Contemporary Fiction, Review

Starstruck by Carla Laureano

about the book

Starstruck by Carla Laureano

Starstruck by Carla LaureanoWhen your fictional hero comes to life on the big screen, it’s easy to get starstruck…
Unless the leading man happens to be your ex.

Novelist Christine Lind has achieved her lifelong dream—a string of best-selling books and a cable-TV adaptation about to go into production. But on her way to London FanFest for the cast reveal, disaster strikes: their leading man is injured in a motorcycle accident… and his replacement is the one person she hoped she’d never seen again.

Nick Cleary has clawed his way to recognition as a Hollywood actor, but it’s long past time he get the chance to show he’s more than a pretty face and a chiseled set of abs. His big break comes in the form of a juicy lead role in a new steampunk fantasy series. There’s just one catch—casting has to be approved by the author… a woman he once devastated through his own youthful stupidity.

Christine is the last person to be starstruck by the handsome heartthrob, but as the clock ticks down to the cast announcement and Nick races to show that he’s really changed, she begins to wonder if there’s more to her ex than his Hollywood persona. Except now the consequences of being wrong no longer apply only to her career… but also to her carefully guarded heart.

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my thoughts

I like big books but more than that I love great stories and Starstruck by Carla Laureano is a great story! Despite its brevity, this story packs a punch with well-developed characters and an engaging plot. I found myself completely invested in Christine and Nick’s dilemma yet fully satisfied with the ending (although I wouldn’t refuse had the author offered a longer book).

Christine’s author persona and her authentic personality provide an entertaining contrast especially when Nick meets her alter-ego for the first time. I love the way the author pulls deeper issues like communication, confidence, and commitment into this fun story. This series is the perfect solution for those of us who are pressed for time or just need an afternoon escape. I highly recommend Starstruck and I’ll be reading it again and again!

I purchased this book. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (as C.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time.

She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.

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Discovered by Love series

 Starstruck by Carla Laureano

Get the first Discovered by Love novella for free here.


Supper Club series

The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano


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