Title: More Than a SuperStar
Author Name: Nic Starr
Publication Date & Length: December 17, 2014 – 106pgs
Sam Miller’s dreams are simple—to give back to the aunt who supported him since his mother’s death and to have a family of his own. He focuses on making a success of their catering business Poppy’s Pantry, and his close group of friends. However, when Aunt Poppy ends up in the hospital, it’s a stranger Sam meets in the corridor who gives him the support he needs.
Rob Taylor is a man with secrets. His life in the public eye has taken its toll, and now he lives with the repercussions. When he finds himself falling for Sam, he knows things are finally going his way.
But just as Sam and Rob find their happiness, another secret threatens to tear them apart.
This was a great, fast-paced read with lots to hold my interest.
I really liked both Sam and Rob. They had terrific chemistry. I’m not normally a fan of stringing readers along when there’s something going on with a character, but I felt it worked in this case. There were plenty of clues.
The way Rob refused to be honest with Sam had me both sympathetic and wanting to smack some sense into him. The way they kept talking past each other felt real.
There were only a couple of things I noticed. First, there were a few times toward the beginning when I thought the author relied too much on telling us things and not enough on showing it. Second, the way the thing with Rob was resolved wasn’t realistic. He’d have needed to tell Sam eventually anyway because he’d have needed follow-up after the initial issue was done.
Other than that, this was an enjoyable story with great characters, and I’m glad I read it.
This book was a sweet romance. The writing flowed very well. I thought Sam was a sweet, quiet guy who worked very hard. Rob was a musician and kept way too many secrets.
They did struggle through a lot of issues while getting to know each other. There were a lot of secondary characters that played a part throughout the whole story.
I didn’t feel there was much to the story except for a lot of misunderstandings and secrets. I felt that there were too many characters introduced in the beginning, and I found it hard to keep track of them. I would have liked to have a little more to their romance.
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She’d love it if you stopped by to say hi.