Lucky Star by Rebecca Caudill

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Just Okay, Review, Teaser / 0 Comments

Lucky Star by Rebecca CaudillLucky Star by Rebecca Caudill
Series: Love Story #1
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genres: Best Friends, Contemporary Romance, Movie Star, Romance
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What happens when best friends who are secretly in love with each other hook up after one too many shots of tequila? For Sarah and Cameron, their friendship is overshadowed by the uncertainty that comes with crossing the line from friends to lovers and their problems escalate when Cameron is cast as the lead in a major Hollywood blockbuster. Now he must decide what’s more important: sticking by the woman he’s loved for years or the bright lights and temptation of superstardom.

Sarah
When I met Cameron we hit it off like macaroni and cheese. We’re practically inseparable but I’ve been hiding the fact that I’m in love with him. Truly, madly, deeply. Now that he's finally figured it out everything has changed between us. That’s not my biggest problem though. You see, Cameron just landed the role of a lifetime and I’m worried about playing second fiddle to his career.

Cameron
I think I’ve loved Sarah since the moment I laid eyes on her. She’s funny, smart, and has curves for days, but it’s more than that. She’s my light in this cynical, messed up world called Hollywood. I’d do almost anything to be with her, but I keep screwing up what should be easy. Now the studio is pressuring me to date my co-star to drum up more interest in the movie and all I can think is maybe Sarah and I weren’t meant to be together after all.

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I love movie star romances, I don’t know why but I really do just love them. I liked the concept behind this one, mostly because the movie that our hero is cast in that throws him into the limelight is one of those huge book series’ that is turned into a movie franchise that basically causes everyone to lose their ever lovin’ minds. There is something about the way the media deals with celebrity that is somewhat fascinating to me, so this was a kind of cool exploration of that.

So our heroine is Sarah, who I liked a lot actually. She is a super hard worker, she really wants to do the best she can for her job and move ahead, and she’s really smart. She’s just one of those girls who is easy to relate to. There were some aspects to her that I didn’t love, but I think it was situational then a character flaw. When things start getting weird with her and her boyfriend I didn’t feel like she fought for the relationship or really for herself. There were also a couple of moments where people said some things about her that truly did break my heart for her. She is easily the character I enjoyed most in this book.

As for our hero, Cameron, well, I didn’t love him. Like at all. Uh, in the beginning I liked the friendship dynamic I suppose, but after Sarah and him hooked up he had the worst reaction to it, and I could easily see how it would make Sarah feel bad about herself. And then once everything picked up with his new casting and newfound celebrity, he was horrible to her. The way he acted towards her just broke my heart. And the rational behind it all was just not believable. I mean the author paints this picture of this great friendship between Sarah and Cameron, and then as soon as things move beyond friendship he just becomes this super cold jerk. It didn’t ring true to his personality.

Overall, I wanted to like this book more than I ended up liking it. The pacing was good, and like I said I really did enjoy Sarah, and the concept of the book, I just wish I could have likes Cameron a bit more.

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About Rebecca Caudill

Rebecca has always loved writing stories. When she won a writing contest in third grade (a 1000-word epic tale about her teddy bear, Max), she announced she would someday become an author. When she wasn’t writing her own stories, she was sneaking copies of her mom’s paperback romances to read late into the night. (Which, thinking back, was probably not appropriate.) After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 with a degree in Journalism, she embarked on a career in technology public relations in Silicon Valley, working for some of the country’s hottest start-ups and publicly-traded companies. In 2014 she retired from corporate drudgery to write full time.

Rebecca lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband. When not writing, she is exploring her new city and traveling across Europe searching for inspiration for her next story. (Hint: it involves travel and rugby.)

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