Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Review: Stars Collide by Janice Thompson

I have read one other book by Janice Thompson. When I read and reviewed It Had to be You, I saw that Ms. Thompson had a talent for writing fun, likeable characters. Both of these books were enjoyable to read.

Stars Collide: A Novel (Backstage Pass)Stars Collide is the first in a series called Backstage Pass. It is the story of Kat and Scott, actors who are both Christians and, at the beginning of the book, have just started a serious relationship after working with one another on a family sit-com for a few years. There's also Kat's grandmother, Lenora, who is also an actress and is showing signs of dementia.

When Lenora hears that the characters on the show are getting married, she thinks it is actually Kat and Scott who are tying the knot, and she begins eagerly planning the wedding. This causes the paparazzi to follow the couple wherever they go, and rumors fly. In the meantime, other family secrets reveal themselves, turning Kat's life completely upside down.

Just like It Had to be You, I had fun reading this book, although it is not one I would normally pick up and buy or check out from the library. It was a nice diversion for a few hours. Probably anyone who likes cute, funny (and clean) romance books will like Stars Collide. The only reason I give it less that a 5 is because I would rather read other types of novels. So keep that in mind when you consider this one.

I give Stars Collide 4 out of 5 stars.

“Available January 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson affords an inside look at TV land, drawing on her experiences as a screenwriter. She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series and lives in Texas.

(I received this book from Revell for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.)

1 comment:

Sheila Deeth said...

I like Janice Thompson's books. Thanks for this introduction to a series I've not looked at.