Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Beyond the Stars - Stacy Wise
Review Format: Galley Copy
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.
Jessica hasn't had the best luck with Hollywood stars. So, when her aunt tells her she's going to be the assistant to Hollywood's hottest star she's not too excited. All the stars do is lie to get what they want. Though Jack tries to keep her at a distance and Jessica is determined he's just as smarmy as the last guy they just can't stay away from each other.
Jessica's story is captivating. Her journey with Jack, her roommate, and learning the ins and outs of becoming an assistant to Jack kept me on the edge of my seat dying to find out how everything ended up in the long run. Jessica is ballsy and I love it. She is also kind, caring and supportive. Jack he made me weak in the knees. He always knows when Jessica needs back up and seems to pop up just in time.
The humor through the story was just when you needed a good laugh. Beyond the Stars is a wonderfully emotional new adult romance that shares Jessica's journey into her happily ever after.