Starstruck, A Bluewater Bay Story, L.A. Witt

Starstruck: A Bluewater Bay Story

 

Starstruck, A Bluewater Bay Story, L.A. Witt
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
I love this type of story, where there’s all the love and drama of a great romance. I enjoy the celebrity side of it too – not that I’m a celeb watcher, but that it brings out all the sides and difficulties that being famous presents. Personally I love my privacy, and really feel for anyone who’s in the public eye, it seems that all parts of their lives are open to ridicule and scrutiny
So, we’ve Levi, famous but typecast in the sort of roles that gave him the fame. He’s given up acting, tired of only being offered the same old roles, but he really misses it.  He’s also bisexual but has always kept that quiet, partly for his career but also he knows his parents wouldn’t like it. That’s really sad, that at nearly 40 he’s still trying to win their approbation – they’re awful parents, he had a terrible upbringing and I just couldn’t see why he was so desperate to get them to approve. So far everything he’s done has been met with negativity, so to me its a lost cause but to him its very important and plays a huge part of how he tries to live.
Then there’s Carter, he’s a long time fan of Levi, its his acting that made Carter decide to be an actor himself. Carter is gay, and makes no secret of it. When he and Levi meet there’s an instant attraction sears between them. Levi has been offered a role in the new series- its the kind of role he’s dreamed of, so he needs to decide both if he’s going to come out of retirement, and can he cope with losing his precious privacy. Of course it’ll mean working closely with Carter, and as there were rumours years back about Levi’s sexuality when an Ex tried to Out him, giving in to the appeal between them could bring real difficulties, not only from his family but from the film studio. The studio feel the show has plenty of gay appeal already with Carter, and with the director being a lesbian, they want someone clearly heterosexual. There’s been comments about how much the series appeals to gays and they want it to be broad appeal not a niche market. That could be problematic, there’s nothing between Carter and Levi yet but he can feel that they both want more. Can he keep away from taking things further?
They become good friends, sharing a love of films, music, theatre and spend more and more time together. Levis family keeping pressing for him to get married, and are always prodding him about his sexuality. The friendship grows closer and deeper all the while though, they can spend hours just talking and then…well, there’s choices to be made. Levi isn’t sure how ready he is to come out, and Carter makes it clear that, unlike Levi’s ex, he won’t be his dirty secret. If they are together he wants the world to know. That’s fine for him, but for Levi it means he could lose this dream role, and his parents may disown him…Tough choices and its easy to see both points of view.
There’s some real tenderness here, some sensual sex scenes and as always LA produces a story full of secrets and drama, love and emotion and dilemmas to ponder over. What would you do?
Stars: Four and a half, its not quite a five star from me but very close.
ARC supplied via Netgalley

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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