Review: Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

Posted 3 January, 2015 in Reviews / 6 Comments

Review: Star Struck by Laurelin PaigeTitle: Star Struck
Series: Lights, Camera Book #2
Author: Laurelin Paige
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Release Date: June 17, 2014
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Star Struck:

Hollywood actress Heather Wainwright was looking forward to a long, relaxing break before starting her next shoot. Except her assistant volunteered her for L.A.’s annual 24 Hour Plays.

Nervous about doing a good job for such a worthy charity, Heather falls back on “diva” mode, a defense mechanism that always carries her through. Until she encounters something that really gets on her nerves—a lowly carpenter whose Norse god eyes pierce right through her.

Highly sought-after production designer Seth Rafferty has little patience for A-listers with superior attitudes, which is why his attraction to Heather is absurd. Yet, sensing vulnerability beneath her screen-queen act, he lets her assumptions play out.

After the wrap party, Heather awakens with little memory of the night before—except that Seth gave her the best orgasm of her life, then disappeared. When he shows up on the set of her next movie, she winds up to give him a piece of her mind…and Seth shows her just how stinging hot “chemistry” can get.

Warning: Contains an outwardly snobby actress with a good heart, a delicious carpenter with a power drill, some much-deserved spanking, and an appropriately consensual—if tipsy—orgasm, as well as sex at an inappropriate time of the month.
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Review:

Ah. I just reread this book and forgot how amazing it was. It really has it all.

First, let’s talk about sex, baby. (“Let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Let’s talk abouuuut it.”)

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been desensitized to sex scenes. After all, I’ve probably read almost a thousand romance books with at least five sex scenes each. A lot of sex, some of it hot, some of it not. So when reading them, I don’t get hot and bothered and out of breath as much as I used to (not necessarily a bad thing, given that it can be embarrassing if you read in public :P).

But every single sex scene in this book heated me up. So bravo, Laurelin, for that! Heather and Seth’s chemistry was so palpable, yet also deep.

I also loved the amount of growth in this book (and not just in the bedroom, badum bum chh). Their relationship changed so much from the first night to the last. They dealt with a lot of different obstacles and even if it didn’t happen right away, they came out stronger.

They both had a lot of individual growth personally, too. It’s very interesting to see how people react to similar situations, like their upbringings. I touched on this in my review of Alex by Sawyer Bennett. Two people raised in the same environment can grow up completely different, and I find that fascinating. And seeing Heather and Seth each come to terms and accept the way the other person felt was a huge point in their relationship that I loved to read.

I completely loved both books in this series, and I so wish I could find anything online about a third book, but right now I don’t see confirmation that there’s going to be one. 🙁

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