Monday, November 30, 2015

review || CHILD STAR the complete novel { blog tour } by J.J. McAvoy


NYLA | November 24, 2015 | New Adult Romantic Suspense


**This is the full novel for CHILD STAR**

Amelia London is America's sweetheart. Noah Sloan is America's bad boy. Both are former child stars and once were lovers. When they are cast as the leads in the upcoming erotic suspense blockbuster—Sinners Like Us—they are forced to come to terms with the issues that tore them apart to begin with.

As the whole world watches, can they keep their secrets hidden? After all, everybody is a sinner…
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{ about j.j. mcavoy } .

65497_1541399449440285_8932564999068005789_nJ. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.” She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy

{ review } .

Note: I rated the serial as the complete series, as I read it as such.

I'm not sure how I would have felt about this story if I had to wait for each part to come out, but as a whole book in one sitting? Gosh, I loved it. I loved the angst and the anger that Amelia had for Noah, and I loved how Noah fought both himself and outside forces when it came to his love for Amelia -- the girl he loved first, and would forever love.

One of the things that stuck out the most to me in the beginning was the amount of anger Amelia had held on to when it came to Noah's betrayal when they were teens. She couldn't look at him, speak to him, speak of him -- and it had been a decade. Eventually, you'd let bygones be bygones, right? Now to with Amelia. Noah had hurt her where it hurt, and it still hurt badly.

But that's not to say that Noah hadn't walked away unscathed. The love he had for Amelia... gosh, I loved him so.

What I appreciated most about this story was that Noah and Amelia's second-chance romance began again in the first part of the three -- meaning two-thirds of the book is the two of them working on working alongside one another again, battling the same outside factors that tore them apart the first time, and oh, there's a healthy dose of suspense in there, too.

I absolutely enjoyed Amelia and Noah's story, front to back, beginning to end. The cover is lovely (I love that it's a movie poster) and the writing was so easy to follow, easy to fall in to, and easy to get lost in. I felt Amelia and Noah were very true to their ages and characterizations (aside from Amelia's great hurt at the beginning; I would have liked her to be a bit more grown up in that aspect). Then there was the fact they fell back into a relationship extremely easily -- ten years, teens to adults, there's a lot of change in that time... but that was easy for me to overlook, as I was so engrossed in everything else going on.

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