many good “rock star” romances this summer, and this ranks way up there on my good list. I read it in one day, and didn’t want to put it down. It was sweet, nothing too angsty, but it was meaty enough and sigh-worthy enough to make me REALLY enjoy it. Similar to Blindsided (with the band) which I also loved.
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