Star Struck

starstruckVictoria hasn’t seen her boyfriend Rob in three days and it seems like forever.Victoria and Rob met recently and fell in love and its hard to stay apart. Victoria is a singer and Rob is helping her become a star. Rob lives in San Francisco while Victoria lives out-of-town and is still in high school. The weekend is coming though and the two are planning a double date with Victoria’s friend Cynthia and a friend of Rob’s.

Cynthia isn’t expecting much from her trip to San Francisco but she is about to get a big surprise when she finds out that Rob’s friend wasn’t available and now Cynthia will be going on a date with Derek Montgomery. Derek is one of the singers in her favorite boy band. Cynthia can hardly believe it and the two of them quickly build a relationship.

Things aren’t easy for the couple though, Derek just broke up with his girlfriend, he isn’t over her and Cynthia is having problems getting along with her mother. True love isn’t always easy but Cynthia is determined to get Derek to stop thinking of his old girlfriend. They already have become friends but can they become more than that? Find out if true love conquers all in Star Struck by Emmy Z. Madrigal.

While I’m not the intended audience for this book I got it through a friend and thought it was an entertaining read. I liked the characters quite a bit. Cynthia is a character that is easy to relate to, she has issues with her mother and is a good friend to Victoria. I found myself rooting for her to have a relationship with Derek. I liked the character of Derek a lot also. He is not like you would expect a boy band singer to be, which is what makes him seem interesting. The point where he breaks up with his girlfriend who he was planning to marry is the best part of the book.

I also liked the supporting characters in this book. All of the characters added a lot of depth to the story and I hope to see more of them in future installments.  It’s a small part of Star Struck but I found myself hoping to see Greg get his music career going. Another thing I liked about this book was the song lyrics that Rob writes that he wants Victoria to sing. While you could argue that the story in Star Struck may not be for everyone, each character is so well described that you want to keep reading to find out what will happen to them.

Star Struck is a book that teenage girls will really enjoy. There is a couple of good romances here and every character in it is excellent. There are also things here that make it different than most romance novels such as the playlist the author listened to as she wrote the book and layouts of what Rob’s apartment looks like along with other sketches. Star Struck is well worth your time and a book that all audiences can enjoy.



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