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The Magic of Stars by Jackie Ladbury #Review #Romance #Series #Funny

Series: Blue Skies Airline #2

Title: The Magic of Stars

Author: Jackie Ladbury

Publisher: Fabrian Books

Published: January 1st, 2018

Pages: 261

Rating: 4/5

My Review

This is a laugh out loud, sweet romance and very enjoyable read. Sapphire Montrose travels to Florence to surprise her boyfriend and gets an unexpected surprise herself when she interrupts his liaison with another woman there. Heartbroken, she finds another hotel to stay overnight in and, uncharacteristically, hits the bar. Unused to alcohol, she ends up propositioning the handsome hotel owner, Marco Caverelli!! More surprises are en route as that man turns out to be her new boss . . .

This is a story where fate certainly seems to have plans for Sapphire and Marco but these plans are fraught with misunderstandings, dead end routes, u-turns and a very turbulent flight! Their attraction is mutual, the atmosphere sizzling but both are stubborn, feisty and reticent about expressing their thoughts and fears. The story is well paced, with plenty of angst and set backs as well as secrets and misunderstandings to impede their journey to a mutual HEA. The secondary characters – especially those who work at the airline – are brilliantly portrayed. This is a delightful read, a lovely heartwarming story to escape into.

I requested and received a copy of this novel. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.


Sapphire Montrose always felt like a loser in the struggle of life, but when she becomes the airline manager of a run-down airline she starts to believe she is a winner – until she unwittingly propositions her new boss and all her hard work is undone.

In a moment of recklessness air stewardess, Sapphire Montrose throws caution and her dress to the wind by propositioning a handsome stranger in a hotel in Florence, only to find herself waking up alone and embarrassed in her hotel room.

Unfortunately for Sapphire, it turns out that her new boss, Marco Cavarelli, is the man she failed to seduce and she is now fighting for her job and her self-respect when he tells her there is no place in his revamped airline for an alcoholic woman with lascivious tendencies. To make matters worse she is increasingly attracted to him and he seems to be giving out the same vibes. Or is he simply testing her? One wrong move could be the end of her career. But what if he really is offering love – and is he worth the risk?

Purchase from Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Stars-feel-good-heavenly-romance-ebook/dp/B078BF91XS

About Jackie Ladbury

Jackie Ladbury was desperate to become a journalist when she left school but was ousted within minutes on the day of the exam at her local rag because she’d forgotten to bring a pen.

Short and sharp lesson learned.

Her budding writing career was not on hold for long, though, as Jackie found herself scribbling love stories of pilots and ‘hosties’ while she flew in aeroplanes of various shapes and sizes as a flight attendant herself.

Fast forward a good few years and, after being short-listed in a couple of prestigious romantic writing competitions, Jackie decided it was time to discard her stilettos, say goodbye to the skies and concentrate on writing romantic novels, where the only given is a guaranteed ‘happy ever after.’

Social Media Links –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jackie.ladbury

Website – https://jackieladbury.com/

The Write Romantics –  https://thewriteromantics.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/JackieLadbury

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the blog tour. The stops on this tour are:

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