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Rating 3.5 Open Books

3.5 Open Books—It’s worth the readers time to read this book.

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Well today I’m reviewing Michelle Lauren’s debut novel, Starstruck: Hunter. She contacted me to schedule a book review, author interview and author guest blog which we worked out for today and this coming Thursday. I have also interviewed Michelle yesterday if you want to check it out. Also don’t forget to come back tomorrow to read Michelle’s guest blog about how she came to write her debut novel, Starstruck: Hunter. When twenty-four year old star Miranda Snow crash lands on Earth, a place where humans hunt and kill her kind for their life-prolonging energy, she doesn’t know who to trust. Miranda is a star who has lived her whole life hearing about the dreaded giants who kill stars for their life-prolonging energy all the time. Danger is everywhere especially for the stars in the sky and her only hope for survival lies in the unlikely arms of ex-star hunter Noah Benson. Tall, dark and jaded, Noah’s touch sparks her passion and melts her defenses which is something she has never felt for the man that her uncle wants her to marry.
Nine years ago, Noah lost everything in one night: his freedom, his friends and all hopes of a future in astronomy. Then years later when he finally gets out of jail he is driven by revenge against the man responsible, a ruthless killer determined to claim Miranda—something Noah refuses to let happen. But when faced with an impossible choice, will he be able to protect Miranda or will he lose her forever? I definitely think so because even though Noah has only just met Miranda she has really become really important to him and would do anything to keep her safe. That goes double because of his past as a star hunter and being unable to safe the star that he founds was just a woman who was being painfully murdered for her life-prolonging energy. This is a short story and there were a couple of twists that had me very intrigued in finding out how things would end for both Miranda and Noah who were only just starting their hasty marriage. I think Michelle has created a paranormal world where stars are people that will keep you on the edge of your seat to find out more about this fascinating world. Michelle Lauren delivers the start to a series filled with intrigue and mystery that will have you wanting more even though you have finished reading the novel. I very much look forward to the next book in the Celestial Lovers series. I give this book 3.5 Open Books:

3.5 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from Michelle’s website and picture:
STARSTRUCK: HUNTER by Michelle Lauren $ 4.50 (Book 1)(49 Pages)

A woman on the run…

Starstruck: Hunter by Michelle LaurenWhen twenty-four year old star Miranda Snow crash lands on Earth, a place where humans hunt and kill her kind for their life-prolonging energy, she doesn’t know who to trust. Danger is everywhere. Her only hope for survival lies in the unlikely arms of ex-star hunter Noah Benson. Tall, dark and jaded, Noah’s touch sparks her passion and melts her defenses.

A man with a dark secret…

Nine years ago, Noah lost everything in one night: his freedom, his friends and all hopes of a future in astronomy. Years later he is driven by revenge against the man responsible, a ruthless killer determined to claim Miranda—something Noah refuses to let happen. But when faced with an impossible choice, will he be able to protect Miranda or will he lose her forever?

Well today I’m reviewing Michelle Lauren’s debut novel, Starstruck: Hunter. She contacted me to schedule a book review, author interview and author guest blog which we worked out for today and this coming Thursday. I have also interviewed Michelle yesterday if you want to check it out. Also don’t forget to come back tomorrow to read Michelle’s guest blog about how she came to write her debut novel, Starstruck: Hunter. When twenty-four year old star Miranda Snow crash lands on Earth, a place where humans hunt and kill her kind for their life-prolonging energy, she doesn’t know who to trust. Miranda is a star who has lived her whole life hearing about the dreaded giants who kill stars for their life-prolonging energy all the time. Danger is everywhere especially for the stars in the sky and her only hope for survival lies in the unlikely arms of ex-star hunter Noah Benson. Tall, dark and jaded, Noah’s touch sparks her passion and melts her defenses which is something she has never felt for the man that her uncle wants her to marry.
Nine years ago, Noah lost everything in one night: his freedom, his friends and all hopes of a future in astronomy. Then years later when he finally gets out of jail he is driven by revenge against the man responsible, a ruthless killer determined to claim Miranda—something Noah refuses to let happen. But when faced with an impossible choice, will he be able to protect Miranda or will he lose her forever? I definitely think so because even though Noah has only just met Miranda she has really become really important to him and would do anything to keep her safe. That goes double because of his past as a star hunter and being unable to safe the star that he founds was just a woman who was being painfully murdered for her life-prolonging energy. This is a short story and there were a couple of twists that had me very intrigued in finding out how things would end for both Miranda and Noah who were only just starting their hasty marriage. I think Michelle has created a paranormal world where stars are people that will keep you on the edge of your seat to find out more about this fascinating world. Michelle Lauren delivers the start to a series filled with intrigue and mystery that will have you wanting more even though you have finished reading the novel. I very much look forward to the next book in the Celestial Lovers series. I give this book 3.5 Open Books:

