This is the second book in the Celebrity series by J. Sterling, and was published in June 2015.
Goodreads Book Description
“An actress since she was fourteen years old, Paige Lockwood finds herself craving a little normalcy after a scandal rocks her otherwise predictable world. With everyone in her life attempting to control her, she takes matters into her own hands and leaves town without so much as a plan or a destination.
But the destination finds her as car trouble forces Paige to settle down in a small Southern town as she waits for repairs. There she meets the handsome, albeit standoffish, Tatum Montgomery, and both of their lives are forever altered as they learn that sometimes when you aren’t looking for love, it finds you anyway.
But the real question is: Can you hold on to it when you’re from two completely different worlds?”
This book is pretty much one of the normal “celebrity gets overwhelmed with their life and escapes to find romance with normal person” type story, BUT….. I highly enjoyed it. Even though we have seen this type of romance many times, it was a really good read and I loved the characters. We first met Paige in book #1, but didn’t really see too much of her.
I thought this book was a lot better than the first book of the series, but then again it was longer, so there was more time for character development and plot.
Paige was a Americas Sweetheart. Always the good girl and never attracting bad publicity until her boyfriends cheats on her. She wants to take a break and find herself and try to be normal again, if just for a little while, to figure out what she wants to do and where she wants to go with her life. She decides leaving town and running off to who knows where would be a good idea, so off she went.
Her car breaks down and she meets Tatum. He helps her out and takes her to a bed and breakfast in the small town owned by his mom.
Tatum is a brooding character from the start. He’s had some bad things happen to him in the past that make him hesitant to trust anyone. He’s kind of a dick sometimes, but has a good heart. I really liked his character.
Quinn is Paige’s best friend, and the 3rd book in the series is going to be about her, so I’m looking forward to reading the next one when it comes out.
The whole rason that Paige leaves LA in the first place is to discover herself and be able to live her life the way she wants to, not how other people want or expect her to. By the end of the book she grows into a stronger woman that stands up for herself, and I liked that.
All in all it was an enjoyable read. I definitely recommend you give it a try 🙂
My Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Book Page: Breaking Stars
Author Website: J. Sterling
So would you give this book a try?