I was excited to receive Janice Thompson’s newest release Stars Collide. I was in the mood for something light and funny after a pretty tough week. This book was just the ticket. Ms. Thompson brings her signature humor and lightheartedness to the page once more telling the story of Kat and Scott.
Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy don’t just play two people who are secretly in love on a television sitcom–they are also head over heels for each other in real life. When the lines between reality and TV land blur, they hope they can keep their relationship under wraps. But when Kat’s grandmother, an aging Hollywood starlet with a penchant for wearing elaborate evening gowns from Golden Age movies, mistakes their on-screen wedding proposal for the real deal, things begin to spiral out of their control. Will their secret be front-page news in the tabloids tomorrow? And can their budding romance survive the onslaught of paparazzi, wedding preparations, and misinformed in-laws?
From the sound stage to a Beverly Hills mansion to the gleaming Pacific Ocean, Stars Collide takes readers on a roller-coaster tour of Tinseltown, packing both comedic punch and tender emotion.
Thompson brings her canvas to life with quick pacing and humor. She also shows depth with the secondary characters, especially Lenora who is Kat’s grandmother. She is just a hoot. I wish she lived next door. She would be a fabulous dinner date AND Jeopardy partner. “Old Hollywood movie lines for 500 Alex”.
I love a strong hero, one filled with faith and purpose. Scott meets those expectations and Kat is a lovely compliment to that. Combine that with some hilarious frivolity and you have yourself the perfect pick me up from a bad week book. Thank you Ms Thompson…I needed that!
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