Book: Starstruck A Dreamspinner Press Anthology
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: September 12, 2016
Length: 328 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
Lights, camera, action!
To the average person, celebrities seem to have it all—money, fame, and droves of adoring fans lining up to fawn over them. But a life in the public eye can make romance challenging, and deep down, these guys are looking for the same thing as any other man: someone to share a steamy tryst with between acts or to ride off into the sunset with after the curtain has gone down. Luckily there are those willing to love the men behind the billboards and on-air personalities, and they’re looking for a private performance from their favorite drag queens, musicians, reality TV stars, actors, rodeo champions, and video game designers. Even superheroes and legendary defenders. Money and fame might not always equal happiness, but these celebrities will leave stars in their lovers’ eyes.
This anthology was about one of my favorite tropes (which I have many) celebrities! The stars all have fame, money, and fans but they want what all people want...love. This one has a wide variety of the love stories from rodeo stars, to movie stars, to famous game makers, and more. Something for everyone. Each one were as different as the one before but one thing they all seemed to have in common was the sugar sweet love.
This anthology has a whole bunch of new to me authors which is always a good way to find new authors for future reads. This was a book of 12 short stories that all had different tones some hot and dirty, some sweet and loving, and others funny and light. Of course, as in any anthology I had favorites and ones that...well... not so much. One of my favorites was Marked by Queen by George Loveland which was cute and sweet romance that had fun banter between the MC’s that was as sassy as you could get. One of my other favorites was Such Beautiful Music by M.T. Aspen which was super romantic with a fun snarky banter and well developed characters for a short story. Love the glimpses of the secondary characters and it was a well-paced from meet cute to full on relationship/HEA.
Now as with most anthologies there were a couple of stories that needed more development to them. They seemed to jump to the HEA after one date or time jumped without giving us enough build up to believe the love connection between the MC’s while another that just had too many issues with it for me to even really like it at all. Still a fun and sweet read that you should give a try!
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