3.5 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from Michelle’s website and picture:

STARSTRUCK: HUNTER by Michelle Lauren $ 4.50 (Book 1)(49 Pages)

A woman on the run…

Starstruck: Hunter by Michelle LaurenWhen twenty-four year old star Miranda Snow crash lands on Earth, a place where humans hunt and kill her kind for their life-prolonging energy, she doesn’t know who to trust. Danger is everywhere. Her only hope for survival lies in the unlikely arms of ex-star hunter Noah Benson. Tall, dark and jaded, Noah’s touch sparks her passion and melts her defenses.

A man with a dark secret…

Nine years ago, Noah lost everything in one night: his freedom, his friends and all hopes of a future in astronomy. Years later he is driven by revenge against the man responsible, a ruthless killer determined to claim Miranda—something Noah refuses to let happen. But when faced with an impossible choice, will he be able to protect Miranda or will he lose her forever?

So I decided that after reviewing Julie James novel, Practice Makes Perfect, I would give her debut novel a read. I really enjoyed reading this novel since it’s about a lawyer and a movie start getting together, which I knew had to be a fun read. Taylor Donovan is a lawyer who is assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” movie star Jason Andrews with his role in his next big legal thriller. I laughed so much while reading this novel since I think Taylor and Jason clashed with one another many times because there was so much sexual tension going on between them. I liked that I laughed about the antics that these two characters would get into since it makes reading the novel so much more enjoyable. You can tell that Taylor and Jason can’t believe that they are attracted to one another so intensely and they are trying to work through them working with each other while making their budding relationshiop work. One of the draw backs with this novel which I find is one of the things that I don’t much care for in Julie’s books is that it’s a sweet romance with no actual love scenes just a prelude to a love scene. So I guess in the end I give this book 3.5 Open Books:

JUST THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE by Julie James $ 6.99 (296 Pages)

COOL. CALM. COLLECTED.
Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her–not even her cheating ex-fiancé. So when she’s assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob’s charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.
CONFIDENT. FAMOUS. IRRESISTIBLE.
Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. When Taylor Donovan gives him the cold shoulder, he’s thrown for a loop. She’s unlike any other woman he’s ever met: uninterested in the limelight, seemingly immune to his advances, and shockingly capable of saying no to him. She’s the perfect challenge. And the more she rejects him, the more he begins to realize that she may just be his perfect match…
So I decided that after reviewing Julie James novel, Practice Makes Perfect, I would give her debut novel a read. I really enjoyed reading this novel since it’s about a lawyer and a movie start getting together, which I knew had to be a fun read. Taylor Donovan is a lawyer who is assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” movie star Jason Andrews with his role in his next big legal thriller. I laughed so much while reading this novel since I think Taylor and Jason clashed with one another many times because there was so much sexual tension going on between them. I liked that I laughed about the antics that these two characters would get into since it makes reading the novel so much more enjoyable. You can tell that Taylor and Jason can’t believe that they are attracted to one another so intensely and they are trying to work through them working with each other while making their budding relationshiop work. One of the draw backs with this novel which I find is one of the things that I don’t much care for in Julie’s books is that it’s a sweet romance with no actual love scenes just a prelude to a love scene. So I guess in the end I give this book 3.5 Open Books:

JUST THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE by Julie James $ 6.99 (296 Pages)

