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Author: Stacy Wise
Publisher: Entangled Embrace, Entangled Publishing
Published: February 8th, 2016
This is a truly delightful romance, one where love grows rather than the insta-love prevalent in some novels. It was great to read how the couple initially didn’t really gel but that, working together, finding out about each other, their relationship developed, despite their initial apparently different expectations on life. I liked how Jack revealed more about his upbringing, opening up his history and his heart. I definitely wouldn’t like to have the pressures of stardom, no wonder some of them in reality don’t cope with it, wishing only to have an opportunity to maintain their own lives and their privacy! I enjoyed how Jess was manipulated into taking the job by her aunt and I’d have loved to have discovered that her aunt was really matchmaking but that’s me taking the story further (sorry!). Sorry, no more spoilers!
Well written, with well defined characters and a total mix of secondary characters this is an engaging story. Jess has some friends the likes of whom we’d all love to have at our backs but her supposedly best friend – well!?!?!?! With friends like that….. This is a funny, romantic story, with many laugh out loud moments, a great story which I thoroughly enjoyed and have no hesitation in highly recommending!
Thanks to Entangled for providing me with an ARC to read and the additional information shared below, in exchange for this, my honest 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.
Stacy Wise is the author of BEYOND THE STARS (Entangled Embrace, 2016). She has a B.A. in Communications Studies from UCLA and a Masters in Teaching from Chapman University. She lives in California with her husband and four children.
When she’s not dreaming up stories, you can find her beating up the bag at a kickboxing gym, cheering for her kids at their numerous sporting events, or walking her dogs, Bailey and Rex.
*She worked in casting on shows including The X Files, Married…With Children, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Party of Five.
*She married the guy next door.
*If she could steal anyone’s singing voice and make it her own, she’d choose Lauren Alaina’s.
*She became obsessed with Australia as a kid. She’s been there three times, and it always feels like home
*While in Australia, she inadvertently took a shower with a spider the size of a shoe.
*A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle was one of her favorite books as a kid. She still loves it.
*She’d make a great detective or secret agent. (Or maybe she’s just really good at watching Dateline.)
*Taylor Swift plays on repeat when she’s writing.
*She once ran a 10k without training for it to prove to her husband she could.
*Spicy food is her favorite!
Stacy is repped by Beth Miller of Writers House.
Stop by her website, stacywise.com, or visit her on Twitter @stacywisebooks to say hi.