Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Book Review: #Moonstruck

I was really excited to read #Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson because I loved the first book in the series, #Awestruck so much. I even got to go to lunch with the author and we chatted a bit about the series and what a great reception its had. She's such a fun person!

Maisy Harrison doesn't date musicians, and even if she did, her three brothers would have something to say about that. But through a chance meeting with pop star Ryan De Luna, her life is changed forever. He wants to take Maisy's band on tour as his opening act---and maybe explore the attraction between them. Maisy is caught between wanting to achieve her goals as an artist and how to react when the connection between her and Ryan grows stronger. Will she be forced to choose between a career and the love of a lifetime?

I really enjoyed Maisy's character. She's got sass and it was easy to like her. She doesn't take a lot of guff from anyone, including her brothers. Part of that is because of a difficult upbringing and scars from her childhood. This has also shaped her thoughts and feelings on dating musicians. I liked that the author used this as her growth arc throughout the story and truly dug deep into some emotions and how our childhood fears eventually have to be dealt with whether we want to or not. Our hero, Ryan, is also a great character. There's definitely more to him than meets the eye and his reactions to Maisy were spot on. The secondary cast was likable as well, with enough quirks and depth to round out the story. Readers also get a glimpse into the life of a musician on tour and it was obvious the author had done her homework. The setting and characters all intertwine into a sweet romance with some sigh-worthy moments. I can't wait to read the next one in the series!

You can get your copy here

Here's the back copy:

Over one million “likes”—but only one of them matters.
After pop star Ryan De Luna praises Maisy Harrison’s YouTube cover of his classic hit, he offers Maisy and her fledgling band the opportunity of a lifetime: to be his opening act.

Music may be Maisy’s life, but she has one ground rule: never date a musician. That goes double for a heartbreaker like Ryan. If only she didn’t feel so vulnerable to his larger-than-life charm. And maybe now more than ever, when he asks for her help to shake off his playboy image. How can she resist playing the part of his fake girlfriend for the duration of the tour?

Ryan’s never met anyone like Maisy. She sees past all the star-studded fame and treats him like any other guy. And the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling for her. Now he’d like to make their imaginary fling an IRL thing. But can he convince her to take a chance and trust him with her heart?

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