Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review: Falling Stars by: JL Brooks

Title: Falling Stars
Series:  Falling Stars #1
Author:  JL Brooks
Genre:  Adult Romance
Publish Date:  May 26, 2014
Review Source:  Flirty & Dirty Book

It had all the makings of a perfect plot, and for bestselling author Lila Keaton-it was a hedonistic past she kept hidden far away. Many nights were spent crossing the velvet rope, dancing until dawn and bedding one of the worlds biggest DJ’s, Hunter Michaels AKA Arial Assault.

When Lila’s agent uncovers her thrilling secret, it appears as if nothing is off limits when it comes to pitching the story, whether Lila wants to tell it or not. Despite knowing her reluctance is career suicide, she cannot bring herself to open her heart once more to the man who nearly destroyed it.

Given the opportunity to escape her predicament, Hunter attempts to reconcile the pain he has caused, and rekindle the passion that was abandoned long ago. When a series of events causes history to repeat itself, Lila sets off unaccompanied through out the west to test her boundaries with the sensual and surreal, and ultimately come face to face with the only thing that can keep her from falling.

3.5 Bars

Shrew….so glad I verified that this was a series. Otherwise, this rating would have been a three. Needless to say there is a bit of a cliffhanger!

Lila just quite frankly can’t find herself. She’s lost, still hung up on a guy and has become a bit of a hermit. Falling Stars is about her journey as a person, a woman, a daughter and an Author. She needs to figure herself out sexually, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  

Hunter is, for all accounts, the love of her life. He’s a major hottie traveling and extremely talented, club DJ. He’s got mad skills and at some point (10 years ago) Lila decides that if she doesn’t leave him she will hold him back. That and the fact that she walked in on him so high he couldn’t move the girl off of himself to run after Lila.

Lila left him and moved on with her life. She’s an erotic author and has made a comfortable life for herself. She’s just finished writing a book that’s out of her comfort zone and she’s lost with the feeling that the story is over and she needs to find a new one. She’s packing up and moving back home to figure things out. She finds her “hunter” box and is told this would make a great story. She refuses but gets roped into agreeing to do it and Hunter is back in her life.

After a week of him being there for her, knowing the entire time that it was temporary, she moves on. I still don’t know how she did it. I wanted them to fight to be together. She’s gone….off to find a place to write this story that she knows will destroy her. She finds Grant and he’s amazing. He heals her and she moves on with him.

Will Hunter be back? Can she find her happiness with Grant? Will the book be everything she hopes it will? What is her future? Will she choose the right path?

I floundered with this book. Sometimes I was right there and rooting for her and then she’d say or do something so…strange that it just didn’t make sense to me. The story is good and I enjoyed the male characters. I thoroughly enjoyed her time with Grant, it was so well written. But other times I seemed to get lost. This is a LONG book and ends with a big cliffhanger. 

JL Brooks is a former columnist turned novelist. What started as a bet changed her entire course in life. With a passion for adventure, she believes everyone has a story to tell. Chances are she will try to convince you to tell yours.


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