Morgan Pritchett doesn’t need anyone. Strong-willed and confident, she’s the master of organizing and looking after everyone around her. In her mind, she’s bulletproof. But she has one weakness – men. She can’t seem to live without them, yet is unable to find her perfect match. After yet another break up, Morgan promises her sister and best friend that she’ll write off men for the rest of the year…but then she meets Sean Jaxon. Sean Jaxon has worked hard to become a Hollywood actor, scoring minor roles and slowly making a name for himself as an action sidekick. After a chance encounter with the stunning Morgan Pritchett, he decides to take a risk and put his dancing skills to the test by signing on for the lead role in Superstar, a TV musical. He never thought he’d reconnect with the girl who urged him to ignore his manager and be honest with himself, but when Morgan shows up on the set as a production assistant, he realizes he’s found his ultimate weakness – her. Their passion for dance and music will bring them together, but will their relationship be able to withstand the forces determined to pull them apart? As Morgan comes face-to-face with her long-buried demons and Sean decides just how much he’s willing to risk for love, these two songbirds discover something…they’re not as bulletproof as they thought.
***I received this eARC in exchange for an honest review and in correlation with this blog tour via Mark My Words.
- Morgan is a breathtaking, powerful, bombshell of a protagonist. All her life Morgan has had to step up, to sacrifice, and to mother, putting everyone above herself. It’s beautiful and poetic watching Morgan come into her own. She holds her head high, no matter how bad things get, she has the courage to tackle whatever is thrown at her, keeping her head up and pep talking herself. Her passion moves and flows, like the dance that she keeps within her, and when it comes out, she’s the brightest star in the room. The moment when Morgan discovers that it’s okay to cry, that being strong isn’t always the best option, and that following her heart and being true to herself can be more profound than life’s speed bumps, it’s truly inspiration. It’s a magical, uplifting feeling made of heart ache and wonder.
- Sean is sexy, playful and full of so much soul. His personality bursts from the pages, capturing the pressures of stardom, the woes of his past, and his conflicted feelings about Morgan. Sean has a complicated past, he’s fearful and doesn’t know how to put everything on the line, if it’s worth the risk. One thing is for certain, from the second he sets eyes on Morgan he’s enchanted, intoxicated by her. When their eyes meet he’s falling in love. It’s the sort of bemused, heated moment that will leave you smiling, crazy happy for days.
- Sean’s mother and Morgan’s grandmother are hilarious, quirky women who have the know all to review their past and give amazing advice. They don’t sugarcoat anything and are not afraid to tell their loved ones when they’re being idiots. Their interactions are light yet full of wisdom that resonates and takes hold of the protagonists.
- Together Sean and Morgan are made of heat. They’re magnetic, dynamic, and fit well together. Every scene is sensual and made of promises of future satisfaction and steamy make out sessions. The studio scene. #Swoon
- Dance and music frame and mould the story into one that transcends the pages. It connects through lyric, movement, and beats. The parallels between the songs, the TV show, and dance movements are quirky, fun, and fit well together. Plus, it adds another reading experience to the story, when coupled with the catchy music, scenes play like music videos.
- Near the middle of the story, the plot slows and becomes a little taxing. Nothing really happens and it drags.
- Jody’s story was distracting and shifted the focus from Sean and Morgan, taking some sadness away from the emotional fallout.
- The threat to Sean’s career towards the end got really old. He was so clouded with what everyone else told him was real, he never questioned, and it made me doubt that he had much of a backbone.
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book was released in February 2014 – True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books releasing in 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.
“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”
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