Sunday, 14 August 2011

Star Struck by Jane Lovering



I have just finished Star Struck by Jane Lovering. This is the first book by Jane Lovering which I have read and also the first book published by Choc Lit and I have to say after reading this book I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more books published by Choc-lit if this book is anything to go by. I also hope to now read some of Jane Lovering’s other books.

Plot
Our Memories define us don’t they?

And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best friend and fiancĂ©. It’s left scars inside and outside, which have destroyed her career and her confidence.

Skye hopes a trip to the wide dusty landscapes of Nevada- and a TV convention offering the chance to meet the actor she idolises- will help her heal. But she bumps into mysterious sci-fi Jack Whitaker first. He’s a handsome contradiction- cool and intense, with a wild past.

Jack has enough problems already. He isn’t looking for a woman with self-esteem issues and a crush on one of his leading actors. Yet he is drawn to Skye.

An instant rapport soon becomes intense attraction, but Jack fears they can’t have a future if Skye ever finds out about his past.....
Will their memories tear them apart, or can they build new ones together?

My Opinion
The day this book arrived on my doorstep I had mixed feelings. The cover was very eye catching and would defiantly be one that I would pick up in a store. I then read the Prologue as I do with all my books when they come through and after reading the Prologue I was a little hesitant about starting this book as it really didn’t sound like my kind of read! The prologue instantly felt like I was reading some kind of Star Wars book which I do not enjoy (sorry to any Star Wars fans!)

There was no need to worry as straight from the off of the first chapter the book got off to a great pace and had my full attention. Although the story is based around the convention of Fallen Skies we are not bombarded by information about the actual series it is more to do with the actors and screen writer’s personal lives that we see.

Our heroine in this book is Skye Threppel and Skye is very easy to read and we warm instantly to her from the first chapter. Having had an accident and losing her memory and confidence Skye doesn’t leave the house if it can be helped. Her nervousness about leaving familiar and safe surroundings, and getting into awkward situations become clear with her panic attacks. It is all the little details like these that gives Skye’s character a sense of vulnerability.

I loved the suspense we feel around Jacks character, there is a secret about himself he is hiding and Jane Lovering manages to keep this under wraps all the way to the end and it is this along with the great storyline which kept me gripped all the way through this book.

The ending to this book is wrapped up nicely without feeling, rushed but not leaving us on a cliff hanger.
This is a must for your To Be Read piles.  A great storyline with a mixture of interesting characters, and a splash of suspense thrown in to top it off. The recipe for a great book!


6 comments:

  1. Sounds fab and I love the cover too - I have a think about stars on the cover!! I have some on my next one! I love the Choclit authors and this will be one for my pile!!

    Mandy

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  2. I will totally be giving this a look over next time I'm at the bookstore.

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  3. I was attracted to the cover immediately - and had wondered what this book would be about. I have read Jane Lovering's first book 'Please don't stop the music' and loved her characters. So this is def going to be a late summer must read for me. Thanks for the review Rea.

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  4. I fear your TO be read pile is going to topple over soon Janice!!
    You will love it Marlena let us here what you think xx

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