Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be’s corset, she’ll need more than her camera and smarts, she’ll need help from her biggest rival–hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy accent can melt the panties off any woman. He’s the last person Jess should trust, but he’s her only ticket in.
William Harrigan wants one thing – to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he’s scored his best shot at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot easier, however, if he didn’t have ulterior motives…
But there’s no faking the intense attraction between them. Try as they might to resist each other, soon sparks are flying, as they devise a plan to sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess’ new celebrity client raises the stakes, she starts to smell blackmail, and soon she and Will are chasing down cheating directors, staking out clandestine trysts, and making fake IDs, all while sneaking scene-stealing kisses and hot nights together.
The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where everyone’s acting and no one’s playing by the rules, can Jess and William find their own ever after in time?
**Stars in Their Eyes is the start of the sexy, swoony and scandalous new adult series Wrapped Up in Love, which is a spin-off of the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Caught Up in Love series. You don’t need to have read Caught Up in Love to follow this new series, but you’ll likely enjoy those books!**
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Reviewed by Ashley 4 of 5 Stars!
Jess Leighton is a pre-med student paying her own way through college by being a paparazzi photographer. She is determined, independent and a major control freak with all aspects of her life. Jess is trying to get the money shot of a celebrity wedding that is completely under wraps so that she can put it towards her education and her dream to be a doctor.
William Harrigan is studying in California on a student visa that is soon to expire unless he lands a job that will keep him from being deported. He is willing to do almost anything to stay in L.A., including deceiving the only person who might be able to help him live his dream.
When the attraction between the two become too much, will they have to choose between each other and their dreams? Or will everything have a happy Hollywood ending?
This was such an awesome read and the concept was out of the box. Jess is totally an over-achiever, control freak who is totally obsessed with Hollywood gossip. Since she is putting herself through school she makes quick money by being a part-time paparazzo. Jess is instantly attracted to William, but fights it to make sure that she doesn’t lose any control over her life.
“William made me feel wanted, and he made me want to let go for him, which was no easy feat for this control freak.”
As much as Jess fights William, he will not back down on their chemistry. William is trying to do anything to stay in California and meeting Jess is just the icing on top of his bad situation. He will do anything to have a chance with her, but he’s also keeping his own secrets. Will Jess be able to overlook them?
I loved that this was an out of the box theme for the book. The fact that Jess stalks celebrities for their photos to make money is just something I never read about before. While I loved the concept, there was so much going on with the celebrities that I felt it got a little confusing and took away a little bit from the story. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars and I definitely want to see where this series goes.
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.