Friday, October 30, 2015

REVIEW: Childstar 1 (Childstar #1) by J.J. McAvoy

Amelia London is America's sweetheart. Noah Sloan is America's bad boy. Both are former child stars and once were lovers. When they are cast as the leads in the upcoming erotic suspense blockbuster—Sinners Like Us—they are forced to come to terms with the issues that tore them apart to begin with.

As the whole world watches, can they keep their secrets hidden? After all, everybody is a sinner…

4.5 "Lights, camera, action!" STARS

This was the first of a three part series about the lives of Amelia London, America's sweetheart and Noah Sloan, Hollywood's bad boy. Both Amelia and Noah were huge in Hollywood during their childhoods and now, ten years later, both their careers are circling the drain. They both need a comeback - FAST - to salvage their stardom.

Amelia and Noah also have a not so pretty past together. Once co-stars in a hit sitcom and also lovers until Noah publicly cheated on Amelia. Since then, they are like oil and water and avoid each other at all costs.

“My first kiss? Noah

My first time? Noah

My first heartbreak? Noah.”

As luck would have it, they are cast together in the next big movie based on a novel with epic popularity like Fifty Shades of Grey.

I really enjoyed this quick and entertaining read. Both Amelia and Noah have their issues, let's face it, who wouldn't having grown up in the limelight? And of course, each have issues with their parents in addition to being their parents' personal ATMs.

Also, it seems as though Noah thrives on keeping his bad boy persona alive. He sleeps with random, one time hook ups and pops pills like candy. And Amelia is stuck with the good-girl label and while that's who she is, she's tried of being under the constant scrutiny.

This is a story of second chances: for another opportunity at stardom and with each other. Amelia and Noah have a lot of real, strong and mixed up emotions for each other. Together, they bring a lot of chemistry, angst, heartbreak, anger, lust and also friendship to this story.

"Even after all of these years, Amelia London was still my kryptonite, and she still didn’t know it."

Of course, this is also a story about lies, secrets and betrayal. It is Hollywood after all! Things are not as they seem and absolutely loved the twist that JJ threw out at the end. I want the second novella NOW!

**An ARC generously provided by J.J. McAvoy in exchange for an honest review.**


About J.J. Mcavoy

J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.” She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & REVIEW: Fusion (Explosive #5) by Tessa Teevan **EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY**

Fusion (Explosive #5) by Tessa Teevan
Release Day: October 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Models: Don Allen and Faith Danielle
Photographer: Kelsey Keeton at K. Keeton Designs
Cover Designer: Robin Harper at Wicked By Design

Where do babies come from? The question every parent dreads hearing has finally fallen from the lips of six year old Ava Banks, the curious, precocious little girl that you fell in love with in Ignite. Jeremy and Sierra, normally blunt as can be, struggle to find the right words to answer her. So instead, they rewind sixteen years to that one fateful day where a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven inevitably led to life-long romance filled with laughter, love, and many, many mishaps along the way.

Falling in love with your best friend? It's the most incredible thing in the world. Let's just hope it lasts. When the world comes crashing down around you, can even the strongest relationship withstand great tragedy?

Stay tuned for lots of laughs, teenage awkwardness, a few tears, and most of all, mullets. Because what good love story doesn't do business in the front, and party in the back?

**Fusion is standalone contemporary romance featuring side characters from Ignite.  
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4.5 "Where you go, I go" STARS

Sierra and Jeremy's story - finally!! This was oh so sweet. If you've read this series, you'll know that they get their HEA but it was just awesome to live their history, their childhood together and how they came to be the great couple that they are today.

From the instant Jeremy and Sierra met at the young age of 8, there was a connection. They became best friends...

As they grow from children into adolescents, it was so much fun to see how they changed and realized their feelings had grown from more than friends. Some of this was frustrating, filled with teen angst and oh so funny...

And I loved Jeremy and his devotion for Sierra. While Jeremy and Sierra are meant to be, they did have their challenges and it was great to go on the journey with them!

"Sierra Sullivan. My best friend. My first kiss. If I had my way, my first and last everything. And all that came between."

**An ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.**

“It’s fine, Jeremy. I promise. I have no problem being the Tod to your Copper. Or the Joey to your Dawson. That’s who I am.” She hesitated for a brief moment. “That’s who I’ll always be. You’re my best friend, Jeremy. It’s okay that you don’t see my boobs. Hell, it’s probably better that way.”
My stomach plummeted and if I was man enough to admit it, my eyes burned with an unexpected rush of tears. I stepped back, out of the streetlight so she couldn’t see me. It was a move she misinterpreted, but before I could find a single ounce of courage, she was waving goodbye and running into her house, leaving me there to watch her go.
Something I never wanted to do again.
It wasn’t until after Sierra left for Ohio and I had a chance to reflect on her words that I realized what she’d said. Dawson and Joey, as of right then, weren’t even speaking. Copper and Tod went their separate ways, and even though their friendship remained, they were still apart for the rest of their lives.
I didn’t want to be Copper anymore. I sure as hell didn’t want to be Dawson.
But it was too late. I’d lost my chance. I’d missed my window. Sierra was gone and there was nothing I could do about it.
Jenna was right.
I was an idiot.


I'm a twenty something book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are my teams! I work for the government during the day, hang out with Air National Guard on the weekends, and have been married to my own book boyfriend for over seven years. We currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with our two cats.
If I’m not writing or looking through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find me curled up with my Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. I love my sports almost as much as I love my books. My other obsessions include red wine, country music, and all things Grace Potter.

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