Title: Beyond the Stars
Author: Stacy Wise
Publication Date: February 8, 2016
Published by: Entangled
Genre: New Adult, Romance
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.
ARC kindly provided by Entangled via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I decided to read Beyond the Star because I saw it at netgalley and the cover caught my eye and from the synopsis I thought it was a book I would like. This book turn out to be a quick, entertaining and really cute book. I had some issues with it, but it’s a really good debut novel. It’s more a romance than a new adult novel, so if you are worried about the content, you should know that it’s not really explicit.
The writing was alright, it wasn’t particulary special or beautiful, but it went well with the story. It was actually really funny at some points. The characters development for the main character was good, she felt real, I didn’t always like her, she was annoying at times, but she was relatable and very human. The love interest, on the other hand, wasn’t fully fleshed out; he was just a bunch of personality traits thrown together, but not woven in a way that made an actual personality.
Plotwise, I think there were some unnecessary points that were meant to creat drama, but they didn’t. I think they could have been removed from the story. Nonetheless, the overall plot was really entertaining. And in terms of the romance, the relationship between the two main characters evolved in a very slow way for 70% of this book, which was fine because there were some other interesting things happening. Nonetheless, when the story got to the point were the relationship turned into an actual romance, it came out of nowhere. In the last 30% of this books, the characters went from starting to become friends to loving eachother in the blink of an eye. But, I actually didn’t mind so much, because the characters were so cute together.
At the end, I liked Beyond the Star, I though it was cute and entertaining. The main characters was well developed and the writing went well with the book. I liked the relationship between the main characters, even if the transition into a romances could have been done better. I would recommend this to fans of cute romances.