Thursday, December 3, 2015

~*★Blog Tour with Review★*~ Child Star by J.J. McAvoy

Childstar by J.J. McAvoy Childstar 1-3
Publication Date: November 24, 2015
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Amelia London is America's sweetheart. Noah Sloan is America's bad boy. Both are former child stars and once were lovers. When they are cast as the leads in the upcoming erotic suspense blockbuster—Sinners Like Us—they are forced to come to terms with the issues that tore them apart to begin with. As the whole world watches, can they keep their secrets hidden? After all, everybody is a sinner…


I’ve never read a book by the author before, so heading into this blind, I really had no clue what I was in for. What I got though, was so much more than I bargained for and a book that was so incredibly hard to put down once I started it.

Two former “child stars” (yeah I went there with that silly moniker), Noah and Amelia are no strangers to the spotlight. There also not strangers to each other. Having worked together in the past and also having dated ten years before this story picks up. They’re older, a little wiser and even though both have claimed to have moved on, it’s quite apparent when thrown in each other’s paths again, that they’ve done everything but move on.

They pretend of course, snarkiness coming almost second nature as a defense mechanism to both of them, but from the second they get on set together to bring a book adaption to life, all bets are off. Their attraction is obvious, their feelings even more so (though Noah does do a bang up job at first of keeping her guessing) and the chemistry both off screen and on, is seriously off the charts.

And I loved every damn bit of it. The darker side that they had to go to sexually speaking in terms of bringing this movie to life, how well it played into their connection off screen and the two of them together apart from that, all just working like a well-oiled machine.

These two really were the characters they were portraying.

What I wasn’t expecting is the road that this book was going to take in terms of the more suspenseful elements. Wow. The story often times reading like something you’d see on the small screen or even in the movies. It was brought to life in such a way that often times I forgot I was reading a book.

What made me especially happy was how long it took for the two of them to let their walls down. There was a bit of push and pull at first, but once the reason for Noah balking in the past (and even why he did it again in the future) happened, it was full steam ahead and I fell in love with the both of them. Both together and apart. They never gave up on the other, often times being the strength the other needed and it was beautiful to witness. 

But like any great story, just when you think things are going to work out, that these two are going to get the happy ending I believed quite frankly that they deserved, obstacles were thrown in the way. Elements were brought to the table that threatened it and them. Making you question whether they’d see the light at the end of the tunnel at all.

There were people I wanted to hug, people I wanted to beat and then people I wanted to kill (when I didn’t want to just steal Noah and kiss the shit out of him anyway) and I was invested for all of it. From well-timed funny moments, to edge of your seat suspenseful ones, on top of some pretty epic romantic and downright steamy ones, this series of three books made for one hell of a read.

One that by books end, I was pleased as punch with. Especially with the epilogue. I mean, how adorable was that?! Perfect ending I’d say considering how it all began and what transpired over the years for these two.

All in all, this was one of the best Hollywood driven books that I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a while and definitely one that I’m glad I took the chance on. The authors writing style, her ability to engage us in her characters and their happy ending, is absolutely fantastic and something that should be experienced by all. 

It's my hope that anyone taking a chance on this falls in love with Noah and Amelia the same way I did.

My thanks to the author and all others involved for letting me read this before release.


About The Author

J.J. McAvoy
J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.” She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy

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