Book Review: Star Crossed (Stargazer #1) by Jennifer Echols

Wendy Mann loves her job rescuing celebrities from public relations scrapes. She grew up with nothing, and now she’s drawn to glitz, glamour, and a lighthearted lifestyle. She speaks her mind, so she’s just the tough cookie to tell stars the truth about how other people see them, even when they don’t want to hear it. But after six years at the top of her game, Wendy crosses the line. A star she was sent to save rebels against her and nearly gets her fired. To salvage her job, she must rehabilitate the career of a singing starlet with a penchant for posting inappropriate photos of herself and arguing online with her famous ex. Problem is, the ex is represented by Wendy’s arch nemesis from college, the hot and haughty Daniel Blackstone. And both stars are scheduled for a collision course on national television, broadcast live from Las Vegas.

Daniel’s uneasy when he hears Wendy Mann from his firm’s most hated competitor has been brought in to revive the career of his client’s ex-girlfriend. Daniel must win at any cost. And if he has to seduce Wendy to smooth the way to their partnership, he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the cause. But Daniel doesn’t count on the scorching heat between them—and when they get to Vegas, all bets are off.


"She'd worked hard at staying the most beautiful girl, because her mouth was going to open sooner or later, and she couldn't control what came out of it."

Saying Wendy Mann is a tough cookie is putting it mildly. She's beautiful, but has the mouth of a pitbull, you don't want to be on her bad side. So far her attitude has come in handy with her job as a PR consultant, saving the careers of the rich and famous. Until of said celebrities goes against her and she nearly gets fired. Wendy is not one to give up easily and she can convince her bosses to give her one more chance. Now she has to save the career of singer Lorelei Vogel and she has about a week to get it done.

Travelling to Las Vegas, she discovers she has to go up against Daniel Blackstone, her nemesis. He's currently helping Colton Farr, Lorelei Vogel's ex-boyfriend, keep his career afloat. In college they were aware of the attraction, but the competition between them was to big to act on that attraction. But now they are pretty much thrown together by two exes and realize it might be easier to work together.

"I beg your pardon. I was hoping you wouldn't notice. You have a very sensitive ass."

Having to work so close together, the obvious sexual tension between them, becomes very hard to resist, but knowing her job is on the line Wendy won't give in so easily. Throw in some wacko celebrities, a creepy stalker, some reluctant paparazzi and you've got yourself a whole lot of drama.

'Star Crossed' isn't your usual Cick-Lit, which are often predictable. Jennifer Echols really keeps it original with her attention for details. Mostly the absurd celebrity behavior and the refreshing PR ideas, make it a very fun read. Also the lack of actual sex, makes the build up so much more interesting and leaves the characters mostly frustrated thanks to all the interruptions.

I'm definitely going to read the rest of the series, might even re-read this one. Playing Dirty (Stargazer #2) will be coming out in October and it's going on my TBR list.

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