Monday, February 8, 2016

Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise - Review

Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood’s hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she’s reluctantly working as Jack’s personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.

Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she’s not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she’d be perfect for the job—and Jack pushes right back.

But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss’s easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.

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Beyond the Stars is the perfect happily ever after, girl meets celebrity romance. Hilarious, dramatic, and adorable, it has all the pieces of a great, quick read. 

I thought that Jack and Jess have great chemistry. The dialogue is witty and authentic and I think that the character interactions, which can sometimes seem stiff and weird in books with this plot, are believable. The thing that makes this book for me is the humor - I wasn't expecting it and I thought it really made a scenario that could seem completely unbelievable, believable. Along with this, Jess's character is hilarious and sassy and really ties the whole book together. A fun, quick read, Beyond the Stars is the perfect book to read on a blustery afternoon or a day at the beach. 
*I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Find out more about Stacy Wise and her books here:

I *wrote* my first book at age 6. It was completely plagiarized, but I spent hours copying it word for word in my best printing, so that should count for something. Years later, I graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communication Studies and began working in television casting. After ten years in the industry, I quit my job to go back to school, and received my teaching credential and Masters in Teaching from Chapman University. I taught kindergarten and third grade. California is where I make my home with my husband and four kids. 

When I’m not writing, you can find me beating up the bag at my kickboxing gym, cheering my kids on at their numerous sporting events, or walking my dogs.

Recommended for fans of Beyond the Stars: 
Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler
Teen Idol by Meg Cabot
Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed this one! I didn't totally love it but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I just wanted a little more from it to be honest.

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