COOL. CALM. COLLECTED.
Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her–not even her cheating ex-fiancé. So when she’s assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob’s charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.
CONFIDENT. FAMOUS. IRRESISTIBLE.
Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. When Taylor Donovan gives him the cold shoulder, he’s thrown for a loop. She’s unlike any other woman he’s ever met: uninterested in the limelight, seemingly immune to his advances, and shockingly capable of saying no to him. She’s the perfect challenge. And the more she rejects him, the more he begins to realize that she may just be his perfect match…
I found Kathryn Caskie through the Romance Novel TV forum and when I went to her website I read about her Royle Sisters Trilogy. I instantly knew that I had to find those books and read them. Well I went to the Barnes & Noble website and found that the first book in the series was not in the bookstore close to me but the second and third were. So I decided to buy them online instead so I would get them all together. I’m glad that I bought them because they are great books that I enjoyed reading. I like reading historical romances especially when they involve a big mystery having to do with historical figures but twisted around to make it believable even though its not. This series is about triplet sisters who maybe the actual “secret” daughters of the prince regent of England and there is also so much scandal and mystery intangled with this story that the sisters feel that they have to find out. Mary Royle is the oldest of the triplets and fell in love and in the end married the Rogan the Duke of Blackthrone in the first book of the series, How to Seduce a Duke. Then Anne Royle who is the middle triplet sister and the most shy of them to got her love story told in the second book of the series, How to Engage an Earl. Now it’s the youngest of the triplet sisters to get her love story told in Kathryn Caskie’s Royle Sisters Trilogy.
When Elizabeth, youngest of the notorious Royle sisters, comes face-to-face with her future husband, a man she’s seen only in her dreams, she nearly swoons—especially when she discovers he is a prince. We have only read about Elizabeth in the previous novels as the youngest and the one with the dreams of what the future may hold but now she’s dreaming about her future since her two other sisters already found their true loves. But her ecstasy of finding her prince charming is short-lived as she quickly learns that the man she longs for is betrothed to someone—a princess no less. Not everything is as it seems though most women would give up, but Elizabeth is a Royle, after all. Refusing to surrender her dreams of a royal wedding, Elizabeth takes the position of lady-in-waiting to the fiancée, determined to get close to her perfect match. But the lover she desires is not who he seems…and only once she discovers the true man behind the crown will she find the perfect love she’s been longing for all her life.
After enjoying the first two books in this series I was so excited to finally get to find out if the Royle sisters are really the royal daughters of the Prince Regent. I also wanted to find out who Elizabeth would end up falling in love with and marrying because her sisters both found love in such wonderful men who gave them a higher station in life then what they expected. It was such fun reading about how Elizabeth tries to land her dream prince charming even though there are issues that may very well keep them apart if they don’t figure out a way to be together. Now the supposed prince that Elizabeth falls for is Prince Leopold of Sax-Coburg-Saalfield but when she first meets him at a jewlery shop he introduces himself as Sumner Lansdowne, Marquess of Whitevale. There is a lot of intrigue and mayham going on in this novel that I was flipping the pages so fast I almost got a paper-cut. It was such a relief to finally get to find out the secret to the entire series because it really had me anxious to finally get the answer. I also liked the ending because it really left me feeling that if Kathye Caskie really wanted to she could really pick up from there and write more books into this series. I give this book 3.5 Open Books:

Here is the descriptions of the books from the back covers and pictures:
HOW TO PROPOSE TO A PRINCE $ 6.99 (Book 3)(357 Pages)
Nothing will keep her from the man she’s destined to marry.
If the tiara fits, wear it! And that is exactly what Elizabeth Royle intends to do. After all, if you can’t be acknowledged as the daughter of a prince, the least you can do is marry one.


HOW TO PROPOSE TO A PRINCE

When Elizabeth, youngest of the notorious Royle sisters, comes face-to-face with her future husband, a man she’s seen only in her dreams, she nearly swoons—especially when she discovers he is a prince. But her ecstasy is short-lived as she quickly learns that the man she longs for is betrothed to someone—a princess no less. Most women would give up, but Elizabeth is a Royle, after all.
Refusing to surrender her dreams of a royal wedding, Elizabeth takes the position of lady-in-waiting to the fiancée, determined to get close to her perfect match. But the lover she desires is not who he seems…and only once she discovers the true man behind the crown will she find the perfect love she’s been longing for all her life.

