Stardust by Mimi Strong
Series: Peaches Monroe #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
There I was, minding my own business at Peachtree Books when this lunatic comes racing in the door and knocks me into his arms. I would have ripped him a new one, but he was hot. Like I-want-to-have-your-sexy-babies-now hot.
I feel like I know him, because I stare at his gorgeous face on TV every week. Dalton Deangelo. In the firm, sculpted flesh. Have I mentioned how hot he is? My panties practically flew right off.
Now he wants to get to know me. I can’t say no to that face … or those captivating green eyes.
I’m just a regular girl, and he’s rich and famous with no body fat. So, why is he chasing me? And what is this secret of his the reporters are trying to uncover?
I try to keep my eyes wide open. I’ve made terrible, stupid mistakes in the past. But Dalton Deangelo’s touch turns me to Jell-O.
An adorable blend of comedy, romance, and awkwardness…
“Please don’t say the f-word, and I don’t mean fuck.”
“Okay. Not fat. We’ll call my ass… too wide for narrow minds.”
This was a sweet little BBW romance with a superstar twist. Who doesn’t dream of running into their celebrity crush and getting caught up in a whirlwind romance? This story features a ton of awkward (but endearing) humor and is told from the perspective of the heroine, complete with sassy inner-monologue…
Petra “Peaches” Monroe
“Just be yourself,” I whispered to myself. “Except be more fucking charming and not weird. And stop talking to yourself.”
Peaches runs a little bookstore in her home town, and at the age of twenty-two she’s finally coming to terms with her body (which is curvier than most) and her personality (which lacks a brain to mouth filter). She’s established the perfect quiet existence in her hometown until a stranger barges through the door of her bookstore and literally knocks her off her feet.
“Let’s just be two souls tonight. Two souls who are made of stardust, and found their way back to each other, the way they were destined to.”
He’s the dreamy star of a TV Vampire drama and the object of every woman’s fantasy – a certain roommate of our heroine even named her vibrator after him – and somehow the stars aligned to have him shooting a film in the same small town that Peaches grew up in…
Add in some precocious paparazzi,
some post high-school drama,
crazy extended families,
and one dark secret…
And you get a highly entertaining, laugh-out-loud Rom-Com!
I should warn you that there’s a cliffhanger, and two more books in this completed series.
Side Note: The use of cutesy nicknames for genitalia was equal parts amusing and distracting… It took me a while to wrap my head around the tone of this book, but once I did, it was easy to sit back and let things roll…
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