Fri, March 8, 2013

Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols Review

Star Crossed book cover

Star Crossed book cover

Star Crossed
By Jennifer Echols
Publication date: Feb. 26, 2013
Pocket Books, 384 pages
Source: Borrowed! Sharing is caring, y’all!

Wendy Mann loves her job rescuing celebrities from public relations scrapes. She grew up with nothing, and now she’s drawn to glitz, glamour, and a lighthearted lifestyle. She speaks her mind, so she’s just the tough cookie to tell stars the truth about how other people see them, even when they don’t want to hear it. But after six years at the top of her game, Wendy crosses the line. A star she was sent to save rebels against her and nearly gets her fired. To salvage her job, she must rehabilitate the career of a singing starlet with a penchant for posting inappropriate photos of herself and arguing online with her famous ex. Problem is, the ex is represented by Wendy’s arch nemesis from college, the hot and haughty Daniel Blackstone. And both stars are scheduled for a collision course on national television, broadcast live from Las Vegas.

Daniel’s uneasy when he hears Wendy Mann from his firm’s most hated competitor has been brought in to revive the career of his client’s ex-girlfriend. Daniel must win at any cost. And if he has to seduce Wendy to smooth the way to their partnership, he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the cause. But Daniel doesn’t count on the scorching heat between them—and when they get to Vegas, all bets are off.

— Goodreads.com description

Okay, yeah…so it’s an adult book…but sometimes you need a little bit of adult mixed in to your reading materials ifyouknowwhatimsaying.

So I read a lot of adult books actually, I just rarely review them on the blog, but we’re going to make an exception with Star Crossed because (a) it’s by YA authoress extrodinaire Jennifer Echols and (b) I think you guys would really enjoy it.

Maybe the fact that I’ll be in Vegas for a week this month for work played a part in this — VEGAS!!! — but I loved the setting, loved the romance and just completely enjoyed every bit of this story. I’m just a bit sad I’ve read it already because it would be PERFECT reading material on the plane ride there. Drat. Poor planning, Anna. But have no fear: I’m saving you from my sad fate.

Guys, Star Crossed would make the perfect airport/vacation/beach read book. Light, easy, enjoyable. Check it out.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

PS: Should I review the grownup books I read? I worry it’d be confusing. Plus, you know, I don’t want to be a bad influence on the children. HAHAHA.

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: adult books, celebrity, jennifer echols, romance
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  1. Kim M. said:

    This looks like the perfect light read. Just in time for Spring Break…ok, not my Spring Break but the kiddos.
    I would love to see you review some adult book. There are some great New Adult books out now too. Check out Vain by Fisher Amilie. I loved it. Thanks for another fun review!

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  2. jen said:

    Well, good thing I’m going to Vegas, because I will TOTALLY read this on the plane ride 🙂

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  3. Tara said:

    So jealous of your week in Vegas! Think about Wendy and Daniel while you’re there 🙂

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  4. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    I have read some pretty fantastic Adult titles so far this year, but this one is my favorite! It was everything I had hoped for & then some. I can’t wait to read more by her in this series.

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  5. Michael Lopez-Saenz said:

    I love what you had to say about needing a little adult in your reading. The term is Young Adult, after all! I know when I was a young adult (from middle school on) I rarely read books that would be classified as YA.

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  6. Lisa [is busy nerding] said:

    I’m all about you reviewing whatever you want, whenever you want.

    But yeah Echols totally fits regardless so whatevs.

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  7. Alexa Y. said:

    I can’t wait to read this! As you know, I’ve only just started getting to know Echols and her writing – and it excites me that she has an adult title out.

    (P.S. I agree with Lisa – review whatever you want. After all, it is your blog!)

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  8. Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Book Blog said:

    I want to go to VEGAS!! I’m jealous! Anyway i really want to read this bc PR is my field and I also love Jennifer Echols! I think it sounds adorable….

    You should review whatever you want, but I think if you read an adult book that has cross-over appeal from YA (like this one cause she’s a YA author, or something by Jodi Picoult because she has teens in her book a lot) you should definitely post those 🙂

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  9. Asti said:

    I feel like I need to book a ticket to Vegas just so you didn’t have to suffer this sad fate for nothing! Oh no! 😛
    And I agree with above, it’s pretty much up to you what you review but if it has cross-over appeal there should be no hesitation. Maybe just make sure to add a note that it is an “adult” book and not young-adult.
    Plenty of adults read young-adult books, so I’m sure some young-adults wouldn’t mind reading adult books?

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  10. Emily@ReadYourBookcase said:

    I just started a feature on my blog – adults read this blog, too! If I put a linky on it and picked a specific day, would you participate sometimes?

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  11. Kelly.R said:

    Yes! Adult’s read this blog too 😉 Thanks for including this! Feel free to mix adult and young adult reviews anytime.

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  12. Elin said:

    Sometimes you need books for adults too. This looks like a book I want to read. Thanks for sharing:)

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  13. Mindy said:

    I love the your book choices Anna. I would be happy to add a few more grown upish books to my list so please review away.

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  14. Erica said:

    I need to read this one – I went a’hunting for it at 3 different books stores and haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet 🙂

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  15. Kaylene said:

    Yes definately review adult books. Maybe a separate link to them might be better so as to keep your blog YA.

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