I found Kathryn Caskie through the Romance Novel TV forum and when I went to her website I read about her Royle Sisters Trilogy. I instantly knew that I had to find those books and read them. Well I went to the Barnes & Noble website and found that the first book in the series was not in the bookstore close to me but the second and third were. So I decided to buy them online instead so I would get them all together. I’m glad that I bought them because they are great books that I enjoyed reading. I like reading historical romances especially when they involve a big mystery having to do with historical figures but twisted around to make it believable even though its not. This series is about triplet sisters who maybe the actual “secret” daughters of the prince regent of England and there is also so much scandal and mystery intangled with this story that the sisters feel that they have to find out. Mary Royle is the oldest of the triplets and fell in love and in the end married the Rogan the Duke of Blackthrone in the first book of the series, How to Seduce a Duke. Then Anne Royle who is the middle triplet sister and the most shy of them to got her love story told in the second book of the series, How to Engage an Earl. Now it’s the youngest of the triplet sisters to get her love story told in Kathryn Caskie’s Royle Sisters Trilogy.
When Elizabeth, youngest of the notorious Royle sisters, comes face-to-face with her future husband, a man she’s seen only in her dreams, she nearly swoons—especially when she discovers he is a prince. We have only read about Elizabeth in the previous novels as the youngest and the one with the dreams of what the future may hold but now she’s dreaming about her future since her two other sisters already found their true loves. But her ecstasy of finding her prince charming is short-lived as she quickly learns that the man she longs for is betrothed to someone—a princess no less. Not everything is as it seems though most women would give up, but Elizabeth is a Royle, after all. Refusing to surrender her dreams of a royal wedding, Elizabeth takes the position of lady-in-waiting to the fiancée, determined to get close to her perfect match. But the lover she desires is not who he seems…and only once she discovers the true man behind the crown will she find the perfect love she’s been longing for all her life.
After enjoying the first two books in this series I was so excited to finally get to find out if the Royle sisters are really the royal daughters of the Prince Regent. I also wanted to find out who Elizabeth would end up falling in love with and marrying because her sisters both found love in such wonderful men who gave them a higher station in life then what they expected. It was such fun reading about how Elizabeth tries to land her dream prince charming even though there are issues that may very well keep them apart if they don’t figure out a way to be together. Now the supposed prince that Elizabeth falls for is Prince Leopold of Sax-Coburg-Saalfield but when she first meets him at a jewlery shop he introduces himself as Sumner Lansdowne, Marquess of Whitevale. There is a lot of intrigue and mayham going on in this novel that I was flipping the pages so fast I almost got a paper-cut. It was such a relief to finally get to find out the secret to the entire series because it really had me anxious to finally get the answer. I also liked the ending because it really left me feeling that if Kathye Caskie really wanted to she could really pick up from there and write more books into this series. I give this book 3.5 Open Books:

Here is the descriptions of the books from the back covers and pictures:
HOW TO PROPOSE TO A PRINCE $ 6.99 (Book 3)(357 Pages)
Nothing will keep her from the man she’s destined to marry.
If the tiara fits, wear it! And that is exactly what Elizabeth Royle intends to do. After all, if you can’t be acknowledged as the daughter of a prince, the least you can do is marry one.


HOW TO PROPOSE TO A PRINCE

When Elizabeth, youngest of the notorious Royle sisters, comes face-to-face with her future husband, a man she’s seen only in her dreams, she nearly swoons—especially when she discovers he is a prince. But her ecstasy is short-lived as she quickly learns that the man she longs for is betrothed to someone—a princess no less. Most women would give up, but Elizabeth is a Royle, after all.
Refusing to surrender her dreams of a royal wedding, Elizabeth takes the position of lady-in-waiting to the fiancée, determined to get close to her perfect match. But the lover she desires is not who he seems…and only once she discovers the true man behind the crown will she find the perfect love she’s been longing for all her life.

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I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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