I'll be honest, I struggled to get through this book. I enjoyed the antics of Leonora, but I found the other protagonists generic and stiff (Scott appeared to be way too perfect). The plot seemed very far-fetched and very paint by numbers.
The Backstage Pass series takes us behind the scenes of a Hollywood television series, and Stars Collide features the story of Kat and Scott, the stars of the show.
Janice Thompson knows how to write romantic comedy! Stars Collide was funny from beginning to end, and I truly liked the characters. I did find the story to be a bit unbelievable on several points, and it seemed highly unlikely that so many Christians would be working on the same television show in Hollywood. But once I got past some of those initial "disbeliefs," I found myself more and more invested in the story and interested in the outcome. If you like to laugh, you're sure to like Stars Collide! [3 stars]
I reviewed my personal copy of this book. I was not asked to review it. All opinions expressed are my own.
Ever watch a sitcom and wonder if there's chemistry between the leads that the paparazzi hasn't caught onto yet? Kat Jennings is secretly head-over-heels in love with her co-star in the top-rated comedy show Stars Collide. It's perfect, because that's also the part she plays. But when the producers decide to kick it up a notch and have the secret obsession take front stage, Kat discovers that Scott Murphy feels the same way about her-in real life.
Kat lives with her eccentric grandmother, who used to be a Hollywood star in her own right and still seeks the spotlight. For instance, why don't tourist maps of Hollywood have her house on them? She's certain fans still care, though (sadly) most don't recall her name. Grandma is losing her grip on reality and jumps on real life wedding preparations when Scott's character proposes to Kat's on TV. This will be the wedding of the decade and remind people about Grandma's history at the same time. How can Kat slow Grandma down, while wishing it was all true?
Toss in Scott's staid midwestern family. Season with a unique cast of Hollywood actors and producers, and you have the recipe for hilarity and love.
Stars Collide is the first book in the Backstage Pass series. The second book, Hello Hollywood, is now available, while the third, Director's Cut, releases in June and can be pre-ordered. If you enjoy contemporary romantic comedy, I can guarantee you'll love this series. The author's promise is Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After, and she delivers all that in fine form in Stars Collide.
I picked up and read this book a while ago while it was on free for Kindle. However, it's worth every penny and I think you should go out and buy it!